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Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)

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Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (Corporates)

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Finance Transformation Manager - IGH

Location: Birmingham

Service Line: Financial Management

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Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)

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Service Line: Financial Management

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Manager – Tech Risk Analytics – Cloud & Innovation

Location: London

Service Line: RC Technology

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Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


The Team





In Financial Management we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function and the value finance functions deliver to the business. Our mission statement is to create a sustainable practice which is recognised as being number one in the industry.




We are looking to recruit candidates at Senior Manager level with skills to support our growth strategy, to work across sectors and across our financial management capability offerings. Our National Markets team has big growth ambitions, and works with large clients across the breadth of the UK.




Our Financial Management practice is a priority area for significant and strategic growth and the National Markets team works with leading UK based organisations across both Corporates (Business to Business (B2B), Business to Customer (B2C)), and Financial Services. As part of this team, you will be working with a broad range of clients from the initial diagnosis of finance functions, through to strategy formulation, analysis and implementation.




Working within the Financial Management team will provide an unparalleled opportunity to further experience in target operating model design and implementation, finance transformation, enterprise performance management, process improvement and change management skills, all of which are invaluable in today’s market place. Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues.




Specific service offerings are:




• Integrated Finance Transformation – Including helping CFOs to clearly define the finance vision and strategy, analyse the performance of the finance function, and design and implement a future state operating model (covering all aspects of people, process and technology) that is fit for purpose and leading edge.




• Efficient Finance Operations - helping CFOs to improve the overall value of the finance function by making their finance operations more efficient. We design and implement operating model solutions to make Finance faster, simpler and cheaper.




• Effective Performance Management - Working closely with clients we help them with all aspects of performance reporting and decision making.






The Role




• Business development: leading the development of and sustaining relationships both internally and with client management, including leading business development activity (e.g. leading initial client sales conversations, developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work)




• Engagement delivery: responsibility for leading programmes and projects, with respect to planning, managing and executing the delivery of engagements, including overseeing the writing of client reports and the review and quality assurance of work products.




• Risk management: identifying and managing risks, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively




• People development: leading large teams, identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on managing and mentoring engagement team members, coaching and skills transfer




• Practice development: leading the development of processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business




• Practice development: taking a lead role in the design and development of thought leadership papers / development of new methodologies






The Person




Successful candidates should have excellent finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills:




• Accountancy qualification - ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent




• A proven track record of leading consulting engagements, including strong experience planning and leading finance improvement projects focused




• Excellent project based experience working across several aspects of a finance function (e.g. transaction processing, management reporting, financial accounting, planning, budgeting and forecasting)




• Experience delivering clear, concise, focused messages to senior stakeholders




• Strong analytical skills




• Strong work ethic, and professional and personable




• Strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Visio skills desirable but not essential




• Excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships




• Strong people leader; Experience managing teams to deliver to tight project / programe deadlines; experience developing, coaching and mentoring team members




• Flexibility to travel




• Excellent understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance function, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance




• Good knowledge of Finance data, systems and tools. Finance system implementation experience an advantage (e.g. Oracle Fusion, MS Dynamics 365, etc.)




• Ability to lead a significant project delivery




• Able to demonstrate advanced project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality project or workstream outputs




• Experience of proposal writing and presenting to clients or equivalent





Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (Corporates)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

In the Finance Transformation (FT) team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance Functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. Our mission is to be the leading FT practice in the UK market, to be number one in our focus markets, and to be recognised as innovators in finance technology.
Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues. Our team is therefore also structured by capability, providing specialist services and solutions in Finance Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management and Global Business Services.


The Role

Your responsibilities as a Senior Manager:

- Engagement delivery: responsibility for leading programmes and projects of a large size and complexity, with respect to planning, managing and executing the delivery of engagements, including overseeing the writing of client reports and the review and quality assurance of work products
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- People development: leading large teams, identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on managing and mentoring engagement team members, coaching and skills transfer
- Practice development: taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business and achieving our Mission Statement
- Practice development: taking a lead role in the design and development of thought leadership papers / development of new methodologies
- Business development: leading the establishment and development of relationships both internally and with clients, as well as leading business development activity (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/bids for future work)
The Person


- Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
- Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
- 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
- Relevant finance qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent
- Flexibility to travel

Skills and experience required


Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

- Proven track record of working on finance improvement consulting projects, working across multiple aspects of a finance function
- Good understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance
- Experience managing teams to deliver to deadlines and required quality standards; experience developing, coaching and mentoring team members
- Excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships; and the ability to deliver clear, concise, focused messages to senior finance team members or clients
- Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
- Impactful written communications, producing high quality, client ready outputs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in one or more of the following solution areas:


- Integrated Finance Transformation – through operating model design, data and technology, including robotics and artificial intelligence, providing leading practice insights across finance and accounting processes
- Enterprise Performance Management – planning, budgeting and forecasting, management information and reporting, profitability and cost management, and performance data and analytics.
- Global Business Services – business and information technology outsourcing, shared service and global business services design, build, transition and implementation

Relevant large corporates experience and knowledge in one or more of the following sectors:


- Aerospace & Defence
- Consumer Markets
- Energy
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Leisure
- Life Sciences
- Retail
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Finance Transformation Manager - IGH

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking to recruit two highly motivated Managers to join our entrepreneurial Infrastructure Government & Healthcare (IGH) Finance Transformation (FT) team. Working closely with the leadership team you will play an important part in delivering our growth strategy and will manage teams to deliver quality client engagements.


