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Manager - Insurance Accounting Advisory

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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services

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Assistant Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Treasury

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Banking Accounting Advisory Manager

Location: London

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Assistant Financial Consulting Manager – Transport Advisory Services

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Assistant Financial Consulting Manager – Transport Advisory Services

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Manager - Insurance Accounting Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Role

•Contribute to the delivery of high-quality accounting advice to insurance clients. This may include support on M&A, IFRS 17 implementation, ad-hoc accounting and group reorganisations
•Communicate clearly analysis, observations and recommendations in writing and verbally
•Take responsibility for engagement planning and management on a day-to-day basis
•Act as day-to-day lead on client engagements, managing small teams where required
•Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect insurance financial reporting, support with analysis of emerging issues
•Prepare and delivery of presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing materials
•Support bids and proposals for new client opportunities and grow existing valued client relationships
•Develop client relationships and utilise network to identify opportunities for KPMG to perform additional services
•Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and updating senior members on progress
•Mentor staff and conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

•Strong academic background including at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
•Up to date knowledge of the financial reporting environment impacting insurers
•Possess a relevant professional qualification (such as ACA)
•Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and client presentations
•Proven technical and analytical ability to analyse client issues and propose commercial solutions
•Ability to prioritise and challenge

Knowledge & Experience:

•Extensive experience in delivering audit or accounting advisory services to insurers
•Good knowledge of insurance financial reporting and experience of applying this to a range of different issues
•A knowledge of Solvency II and UK GAAP is beneficial but is not necessary
•Ideally some consulting experience, with excellent client liaison and communication skills as well as commercial awareness
•Ability to develop new business opportunities for the accounting advisory team to deliver
•Strong project management experience
•Ability to work in a client facing and consulting role, with ability to build networks and relationships
•Proactive attitude with a desire for the opportunity for personal and professional growth



Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


As a senior manager in the team, the individual would be expected to:



- Play a significant role in the delivery of high quality prudential regulatory advice to insurance clients on the impacts of a changing risk and regulatory landscape on their business models and supporting them through that change




- Provide advice across a range of topics and emerging regulatory risk areas, including authorisations, approvals, capital requirements, group structuring, governance, and regulatory reporting, recovery and resolution, climate change risk




- Communicate clearly analysis, observations and recommendations in writing and verbally




- Take responsibility for engagement planning and management on a day-to-day basis




- Act as day-to-day lead on client engagements, managing teams where required




- Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect insurance regulation, develop points of view and client propositions on agreed topics




- Prepare and delivery presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing materials




- Identify additional opportunities for KPMG to perform consulting services to their non-audit clients




- Lead the proposals process for new client opportunities




- Develop client relationships and utilise network to identify opportunities for KPMG to perform additional services




- Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and updating senior members on progress




- Mentor staff and conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff






The senior manager would have:



- Thorough knowledge of insurance regulations (Solvency II, in particular) and experience of applying this to a range of different issues




- Ideally some consulting experience, with excellent client liaison and communication skills as well as commercial awareness




- Ability to develop new business opportunities for the insurance regulation team to deliver




- Strong project management experience




- Ability to work in a client facing and consulting role, with ability to build networks and relationships




- Proactive attitude with a desire for the opportunity for personal and professional growth




- Thorough understanding of Solvency II reporting, governance and capital requirements






To qualify for the role, we would expect an individual to have:



- 8+ years’ experience of delivering audit or risk regulatory services to general and/or specialty insurers




- Strong academic background including at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a business, legal, actuarial, or finance related degree




- Up to date knowledge of the regulatory environment impacting insurers




- Possess a relevant professional qualification (such as ACA)




- Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and client presentations




- Proven technical and analytical ability to dissect client issues and propose commercial solutions




- Ability to prioritise tasks and provide constructive, meaningful challenge in the development of client solutions




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)

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 Financial Consulting Manager – Transport Advisory Services

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

KPMG’s dedicated Transport Advisory team within our Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Consulting practice provides specialist financial, commercial and strategic advice to the transport sector (both public and private sector participants), focusing on the rail and bus markets in the UK and globally. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our services, both in the UK rail contracted market, where KPMG is the dominant provider of financial and commercial advice, and within the wider transport industry including infrastructure providers and bus operations.

Successful candidates would initially work on engagements supporting clients to develop financial forecasts and business plans, through working in a management role within KPMG finance teams. Typical engagements will be supporting transport client teams to generate and challenge costs and revenues to underpin their business plans, whether for a specific contract, transaction or as part of a transformation programme, market entry into a new country, or across a whole business unit for a defined planning period. There will also be opportunity to work on other transport focussed projects in the team.

