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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services

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Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: Manchester

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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

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Manager – Accounting Advisory Services, Treasury

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

Experience and Background

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

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 and US GAAP 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 leaders and qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Role and 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. ASC 842/IFRS 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.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
• Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS and US GAAP
• UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge would be beneficial
• Strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular ASC 606 and 842 as well as IFRS 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

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


This role is open to locations nationwide.


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.

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

Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: Manchester

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.

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

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


Manager – Accounting Advisory Services, Treasury

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

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 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

- 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

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