SAP Finance Consulting - Senior Manager
Who we are looking for
In response to strong business growth, our Finance Consulting practice is expanding. We work with our clients to help transform their Finance functions, to respond to the changing needs and expectations of the business and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance operations. Increasingly our clients are having to deliver these outcomes against a backdrop of emerging technologies and digitalisation, rapidly changing business models and the impact of new regulatory requirements.
Our Finance Consulting group provides the knowledge and experience our clients seek to drive this change, whether through automating their processes to reduce costs, enabling them to add greater strategic insights to business decision making, helping them to operate and integrate leading Finance technology solutions or even restructuring their resource requirements by introducing the notion of software robots.
We provide full lifecycle support to CFO's – from strategy through to execution – covering Finance function vision & target operating model definition, design support including advising on optimal organisation, process and systems design and providing end-to-end support for subsequent implementation.
We are currently seeking a Senior Manager with a strong, proven background in finance transformation, finance technology and the curiosity to develop their understanding of the key trends impacting our clients.
About the role
You will be expected to bring highly relevant technical expertise and experience and will primarily work on client engagements, contributing to and leading finance transformation projects (‘delivery’). You will be expected to work closely with other PwC business units and service lines in the delivery of these projects, including but not limited to Technology, Tax and Risk Assurance. You will also spend time leading and supporting the development of finance and finance technology solutions (‘development’) in line with our strategy and market priorities.
In particular you will be expected to be responsible for:
Developing and articulating clear points of view in order to shaping client programmes and to be a leading voice for CFOs and their teams;
Working alongside Finance and broader PwC and client teams in the delivery of key elements of our clients’ projects, which may include the design or implementation of finance technology solutions;
Providing finance specific advice and experience to clients on core areas of Operational Finance and the delivery of transformational change;
Identifying and leading the development of further service opportunities, while client side, based on a good understanding of the client’s needs and broader market dynamics, combined with a strong knowledge of PwC's capabilities.
Contributing to our continued thought leadership around Finance function design, processes, policies, strategy, reporting and systems
Essential skills & experience:
Strong understanding of the workings of the Finance function, with evidence of having performed lead roles;
Excellent understanding of core finance technology solutions with experience of assessing, designing and/or delivering technology-enabled change within the Finance function;
Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and/or Artificial Intelligence knowledge and awareness as it applies to the Finance function
Finance Core ERP Technology (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
Cloud Finance solutions (e.g. S/4HANA, Oracle Cloud, Workday)
Clear understanding of key issues and challenges faced, with relevant experience from global or FTSE 250 organisations, and the ability to translate that into market leading points of view;
Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams to address complex topics, whether within industry or in an advisory capacity;
Excellent comprehension of all core finance processes with specialist or industry specific knowledge in at least one process domain (P2P, O2C, R2R);
Experience of working on complex Finance change/ process improvement projects;
Educated to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.
Desirable skills & experience:
Understanding and experience of broader Global Business Services transformation outside of finance such as HR, IT or Procurement
Lead programmes which have incorporated a Lean approach to process / cost optimisation;
Lead the delivery of projects using advanced benchmarking and data visualisation techniques