Senior Manager - Finance Cloud - Data & Architecture
London, GB
2d ago

The Finance Business Consulting team is looking for a Senior Manager level consultant with a strong delivery track record in Finance Cloud - Data & Architecture adoption within Financial Services, who is able to leverage technology-based solutions to deliver business outcomes, for our clients.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is highly motivated, professional and passionate about what they do, and who will further add to the continued success of our team.


Based in London (other locations in our UK National Markets offices will be considered), but as part of a global organisation, the role will involve working with a variety of UK clients.

EMEIA and international assignments are also a possibility.

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications - External

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Manager within our Finance Business Consulting team you will specialise in offering leadership, insight and advice to Finance clients and lead large scale Finance Cloud solution implementation.

You will be making a valued contribution to the continued success of the practice, alongside some of the most highly regarded colleagues within the business.

We are helping our clients to define their Finance in the Cloud Strategy and implementation roadmaps. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Leading the architecture and solution design of large and complex end to end Finance Cloud implementations including architecting and designing Finance and Risk data lakes / layers on hyperscalers like AWS, GCP, MS Azure
  • Working with Finance teams to deliver Cloud value / data architecture solutions leveraging AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, Analytics, Visualisation tools
  • Experience of supporting clients in Cloud data and application adoption, particularly out of the box solutions to they adopt not adapt
  • Provide oversight of requirement gathering, solution design and build, definition and execution of key design decisions
  • Leading the translation of clients technical and accounting requirements to application configuration in the end to end finance systems landscape
  • Partner with stakeholders to create well-defined solutions that are aligned to client s Business and IT Strategies and leverage common solutions and services to meet key project goals
  • Working with client IT, EY onshore and offshore delivery teams including reviewing / challenging outputs produced by team members and providing guidance to junior team members
  • Driving innovation by creating an environment that encourages innovation and being a leader in this area by implementing innovative and improved solutions through application of emerging technologies, delivery models and / or technological advancements
  • Developing strong internal and external networks for long term relationships, managing EY accounts and bringing firmwide offerings to clients
  • Training, coaching, and supervising junior staff as well as monitoring staff availability, chargeability and supporting the development of less utilised staff
  • Leading business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new / existing clients, leading proposals and bid teams and managing the development and delivery of high-quality proposals
  • Leading the growth of the practice via the sharing of knowledge and experience as well as demonstrating great depth of specialism by contributing to EY Point of views, development of solutions, engagement tools and enablers
  • Contributing to the development of your own and the team's technical skills by establishing a culture of highest performing teams, inclusive behaviours, and emotional intelligence
  • Keeping up to date with industry news and developments
  • Providing quality assurance and monitoring risks, managing assignment teams and third parties, liaising with service line teams, functional specialists and Area Partners
  • Professional Experience

    Typical experience may include, whilst not limited to :

  • Significant hands-on consulting experience at a Big 4, major systems integrator or top tier consulting firm within financial services (Banking, Capital Markets or Insurance), or a transformation change role in industry - min 2 Finance Cloud / data implementations including developing finance data lakes
  • A background in Finance, Risk / Regulation or Treasury
  • Experience of working within the Finance or Accounts department with good understanding of the Finance reporting and data requirements, calculation requirements
  • Hands on exposure and experience to Finance cloud solution delivery using the prevailing Finance cloud solutions (AWS / GCP / Azure data layers, Reporting and visualisation tools etc.)
  • Experience in leading and advising clients for roll- out of Finance Cloud implementation including analysis, design, implementation, testing and support models
  • Extensive exposure to Finance processes and lifecycle
  • Demonstrate strong insight of industry trends and leading vendors for systems (Data layers : AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience of 2 or more full implementation lifecycles. Typical programmes will have included : -
  • Consolidation and Planning, Cost Allocation and MI projects
  • Product accounting solution implementations
  • Finance systems architecture and strategy delivery
  • Data warehousing and data management
  • Finance, Risk and Treasury integration
  • Finance operating model design and implementation
  • Regulatory, statutory and management reporting projects
  • Skills

    Finance Systems specific skills

  • Strong ability to lead the definition and resolution of key Finance data architecture specific design decisions
  • Providing key insights and challenges for solution reviews and technology options
  • Significant exposure to Data Model & Integration Design
  • Demonstrate proven expertise in review of functional and technical designs against business requirements and provide challenges where relevant
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of how to leverage data architecture and emerging technologies
  • Consulting Skills

  • Confident and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity in a project environment
  • Demonstrate strong leadership expertise across engagement and practice teams
  • Always display excellent communication and presentation skills to people across all levels of an organisation
  • Able
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