Finance Senior Associate - Consulting - Public Sector
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.
ResponsibilitiesAs 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
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
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
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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