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Senior Consultant - Enterprise Performance Management - Advisory

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: SA

Company: KPMG Professional Services

Senior Consultant, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – Advisory


We value the fresh perspective that experienced professionals can bring. Whether you are currently working in industry, the public sector, a smaller firm or another 'Big Four' organization, you can expect to make a difference from day one.

Whatever your background, you will be able to use the knowledge you already have and see it develop quickly. You can look forward to working with a wide range of businesses from multinationals to smaller, local companies and the opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills. With at least 1500 KPMG firms' professionals on an international assignment at any one time, there are also likely to be opportunities to work at an international level.

KPMG KSA is currently seeking to hire an experienced Senior Consultant, Enterprise Performance Management, Advisory for a permanent opportunity to work with our Management Enterprise Performance Management function.


Role summary:

Part of the EPM delivery team with a core focus on Planning, Budgeting and Costing engagements. Shows the ability to lead a stream/track within a larger project. Provides technical knowledge, coaching and training to junior team members.

Shows business acumen and understanding of engagement management by supporting the achievement of 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 candidate will also focus on business development. It is expected that the candidate is familiar with some of the common EPM software/tools such as Hyperion Planning and Budgeting, Targetik, SAS analytics, Powered BI, Alteryx and Tableu. Knowledge of ERP is a plus.


Job Role & Responsibilities:


  • Oversee the design, deployment and administration of one or more of the following;
  • Costing Frameworks and models
  • Integrated Budgeting and planning frameworks and models
  • 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.


Business development

  • Demonstrates the ability to understand client challenges and recommend suitable EPM solutions.
  • Ability to build prototype solutions to unlock bigger opportunities.
  • Ability to construct a proposal and pricing based on RFPs received.
  • Contribute to thought leadership, surveys, conferences and workshops in an independent manner.


Quality Management

  • 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.


Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2- 3 years in a similar role.
  • Solid expertise in public sector integrated planning and budgeting (process assessment and design).
  • Solid experience in working with 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, Targetik, Anaplan, Alteryx, Anaplan, Jedox, Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
  • Fluent written and spoken English essential.
  • Arabic speaker is preferred.


Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or Business Administration, or any related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in finance, Accounting, or Business Administration, or any related discipline.
  • Certified management accountant or similar


Our Benefits:

KPMG provides several benefits which are as follows:

  • Health: KPMG offers medical insurance option to meet your needs through Premium Medical Care Coverage for employee & dependent family members.
  • Career Development & Trainings: KPMG always focus on the career pathing & training of its employees. It gives you a platform for unparalleled learning & development.
  • Personal Time Off: In KPMG, employees are entitled to take 25 days Annual leave & 11 days paid Holidays.
  • Money-Saving Benefit: KPMG offers several benefits, including Mobile Allowance, Schooling Allowance, Annual Air Tickets Allowance & Relocation Allowance.
  • Financial Matters: KPMG Al Fozan & Partners also provides Housing Allowance in Advance for regular employees to support their home financial matters.
  • Competitive Salaries & Free Tax Salary: KPMG offers competitive & tax-free salary.