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Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assistant Manager - Birmingham

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Service Line: Business Support and Create

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Internal Communications Business Partner

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Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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KPMGI HR Business Partner

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Service Line: IHQ

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Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assistant Managers - Birmingham

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Procurement Systems Coordinator

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Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assistant Manager - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Business Support and Create

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team



KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within National Markets is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management and related assurance and advisory projects. Clients are based in both the private and public sector and our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams including our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the National Markets team in our Birmingham office.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for our clients covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
• Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
• Assurance mapping
• Creating annual audit plans for clients
• Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
• Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
• Working with client’s in house internal audit function to supply specialist or additional resource needed
• Process improvement projects
• Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
• Risk identification workshops and control reviews
• Delivering control and risk training
• Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
• Corporate governance reviews
• Contract compliance audits
• Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
• Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
• Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
• Delivering specific advisory projects
• Business development, responding to RFPs, developing product propositions and proposal development

Responsibilities

• Assisting management to retain responsibility for a UK-wide portfolio of clients, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and is responsible for the financial performance and delivery of these accounts
• Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
• Understanding and assisting managers to undertake KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures
• Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect your clients
• Developing internal audit strategies which address all internal audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
• Delivering against those audit strategies
• Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
• Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA and PSIAS Standards and KPMG methodology
• Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
• Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
• Assisting management to produce quarterly Audit Committee papers
• Assisting management to set budgets for engagements and monitoring delivery against the budget
• Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees being raised promptly
• Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
• Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
• Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back on performance
• Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internal audit methodology
• Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
• Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals.
• Assisting partners in general business development.
• Event management – Assisting with the organisation of internal events for clients (e.g. internal audit breakfast sessions)
• Overseeing the preparation and dissemination of monthly thought leadership updates for clients

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

• Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent)
• Strong understanding of risks, processes and controls
• Private, public sector and/or professional services experience
• SOX testing experience would be beneficial
• Experience overseeing and conducting fieldwork for internal audit, external quality assessments on internal audit functions and/or risk management engagements
• Experience of being the main or secondary client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level (i.e. stakeholder management)
• Experience of managing subject matter in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits
• Effective report writing
• Strong project management

Personal Attributes:

Demonstrable commitment to developing career in governance, risk and advisory space within a high-performing professional services firm:
• Commercial awareness
• Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
• Mobility / flexibility
• Drive and resilience
• Self-motivation
• Team player
• Curiosity and interest
• Client service mind-set




Internal Communications Business Partner

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. This role sits within the Internal Communications (IC) team, part of the Corporate Communications department, itself part of the Corporate Affairs function.


Purpose

This role reports into the job-sharing Joint Heads of Communications. You’ll be working with the Executive Board members responsible for Risk and Audit or Clients and Markets and their leadership teams. As a trusted advisor, you will be responsible for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy. As a senior manager, you will be part of the senior UK Internal Communications team and have a small team of your own.


Responsibilities

- Being the Internal Communication business partner to the Executive Board members for Risk and Audit and their leadership teams and building trusted advisor relationships
- Accountable for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy, aligning it to the Corporate Communication and Corporate Affairs priorities
- Working with colleagues in the broader Internal Communications team to align messages across the firm and contributing to the wider forward-planning process of the team
- Bringing innovative and creative thinking to the table, working with designated leaders to introduce fresh approaches to delivering internal communications
- Working with senior leaders and their teams to help them improve dialogue and face-to-face communication within our client-facing teams
- Coaching and line-managing team members, while also working collaboratively with peers both within and without the Internal Communications team

The Person

The successful role-holder will be someone who has both the gravitas to deal effectively with senior leaders of KPMG and the ability to deliver creative communications in a fast-moving environment. We’re looking for a senior player who is able to quickly build rapport with demanding stakeholders and can exercise sound judgment in their dealings with them. Resilient and flexible, the role-holder will be comfortable with complexity and operating at the most senior level in an organisation. He or she will also have a track record of managing and coaching less experienced internal communications professionals.


