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Assistant Manager - Accounting Advisory Financial Reporting

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Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory (London)

Location: London

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

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Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

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Associate Director - Strategic Advisory Services

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Assistant Manager - Accounting Advisory Financial Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Summary of Role Purpose:

Work as a key member of the growing Accounting Advisory Services team. The team provides specialist accounting and financial reporting 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

-Advising clients on the application of new and existing accounting standards such as IFRS and UK GAAP(FRS101/FRS 102/UK Companies Act 2006).
-Assessing the impact of recently adopted accounting standards (primarily IFRS 9, IFRS 10, IFRS 11, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16).
-Supporting transaction teams with IFRS 3 analysis and model reviews with relevant accounting frameworks.
-Providing accounting support to identify implications of business reorganisation plans.
-Assessing the accounting impact of any change in the operation of an organisation
-Working with other teams within KPMG such as deal advisory/tax to provide technical accounting support on cross-functional engagements (e.g. due diligence).
-Development and delivery of client workshops and accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams.
-Helping grow our business through building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
-Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities.

Skills, Qualification and Experience required
-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).
-The team supports external clients and work alongside other KPMG teams (e.g. tax, deal advisory) to address complex accounting issues requiring expertise of relevant accounting standards.
-An Assistant Manager would be able to interact with a number of stakeholders both internally and externally.
-Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
-The role is to provide accounting advice to external clients. Engagements vary in magnitude and oversight shall be provided suitable to the needs of an individual engagement.
-Experience working within accounting advisory team of a professional services firm is desirable but not essential.
-Detailed knowledge of IFRS, UK and US GAAP experience is desirable but not essential.
-Ability to develop strong client relationships.
-Proven experience managing diverse teams.

Expertise / Technical Role Requirements

-Experience in practice including technical accounting experience
-Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
-Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS 9, 15 and 16 (UK GAAP and Companies Law preferable)
-Proven ability to build strong client and colleague relationships
-Demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory (London)

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part 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.

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

The Team
The London CSQ tax team is part of our London Regions Tax business, working closely with colleagues in offices across the region.

The team is very inclusive, supportive and friendly and we value fresh ideas and innovation in all we do. We embrace flexible working.

We have experienced consistent high growth over a number of years and are looking for capable, proactive individuals to join our team and to be part of our growth story.
Our team is unique in that whilst you will have a home office, you will also be part of a wider London Region tax team which constitutes 5 offices. There is great opportunity to work in many aspects of tax and we serve many types of clients and sectors.

The Role
We are looking for a Tax Assistant Manager to provide tax advisory, compliance management and business development services to our clients and targets.
This work would include:

• Being the principal contact with many clients on day to day tax matters and working with managers, senior managers, directors or partners on larger clients
• Being involved on tax advisory and planning work on client portfolio and working with senior colleagues and specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
• Assisting with business development and attending client meetings
• Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services. Co-ordinating a number of different teams internally to provide a single point of contact for the client in delivering a comprehensive cross-tax offering.
• Working with the tax computation processing team in the management and delivery of tax compliance work. Monitoring the tax compliance position using tax administration software
•Carrying out tax audits as part of the specialist tax team in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team and advising the audit team of potential tax exposure
• Reviewing corporation tax computations and advising the client on the computational treatment of contentious issues
• Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances, group relief and other claims
• Delegating delivery of work to junior colleagues whilst maintaining control of quality and timetables.
• Coaching and developing more junior members of staff
• Maintaining strong financial management of client accounts. For example making sure that fees are raised regularly and identifying situations where overruns can be billed
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures

The Individual
• Qualified (ACA or CTA or equivalent)
• Sound knowledge of UK corporate taxation and preferably awareness of international tax issues
• Sound knowledge of accountancy principles, in particular accounting for tax (including deferred taxation and accounts disclosures)
• Strong time and task management skills. Able to remain calm when under pressure and meet deadlines
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external). A practical approach to problems with client focus and commercial awareness
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities
• Ability to build good relationships with clients
• Communicates with impact in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear
• Ability to work as part of a team. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback. Coaches less experienced staff.
• Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The KPMG Midlands Regional tax team is a fast growing part of the KPMG tax practice and we are looking for a Manager with a proven track record who is seeking a dynamic and challenging working environment within a strong supportive leadership management team. The marketplace is diverse with a client base of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and family owned groups.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a confident outward facing skillset willing to invest time and effort in the marketplace. .




