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Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Manager - National Markets, London

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Service Line: Audit

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Helpline Administrator

Location: Watford

Service Line: Finance

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Financial Modelling - Assistant Manager - Corporate Consulting

Location: London

Service Line: MC Technology

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Senior Manager - Modelling Corporate

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Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Corporate Treasury Services team is focused on serving the world's leading Corporate Treasuries with their most complex business challenges, and is currently experiencing an exceptional rate of growth. The team offer deep treasury expertise in financial products and markets, risk management, systems, governance, valuation and accounting, and work closely with other high impact functions within KPMG such as Audit, Risk Consulting and Management Consulting to provide a wide range of treasury advisory and audit services, including:

- Undertaking reviews and implementations of Treasury strategies, policies, target operating models, cash management processes, and technology and systems
- Risk management assessments including foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and commodities
- Providing specialist support to external audit teams, including derivative valuations, hedge accounting, and financial instrument classifications
- Internal audits on treasury functions ranging from FTSE100 to Housing Associations and Charities, including benchmarking
- Technical support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, new UK GAAP, EMIR and Basel III


Role and Responsibilities

- Assist with delivering Treasury advisory and audit projects ranging from strategy reviews, target operating models, and audit support, including providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams
- Assist senior management in providing clients with advice on technical treasury and accounting issues
- Assist in the preparation of presentations, thought leadership collateral and marketing material
- Support the business development of KPMG’s IFRS 9 client proposition/offering, and assisting in the responses to IFRS 9 client proposals, with a primary focus on Corporates

There will also be opportunities to be involved in other accounting areas, as well as regulatory areas, e.g. EMIR, Basel.


Qualifications and Skills

- Must possess professional qualification - ACA, ACCA or CPA. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered
- Sound technical knowledge of IAS 39 and IFRS 9 standards, and their practical application
- Strong analytical skills and ability to complete client deliverables/solutions
- Very good project management skills, demonstrated by a record of project delivery
- Excellent communication skills, including delivering presentations and communicating well with clients in writing and verbally, as well as advising and building relationships with senior client personnel
- Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to the team and help it grow


Experience and Background

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Prior work experience in a Corporate Treasury function with good technical knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, treasury strategies, systems, governance and controls
- Strong knowledge of accounting for financial instruments under IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP
- Experience with evaluating technical issues, analysing facts, consulting and delivering solutions to clients
- Understanding of accounting developments and key current issues facing clients
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset, as well as drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverables to a range of stakeholders

Audit Manager - National Markets, London

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit


AutoReq ID128756BR
Job TitleAudit Manager - National Markets, London
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
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KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description
Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an audit manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Many of our clients have overseas operations or are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective.

The Responsibilities


Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP (not essential). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.
- Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
- Assist the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior management and audit committees

The Individual


- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP (not essential) and US GAAP (not essential)
- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
- Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen

Qualifications and Skills


Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, complex clients from a variety of corporate industry sectors
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

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Helpline Administrator

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


Overall purpose of the job

To work on a busy helpline, supporting all staff in UK based offices on the use of KPMG’s core Finance and Engagement Management systems.
The helpline is contactable from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6pm and operates a staff shift system that currently rotates through weekly shifts of 8.30-4.30, 9-5, 9.30-5.30 and 10-6 with a 1 hour lunch break, but this shift pattern is subject to change.


Main duties and responsibilities

The Helpline Administrator faces a steep learning curve as a new joiner and the following tasks and skills would be required after on-the-job training:
• To work as part of a team to provide a best practice model of customer service, meeting the required KPI and SLA targets
• To be able to effectively train and coach staff on all aspects of the financial and engagement management systems, as required
• To maintain a constant awareness of business and political issues; keeping up to date with relevant IT skills, system development, software enhancements, policy decisions and newly recommended procedures
• To develop trouble shooting skills; establishing and investigating problems and finding resolutions, ensuring customer satisfaction
• To liaise with other areas of European Finance, the client facing functions and IT Services to investigate issues that cannot be resolved immediately. Discussing possible workarounds and following up solutions, as required
• To maintain a constant level of in-depth understanding of financial information, its interpretation and use in all situations using best practice reporting parameters and manipulation of formulae
• To gain a full understanding of the client structure
• To gain a full understanding of the links between the finance and engagement management systems used by the firm.
• The derivation, calculation and interpretation of the firm’s Key Performance Indicators
• To contribute to the knowledge base of all current procedures, rules and policies defined by the firm to ensure correct advice is provided at all times
• An understanding of the rest of UK Finance’s processing procedures and Service Level Agreements
• To provide assistance to Helpline colleagues, sharing knowledge and working through problems and solutions together, where appropriate
• To maintain a call logging system, monitoring calls carefully and logging them accurately to enable effective call analysis
• To update Helpline working practices and procedural documentation to reflect on-going changes


