A possible workaround to this scenario may to be define the transfer function using symbolic variables. You may use the following code to implement the same.
syms s k;
v = 20;
a = 5;
C = 1/symsum((s/a)^((k-1)/v),k,1,v);
The above symbolic function can be provided as input to “ilaplace ()” to get the time-domain representation of the same. However do note that due to the presence of fractional order terms in the denominator, the final result may be a piecewise approximation of the function.