Skills required

- Proactive ability to combine strategic thinking with a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering communication programs in a fast-moving environment
- Credible in stakeholder management, relationship-building and the ability to manage senior stakeholders as clients, without losing sight of the bigger picture
- Strong sense of how to add true value as a communications professional, making a solid contribution to the success of the business
- Able to deal well with ambiguity, working adeptly with leaders to effectively articulate messages that may be sensitive, unclear or still evolving
- A sound understanding of professional services; experience within a comparable environment would be advantageous
- Excellent influencing and diplomatic skills
- Keen understanding of how internal communication adds value to an organisation
- Experience of advising risk or audit or client facing teams is desirable
- The ability to influence stakeholders about the value of good internal communication and act as an ambassador for Internal Communications/ Corporate Affairs
- A strong team player, who is used to working collaboratively and has solid experience as both a line manager and coach
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast changing environment
- High quality written and verbal communication skills in fluent English for all media


KPMGI HR Business Partner

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



KPMGI Group Context and Background


KPMG International (KPMGI) does not provide professional services to clients. KPMGI works globally to set our strategy, ensure global consistency and provide expertise to support member firms in the delivery of our Collective Strategy and the achievement of our growth and trust ambition. KPMGI people, or those in Global roles, work across the world in a number of function, sector and business support teams.

The KPMGI HR team is responsible for delivering the Talent Strategy and innovative solutions that support the Global Business Strategy and key strategic priorities, as they impact those in Global roles.

Organizationally, every Global function is supported by a designated KPMGI HRBP



Role Summary

The KPMGI HRBP is primary liaison on all People matters impacting relevant Global persons, in the population they support, across multiple Global locations. This role works closely with the Global Leaders of Global functions (i.e. GMT Leader, Global COO, Chief of Staff, Senior People Leader, where applicable), in-country HR and Compensation teams, in-country HR Advisors supporting Global and other HRBPs within the KPMGI HR.


HRBP's will apply their generalist background and provide oversight, direction and support to ensure both effective and efficient provision of HR services to a Global function. KPMGI HRBP roles are instrumental in driving improved business performance with focus on consistency of HR communications, policy and process.



Accountabilities



40% - Workforce planning & management

- Have complete visibility, at all times, of all incoming KPMGI resources & movements, be it direct hires, bought-in staff, 3rd party contractors, rotations, etc. and an oversight of the mechanics of these movements; advise and challenge KPMGI hiring managers on the job specifications and package structures to be offered to new hires for KPMGI.
- Maintain for respective Global function, in close cooperation with Global Finance Controllers and under supervision of the PMO (KPMGI Talent & Operations SM), a real-time database containing relevant and necessary information on people in Global roles; purposefully use the employee data; maintain up to date organizational charts, employee lists, Global function DL and employment terms for all individuals within Global function
- Assist respective Global Leadership team on workforce planning assessments and related requirements and actions (e.g. skill gap analyses, strategic resourcing, recruitment, retention programs, defining the experience capabilities/role requirements of the future, mobility, succession planning, etc.) as needed;

20% Performance & Talent

- Facilitate and manage Interim and year end calibration discussions across the entire Global function; provide advice and challenge to the KPMGI performance managers on the application of the MF and KPMGI process to identify and manage and support both strong performers and underperformers.
- Proactively engage with KPMGI Performance Managers to ensure robust performance objectives are set for their appraisees and support the upskilling of PMs throughout the performance cycle

10% - Pay Planning

- As one of the key Pay Planning designates for the Global function 1) support making fair, timeous and consistent pay recommendations, accounting for both the local approach, the KPMGI approach and the unique needs within the KPMGI function (i.e. hot skills, etc.) 2) educate, counsel and support other Pay Planning designates in the Global function during the KPMGI pay cycle 3) consolidate and maintain an overview of pay decisions and nuances for each team member once agreed with the Global COOs; the KPMGI HRBP ultimately holds accountability for accuracy of pay data provided on behalf of the Global function


15% - Employee Relations

- Provide proactive guidance to KPMGI leaders on informal employee relations challenges, such as immediate challenges with performance or relationships among KPMGI people that have no legal or disciplinary implications; anticipate and resolve employee matters and questions

15% - Other Initiatives

- Establish close working relationships with respective Global COOs, CoS and SPLs (where applicable), within allocated Global function, to be seen as trusted and value adding advisor; understand and drive execution of the People priorities uniquely relevant to the Global function
- Contribute to the determination of the KPMGI-wide action plan emerging from the annual Global People Survey and oversee due follow through in order to continually focus on increasing engagement levels.
- Identify opportunities for improvement, across KPMGI, on attraction, engagement and retention of talent, based on the understanding of industry standards and existing, emerging and best in class people practices in KPMGI core locations or functions
- Further KPMGI HR Priorities both as an active member of the broader KPMGI HR/ HRBP community and as a contributor to either the design or implementation of certain strategic KPMGI HR initiatives

“Everyone a Leader” Competencies

1. Drive quality: Delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value and exceed client expectations
2. Apply a strategic perspective: Uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues
3. Make sound decisions: Exercises sound ethical and business judgment when making decisions
4. Build collaborative relationships: Connects with individuals, teams and organizations to build lasting, collaborative relationships that enable global, firm-wide growth
5. Develop and motivate others: Engages teams, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results



Skills & Qualifications

To be successful, you must have strong people and problem solving skills, project/case management and analytical capabilities. In addition, you will possess a good understanding in the areas of recruitment, HR technology, business processes, performance and talent management, compensation and benefits and able to interact and deal effectively with different stakeholder groups within the KPMGI network. As well as a strong appreciation of the sensitivity of information, respect for confidentiality and a solid team-oriented attitude.