The role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a growing team where you will be supporting senior managers in driving the sales pipeline and building relationships with clients to develop further opportunities. You will work across our capability offerings for a broad range of clients across sectors ensuring no one day is the same.



The Team


In the IGH FT team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. Our team also is a market leader in Mergers and Acquisitions across Healthcare and has a growing demand from our clients for Business Case support to assist large public sector change and investment decisions.
Our mission is to be the leading FT practice in the UK IGH market, to be number one in our focus markets, and to be recognised as innovators in finance technology.


Aligned to the KPMG operating model, in FT we are structured by market segment (IGH, National Markets, Corporates and Financial Services) with our consultants having deep industry specific expertise. Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues.


Our team is also structured by capability, providing specialist services and solutions such as Integrated Finance Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management, Global Business Services/Corporate Services Transformation and Intelligent Automation.


Working within the IGH FT team will provide an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in target operating model design, robotic process automation and the latest innovative Cloud based technology supporting Finance Functions across multiple clients including in healthcare, education, central and devolved government, policing and justice, and public and private transport & infrastructure clients. We work closely with other teams from across our Consulting practice, particularly Accounting Advisory Services.


It is critical candidates are willing to support quality client delivery, business development and development of innovative offerings and thought leadership to challenge our clients thinking in this area.


Specific service offerings are:

Integrated Finance Transformation – Including helping CFOs to clearly define the finance vision and strategy, analyse the performance of the finance function, and design and implement a future state operating model (covering all aspects of people, process and technology) that is fit for purpose and leading edge.
Enterprise Performance Management - Working closely with clients we help them with all aspects of performance reporting and decision making.
This includes Business Case support, typically based upon the HMT Green Book/5 Case Model principles.
Global Business Services/Corporate Services Transformation - helping the C-suite to improve the overall service delivery model of the Finance Function and other Corporate Functions through shared services, centres of excellence and outsourcing. We design and implement operating model solutions to make Corporate Services delivery faster, simpler and cheaper.
Intelligent Automation – driving efficiency opportunities through Robotics, and new technologies such as advanced data analytics, machine learning and cognitive services.
Financial Due Diligence/Merger & Acquisitions – mainly across healthcare clients
including initial options analysis, financial baselining, business case development and review, supporting the development of financial projections through the LTFM and financial due diligence.


The Role

Engagement delivery: leading and managing projects or work-streams of medium size and complexity (including analysing and interpreting data, drafting report findings and attending client meetings)
Business development: developing and sustaining relationships with client management; supporting the business development activity of senior members of the team (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work).
Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
Practice development: taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business

The Person



Successful candidates should have excellent finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills:

Accountancy qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent – with at least 2 years post qualification experience.
Strong experience within a project / finance change (either from consulting experience or from working in a Finance Function, though prior consulting experience is preferable)
High quality project delivery experience and strong knowledge related to our financial management capability offerings, especially Integrated Finance Transformation, Global Business Services/Corporate Services Transformation and Business Cases.
Experience of working in client facing role delivering high quality work to tight deadlines
Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
Has strong overall business awareness, understands commercial value and risks associated with consulting work
Strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Visio skills desirable but not essential
Finance systems change understanding (e.g. Oracle Fusion, MS Dynamics, etc.)
Good communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships
Flexibility to travel. Note that although this role is based in either Birmingham or London, the team covers the UK geography. Limited international / European travel anticipated.
Understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance function and trends in Finance
Able to demonstrate project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality project or workstream outputs
Experience of delivering on a project, proposal writing and presenting to clients, or equivalent
Strong people manager, able to lead small teams and develop others.

Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Manager to join our entrepreneurial National Markets FT team. Working closely with the leadership team you will play an important part in delivering our growth strategy and will manage teams to deliver quality client engagements.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a growing team where you will be supporting senior managers in driving the sales pipeline and building relationships with clients to develop further opportunities. You will work across our capability offerings for a broad range of clients across sectors ensuring no one day is the same.


The Team


In the Finance Transformation (FT) team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. Our mission is to be the leading FT practice in the UK market, to be number one in our focus markets, and to be recognised as innovators in finance technology.

Aligned to the KPMG operating model, in FT we are structured by market segment (National Markets, Corporates and Financial Services) with our consultants having deep industry specific expertise. Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues.
Our team is also structured by capability, providing specialist services and solutions such as Integrated Finance Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management, Global Business Services and Intelligent Automation.
Working within the FT team will provide an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in target operating model design, robotic process automation and the latest innovative technology supporting Finance Functions.
It is critical candidates are willing to support quality client delivery, business development and development of innovative offerings and thought leadership to challenge our clients thinking in this area.