Roles and Responsibilities:



Working as a member of the client service team to provide corporate tax compliance and advisory services including:


Reviewing corporation tax computations and managing the compliance process, including liaising with our dedicated Tax Centre of Excellence
Providing tax advisory services to a variety of clients and managing the successful delivery of commercially viable and technically excellent advice involving tax due diligence, structuring, international and other advisory work
Liaising with specialists in Indirect Tax, People Services, Stamp Taxes and overseas KPMG offices to manage their input into tax advisory projects
Running client service teams, including working closely with other areas of the firm, such as audit and transaction services to ensure a seamless delivery of services to our clients
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and identifying leads for new work
Ensuring that clients are kept up to date on developments within the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses
Helping to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target and client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions / products
Seeking out and pursuing business development opportunities with clients and targets and participating with Senior Managers / Directors / Partners in business development activities
Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
Dealing with client billing
Coaching and developing junior members of staff



Qualifications and Skills:


Strong educational background (preferably 2:1 or higher University degree)

ACA, CA, CTA, ACCA or equivalent qualified with strong corporate tax and accounting knowledge



Experience and Background:


Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) and be a team player
Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others
Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
Ability to multi-task
High level of drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude
Ability and willingness to keep up to date technically
Inquisitive with attention to detail
Practical approach to problem solving



Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Accounting Consultation team provides in-depth technical accounting knowledge to the audited entities in KPMG’s Banking Audit practice. The team brings technical knowledge with practical insights and experience in the banking sector to advise our audit teams on their most complex and judgmental technical accounting and reporting issues.

Our team creates added value through:





-Seamless integration into investment and retail banking audit teams to assist and deliver on the most technical accounting aspects of their audits.

- Translating subject matter expertise on complex accounting areas such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting and structured transactions into comprehensible and practical solutions.

- Be at the forefront of, and drive best practice in, financial instruments reporting across the KPMG audit practice.

- Provide high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences.

- Maintain close links with KPMG UK’s national and global technical departments




Role and Responsibilities

- Advise on a wide range of accounting and reporting areas, with a focus on financial instruments for our retail and investment banking clients.

- Integrate into audit teams to deliver responsive support based on strong project management skills.

- Direct interaction with clients on our biggest clients and/or areas that attract significant accounting risk.

- Inspection of financial statements of Public Interest Entity clients prior to issuance

- Develop internal and external training on accounting and financial reporting matters

- Respond to ad-hoc accounting queries from audit teams

- Manage and mentor team members.

- There will also be opportunities to get involved in some advisory engagements and projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support is required, e.g. IBOR replacement, Brexit, Finance transformation and transaction services.

- Responsible for delegating, coaching and leading a team of assistant managers who specialise in technical accounting alongside other managers and under guidance of Partners/Directors to support our most complex banking audit clients.

- Direct interaction with Banking audit Partners/Directors and regular interaction with senior members of Banking audited entities' accounting policy and finance functions, delivering insights in GAAP compliant solutions to the audited entities most complex technical challenges.

- Responsible for delivering technical accounting solutions to maintain industry leading audit quality to a range of complex audited entities including global investment banks, mid-tier building societies and smaller private banks. Solutions will be provided post internal consultation within the team.

The Person


- Work experience in an accounting firm or finance function focusing on financial instruments related technical accounting relevant to financial institutions.

- Experience of evaluating complex technical issues, requiring analysis of facts and circumstances and consideration of alternatives culminating in provision of sound practical GAAP compliant accounting solutions.

- Audit experience advantageous but not vital to role.

- Knowledge of finance processes, particularly accounting processes and/or financial reporting.

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Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA or CPA.


- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 32 and 39, IFRS 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16, and FRS 102 sections 11 and 12) and crucially their practical application within the banking industry.
- Excellent written and communication skills; including delivering presentations and an ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally.

- Strong project management skills, demonstrated by a record of accounting project delivery;

- Ability to motivate a team and lead by example.







Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time






The Accounting Consultation team
provides in-depth technical accounting knowledge to the audited entities in
KPMG’s Banking Audit practice. The team brings technical knowledge with
practical insights and experience in the banking sector to advise our audit
teams on their most complex and judgmental technical accounting and reporting
issues.



Our team creates added value through:





-Seamless integration into
investment and retail banking audit teams to assist and deliver on the most
technical accounting aspects of their audits.






- Translating subject matter
expertise on complex accounting areas such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting and
structured transactions into comprehensible and practical solutions.






- Be at the forefront of, and drive
best practice in, financial instruments reporting across the KPMG audit
practice.






- Provide high quality and
practical training and education for external and internal audiences.






