Insurance Consulting - Finance Director

27 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About the team
We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful companies on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them

PwC is looking for a new Director within our Insurance focused Finance Consulting team. We are looking for people with skills in Finance transformation and also people with broader technology enabled insurance transformation experience.

We deliver high value solutions, from strategy to execution, solving our clients' complex business problems through technology enablement. These include:

  • Finance transformation (operating model, process change, shared services, sourcing, technology enablement etc. Driving value from technology and operations (architecture design of systems and operating model for Insurers)

  • Finance systems implementation (ERP, Report tool, Consolidation, information models, data storage etc.)

  • Risk and regulatory complexity (regulatory reporting etc.)

  • Achieving business insight and achieving business growth

  • We are looking for an Insurance Finance change leader, we are interested in both 'process consultants' (who focus on Finance Insurance Op Model, Process, Shared Services etc.), as well as 'technology consultants', who are experienced in Finance systems and data architecture design and implementation.

    About the role
    This is a senior level appointment for a Director to be responsible for:

  • building relationships with our key Insurance clients;

  • identifying client needs and proposing solutions to them;

  • leading the delivery of projects;

  • developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you;

  • The ideal candidate would be interested in progressing their career to the next level with an aim of becoming a candidate for partnership in an average two to four year timescale.

    Essential skills & experience
  • Must have a consulting track record (ideally Big 4) with extensive experience & network within the financial services and particularly insurance industry;

  • Finance Transformation Programme experience. Understand Finance change in Insurance, ideally from strategy through to technology enabled delivery

  • Significant knowledge of the Insurance market, across life, non-life, general insurance or London Markets

  • A substantive track record of new business sales

  • Technical experience, including understanding of accounting principles and reporting (e.g. IFRS 4 Phase 2), and regulatory experience, including knowledge of current PRA reporting and Solvency II, would be ideal

  • Desirable skills & experience
  • Business Skills - Understanding our client's business and showing strong commercial acumen in the seeking out of opportunities and the winning of work;

  • Delivery Skills - The ability to use our industry and technical skills to better deliver practical solutions that are valued by the client

  • Experience of Lean methodologies for process/ cost optimisation

  • Familiarity with Systems and data concepts (e.g. Data Models, Datamarts/ Warehouses/ Data Hubs, ERP & EPM systems)

  • Location


    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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