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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant

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Outsourced Services Senior Manager - OEH

Location: Watford

Service Line: Facilities

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Internal Communications Business Partner - 12 month Fixed Term Contrac

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Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Legal Services

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Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

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Manager - Global Mobility Services, Tax - London

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Service Line: People Services

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Dynamics365 Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant role is pivotal link between our pre-sales and post-sales delivery teams. As a product expert, you will take the lead technical role during the sales cycle of a new client engagement supporting the lead business development manager to win new business. This will include client workshops, product demonstrations, responding to RFP’s and proposal writing. You must be able to demonstrate the power of the Business Central solution by understanding the client’s needs and focusing on their specific business outcomes. Although pre-sales focused, the role also has delivery responsibilities, as it is expected that the consultant who has built trust and understanding with a prospect during the sales cycle, continue to work with the client to oversee the delivery of their IT programme. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a growing business practice within a market leading global firm that is KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions.

When required, the role includes UK wide travel and may involve occasional overseas travel due to the organisational structure of KPMG MBS and client requirements.

Responsibilities



- Provides Pre-sales support (Analysis/Demo preparation/Demo’s in Consultant Capacity);
- Ability to deliver clear and concise demonstrations of Business Central and its supporting suits focusing on the client’s specific business outcomes
- Input and where you have specialisms produce order of magnitude estimates based on the requirements you have gathered from clients / prospects
- Work with prospects to look to build Proof of Concept’s based on the information gathered and incorporate the development team into this process should the need arise
- Work with existing ISV’s to deliver the customer’s requirements as well as thinking outside Business Central and leverage supporting Microsoft stack to meet requirements
- To produces Functional Design Documents for the technical team should a development be required
- Coordinate and confidentially lead meetings and/or functional workshops (internal/external) and software configuration;
- Full comprehension of the C-Suite and ability to present to it;
- On-site analysis of customer functional requirements;
- Detailed documentation of customer requirements;
- Facilitates User Acceptance Testing;
- Conducts Training of customers;
- Provides Customer functional Support;
- Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;
- Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate with Project Manager as necessary;
- Work on own initiative and with minimal support needed;
- Communicate progress updates to relevant parties both formally and informally;
- In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training;
- To carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the practice management team;
- Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times;
Requirements:


Qualifications and Essential Skills



- Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (or NAV) for a minimum of 3 years;


- Experience and proven track record of knowledge and implementation of Dynamics NAV/Business Central Financials along with the supporting Modules Trade and logistics, Warehouse, Sales and Purchase, etc.
- A proven track record of successful implementation of a number of leading-edge technological solutions within large client companies, preferably across a number of business verticals;
- Experience especially in manufacturing, supply chain, print, or retail sectors will be considered an asset;
- Proven additional Dynamics Business Central, Azure and Powered Platform certifications will be considered as an asset.
- Experience of consultancy roles in software delivery;
- Experience in a delivery-orientated IT environment using an Agile methodology. Familiarity of Microsoft DevOps or Jira preferred
- Expert at writing user stories, with acceptance and test cases
- Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge
- Adept at Business Requirement Analysis, and in planning and leading workshops with the client;
- Functional project documentation experience especially for work packages to be implemented by offshore teams;
- Experience in compiling pre-sales activities (data, environments, scenarios, demo scrips, POC development briefs, etc).
- Experience in delivering product to C-suite and responding to Q&A sessions using real world examples

Outsourced Services Senior Manager - OEH

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Facilities

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Operational Excellence – OEH Outsourced Services Manager


KPMG Overview:

Joining 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:

Grade: C
Service Line: OEH – KBS
Reporting to: Head of Strategy and Projects - OEH
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf)


Function Information

OEH plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy, and as a representative of OEH this role plays a key part in delivering that strategy. To enable this, we are continually reviewing the way we recruit, develop and reward the people that work for KPMG to make sure that we attract and retain the very best and most diverse talent in the market place and enable them to achieve exceptional things for our clients and customers. At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement – “our people are extraordinary”.


Context of role

This role plays a pivotal role in the delivery of the OEH strategy and deliverables. You will be responsible and empowered to manage the relationships with all our outsource providers of OEH services. You will drive a customer centric and continuous improvement culture across the operation, helping to develop and achieve our overall managed service strategy within KPMG Business Services.