- Technical knowledge of Employment law and the application
- Good project management skills for medium scale initiatives
- Analytical skills
- Ability to identify and analyze trends in employee data
- Experience in recruitment is an asset
- CIPD or part CIPD qualified is an asset

Experience/Knowledge

- Strong team player with good influencing skills
- Ability to coach peers, team members, and key stakeholders
- Aptitude for continuously improving processes/best practices
- Integrates information from a variety of different sources and considers the broader impact of issues
- Self-motivated and able to manage conflicting deadlines and demands
- Strong mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations
- Proven track record of successful relationship development and management capabilities with stakeholders
- Ability to influence and confidently negotiate at all levels
- Demonstrated ability to influence, evaluate and manage conflicting priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment with senior level leaders







Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assistant Managers - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Business Support and Create

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team



KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within National Markets is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management and related assurance and advisory projects. Clients are based in both the private and public sector and our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams including our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the National Markets team in our Birmingham office.

The Role & Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for our clients covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
• Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
• Assurance mapping
• Creating annual audit plans for clients
• Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
• Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
• Working with client’s in house internal audit function to supply specialist or additional resource needed
• Process improvement projects
• Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
• Risk identification workshops and control reviews
• Delivering control and risk training
• Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
• Corporate governance reviews
• Contract compliance audits
• Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
• Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
• Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
• Delivering specific advisory projects
• Business development, responding to RFPs, developing product propositions and proposal development
• Assisting management to retain responsibility for a UK-wide portfolio of clients, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and is responsible for the financial performance and delivery of these accounts
• Understanding and assisting managers to undertake KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures
• Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect your clients
• Developing internal audit strategies which address all internal audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
• Delivering against those audit strategies
• Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
• Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA and PSIAS Standards and KPMG methodology
• Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
• Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
• Assisting management to produce quarterly Audit Committee papers
• Assisting management to set budgets for engagements and monitoring delivery against the budget
• Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees being raised promptly
• Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
• Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
• Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back on performance
• Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internal audit methodology
• Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
• Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals.
• Assisting partners in general business development.
• Event management – Assisting with the organisation of internal events for clients (e.g. internal audit breakfast sessions)
• Overseeing the preparation and dissemination of monthly thought leadership updates for clients

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

• Fully qualified accountant, with relevant qualification (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent)
• Experience of working in a large consultancy environment, advising clients on risks, processes and controls
• Experience of working on private, public sector and professional service clients
• SOX testing experience
• Experience overseeing and conducting fieldwork for internal audit, external quality assessments on internal audit functions and/or risk management engagements
• Experience of being the main or secondary client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level (i.e. stakeholder management)
• Experience of managing subject matter in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits
• Experience of report writing
• Experience in project management
• Experience of planning, running and delivering a full internal audit, including managing resources, budgets, and client interaction.
• Experience of advising clients on emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards.




Multiple positions available

Opening date: 15/10/2019

Closing date: 12/11/2019

Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

Procurement Systems Coordinator

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Procurement function‘s objectives are:

• To be regarded as an invaluable business partner by the firm’s KPMG Business Services’ functions (in particular Facilities, People , Market Development and IT), Solutions and Digital and by the wider business functions (Audit, Tax, Deal Advisory and Consulting)
• To drive the continuous improvement of third-party goods and services and minimise the risks associated with commercial contracting activities through the application of best-practice procurement across the firm
• Through its SRM CoE drive adoption of a common methodology, tools, templates and training by key business areas and SRM resources that sit centrally in the SRM CoE thereby improving commercial management of in-life contracts.
• To support the business with technology investments to enable profitable revenue growth
• To deliver year-on-year financial benefit to the firm
• To deliver a travel programme (travel policy, travel operations, sourcing and SRM) that meets the firm’s duty of care obligations and drives value from a best in class travel programme.
• To offer rewarding development and career opportunities to all members of the Procurement function

Overview of the Position / Key Responsibilities

Procurement department consists of three key pillars. Procurement Systems Coordinator reports to Procurement Systems Manager, who reports to Head of Supplier Governance & Systems Operations.

