Finance Consulting - SAP - Private Sector - Manager

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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About The Role

PwC Consulting helps organisations to work smarter and grow faster. We offer practical, far-sighted advice and exceptional delivery. That can mean improving the way an organisation operates, reducing costs, managing risks, making the most of talent or fundamentally changing the way a business works.

Our Finance Consulting practice delivers innovative business transformation projects across a wide range of industries and are recruiting at Manager and Senior Manager grade.

We provide knowledge and experience to enable the Finance Department to respond to the changing needs and expectations of the business and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Finance operations whilst addressing the ever-increasing challenges of new regulatory requirements. We provide full lifecycle support to CFO's on Finance function redesign including advising on optimal organisation, process and systems design and providing end-to-end support for subsequent implementation.

We support clients across the private sector in the following areas:

  • Developing Finance vision and strategy;

  • Assessing and improving the role, organisation and effectiveness of finance functions;

  • Designing and implementing the target operating model (TOM);

  • Finance system design and implementation;

  • Implementing and optimising shared service centres;

  • Outsourcing advisory services from strategy through to execution;

  • Scoping and delivering sustainable cost reduction;

  • Process design and optimisation.

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients

  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria

  • Train, coach, and supervise team members

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Substantive experience from a consulting firm, professional services or in industry

  • Ability in stakeholder management and relationship building

  • Supported the development of solutions to Finance function challenges in the following areas

    • Shared Service Centres / Outsourcing

    • Finance process redesign (R2R / P2P / O2C)

    • Cost reduction solutions such as finance systems implementation

    • Operating model change, including business partnership roles;

    • Finance system design and implementation

  • Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Experience in technology consulting environment

  • Hands on-implementation experience in at least one of the following platforms:

    • S/4 HANA

    • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

    • SAP Analytic Cloud

  • Experience working across SAP implementation programme lifecycles – from design through to go-live

  • Strong knowledge of SAP and S/4 HANA finance processes and technology – with experience in delivery

  • Experience in integrated business planning, including:

    • Planning, budgeting and forecasting

    • Master data management and governance framework

    • Reporting and reporting frameworks


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

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