Finance Consulting - Manager - Finance Transformation - Banking
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above
- Be involved in the financial management of clients
- Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
- Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
- Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges
- Assist in the management and delivering of large projects
- Train, coach, and supervise staff
- Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
- Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand
About the team
PwC is one of the world's leading professional services firms and our Financial Services (FS) client base covers leading organisations spanning Retail, Commercial Banking and Capital Markets,
The Finance Consulting within FS team advises leading FS providers on a wide variety of Finance Transformation programmes including performance management, shared services, outsourcing, process redesign and systems transformation. In particular, our clients are looking for ways to meet the current regulatory and reporting challenges. Our team includes both broad FS practitioners and specialists in Insurance, Banking or Asset management and candidates from all these areas are required.
In support of our growth, we are currently recruiting Managers with Finance Transformation experience within Financial Services.
This role will be mainly client-based, developing teams and leading/ supporting transformational work and change engagements as well as some business development responsibilities.
About the Role
Finance Consulting is a successful and fast growing team of over 200 people that has already established a strong reputation in the marketplace. We are helping organisations carve out a more influential and strategic role for Finance in the evolving world of modern business. We help to address the challenges of achieving increasingly demanding standards of control and reporting whilst continuously driving for efficiency and performance improvement.
Our delivery work can include
Finance vision, strategy and operating models
Finance and multi-function shared services /outsourcing
Finance function process improvement
Supporting cost reduction exercises, with robust benefit realisation plan
Benchmarking the finance function
Enterprise performance management including planning, budgeting and forecasting
Finance IT strategy - including embedding applicable digital technologies
Joining our team as a Manager, we would expect you to have experience of large change projects, preferably within a major blue chip or consulting environment.
You will have been supporting decision making at a mid-senior level and be able to demonstrate a track record of implementation success, achieving savings and overcoming various challenges. Significant FS sector experience is essential.
We require experienced Managers who have the following technical skills and experience -
Skills & Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with well demonstrated external consulting experience
Financial services experience specifically Banking
A delivery track record of leading workstreams within complex Finance transformation projects,
A consulting/professional services track record
An understanding of standard Finance systems such as EPM and ERP
Experience of leading and developing teams
Degree level with additional qualifications such as ACA/ACCA/CIMA/MBA;
Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on alternative solutions and risks with experience of presenting and influencing at a senior level
5+ years of relevant experience
Desirable skills & experience
Experience of the impact of regulations on finance in FS. Candidates would ideally have exposure to one or more of IFRS 17, IFRS 9, Solvency II, Basel III, SOx, GDPR
Data architecture, data management, chart of accounts design
Systems architecture for finance systems
Exposure to Robotics process automation and other disruptive technologies
A formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.
Experience of a Lean approach to process / cost optimisation;
Previous experience in a management or a senior role gained from within a finance department
In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients' business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries - everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.Not the role for you?
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