Finance Consulting - Manager/Senior Manager (Government & Healthcare)
About the team
PwC is one of the world’s leading professional services firms and our client base includes preeminent organisations spanning the private and public sector. In support of our growth, we are currently recruiting Managers and Senior Managers who have experience of working with CFOs and their teams to join our Finance G&HI team.
Finance in Government & Health industries (G&HI)
Our successful and growing Finance G&HI team partners with Chief Finance Officers (CFOs) and their teams, within National and Local Government and Health Industries (including Pharma), to help them improve the performance of the Finance function and the wider organisation in response to the challenging environment in which they operate.
We help Finance to become more efficient and effective both as a department and as a partner to the business, through better ways of working, capability building, process improvement and technology enablement.
We provide complete support to CFOs on Finance function redesign including advising on optimal organisation, process and systems design and providing end-to-end support for subsequent implementation.
We help clients with a diverse range of issues which include:
Full Finance transformation including assessing and improving the role, organisation and effectiveness of the Finance function;
Delivering on a Shared Services or outsourcing agenda, including feasibility, design, set-up, optimisation, and implementation;
Developing Finance vision and strategy;
Implementing or optimising their technology investment include ERP, PB&F and Robotic Process Automation;
Designing and implementing the target operating model (TOM);
Advisory services from strategy through to execution;
Scoping and delivering sustainable cost reduction;
Process design and optimisation;
Developing business cases for proposed strategic change;
Driving strategic reviews across the organisation to deliver against cost challenges;
Business Intelligence (BI) roadmaps.
Successful applicants to these positions can expect as standard:
A rewarding working environment;
Opportunities for personal and career progression;
Access to high profile individuals and organisations.
About the role
You will primarily work on the delivery of client engagements, contributing to and leading Finance change projects; you will also spend time supporting the development of the Finance team and contributing to sales origination.
Successfully managing projects with PwC and client teams;
The quality and timeliness of project deliverables;
The sustainability of project benefits;
Managing the project economics through on-going review and communication with the project team;
Providing general advice to clients on core areas of operational Finance;
Identifying further service opportunities, while client side, based on good understanding of the client’s needs, combined with a knowledge of PwC's capabilities.
Contributing to our continued thought leadership around Finance function design, processes, policies, strategy, governance, reporting and systems
Supporting on business development activities, leveraging our strong existing client relationships, multi-disciplined colleagues and intellectual collateral to develop appropriate solutions to assist clients;
Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior staff at our key clients.
At Senior Manager level, we expect you will be contributing to generating incremental sales of work - whether that is with an existing client or to a new client.
Managed projects or single workstreams within complex change projects in the government or healthcare/pharmaceuticals sector
Consulting /professional services experience
Finance transformation experience such as target operating model, shared services, outsourcing, system change or RPA
Ability in stakeholder management and relationship building;
Previous experience in Finance departments or consulting to them;
Good understanding and knowledge of the Finance function, it’s process and the key issues and challenges;
Desirable skills :
Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.
An understanding of Finance technology such as EPM, ERP and PB&F;
Supported the development of solutions to Finance function challenges;
Previous experience in a management or a senior role gained from within a Finance department;
Used a Lean approach to process / cost optimisation.