Procurement Operations




Procurement’s service delivery model is supported by Procurement Operations delivered by a 3rd Party provider. Procurement Operations core support activities include tactical and transactional sourcing, procurement systems user support, purchase requisition and order management, contract/catalogue and web-form administration and user helpdesk. Procurement Systems Coordinator is responsible for management and maintenance of Procurement’s systems.

Procurement employs a strategic sourcing methodology to support the professional execution of sourcing projects. The process is supported by the use of two key systems; Coupa and Spend 360.
Specifically the Procurement Systems Coordinator will be responsible for:

• Day to day ongoing care and maintenance of the Coupa Platform.
• Gaining a full understanding of the Coupa Platform functionality and capabilities to become the Coupa Platform SME.
• Reviewing new Coupa releases, understanding capabilities and driving benefit and efficiencies from our investment.
• Working with the Coupa Help Desk as Level Two support resource
• Key P2P program metrics
• Stakeholder coordination
• Monitoring & supervision of P2P operations activities on Coupa.
• Monitoring & supervision of Tier 2 Coupa tech team activities.
• Business user support as the SME for P2P
• User Provisioning
• Supporting Coupa Implementation activities.
• Advise users on best practice processes in Coupa
• Monitoring and responding to queries.
• Manage Supplier Enablement/ Onboard Testing
• Support Procurement and business stakeholders on the management and maintenance of purchasing content

Release Management


• Review each new release of Coupa.
• Co-ordinate upgrading of Customer environments by Coupa.
• Demonstrate any new functionality to Business Process Owners. Gain approval for implementation of ‘new’ functionality.
• Assess impact of changes of system functionality and test against current Business requirements.
• Test & implement new functionality contained within the new releases of the Coupa application. Ensure that Customer functional requirements are met and Coupa product meets Customer’s Compliance to regulatory standards.
• Update and maintain Solution Design documentation.

Test, defect management and change control


• Primary contact and relationship with Coupa Support.
• Identify, escalate and report on major incidents to Business Process Owners and impact to business. Liaise with Coupa to ensure timely response.
• Configure Coupa system as appropriate, functionality, forms, fields and design.
• Record, test and track defects in Application, liaising with Coupa Support to close.
• Produce and maintain Test Plans for User Acceptance Testing for new functionality and defect resolution; Regression Testing & Integration Testing.
• Produce and maintain test scripts for the Test Plan.
• Own Coupa technical ticket monitoring and resolution. Provide additional technical support to the Customer Admin Team.
• Take ownership of Customer’s Coupa change control process, making recommendations to Change control board, ensuring sign off is complete and updating Solution Design Documentation.
• Own updates and additional test, defect, emergency and change control communications.

Documentation


• Maintain all Coupa configuration and solution design documentation, incorporating all impacts from Change Request and new functionality implemented through Release Upgrades.
• Support the maintenance and development of new training materials.

Manage supplier enablement and onboarding testing


• Provide support and assist new Supplier set up in Coupa for cXML ordering and invoicing.
• Managing supplier issues within the Coupa Supplier Network, liaising with Coupa and suppliers to resolve any connectivity and technical issues.

Integration management


• Development and support of Coupa integrations between customer systems, including Bulk File Uploads.
• Maintain and update functional design documentation around the interfaces. Maintain integrity of integrations through the release and revision process (DEV, TEST, MTP, RELEASE)

Application management


• Ownership of the integrity of Coupa master data.
• Support the AP and procurement teams to make best use of functionality

Skills and Behaviours

The following KPMG Global Skills & Behaviours are key to the role:

Accountability



• Accountability at all times for the programme progress and achievement of associated targets

Building Relationships



• Proven track-record of building & maintaining high value-adding business relationships and of influencing senior stakeholders

Delivering Quality Service


• Monitors and delivers high quality of service and products to stakeholders. Manages time, plans and organises multiple work tasks & deadlines

Problem Solving



• Ability to analyse complex issues & challenges, evaluate options and make recommendations with clear supporting rationale

Technical Knowledge


• Develops and applies technical knowledge to own function or area of specialisation. Maintains and updates technical knowledge, to suggest strategies or approaches to client issues.

Qualifications and Experience

• In Depth knowledge of Coupa P2P solution.
• Experience of Implementation of P2P systems and knowledge of Implementation Life-cycle. Experience in:
• Release Management, end user training.
• Defect Testing, Tracking and Management, Test Planning & Management,
• Supplier enablement.
• Excellent analytical and people skills with the ability to form relationships and influence decisions at all levels in a professional and efficient manner
• Experience of e-procurement platform
• Must have basic understanding of Procurement and Finance


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