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Assistant Manager - Insurance Prudential Regulation

Location: London

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Audit Senior Manager - Manchester/Leeds/Liverpool/Newcastle

Location: Manchester

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Pensions Assurance Audit Assistant Manager

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Audit

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Senior Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Cardiff

Service Line: Audit

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Senior Manager - Audit Regulatory Affairs

Location: London

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Director - Accounting Advisory Services

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Assistant Manager - Insurance Prudential Regulation

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role

Contribute to the delivery of high quality prudential regulatory advice to insurance clients on the impacts of a changing risk and regulatory landscape on their business models and supporting them through that change
Provide advice across a range of topics and emerging regulatory risk areas, including authorisations, approvals, capital requirements, group structuring, governance, and regulatory reporting, recovery and resolution, climate change risk
Communicate clearly analysis, observations and recommendations in writing and verbally
Take responsibility for engagement planning and management on a day-to-day basis
Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect insurance regulation, support with analysis of emerging issues
Prepare and delivery presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing materials
Support bids and proposals for new client opportunities and grow existing valued client relationships
Develop client relationships and utilise network to identify opportunities for KPMG to perform additional services
Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and updating senior members on progress
Mentor staff and conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

Strong academic background including at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a business, legal, actuarial, or finance related degree
Up to date knowledge of the regulatory environment impacting insurers
Possess a relevant professional qualification (such as ACA)
Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and client presentations
Proven technical and analytical ability to dissect client issues and propose commercial solutions
Ability to prioritise and challenge

Knowledge & Experience:

Experience of delivering audit or risk regulatory services to insurers
Good knowledge of insurance regulations (Solvency II, in particular) and experience of applying this to a range of different issues
Ideally some consulting experience, with excellent client liaison and communication skills as well as commercial awareness
Ability to develop new business opportunities for the insurance regulation team to deliver
Strong project management experience
Ability to work in a client facing and consulting role, with ability to build networks and relationships
Proactive attitude with a desire for the opportunity for personal and professional growth
Thorough understanding of Solvency II reporting, governance and capital requirements

Audit Senior Manager - Manchester/Leeds/Liverpool/Newcastle

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


We are currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates, Listed and Regulatory department in either our Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle offices.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development opportunities within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with our clients.


The Role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Corporates, Listed and Regulatory clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching Corporates, Listed and Regulatory Audit staff
- Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
- Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Corporates, Listed and Regulatory audits
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
- Be part of the Corporates, Listed and Regulatory department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Required Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential


Required Knowledge & Experience:

- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates, Listed and Regulatory sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil & gas
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates, Listed and Regulatory sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment



Pensions Assurance Audit Assistant Manager

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



As an Assistant Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of pension schemeaudit engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to a wide variety of pension scheme audits, both in size and complexity, on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:


Roles and Responsibilities

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagements
• Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings and supervision, and delivery of audit work
• Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
• Building relationships with the engagement staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

Qualifications and Skills
• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2021
• Recent and extensive external audit experience is required . Knowledge of pension scheme audits preferable, but not essential.
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Demonstrating practical knowledge of FRS102 is preferable

Experience and Background
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to engagement (internal and external)

Senior Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Cardiff

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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 Team

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of Financial Services firms from sectors such as insurance, banking, building societies and investment management. The team is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Role

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit department in Cardiff or Bristol during a significant period of growth.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile Financial Services clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required.
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters.
- Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry insurance and Investment Management audits.
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work.
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team.
- Be part of the Investment Management or Insurance department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives.
- Performance manager for other qualified accountants to help them reach their full potential .
- Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

The Person

Experience & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services sector
- Recent and extensive external audit experience at Senior Manager level in the Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management) sector.
- Recent demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
- Experience working on tenders
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

Senior Manager - Audit Regulatory Affairs

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

Regulatory affairs

As the Firm moves towards operational separation and the FRC establishes their continuous supervision processes, we need a Senior Manager that can work with a wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders to ensure communications are accurate and timely.

Consultations & queries

You will be part of the Audit Risk Management team, managing risk consultations and approvals for audit engagement team in line with the Firm’s policies and procedures. The role includes leading the Audit Risk Management input into contracting in the Audit Capability Group.

Regulatory affairs

— Manage requests from the regulator and co-ordinate responses internally.
— Oversee the register of regulatory commitments and hold action owners to account across the business, whilst maintaining a robust stakeholder management process.
— Prepare monthly updates for key governance bodies, including the Audit Executive and the Risk Executive.
— Co-ordinate briefings for senior partners’ attendance at regular Financial Reporting Council meetings (e.g. Chairman, Chair of Audit Quality and Head of Audit).