- Maintain close links with KPMG
UK’s national and global technical departments








Role and Responsibilities



- Advise on a wide range of accounting and reporting areas, with a focus
on financial instruments for our retail and investment banking clients.



- Integrate into audit teams to deliver responsive support based on strong
project management skills.



- Direct interaction with clients on our biggest clients and/or areas that
attract significant accounting risk.



- Inspection of financial statements of Public Interest Entity clients prior
to issuance



- Develop internal and external training on accounting and financial
reporting matters



- Respond to ad-hoc accounting queries from audit teams



- Manage and mentor team members.






- There will also be opportunities to get involved in some advisory
engagements and projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support
is required, e.g. IBOR replacement, Brexit, Finance transformation and
transaction services.



- Responsible for delegating, coaching and leading a team of assistant
managers who specialise in technical accounting alongside other managers and
under guidance of Partners/Directors to support our most complex banking
audit clients.



- Direct interaction with Banking audit Partners/Directors and regular
interaction with senior members of Banking audited entities' accounting
policy and finance functions, delivering insights in GAAP compliant solutions
to the audited entities most complex technical challenges.



- Responsible for delivering technical accounting solutions to maintain
industry leading audit quality to a range of complex audited entities
including global investment banks, mid-tier building societies and smaller
private banks. Solutions will be provided post internal consultation within
the team.



The Person




- Work experience in an accounting firm or finance function focusing on
financial instruments related technical accounting relevant to financial
institutions.






- Experience of evaluating complex technical issues, requiring analysis
of facts and circumstances and consideration of alternatives culminating in
provision of sound practical GAAP compliant accounting solutions.



- Audit experience advantageous but not vital to role.



- Knowledge of finance processes, particularly accounting processes and/or
financial reporting.






-
Professional qualification: ACA,
ACCA or CPA.






- Strong technical knowledge of accounting
standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial
Services clients (IAS 32 and 39, IFRS 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16, and FRS 102
sections 11 and 12) and crucially their practical application within the
banking industry.




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Excellent
written and communication skills; including delivering presentations and an
ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally.



- Strong project management skills, demonstrated by a record of accounting
project delivery;






-
Ability to motivate a team and lead














Associate Director - Strategic Advisory Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.
The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.
Our work focuses on the fast-changing and technology-impacted areas of public spending, such as smart infrastructure and mobility, as well as transformation and investment in public services.
Practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating model strategy to public sector, executive agency and corporate clients.

Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, and commercialisation of government assets/companies)
– Investment Strategy including Project appraisal, Business case development and working with funders such as HM Treasury,
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Development of Innovation Strategies
– Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design

It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.

To be an effective Associate Director within the team, applicants will be expected to:

– Lead the design of standard / complex engagements
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Complete and take responsibility for KPMG’s ‘Engagement Management’ procedures (e.g. managing scope within budget and timetable)
– Present and refine business models and data analysis solutions through discussions with management
– Lead complex storyboarding and shape the issue identification and overall problem-solving approach to develop recommendations
– Finalise the preparation of client deliverables and identify the critical areas for debate, ensuring these remain at sufficiently strategic and value adding level
– Maintain a balanced pipeline of engagements and business development opportunities which align with the team business plan
– Actively develop own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sector of choice
– Proactively develop thought leadership at both a strategic and industry level
– Responsibility for risk identification and management within a regulated professional services environment, including taking personal responsibility for working with Risk, Contracting and appropriate governance (e.g. quality reviews).

Skills & Experience

Essential

— Evidence of understanding of the centre of government (e.g. CO, IPA, HMT) and emerging network within these organisations and across relevant bodies
— Considerable experience of leading complex strategy projects, in relevant sectors, with multi-disciplinary teams in a consulting or corporate environment (a strategy house, big 4 firm or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company)
— Track record of working closely with Government/Infrastructure clients to deliver high impact recommendations and having a detailed understanding of the value drivers within the relevant sectors
— Comfortable building client relationships and identifying potential client engagements and sell-on opportunities
— Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior public and private sector stakeholders
— Examples illustrating their collaborative and transparent team approach, readily sharing knowledge with the team, working through silos and respectful of others’ views and opinions

Desirable

— Current UK security clearance to SC or above
- A first class or 2.1 degree from a leading institution
— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities

Skills:

— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
— Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
— Comfortable translating strategic awareness and insights into practice industry recommendations and drawing parallels between different client situations to harness best practice
— Able to adapt quickly in changing circumstances, be an active learner and build innovative solutions
— Structured thinking skills combined with creativity

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.



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