Manages one or more client engagements or components of large scale EMP (Planning & Budgeting) engagements of moderate complexity. Provides technical knowledge, coaching and training to junior team members. Ensures effective engagement management by achieving the required realization, revenue and profitability targets. May participate in day to day management of team on engagements including coaching, providing constructive feedback and performance development. This role also has an increased focus on business development and building networks.
EMP (Planning & Budgeting)Management
§ Oversee the design, deployment and administration of one or more of the following;
o Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS),
o Data Relationship Management (DRM), and
o Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS).
§ Manage the development of financial system enabled solutions to business problems and enable the organization to effectively employ technology to improve decision making and operational performance.
§ Ensure training and assistance is provided to new and existing users to enable the organization to fully leverage system capabilities.
§ Ensure overall financial reporting support to the organization’s functions and special project requests.
§ Participates in new technology testing, development, and support after each release of product updates.
§ Lead the maintenance of interfaces to/from other applications of financial systems.
§ Acts as liaison with IT, software vendors and functional users.
§ Participate in developing project plans for deployment of new technology.
§ Maintain knowledge of trends, developments, and new technologies impacting the Financial Systems function.
§ Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within commercial context.
§ Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
§ Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
§ Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
§ Anticipates current and future needs of the firm based on extensive research and deep understanding of client business/industry.
§ Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.
§ Works on CPD to maintain professional status/accreditation.
People Management Responsibilities
§ Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
§ Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
§ Meets KPMG deadlines throughout the Performance Development cycle for self and team [if Performance Manager] including; seeking quality feedback, goal-setting, providing input into engagement/project reviews, cascading own goals and regular conversations with apraisees and team members, to a standard expected under Open Performance Development.
§ Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
§ Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by and escalates as appropriate.
§ Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
§ Builds constructive working relationships across different teams and countries. Shares internal networks with others to support an understanding the breadth of capabilities at KPMG.
§ Shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of know ledge resources.
§ Embraces Global People Survey (GPS) and/or wider people focused actions and initiatives which drive cultural improvement across their local team(s).
§ Manages on boarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.
§ Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration, or any related discipline.
§ Master degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration, or any related discipline.
§ Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 3 - 4 years in a similar role.
§ Solid expertise in public sector integrated planning and budgeting (process assessment and design).
§ Solid experience in implementing EPM tools (Budgeting and Planning and/or Financial Consolidation), such as Oracle/Hyperion, Anaplan, Oracle GL Budgeting, Oracle Projects Management Costing and Accounting.
§ Implementation including solution design and testing.
§ Training and knowledge transfer.
§ Experience around financial and management reporting (i.e. developing business logic to support financial planning or consolidation processes).
§ Intelligence reporting transformation-using BI, data analytics and visualization tools (OBIEE, Hyperion, Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
§ Solid computer skills including knowledge of MS Office with a strong proficiency in Excel and Access, including and Visual Basic and familiarity with other financial software applications.
§ Knowledge of financial calculations, allocations and reporting.
§ Working knowledge of Accounting and Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting processes.
§ Superior problem solving skills - must be resourceful and creative with solutions.
§ Requires excellent analytical ability and attention to detail.
§ Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
§ Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills.
§ Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and act with a sense of urgency.
§ Ability to work independently under time constraints and on projects of varying lengths.
§ Contribute individually with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
§ Fluent written and spoken English essential.
§ Arabic speaker is a plus.