Oracle EPM Consolidation Consultant - Senior Manager

  • Location

    Belfast, Leeds, London, Manchester

  • Sector:

    Business Services

  • Job ref:

    38288BR

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-13

  • Client:

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Who we are looking for


The PwC Technology Consulting (Oracle) practice is looking to recruit exceptional individuals with extensive experience in financial consolidation technology and/or process. As a Senior Manager within our Oracle Technology Competency you’ll work with the latest technologies and big-name companies on projects that are driving the future of those organisations. Our Senior Managers are expected to lead client engagements, create new opportunities and contribute to the development of our people.

You’ll be a part of PwC’s Technology Consulting practice which has a breadth of capability across all of the Emerging Technologies, with our one Firm approach you’ll be joining forces with likeminded individuals to develop truly unique and differentiated solutions for our clients.

Being mobile is essential as you’ll work on client projects that could be anywhere in the country – or even the world. The same goes for your skill set – intellectually curious, dynamic and the ability to challenge the traditional approaches to deliver real transformation.

Ultimately, an open mind to take advantage of all of the opportunities on offer is essential.


About the role

As part of PwC’s Technology Consulting practice, we have the privilege of acting as trusted advisors to a diverse and expansive client base, spanning multiple geographies and industries. This means that we have a real opportunity to enhance and refine our clients’ businesses through the use of ever evolving technology. Of course, this will only be possible if we have the right people, with the right skills and the ability to push the boundaries of how new technologies can support future business models. That’s where you come in.

As a Senior Manager, you will blend a natural interest in technology and finance to develop creative ideas into solutions. Your primary focus will be on financial consolidation technology, therefore a proven understanding of the financial month end process is crucial. Our industry leading methodologies play a major part in finance transformation programmes for our clients, and we’re always looking to stay one step ahead. This means you’ll be working alongside other experts in emerging technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, ChatBots) to deliver innovative solutions to solve important business problems for our clients.

Our Senior Managers are leaders, care passionately about the development of our people, and deliver exceptional client value.

In particular, you will be expected to be responsible for:

Delivery

  • Leading Consolidation and Integrated Reporting aspects of a Finance Transformation project/programme as a key PwC member of mixed PwC / client teams

  • Accountability for the business benefits as well as the technology

  • Identifying further service opportunities, while client side

Business Development

  • Pushing the boundaries of what is possible, creating and leading new ideas and concepts through to fruition

  • Building and maintaining deep and long lasting relationships with senior stakeholders

  • Leading our continued Digital Finance thought leadership, working closely with colleagues in Strategy, Finance and Technology Consulting

  • Developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you

Additional information

  • Opportunity for working from home? (Yes)

  • Amount of time client based (At least 80%)

  • Opportunity for job sharing? (No)

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Yes)

  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Yes)

  • Amount of time PwC office based (20%)

Requirements

We require experienced and credible individuals with the following:

Essential skills ·

One of the following (or both) -

  • Substantial experience in leading financial consolidation system implementations, preferably at large, complex multinationals, and are considered an expert and leader in your field;

  • A track record in leading finance process change enabled by technology, either as a senior consultant or as a senior member of a finance function

Plus

  • A thorough understanding of how digital technology is changing finance over the short, medium and long term

  • Proven leadership qualities with a natural focus on team enhancement and growth

  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) with a focus on the ability to influence and drive change through complex organisations

  • A business and finance process orientated mind-set that can seamlessly switch between technology and finance concepts

  • Creative, inquisitive and not afraid to challenge the status quo

  • Education to Degree level as minimum

Desirable skills ·

  • Experience of working with Oracle EPM Cloud products such as FCCS, EPBCS, PBCS, TRCS, EPRCS and Essbase Cloud

  • Experience of working with other emerging technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain, AI etc.)


The role will specifically be responsible to:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of programs/projects and IT solutions to meet the client/account needs

  • Interact with and influence project teams and clients at senior manager level

  • Act as a technical or project lead

  • Engage in peer-to-peer dialogue with clients about their industry and their situation

  • Understand how to construct and gain agreement for business cases including selecting appropriate tools to develop and validate them

  • Propose solutions, addressing client business issues and objectives

  • Apply strong business skills and methodologies to interpret data and deliver solutions to clients

  • Conduct technical discovery sessions with prospects and customers

  • Help with development of internal and customer facing documentation

Essential skills

  • Experience in leading Oracle systems delivery including analysis, design, implementation, testing and support

  • Track record of design and delivery of integrated IT solutions

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of solution/system architecture roles across all phases of the development lifecycle

  • Experience of Chart of Accounts design

  • Experience of multinational implementations

  • Knowledge of a wide range of Oracle applications and with experience of their integration and configuration

  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and experience with, systems integration methods and technologies

  • Ability to give advice and guidance on approach to design of systems architectures

  • Ability to articulate technical concepts in a concise, precise and easy-to-understand fashion

  • Ability to lead the definition and resolution of Key Design Decisions

  • Understanding of integration APIs


Desirable skills

  • Coaching more junior technical staff in application architecture and functional design

  • Accountancy qualification


About PwC

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