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Finance Consulting - Manager - Government & Health Industries

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_185731WD-int

Our Finance Team provides full lifecycle support to CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers and other members of the CSuite to optimise the value delivered by their finance and broader business/corporate services/back office functions and to improve their contribution to the overall performance of the business.The right person will have skills in technology-enabled Finance and corporate services transformation covering areas such as Finance, HR, Procurement, IT, with experience of selling and implementing technology-enabled global business services models. Typical technologies are Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle.We deliver high value solutions, from strategy to execution, solving our clients' complex business problems through technology enablement. These include:•Finance and business services operating model transformation (service and interaction models, organisation design process change, shared services, sourcing etc) from strategy and assess through to implementation•Driving value from technology to enable operating model transformation (Cloud ERP, Robotics Process Automation and AI, EPM, Consolidation and Reporting, Data Models, Priority Based Budgeting) covering all elements from vendor assessment and selection, architecture design through to systems and business integrator implementation.•Achieving business insight and achieving business growth•Changing culture in Corporate Services.
About the role

This is a Manager level appointment where you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex 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
  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients
  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria
  • Train, coach, and supervise team members
  • Contribute to the development of your own and the team's technical acumen
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

You will primarily work on the delivery of client engagements, contributing to and leading change projects, but you will also spend time supporting the development of the team and will be expected to contribution to sales origination.

Essential skills & experience
  • Consulting track record (ideally Big 4) with extensive experience & network within the Local Public Services market
  • Experience of leading large scale global technology-enabled Finance and wider Corporate Services transformation programmes from assessment and strategy through delivery
  • Experience of leading the design and implementation of leading finance technologies (ERP & EPM systems, RPA, AI). Microsoft and Oracle being the preferred ERP technologies.
  • Operating model re-design and experience of shared services and outsourcing; Finance Business Partnering.
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Understanding our clients' business and showing strong commercial acumen
  • A substantive track record of new business sales
  • Senior stakeholder management and relationship building

Desirable skills & experience
  • Experience of Lean methodologies for process/ cost optimisation
  • Experience of developing thought leadership, new methodologies and propositions in this area
  • Formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles and processes.
  • Understanding of broader business services office processes and technology, i.e. HR, payroll, procurement, CRM.
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