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Finance Transformation Consulting - Finance Operations, Senior Manager

Company: PwC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Specialty/Competency: Finance
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in our Financial Operations practice, within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge. Our team helps clients transform their finance function by executing strategies to reduce functional and operational complexity through streamlined processes, optimise d use of technology, and efficient use of resources to deliver cost effective, high quality services to all stakeholders.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Job Requirements and Preferences :

    Basic Qualifications :

    Minimum Degree Required :
    Bachelor Degree

    Minimum Years of Experience :
    7 year(s)

    Preferred Qualifications :

    Degree Preferred :
    Master Degree

    Preferred Fields of Study :
    Finance & Technology, Business Analytics, Information Technology, Banking and Insurance, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

    Certification(s) Preferred :

    CPA, CFA

    Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

    - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and a proven record of success in advising global organizations on improving efficiency and effectiveness in finance.

    - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and a proven record of success across one or several of the following core finance cycles, including deep understanding of key process roles, dependencies and technologies:
    • Record-to-Report (R2R), including general accounting, close management, consolidation, external reporting, intercompany accounting and chart of accounts design, enabled by key R2R technology such as ERP, Trintech, and Blackline;
    • Order-to-Cash (O2C), including ordering, billing, payments, and collections processes enabled by key O2C technology such as Zuora and Salesforce;
    • Purchase-to-Pay (P2P), including purchasing, receiving, invoice management, payment and travel & expenses enabled by key P2P technology such as Coupa and Ariba; and,
    • Acquire-to-Retire (A2R), including project accounting, capitalization, fixed asset management, depreciation and other fixed asset transactions.

      - Demonstrates familiarity with key finance technologies and data, including cloud ERP platforms such as SAP, Oracle, Workday and Microsoft Dynamics. Experience with financial systems selection and implementation is highly valued.

      - Demonstrates familiarity with small automation and business intelligence tools such as PowerBi, Alteryx, Tableau, UiPath and how these tools can be applied to Finance processes.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level familiarity with key elements of the finance operating model, including the use of shared services and outsourcing, planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and a proven record of success with developing strategy; as well as leveraging applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Projects to write, communicate, facilitate, and present with impact; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, including development and delivery of business proposals, conferences and whitepapers.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and/or a proven record of success with identifying, obtaining and processing critical data (e.g. benchmarks) to challenge the status quo through innovative thought leadership in the application of standard industry practice solutions for high performing finance functions.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and a proven record of success to contribute to the development of a business vision and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities to identify and address client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.

      - Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and a proven record of success as a team leader supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback.

      Learn more about how we work:

      PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

      For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

      For positions in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New York State, or Washington State, or for opportunities that will report to a supervisor, office or other work site in New York State, please visit the following link for pay range information:

Keywords: PwC, Chicago , Finance Transformation Consulting - Finance Operations, Senior Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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