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FS Finance Consulting - Senior Associate -Banking - FTOM

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_187357WD-int

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.
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.

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 Insurance and Investment Management.

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're currently recruiting Senior Associates 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 Senior Associate, 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 and be able to demonstrate a track record of implementation success, achieving savings and overcoming various challenges. Significant FS sector experience is essential.
Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate, 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

Requirements

We require experienced Senior Associates who have the following technical skills and experience -

• Preference will be given to candidates with well demonstrated external consulting experience
• Financial services experience specifically Insurance
• 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
• 3-4 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;
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