You will manage 3rd party providers, ensuring the service provision is delivered in line with our agreed contracts and the best way to support our overall vision of creating an excellent experience for our colleagues, whilst operating within a controlled and governed framework. You will develop and have overall responsibility to manage the service delivery and ensuring agreed SLAs are met and achieved within the OEH budget. Your focus on continuous improvement of service delivery will be gained through building, influencing and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external customers, including leaders across OEH, KBS and beyond.

You will deputise for the Head of OEH in matters relating to the outsource providers.
As a member of KPMG, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values at all times.



Role and Responsibilities
- Oversee and ensure timely and a high level of service is continually provided from the shared service operation and our 3rd party providers (approximately 220 personnel). Driving capability across the operation with a robust and sustainable development programme in place for all colleagues and management roles.
- Respond to customer feedback, dealing with escalations and take a strategic approach to ensure that root causes are established to prevent recurrence.
- Build and develop close working relationships with key stakeholders and senior leadership teams both in the providers, OEH, KBS and beyond to support a quality service culture. Pro-active management of all stakeholders, especially the expectations of leaders and management within the organisation (including senior management and partners).
- Maintain and manage vendor budgets (total contract value c.£3.5m) against commercial terms and the service centre budget against the plan.
- Manage and review the performance of the 3rd parties based on agreed contractual SLAs and performance measures. Utilising the SRM Governance model to ensure continuous improvement, innovation and best in class benchmarking consistently delivers improvements to the quality and value of service delivery. Drive cultural awareness within the Vendor’s organisation, to better align values, core behaviours and service deliverables.
- Manage current reporting suite to all internal & external Stakeholders ensuring fit for purpose and providing the required information.
- Work closely with the Service Management team ensuring consistency in reporting and SLA’s.
- Oversight of the number of Improvement Initiatives that have been implemented and work with Service Provider to implement transformation initiatives.
- Oversight of the BPO Supplier to hold them to account on efficiency & productivity improvements.
- Provide BPO Supplier with cross OEH Comms and a view of KPMG.
- Continually seek opportunities to outsource OEH services.
- Manage Rewards & Recognition across Suppliers and continually analyse attrition.
- Manage and coordinate OEH BCP planning for 3rd party providers.
- Work with IT to understand ongoing cross functional technology issues, improvements and resolutions.
- Work with the OEH function leads/Service Delivery Managers to review the operational contract needs:
- Change requests to SOWs and/or change orders
- Contract administration
- Budgeting
- Billing
- Gain sharing and productivity gains
- Tracking of charges / service credits / service penalties across the contract

Experience, Qualification and Skills


Essential skills and experience required

- Experience in the operational management of a Shared Services environment within the UK across all disciplines.
- Experience with managing budgets.
- Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a focussed, simple and commercially relevant manner.
- Experience of a complex, fast-moving environment.
- Possess change and project management skills, and be result orientated.
- Strong influencing skills (able to build business partner relationship) with the ability to challenge at all levels. Ability to influence at a senior level and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
- Leadership skills and personal drive to deliver results.
- Experience of managing 3rd Party vendors, including relevant governance frameworks

Desirable skills:
- Experience of programme management and delivering large change projects.
- Commercial awareness and strong operational delivery.
- Experience in managing outsourced Shared Services relationships.
- Experience in outsourcing Shared Services from contract to go-live of service delivery.
- Experience in the automation of operational processes.

Internal Communications Business Partner - 12 month Fixed Term Contrac

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Overview:

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. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.


Job Description:

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 pictureStrong 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


Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: 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 Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. KPMG is now regulated by the SRA as a multi-disciplinary practice.


Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.


KPMG Legal Services is for lawyers who are:


· Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
· Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members and build relationships.
· Lawyers with a passion for the law.
· Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work.
· Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients.
· Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally.
· Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:


· You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team.
· You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm.
· You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities.
· You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly.
· You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional.
· You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.


