Finance Consulting - Senior Manager - BI & Data

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

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. Our team includes both broad FS practitioners and specialists in Insurance, Banking or Asset management and candidates from all these areas are required.

In support of our growth, we are currently recruiting Senior Managers with strong systems architecture 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.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for individuals who can develop finance systems architecture across the whole landscape or large sections of it, to help clients solve challenging multi-dimensional transformations across their systems. For example candidates who can cover of one or ideally more than one of the following areas of architecture

  • ERP / general ledger platforms

  • Sub ledgers

  • Data warehousing

  • Actuarial models

  • Integration / ETL

  • Consolidation systems

  • Planning and budgeting systems

  • Earnings engines for insurance

  • Knowledge and experience of working with primary software Oracle or SAP

Joining our team as a Senior Manager, we would expect you to have considerable experience of leading large change projects, 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 implementation success, achieving savings and overcoming various challenges. Significant FS sector experience is essential.

Essential skills
  • Preference will be given to candidates with well demonstrated external consulting experience

  • Deep experience and track record of developing finance systems architectures within Financial Services, leveraging industry standards (such as TOGAF)

  • Successful track record of implementing ERP and EPM systems in FS, especially Oracle and/or SAP

  • Programme and change management in a Finance environment

  • Experience of leading and developing teams

  • Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on alternative solutions and risks with experience of presenting and influencing at a senior level;

  • 7+ years of relevant experience

Desirable skills
  • 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

  • Track record of leading multi-disciplinary change teams


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