Finance Consulting - Senior Manager - SAP - FS

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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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 Retail and Commercial Banking, Insurance and Investment Management, and Capital Markets.

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, identify cost-cutting measures and manage the mergers and acquisition processes. Our team includes both broad FS practitioners and specialists in Insurance, Banking or Asset management and candidates from all these areas are required.

SAP is PwC Consulting’s key investment for the future, and as a result of client demand and our growing SAP ambitions, we are rapidly expanding our SAP capability. In support of our growth, we are currently recruiting Senior Managers with Finance Transformation experience within Financial Services.Senior Managers 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 leveraging SAP technologies.SAP technologies.

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 function process improvement

  • Supporting cost reduction exercises, with robust benefit realisation plan

  • Enterprise resource planning including finance, sales, procurement, human capital

  • Enterprise performance management including consolidation, reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting

  • Finance IT strategy - including embedding applicable SAP technologies

Joining our team as a Senior Manager, we would expect you to have considerable experience of leading large change projects enabling SAP, preferably within a major blue chip or consulting environment.

You will have been supporting decision making at a senior level (CFO level) and be able to demonstrate a track record of various SAP solutions implementation success, achieving savings and overcoming various challenges. Significant FS sector experience is essential.


We require experienced Senior Managers 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, Banking and Capital Markets

  • A delivery track record of leading complex Finance transformation projects enabling SAP technology, delivering multiple workstreams simultaneously and/or managing a complex stakeholder environment, specifically covering our core delivery areas as listed above

  • A consulting/professional services track record

  • An understanding of SAP 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

  • Experience of the impact of regulations on finance in FS. Candidates would ideally have exposure to one or more of IFRS 17, IFRS 9, IFRS16, Solvency II, Basel III, SOx, GDPR

  • Data architecture, data management, chart of accounts design

  • Systems architecture for SAP finance systems

  • Exposure to Robotics process automation and other disruptive technologies

  • A formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.

  • Previous experience in a management or a senior role gained from within a finance department


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree