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Senior Manager - Modelling

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

We help our clients understand their business through building models, reviewing models and data analytics. We work across a broad range of tools (Excel, VBA, SQL, Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI) to support decision making and effective execution. If you enjoy translating complex problems into models, this is the team for you.

The Role

• Contributing to and driving the growth of the modelling team
• Leading large projects to support clients in tackling business issues
• Applying technical skills to devise compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Building constructive working relationships to develop internal and external networks

Role Description

• You will leverage existing managerial experience and leadership skills to help grow and develop the modelling team
• You will be able to build strong client relationship and effectively take propositions to market
• You will manage teams of modellers and other professionals to provide high quality and flexible modelling solutions for a diverse range of clients
• You will be responsible for end to end engagement and stakeholder management
• You will use existing Excel, VBA, and/or SQL skills to support delivery and develop capabilities, share knowledge on solutions, and best practice techniques
• You will support the professional development of the junior members within the team

The type of work includes:
- Financial forecast and scenario modelling
- Transaction modelling such as valuations and option appraisals
- Reviewing financial models for quality sign-off
- Developing tactical solutions that automate finance and other operations (i.e. remediation)
- Development of data models to support modelling and analytics deliverables
- Using visualisation and analytical software (such as the Power BI, QlikView and Tableau) to drive insights from data to inform client decisions


The Person

• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions


Essential & desirable skills and experience

- Experience in a senior management role managing projects, clients and senior stakeholders
- Experience scoping, designing and building financial models in best practice
-A high degree of knowledge of Excel, Power Query, VBA, SQL and best practice modelling
- Experience in credit risk modelling (loan portfolio valuations, IFRS9 etc.)
- Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships across a range of teams
- Experience in developing new strategy and propositions to generate business
- Experience in performance management and developing & retaining talent
- A first-class or upper second-class degree in a numerate subject
- Strong communication skills to be able to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way
- Strong commercial awareness and understanding of key concepts and issues in the financial services sector

Desirable:
- A recognised finance or accounting qualification and/or MBA or PhD
- Data visualisation experience in Power BI, QlikView and Tableau



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