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Future of Finance (GRC) - Senior Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

About PwC:

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations 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.

About GRC:

GRC is a solution within the Risk line of service in our CDAR (Controls, Deals, Accounting and Risk) business unit; one of the fastest growing areas of our business. We help clients in building resilience throughout their organisation with excellence in Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Control.

Being a member of this team will see you working on a variety of challenging and career-advancing engagements. You will work across a diverse range of well-known clients, and will have the opportunity to work on really exciting projects right from the start. We work with some of the top companies in the world across a wide range of commercial industries, as well as world class Government & Public Sector organisations.

The role:

Our Future of Finance community within the Risk Line of Service is currently expanding and we're seeking talented, high performing professionals with strong finance transformation and financial advisory skills to join our team as a Future of Finance Senior Manager.

We are looking for individuals to play a key role in delivering finance function optimisation advisory engagements. Individuals will have a strong background in financial process, risk, controls and transformation, and the ability to play a leading role in building the practice, winning work, owning client relationships and leading teams to deliver complex engagements to senior stakeholders.

If you're successful you'll undertake work which includes:
  • Leading teams delivering finance function optimisation engagements for a diverse range of clients as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Providing Finance SME input across a variety of transformation programme workstreams, including testing, training, data, reporting, and business change.
  • Leading and coordinating other PwC specialists (e.g. testing, data) to provide an integrated service to our clients.
  • Leading team members to achieve successful project outcomes.
  • Engaging with senior client stakeholders to promote customer outcomes and challenge existing approaches.
  • Developing and managing relationships with key client stakeholders.
  • Building relationships with new and existing clients
  • Leading the build of re-usable assets that will increase the efficiency and go-to-market offerings of PwC
  • Documenting, proposing and discussing solution options as a part of the programme team
  • Managing engagement commercials, economics and resources.
  • Working on multiple projects and managing your time effectively to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Business development activity, including identifying new client opportunities and managing proposals and bids.
  • You will also have people responsibilities including:
  • Developing junior team members through effective coaching and supervision.
  • Creating a positive and inclusive team environment.

The essentials:
  • A chartered or certified accountancy qualification (ACA or equivalent) and / or have previously led a team delivering finance transformation projects.
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience of finance operating models, financial processes and control design and finance systems.
  • Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge
  • Strong team working and leadership skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate new client propositions
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation and demonstration skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and successfully manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Solves complex problems with creative solutions

Preferred skills:
  • Commercial acumen and an interest in how complex organisations operate
  • Leading and overseeing agile project delivery teams
  • Hands on experience working in a finance function within an organisation wound be beneficial
  • Thinks clearly and calmly under pressure
  • Able to manage client expectations and effectively manage complex / difficult conversations
  • Confidently lead and develop team members
  • Strong analytical, logic and problem-solving skills.

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.

Learn more here:

The Deal:

We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Diversity - Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion:

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements.

Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture:


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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