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Director - FS Consulting - Finance Transformation, Banking

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_158853WD

A career within General Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world's largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.
Job Description

A career within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge.

Consulting

PwC Consulting helps organisations to work smarter and grow faster. With plans to treble its revenues over the next four years, Consulting is the fastest growing area of PwC. We offer practical, far-sighted advice and exceptional delivery. That can mean improving the way an organisation operates, reducing costs, managing risks, making the most of talent or fundamentally changing the way a business works.

We provide knowledge and experience to enable the Finance Department to respond to the changing needs and expectations of the business and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance operations whilst addressing the ever-increasing challenges of new regulatory requirements. We provide full lifecycle support to CFO's on Finance function redesign including advising on optimal organisation, process and systems design and providing end-to-end support for subsequent implementation.

We support clients across the Banking sector in the following areas
  • Developing Finance vision and strategy;
  • Assessing and improving the role, organisation and effectiveness of finance functions;
  • Designing and implementing the target operating model (TOM);
  • Finance system design and implementation;
  • Implementing and optimising shared service centres;
  • Outsourcing advisory services from strategy through to execution;
  • Scoping and delivering sustainable cost reduction;
  • Process design and optimisation.

Responsibilities

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience within Banking, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution.

You will be expected to primarily work on client engagements, contributing to and leading finance change projects ('delivery'), although you will also spend time supporting the development of operational finance solutions and thought leadership ('development').

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Managing and delivering large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
  • Proactively leading the practice by setting strategy, driving the development of new business in the market, and providing technical advice across disciplines
  • Proactively originating new business and leading proposals
  • Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalise on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units
  • Identifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunities
  • Managing engagement financials
  • Helping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching
Desired skills and experience
  • Substantive experience from a consulting firm or professional services company (essential)
  • Track record of selling and delivering finance change projects (essential)
  • Ability in stakeholder management and relationship building;
  • Supported the development of solutions to Finance function challenges in the following areas
    • Operating model change
    • Shared Service Centres / Outsourcing
    • Process redesign
    • Cost reduction
    • Finance system design and implementation
  • Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.

Consulting

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.
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