Recent projects have included delivering the finance workstream of a major organisational transformation programme, advising operators to bid for or (re)negotiate contracts, advising an infrastructure provider on its financial forecasts in relation to its regulatory settlement, market entry studies for public and private sector transport clients, financial due diligence on transactions across the rail industry value chain, and contract mobilisations.
There will also be opportunity to work on other projects in the department. Depending on the department’s needs and your own goals, there may be opportunity to work with our wider AAS group on projects in public sector accounting including providing technical accounting advice, undertaking assurance activities, budget and forecast analysis, accounts production and carve-out activities.

The Role & Key Responsibilities

We are looking for an Assistant Manager with a track record in financial forecasting and analysis to be a key member of our market leading transport advisory team. Key responsibilities include:
- Providing specialised financial advice and support to transport clients, particularly around UK rail contract bidding and on other business planning and commercial support projects within the land transport sector.
- Providing financial and commercial challenge to help clients develop robust and competitive bids and business plans.
- Serving as a member of the KPMG team on rail bids, supporting the finance workstream lead and leading sub-workstreams.
- Serving as a member of the KPMG team on other engagements focused on financial planning and commercial advice to transport operators and infrastructure providers.
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
- Contributing to practice management, including thought leadership, business development activities and general practice development.
- Successful candidates are expected to become active members of KPMG’s wider transport network, developing sector knowledge to help grow the wider global transport practice.
- You will be required to undertake people management and development for more junior staff within a project.
- Engagement management.
- Please note that in the future and when government regulations allow, this role may include travel within the UK (including staying away from home during the working week) and potentially travel outside of the UK.

The Individual & Key skills and competencies required:

- Qualified accountant (highly financially literate candidates who are not accountants will be considered if exceptional).
- Significant experience in financial planning or financial review (e.g. audit).
- Knowledge of the rail or bus industry is highly desirable, but not mandatory for strong candidates.
- Ability to motivate people.
- Willingness to learn and to try new things.
- Financial rigour, analytical ability and attention to detail.
- Interest in the UK rail or bus sector, and high-level understanding of key industry trends.
- Proven track record of being able to act on own initiative and be able to develop innovative solutions.

Assistant Financial Consulting Manager – Transport Advisory Services

Location: Bristol

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

KPMG’s dedicated Transport Advisory team within our Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Consulting practice provides specialist financial, commercial and strategic advice to the transport sector (both public and private sector participants), focusing on the rail and bus markets in the UK and globally. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our services, both in the UK rail contracted market, where KPMG is the dominant provider of financial and commercial advice, and within the wider transport industry including infrastructure providers and bus operations.

Successful candidates would initially work on engagements supporting clients to develop financial forecasts and business plans, through working in a management role within KPMG finance teams. Typical engagements will be supporting transport client teams to generate and challenge costs and revenues to underpin their business plans, whether for a specific contract, transaction or as part of a transformation programme, market entry into a new country, or across a whole business unit for a defined planning period. There will also be opportunity to work on other transport focussed projects in the team.

Recent projects have included delivering the finance workstream of a major organisational transformation programme, advising operators to bid for or (re)negotiate contracts, advising an infrastructure provider on its financial forecasts in relation to its regulatory settlement, market entry studies for public and private sector transport clients, financial due diligence on transactions across the rail industry value chain, and contract mobilisations.
There will also be opportunity to work on other projects in the department. Depending on the department’s needs and your own goals, there may be opportunity to work with our wider AAS group on projects in public sector accounting including providing technical accounting advice, undertaking assurance activities, budget and forecast analysis, accounts production and carve-out activities.

The Role & Key Responsibilities

We are looking for an Assistant Manager with a track record in financial forecasting and analysis to be a key member of our market leading transport advisory team. Key responsibilities include:
- Providing specialised financial advice and support to transport clients, particularly around UK rail contract bidding and on other business planning and commercial support projects within the land transport sector.
- Providing financial and commercial challenge to help clients develop robust and competitive bids and business plans.
- Serving as a member of the KPMG team on rail bids, supporting the finance workstream lead and leading sub-workstreams.
- Serving as a member of the KPMG team on other engagements focused on financial planning and commercial advice to transport operators and infrastructure providers.
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
- Contributing to practice management, including thought leadership, business development activities and general practice development.
- Successful candidates are expected to become active members of KPMG’s wider transport network, developing sector knowledge to help grow the wider global transport practice.
- You will be required to undertake people management and development for more junior staff within a project.
- Engagement management.
- Please note that in the future and when government regulations allow, this role may include travel within the UK (including staying away from home during the working week) and potentially travel outside of the UK.

The Individual & Key skills and competencies required:

- Qualified accountant (highly financially literate candidates who are not accountants will be considered if exceptional).
- Significant experience in financial planning or financial review (e.g. audit).
- Knowledge of the rail or bus industry is highly desirable, but not mandatory for strong candidates.
- Ability to motivate people.
- Willingness to learn and to try new things.
- Financial rigour, analytical ability and attention to detail.
- Interest in the UK rail or bus sector, and high-level understanding of key industry trends.
- Proven track record of being able to act on own initiative and be able to develop innovative solutions.

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