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Director - Accounting Advisory Services

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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

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Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: Birmingham

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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Technical Banking Accounting Advisory Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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Assistant Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Treasury

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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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. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients across a range of areas however specifically focussed on the accounting implication arising in corporate deals. Projects may arise from mergers and acquisitions as well as disposal activity which may include accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams often including Transaction Services, and Corporate Finance.
We are seeking additional leaders and qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

• Operational accountability and responsibility for the delivery of accounting 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 accounting support including reports and presentations to client issues relating to IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP (FRS101/FRS 102/UK Companies Act 2006). This may include:
o Assessing the impact of recently adopted and new accounting standards (i.e. IFRS 9, 15 and 16)
o Support the preparation of historical financial information for regulatory filings in accordance with relevant accounting framework(s)
o Supporting transaction teams with IFRS 3 analysis and model reviews with relevant accounting frameworks.
o Providing accounting support to identify implications of business reorganisation plans.
o Assessing the accounting impact of any change in the operation of an organisation.
o Ad hoc accounting support including development and delivery of training and reports based on relevant client needs.
• Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
• Strong technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert / thought leader on specific topics.
• Lead and be accountable for driving business development effort in a sector/AAS 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. tax, deal advisory.
• Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
• Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
• Development and delivery of accounting 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.

Key skills and competencies required:

• Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
• Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, UK GAAP (FRS 101/102) and Companies Act
• US GAAP knowledge would be beneficial
• Strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRS 9,15 and 16.
• 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 Accounting 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.

Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description



Work as a senior ESG reporting specialist within the growing Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) team. The team provides specialist accounting and reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.



We are seeking an experienced ESG reporting expert to drive the growth of our Corporate Reporting service line. The candidate will lead the delivery of engagements advising our clients on how to develop and improve their external reporting on ESG matters. Such matters might include Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, waste, water, community investment, sustainable supply chains, health and safety (H&S), diversity, gender pay gap, responsible investing and other non-financial information.



The role would include providing advice to large corporate companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE 100, on best practice reporting. This would include the application of relevant reporting industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.



The role would often involve managing or working as part of a cross-functional team including ESG strategy, risk management, assurance, technology and transformation/change experts.



Key Responsibilities:


Management of client ESG reporting related engagements, including leading AAS input into large multi-disciplinary teams

Managing the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations to help clients to understand and identify their material ESG issues, decide on their desired reporting maturity, and improve or redesign their public disclosures.

Providing senior clients with advice on the initial and continuing application of relevant industry reporting frameworks including TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.

Development and delivery of training on ESG topics to clients and internal KPMG teams

Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior client leaders as well as KPMG ESG leadership in the UK and Globally

People management and performance development including motivating and generating commitment from team members

Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities

Demonstrate continuous self and team development.

Share knowledge with the team.

Actively contribute to AAS strategy and growth, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Experience


Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities

Experience (minimum 7 years) in a sustainability/environmental related field, including experience of preparing, assuring or advising on sustainability reporting for large clients (ideally FTSE 350 or equivalent)

Experienced in preparing, auditing/assuring or reviewing the content of mainstream corporate reporting documents such as the Annual Report.

Business development experience including generating sales with new clients and developing internal networks

Expertise/ technical role requirements


Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.

Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/Powerpoint.

Skills


Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues

Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves

An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally, including Board level stakeholders and KPMG leadership.

Self-driven and resilient.

Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.

Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment

Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail


Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Client facing Senior Manager roles in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax. We are seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond. This opportunity can be based in Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham.

Key Responsibilities:

· Management of client accounting related engagements, leading teams. In some instances, leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams
· Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
· Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on specific topics.
· Lead business development effort in a sector and for Accounting Advisory 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. tax, deal advisory.
· Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
· Development and delivery of accounting 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 and team development.
· Share knowledge with the team.
· Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

· Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
· Experience in an accounting advisory function within large Corporate business sector
· Technical accounting experience with IFRS
· Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge
· Experience with recent developments in accounting IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
· Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector
· Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
· Experience of leading teams and project management
· Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues
· 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

Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


ESG reporting specialist within the Banking Accounting Advisory Services (BAA) team.

The team provides specialist accounting and reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.
We are seeking an experienced ESG reporting expert to drive the growth of our ESG reporting proposition. The candidate will lead the delivery of engagements advising our clients on how to develop and improve their external reporting on ESG matters. Such matters might include Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, waste, water, community investment, sustainable supply chains, health and safety (H&S), diversity, gender pay gap, responsible investing and other non-financial information.
The role would include providing advice to large financial institutions on best practice ESG reporting. This would include the application of relevant reporting industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
The role would often involve managing or working as part of a multi-services team which include specialists in ESG strategy, risk and regulatory capital, tax, finance and digital transformation.

Key Responsibilities:
Management of client ESG reporting related engagements, including leading BAA input into the multi-disciplinary teams
Managing the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations to help clients to understand and identify their material ESG issues, decide on their desired reporting maturity, and improve or redesign their public disclosures.
Providing senior clients with advice on the initial and continuing application of relevant industry reporting frameworks including TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
Development and delivery of training on ESG topics to clients and internal KPMG teams
Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior client leaders.
People management and performance development including motivating and generating commitment from team members
Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities
Demonstrate continuous self and team development.
Share knowledge with the team.
Actively contribute to BAA strategy and growth, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Experience
Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities.
Experience (minimum 7 years) in a sustainability/environmental related field, including experience of preparing, assuring or advising on sustainability reporting for large financial institutions.
Expertise/ technical role requirements
Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/Powerpoint.