Key aspects:

The role of the Helpline Administrator is a high profile one. The Finance & EM Helpline is the front line for UK Finance and must remain professional and courteous at all times. Those applying to join the team should possess the following qualities:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A background in customer service is preferable
• Commitment, flexibility and reliability is essential
• A good level of computer literacy

Financial Modelling - Assistant Manager - Corporate Consulting

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

The role is within the Corporates Modelling team based in Canary Wharf, London. We provide a wide variety of modelling services to our clients in a diverse range of Corporates sectors including Aerospace & Defence, Consumer Markets, Energy, Industrial Manufacturing, Leisure, Life Sciences, Retail and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. We work with many FTSE 100 and multinational companies and our modelling services include:

• cost modelling for large capex or opex projects
• project finance and transaction modelling (mergers & acquisitions, buyouts, refinancing, bids and bid defence)
• modelling business transformations including options analysis, cost optimisation, outsourcing and other operational and financial restructuring
• business planning and forecasting
• modelling the impacts of accounting, tax or regulatory changes
• tactical modelling solutions that automate finance and other operations, such as performance management, intercompany transactions and statutory reporting
• management information and KPI reporting solutions
• data analysis and visualisation
• model risk assessment
• model assurance and best practice reviews

The Person

• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
• A numerate (science, engineering or maths-based), finance or accounting degree
• Holds or close to being awarded an accounting qualification, such as ACA or CIMA
• Experience at one of the Big 4 in either an Audit or Financial Modelling role that requires an understanding of financial and accounting concepts or project finance (e.g. debt structures, cash waterfalls, financial ratios)
• A high degree of knowledge of Excel
• Experience in roles that require sustained attention to detail
• Experience of managing junior staff
• Experience of interacting with senior management
• Positive approach towards problem solving, even under time pressure
• Ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear non-technical way
• Initiative, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Strong analytical and interpretative skills
• Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new techniques and knowledge

Senior Manager - Modelling Corporate

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team:


We help our clients understand their business through building models, reviewing models and data analytics. We work across a broad range of tools (Excel, VBA, SQL, Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI) to support decision making and effective execution. If you enjoy translating complex problems into models, this is the team for you.

We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our FS Modelling team and be based out of our London office.

The Role:

- Contributing to and driving the growth of the modelling team focused on financial services clients
- Leading large projects to support clients in tackling business issues across financial services
- Applying technical skills to devise compelling and well thought out solutions to support strategic financial planning
- Building constructive working relationships to develop internal and external networks
- Leveraging existing managerial experience and leadership skills to help grow and develop the modelling team
- Building strong client relationships and assist business development efforts including taking new propositions to the market and pitching for new work.
- Managing teams of modellers and other professionals to provide high quality and flexible modelling solutions for a diverse range of clients across financial, energy and public sectors.
- End to end engagement and stakeholder management including day to day project management.
- You will use existing Excel, VBA, and/or SQL skills to support delivery and develop capabilities, share knowledge on solutions, and best practice techniques
- Supporting the professional development of the junior members within the team through mentoring and coaching
- Developing financial forecast model for business planning and valuation
- Developing business case models for option appraisals and transformation execution
- Transaction modelling such as corporate finance, M&A and restructuring
- Reviewing financial models for quality assurance sign-off
- Developing tactical solutions for automation of finance and regulatory reporting
- Developing calculation engines for such things as banking customer remediation
- Development of data models to support modelling and analytics deliverables
- Incorporation of VBA within the model to streamline Excel processes
- Using visualisation and analytical software (such as the Power BI, QlikView and Tableau) to drive insights from data to inform client decisions

The Person:

- Experience as a senior manager in consultancy, actively winning modelling work and delivering on engagement
- Experience in developing modelling propositions and taking out to market
- Experience with Financial Services clients including Banking, Insurance & Investment Management
- Experience scoping, designing and building financial models in best practice
- Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships across a range of teams
- Experience in developing new strategy and propositions to generate business
- Experience in performance management and developing & retaining talent
- Strong IT skills (Excel, VBA, SQL)
- Strong communication skills to be able to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way
- Strong commercial awareness and understanding of key concepts and issues in the financial services sector

Desirable Experience:

- A first-class or upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in a numerate subject


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