Specific service offerings are:




- Integrated Finance Transformation – Including helping CFOs to clearly define the finance vision and strategy, analyse the performance of the finance function, and design and implement a future state operating model (covering all aspects of people, process and technology) that is fit for purpose and leading edge.
- Enterprise Performance Management - Working closely with clients we help them with all aspects of performance reporting and decision making.
- Global Business Services - helping CFOs to improve the overall service delivery model of the Finance Function through shared services, centres of excellence and outsourcing. We design and implement operating model solutions to make Finance faster, simpler and cheaper.
- Intelligent Automation – driving efficiency opportunities through Robotics, and new technologies such as advanced data analytics, machine learning and cognitive services.

The Role




- Engagement delivery: leading and managing projects or work-streams of medium size and complexity (including analysing and interpreting data, drafting report findings and attending client meetings)
- Business development: developing and sustaining relationships with client management; supporting the business development activity of senior members of the team (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work).
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Practice development: taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business

The Person


Successful candidates should have strong finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills / experience:


- Accountancy qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent
- Strong experience within a project / finance change (either from consulting experience or from working in a Finance Function, thought prior consulting experience is preferable)
- High quality project delivery experience and strong knowledge related to our financial management capability offerings
- Experience of working in client facing role delivering high quality work to tight deadlines
- Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions. Strong excel skills preferable
- Has strong overall business awareness, understands commercial value and risks associated with consulting work
- Strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Visio skills desirable but not essential
- Finance systems understanding (e.g. Oracle Fusion, MS Dynamics, etc.)
- Good communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships
- Flexibility to travel. Note that although this role is based in the North region, the team covers the UK market. Limited international / European travel anticipated.
- Understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance function and trends in Finance
- Able to demonstrate project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality project or workstream outputs
- Experience of delivering on a project, proposal writing and presenting to clients, or equivalent
- Strong people manager, able to lead small teams and develop others.

Manager – Tech Risk Analytics – Cloud & Innovation

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



Using a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.


Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.


Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.


The Role


• Exhibit deep understanding of financial services firms and capital markets (buy and/or sell side) - key performance drivers, emerging technical and industry developments, general business/economic/regulatory developments and their impact to the client


• Leverage data, statistical and advanced analytical techniques to provide new insights into business performance issues for financial services firms and capital markets clients and recommend the best technologies and implementations to help them monetise the data and implement the latest technologies that would enable them to be more digital


• Provide oversight on the delivery of data analytics projects leading large teams, coach junior staff and regularly conduct trainings/knowledge sharing sessions on industry challenges and how analytics can help address those challenges


• Identify and capitalise on opportunities to expand business by building and executing on a pipeline of proactive propositions for financial services firms and capital markets clients. Assume ownership of key client relationships, identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities such as proposition development, proposal writing, pitch presentations, etc.


• Build global relationships and actively seek out the global networks best experts to address client needs


• Communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems


• Build constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures


• Ensure the firm’s quality protocols / risk management requirements are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements


• Build relationships with other departments to deliver market and client focused business solutions



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


• Cultivates a culture of resourcefulness and creative thinking



Essential Skills:


• Demonstrable expertise in providing analytical and data driven solutions to financial services and capital markets sector to improve business/risk/regulatory performance. Experience of working with a tier 1 consulting firm or a large Financial Services Institution as a Data Scientist is highly desirable


• Extensive experience of deploying advanced analytical techniques (such as statistical modelling, machine learning, NLP, optimisation, simulation, forecasting, information retrieval etc.) to generate insights


• Proven experience working with cloud technologies and cloud native applications especially across Google (Bigtable, BigQuery, Stackdriver, Data Studio, Cloud Data Fusion, Cloud Machine Learning, Natural Language API etc.), Amazon and Microsoft are highly desirable


• Experience across a range of analytical tools (GCP/AWS/Azure cloud applications, Hadoop, Beeline, Hive, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Pentaho, R, Python, Qlikview, Spotfire, Tableau, Excel (VBA, Pivot Tables), etc.)


• Proven experience working across a plethora of data sources – open source data, third party data, transactional data, PII data, structured/unstructured etc. – merging such to derive business insights


• Strong understanding of financial services and capital markets across various product and asset classes


• Deep understanding of middle & back office processes, preferably engaged in operational strategy across investment operations to include Reporting (client, regulatory and fund performance), Trade Processing, Valuations, Distribution Operations, Mandate Control, client on boarding and transitions


• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment


• A proven ability to lead complex engagements, manage and monitor budgets and financial performance


• Proven sales experience and ability to play an active role in the business development process


• Appreciation of growth areas in wholesale banking and capital markets and how analytics can be leveraged to create values for our clients


• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face



Desirable Skills:


• Hands on experience of building Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning/deep learning models


• Experience of using technology and analytics to design and implement RPA solutions


• Applied Statistics background


• Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. FRM, CQF or CFA) is a plus



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