Consultations & queries

— Handle approvals for and consultations with teams in the Audit Capability, applying judgment and making decisions within a framework for approval and escalation. Approvals may be across a range of areas including engagement acceptance and continuance (both audit and non-audit), accreditation, training requirements, acceptance of non-standard contract terms among others. Consultations may include acceptability of and scope of work for non-audit engagements

You will manage the work of up to two Managers and four Administrators across various work-streams and report
via the Audit Risk leadership team to the Chief Risk Officer for Audit. The role will include interactions with senior leadership in the Office of General Council (“OGC”), Audit and Risk, and engagement teams

This is a role with impact across the Audit Capability Group and OGC, with accountability for significant projects within audit risk management. It may include preparation of reports and risk registers for senior leadership

Experience and Background

Essential
— Awareness of the different types of service delivered out of the Audit Capability Group and the key differences between financial statement audit and key non-audit services
— Experiencing delivering either financial statement audit or non-audit reporting engagements
— Decision making around engagement acceptance at manager level or above in an audit or professional services practice
— Understanding and documenting policies, processes and controls, identifying weaknesses and making and implementing recommendations
— Identifying and reporting on trends in data
— Project management of multiple workstreams alongside unpredictable consultation workload
— Able to get to grips with technical content including law, regulation, assurance standards, contracts and policy and recommend how to apply to practical scenarios
— Confident in exploring opportunities with engagement leaders
— Awareness of the nature and effect of key clauses in professional services contracts
Desirable
— Experience of delivering a range of services at manager level or above within an audit practice, for example non-financial assurance, grant reporting and agreed-upon procedures
— Experience of drafting and agreeing scope of work, liability and release of report sections in professional services contracts and hold harmless agreements
— Experience of performing risk assessments, scoring risks and preparing risk registers

Qualifications and Skills

— Recognised accountancy qualification
— Leadership
— Team working
— Project management
— Written and spoken communication
— Negotiation

Director - Accounting Advisory Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Client facing Director in the Accounting Advisory Services team to lead the sustainability reporting services provided to clients, advising on how to develop and improve internal and external reporting on ESG matters, as well as effectively integrating non-financial information into mainstream corporate reports.
We are seeking additional leaders to drive the growth of the team and provide deep relevant subject matter experience and insight, both from working in a UK environment, but also with good awareness of the international sustainability reporting landscape.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Operational accountability and responsibility for the delivery of sustainability reporting advisory engagements. Demonstrates a strong tone and culture supporting quality through communication, consultations, engagement support and commitment to maintain objectivity, professional scepticism, ethics and integrity. This includes leading KPMG engagements with clients and AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams.
• Providing sustainability reporting and accounting support including reports and presentations to client issues relating to key reporting frameworks, principles and standards including but not limited to TCFD, SASB, GRI, Integrated Reporting, UN SDGs, UN PRI and CDP. This may include:
o Providing training up to Board level on the importance of ESG to the business and the reporting landscape, both in the UK and internationally;
o Undertaking wide scope reporting advisory engagements to support clients with their reporting journey, from understanding desired maturity and materiality to producing good practice reports and being ready for assurance of key metrics.
o Undertaking advisory work with major FTSE listed businesses to enhance and improve their reporting quality and credibility.
o Supporting the adoption of new sustainability or integrated reporting frameworks, such as those mentioned above;
o Working alongside multidisciplinary KPMG teams to advise clients on ESG strategy design and implementation, data management and control, and through capital and debt market transactions.
• Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
• Subject matter expert / thought leader on sustainability topics, including up to date awareness of the development of the field.
• Participate in KPMG and external international working groups on emerging ESG reporting standards, including having an active role in KPMG’s Global ESG team (KPMG Impact).
• Lead and be accountable for driving business development effort in the Corporate Reporting service line.
• Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.
• Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works closely e.g. Climate Change and Decarbonisation Strategy, ESG strategy, Audit, Assurance, Valuations, Deal Advisory.
• Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
• Development and delivery of sustainability and integrated reporting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
• Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities
• Motivate and generate commitment from team members.
• Demonstrate continuous self-development and commitment to others development through coaching and leadership.
• Share knowledge with the team.
• Oversight and lead key pillars of AAS strategy, take accountability for overall team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Experience and Background

• Strong technical experience with key reporting frameworks, principles and standards including but not limited to TCFD, SASB, GRI, Integrated Reporting, UN SDGs, UN PRI and CDP
• Knowledge or experience with UK listed company reporting as well as UK statutory reporting requirements (e.g Strategic Report requirements, other Companies Act disclosure requirements, Listing Rules) desirable
• Up to date knowledge of recent developments in reporting both in the UK and internationally
• Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent) desirable
• Experience in leading and developing client relationships
• Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
• Experience of oversight of teams
• Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues of all levels
• Experience working as an Advisory Director in a Top 10 Audit firm working within large corporate sectors preferred
• Business development experience including generating sales with new clients and developing internal networks
• Analytical ability and attention to detail
• Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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