Reward Senior Manager

Location: Aberdeen, Birmingham & Other locations

Capability: Tax & Law

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Job details

Location: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Leeds, Leeds Broadgate, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield, South Coast - Southampton, Watford

Capability: Tax & Law

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Full Time or Part Time

Service Line: Employer Reward Svs

Contract type: Permanent

Job description

B Grade – Senior Manager

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Financial Service (FS) Reward practice at KPMG is a dedicated team that provides reward solutions to both UK and non-UK headquartered FS clients. The FS Reward Practice sits within the wider KPMG UK Reward practice, which has grown rapidly in recent years. This role offers candidates the opportunity to join a business area which has wider leadership support to build upon its success and continue to grow.

We are looking for talented and driven Reward specialists who are excited by the opportunity to work within a growing business and be a key part of this exciting journey. The successful applicant will enjoy being involved in business development activities, including client proposals, internal and external presentations and writing material on technical and other matters. In turn, we can offer unparalleled opportunity to learn and grow.

Roles and responsibilities

Managing and delivering client projects on Reward workflows, which can include the following:

  • Advising Remuneration Committees and management teams on reward strategy, shareholder consultation, corporate governance, pay regulation, ESG regulation and practices
  • Assisting with the drafting of Director’s Remuneration Reports
  • Designing and structuring of new incentive plans; reviewing existing incentive plans to ensure they remain fit for purpose
  • Advising on performance metrics including the use of ESG measures
  • Advising on the impact of any corporate transactions on existing or new compensation and benefits plans
  • Designing plans for the wider workforce including all employee share purchase plans, recognition, wellbeing and benefits plans
  • Pay and benefits benchmarking
  • Taking early responsibility for building and maintaining some of KPMG’s relationships with clients, including discussing people issues with clients and recognising opportunities to assist clients across different specialisms
  • Working with other teams to deliver integrated advice to clients in relation to their business issues
  • Delegating work to, and reviewing work carried out by, junior team members from both technical and commercial perspectives
  • Training and developing junior team members from both technical and non-technical perspective
  • Assisting in the development of innovative solutions, opportunities for clients and being part of initiatives to bring those solutions to market
  • Advising on technical issues and supporting the team’s knowledge management
  • Effectively managing commercial and contractual aspects of an engagement to achieve expected levels of quality and profitability
  • Involving themselves in negotiations and taking the lead
  • Presenting reports and findings to senior executives in consultation with partners and directors and enabling clients to make informed decisions for their business
  • Developing a portfolio of clients by building and maintaining strategic relationships with senior stakeholders of existing or new clients
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends, competitor activity, products and services.

What KPMG’s  FS Reward practice is looking for:

  • Committed and driven candidates who take personal responsibility and accountability for projects
  • Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
  • People who are keen to develop personally and professionally and to assist with the development of junior team members
  • Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
  • Proactive professionals who deliver great service to their clients
  • Individuals who are keen to develop their business development acumen from their current core level of experience
  • Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
  • Flexible people who can deal with a fluid, changing, work environment
  • Self-starters who can work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment
  • Strong communicators in a range of situations both written and oral

Why you might want to join KPMG’s FS Reward practice:

  • You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s FS Reward capabilities
  • You want to join a growing team that is expanding its offering to clients
  • You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferable. An analytical subject e.g. economics, finance, mathematics, business, statistics an advantage but not essential
  • Work experience that demonstrates strong technical and client service skills as well as strong business development acumen
  • Direct experience in advising Financial Services firms on Reward matters and/ or experience with advising Remuneration Committees, in the capacity as an external consultant or in-house



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Why Tax & Law at KPMG?

The issues surrounding tax and legal services are constantly evolving, both locally and globally. Which is why you'll find life at KPMG both intellectually stimulating and rewarding. There's also the scale and breadth of what we do – our services span specialisms such as Corporate and Indirect Tax; Expatriate and Private Client Personal Tax compliance and advice; and KPMG Law.

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About KPMG

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