Finance Senior Associate – Consulting – Public Sector

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1390054

 Job Description

Our public sector practice covers a wide range of areas. Our Finance Consulting team supports the agenda of the CFOs in those organisations. This can be in a functional capacity as they seek to drive the efficiency and control of their Finance functions.

About the role

Our public sector practice covers a wide range of areas including Central, Regional and Local Government departments, their arm’s length bodies, educational establishments, all areas of the NHS and not-for-profit organisations.

Our Finance Consulting team supports the agenda of the CFOs in those organisations. This can be in a functional capacity as they seek to drive the efficiency and control of their Finance functions and improve the effectiveness of Finance’s contribution to the business through insight and challenge. It also though extends to their organization-wide role of making sure the organization delivers on its strategy whilst optimizing the value it gets from its resources, underpinned by strong financial management and robust commercially based decision making.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate you will work as part of a team of problem solvers with either consulting and/or industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Supporting workstreams on large projects or owning smaller projects, identifying and managing risk, driving for delivery, and exceeding the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria

  • Supporting Managers and Senior Managers with business development activities

  • Contributing to the development of strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients

  • Contributing to the development of your own and the team’s technical acumen

  • Continuing to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

You will primarily work on the delivery of client engagements, contributing to and leading change projects, and you will be expected to support sales origination.

Essential skills and experience
  • Public Sector experience preferred but not essential, either directly or through a Professional Services organisation

  • A delivery track record on Finance change projects

  • Demonstrable stakeholder management and relationship building capabilities;

  • Experience of presenting alternative solutions and risks and influencing outcome

  • Commercial acumen

  • Supported the development of solutions to Finance challenges in one or more of the following areas

    • Finance vision, strategy and operating models

    • Finance process redesign and optimisation

    • Organisation wide Cost reduction solutions, including benefits realization approach

    • Investment Business Cases

    • Finance system design and implementation – EPM, ERP, MI Visualisation tools etc,

    • Cultural change and continuous improvement

Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Education to degree level plus either formal accounting qualification or equivalent understanding of accounting principles.

  • Understanding of back office transformation approaches outside of pure finance such as HR, IT or Procurement transformation

  • Understanding of Treasury Green Book

  • Understanding of government’s fiscal policy and processes

  • Finance Systems architecture, Data architecture and data management

  • Exposure to robotics process automation and other disruptive technologies

  • Experience of a lean approach to process/cost optimization