Senior Manager - Finance Transformation & Powered Finance
KPMG
Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
5d ago

The Role

Your responsibilities as a Senior Manager :

  • Engagement delivery : responsibility for leading programmes and projects of a large size and complexity, with respect to planning, managing and executing the delivery of engagements, including overseeing the writing of client reports and the review and quality assurance of work products
  • Risk management : identifying and managing risks, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
  • People development : leading large teams, identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on managing and mentoring engagement team members, coaching and skills transfer
  • Practice development : taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business and achieving our Mission Statement
  • Business development : leading the establishment and development of relationships both internally and with clients, as well as leading business development activity (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals / bids for future work)
  • The Person

  • Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
  • Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
  • Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
  • Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
  • Seeks to understand others motivations
  • Supports others to make brave decisions
  • Relevant finance qualification ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Skills and experience required

    Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills :

  • Proven track record of working on finance improvement consulting projects, working across multiple aspects of a finance function
  • Good understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance.
  • Experience managing teams to deliver to deadlines and required quality standards; experience developing, coaching and mentoring team members
  • Excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships; and the ability to deliver clear, concise, focused messages to senior finance team members or clients
  • Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
  • Impactful written communications, producing high quality, client ready outputs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Record to Report process (underlying drivers to general ledger transactions, consolidation, disclosures etc.
  • and interdependencies with other processes.

  • Strong knowledge of month end close processes and key constraints organisations
  • Experience of multiple enterprise software deployments (preferably cloud deployments)
  • Knowledge of how Finance processes are enabled within finance systems landscape
  • Relevant large corporates experience and knowledge in one or more of the following sectors :

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Consumer Markets
  • Energy
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Leisure
  • Life Sciences
  • Retail
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career.

    We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

    We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people.

    We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential.

    Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career.

    From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle.

    We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc.

    We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

    KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool.

    As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process.

    Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

    KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25.

    We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential.

    We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference.

    But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

    KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies : Policy

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