Skills
Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves
An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
Self-driven and resilient.
Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.
Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail

Technical Banking Accounting Advisory Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Manager – Banking Accounting Advisory

Banking Accounting Advisory (BAA) is a team of Banking and Financial Services technical accounting specialists with extensive experience delivering expert accounting advisory services, financial reporting and regulatory change projects to major Tier-1 global banks, challenger banks and building societies. We have deep expertise in complex accounting within the Banking and Financial Services sector such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting, securitisations and other structured transactions, derivatives, and deal accounting for mergers and acquisitions and group reorganisations. We also provide SME advice on the critical interactions between IFRS and PRA/EBA regulatory regimes.

Our team provides a wide range of accounting advisory services including the following:
- Technical accounting support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, UK GAAP, FINREP, Pillar 3, Brexit, IBOR reform, and ESG reporting.
- Accounting advice on transactions and financial reporting such as on-call accounting advisory, design or review of accounting policy manuals and financial statements.
- Accounting advice with respect to securitisations and other structured transactions.
- Providing subject matter expertise support on multi-disciplinary finance transformation and deal advisory projects such as business structuring, group reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. Accounting focus areas include IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 2, IFRS 3, IFRS 10 and the UK Companies Act requirements.
- Providing high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences.
- Providing valuable expert resources to clients to assist finance and reporting teams on the enhancement of financial reporting processes, implementation of complex finance changes or transactions requiring technical expertise.

Role and Responsibilities
- Manage client opportunities, deliver live engagements, lead small teams and provide input into larger multi-disciplinary teams.
- Respond to clients’ ongoing ad-hoc technical accounting queries.
- Analyse client transactions or structures and perform detailed technical accounting analysis, including writing formal accounting opinions where required, e.g. structured transactions or deal accounting. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients on complex transactions.
- Provide clients with advice on technical accounting issues and broader impacts of new accounting standards and regulatory changes.
- Write and review client reports based on analytical exercises (e.g. review of clients’ technical accounting decisions, stakeholder interview) to present findings and recommendations.
- Assist clients in their implementation programme for new accounting change or development and post-implementation review programme through delivering client workshops/training, direct assistance in performing the assessment and/or review of clients’ assessment, review of technical accounting and risk interpretations prepared by clients e.g. IFRS 9. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients.
- Take an active role in the identification of business development opportunities, client targeting, developing KPMG’s client propositions and thought leadership collateral, and assisting in the responses to client proposals, with a primary focus on Financial Services (in particular, Banking clients).
- Manage and mentor junior engagement team members.
- Support senior management of the team with aspects of practice management.
- Research relevant technical and industry developments, participating in and facilitating internal and external technical training.

There will also be opportunities to get involved in some regulatory areas as well as broader finance projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support is required, e.g. FINREP, Brexit, ESG reporting, IBOR reform and finance transformation.

Qualifications and Skills
- Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).
- Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking and Financial Services industry.
- Understanding of the Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting.
- Excellent written and communication skills particularly in writing technical accounting analysis or opinions, delivering presentations and an ability to communicate well with clients both in writing and verbally.
- Strong ability to evaluate technical issues, research and analyse facts, ability to influence and deal with senior individuals, consult and deliver solutions to clients.
- Strong analytical skills in relation to impairment under IFRS 9, effective interest rate and other relevant valuation techniques.

Experience and Background
- Relevant accounting advisory or technical accounting experience within Financial Services particularly in Banking, with a minimum 2 years’ experience in technical accounting in Banking. Any additional Financial Services experience, such as asset management or insurance, would be advantageous.
- Robust technical understanding of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).
- Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking industry. Strong experience in IFRS 9 impairment process, derivatives or hedge accounting experience is desirable, as well as demonstrated experience in accounting change projects.
- Technical understanding of non-financial instruments accounting standards and other relevant requirements as relevant to deals accounting and finance transformation (IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 2, UK Companies Act requirements). Practical experience of application of these standards in the Banking industry is desirable.
- Understanding of Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting. Prior experience with FINREP and other regulatory reporting within CRDIV would be advantageous.
- Knowledge of finance processes, in particular accounting processes and/or reporting requirements, would be advantageous.
- 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.

Assistant Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Treasury

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Roles and Responsibilities

- 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
- 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 development of KPMG’s client propositions, with a primary focus on Corporates
- There will also be opportunities to be involved in other accounting areas and regulatory areas, e.g. EMIR, LIBOR reform.
- The role is primarily delivery focused reporting to managers and senior managers however may include leading teams of up to 4 people (depending upon the engagement nature).

Qualifications and Skills

- A recognised financial qualification - ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered.
- 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
- Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to the team and help it grow

Experience and Background

- Experience in either an accounting or treasury role
- 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
- Prior work experience of a Corporate Treasury function with knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, treasury strategies, systems, governance and controls (Desirable)

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