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director - financial services technology

We are looking for talented Directors with expertise in finance application design and implementations, and with deep financial services industry expertise. Working with a range of clients will provide you with the opportunity to develop key relationships with industry leaders, as well as grow your leadership skills. You will be working closely alongside fellow Directors and Partners, which will provide you with the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. 

Responsibilities 

Leading of discussion decks and proposal documents
Systems improvements and extensions
Business case definition of approach and preparation
Requirements gathering / analysis workshops
Solution design, options and recommendations
Vendor selection
Production configuration, testing and hand-over
Development of Finance and functional processes
Coordination of pre- and post-go live activities
Identification and articulation of key client business drivers
Support of client decision-making, taking account of industry context
Identification of impacts and trends within client cost structure
Providing advice to senior client executives in how to address issues to optimise finance processes and reporting, including good practice references
Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm's commitment to creating a more inclusive culture

Requirements 

Experience of at least four relevant implementation projects
Expertise in the Financial Services industry and particularly, experience working within the Finance function
Ability to lead large, multi-functional teams, including internal, client and vendor resources
Strong core consulting skills including good communication, problem solving and project management skills
Willingness to travel

Technical depth in finance applications and technology across multiple layers of applications below:
Strategic modelling systems
Planning Budgeting & Forecasting systems
Consolidation systems
Management Information systems
ERP Financials
Product systems sub-ledgers
Integration layer

Desirable

Qualified/Part Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA an advantage
Experience working within the finance function for a Financial Services company

Should you wish to apply for this opportunity please email your CV to cv@mwn.co.uk
Please quote the title of the role as a reference.