Role and responsibilities:


You will help the team with the following service offerings:
(i) Early legal and technical input into potential disputes with HMRC.
(ii) Reviewing a variety of ideas and situations and appraising for litigation risk.
(iii) Litigation in the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ


This will include:


(i) First drafts of pleadings such as notices of appeal and witness statements.
(ii) First draft correspondence, advice and reports.
(iii) Legal research.
(iv) Case management of ‘group litigation’ cases.
(v) Preparing for hearing including preparing bundles of documents and authorities.
(vi) Instructions to Counsel, attending Conferences and preparing settled notes.
(vii) General litigation support.
(viii) Delegation to junior team members.


Education and qualifications:


The applicant will be a litigation lawyer with experience in litigation and/or tax dealing with commercial clients.
In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on technical matters and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her ability to build relationships with across KPMG or with clients. Good relationship building skills and organisation skills are a must.
The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and wider firm events.


Experience Required:


It is expected that the successful applicant will be a qualified solicitor with at least 4 years PQE experience.
They will have experience across a number of taxes and in particular corporate taxes working in real estate and funds.
They must have tax litigation experience (i.e. not just general litigation experience) and previous experience in a similar role with a law firm or Big 4 practice is essential.
They will have experience with and a good understanding of the procedure before the UK Tribunals.

Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.

Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

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

Manager - Global Mobility Services, Tax - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: People Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


We are looking for a Manager to join our Global Mobility Services (GMS) team in London. KPMG's Global Mobility Service (GMS) practice is a diverse and fast-growing area of our Tax business. We serve some of the biggest names, with high-profile engagements touching every corner of world. Our GMS engagement teams are “360 degree service oriented”, with tax technical, client development and client-facing responsibilities as part of each successful candidates remit.

This team’s client base has grown dramatically over the last year and continued success in the market place and recent new wins means significant growth will continue. The candidate will be ready for early assumption of managerial responsibilities and close, regular contact with our dynamic partner and director group.


Role

We are looking for a Global Mobility Services (GMS) Manager to work in our People Services tax team across large Corporate clients.


Core Responsibilities:


Manage the day to day Global Coordination and/or UK service delivery (dependent on the client portfolio), supported by a junior engagement team.
Closely collaborate with subject matter experts within International Social Security, Employment Tax, GMS Technology, Reward, Immigration and the network of KPMG Member Firms to deliver on cross-border and multidisciplinary projects.
Project manage cyclical and one-off projects, such as short-term business visitors reporting, remote working advisory or income tax and payroll disclosures.
Engage with clients on current global mobility and UK tax developments
Support Engagement Leaders with VIP assignee services
For UK-led engagements – oversee efficient delivery of centralised services through effective engagement management, continuous process improvement and cultivating strong relationships with the local engagement teams across the KPMG network.
For UK inbound engagements – manage the UK tax compliance and work closely with the KPMG Centre of Excellence to deliver on all aspects of assignee compliance.
Develop, maintain and lead strong client relationships
Manage engagement finances with junior support

You will also have an opportunity to:


Support GMS business development / proposal activities, developing your sales skills
Performance manage junior colleagues, developing your coaching skills

Experience and Background


Experience working in expatriate/global mobility tax services in Big 4 or equivalent
Prior experience in an in-house Global Mobility / HR team or working overseas would be beneficial but is not required

You will thrive in this role if:

You have a high level of personal responsibility and accountability.
You can evaluate and integrate complex information to identify core issues and present practical advice.
You communicate with impact, both in speech and writing, and in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear.
You are motivated by a passion for the international aspects of our work, professional proficiency, and a desire to serve, lead and deliver excellent client service.
You have excellent organisational skills and you are a self-starter, able to work under you own initiative
You can work to multiple deadlines, showing resilience under pressure and an ability to think on your feet and apply creative thinking when presented with a challenging problem.
You pride yourself as having a strong tax technical expertise
You have a proven track record of exercising sound professional judgement, including the ability to identify issues/concerns and consult where appropriate with more senior staff.
Above all, you are a team player, who collaborates widely to deliver best client outcomes and invests time in development of their team.

Qualifications and Skills


ACA/ATT/CTA qualified or equivalent preferred
Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills are preferred
Microsoft Power BI experience for reporting is welcome but not essential



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