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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Associate

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Manager

Location: Reading

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Assistant Manager

Location: Reading

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Audit Pensions Centre of Excellence – Actuarial Specialist – Assistant

Location: London

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Associate

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*


KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity to gain in-depth knowledge across a variety of industries which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



We are now looking for talented Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.



Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.



The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes from mid-market to FTSE listed groups and across a wide range of sectors.



We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.



Roles and Responsibilities:



•Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence includingthe delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills andexperience of the staff.
•Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met todeliver an excellent service to our clients.
•Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst workingtogether with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
•Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client,ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
•Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered toa high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
•Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on allsalient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
•Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
•Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues,preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare orreview analysis.
•Deliver training to wider department.
•Follow KPMG best values.

Qualifications and Skills:

•Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
•Hold at least five years' experience in audit and one year asmanager.
•Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
•Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
•Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
•Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
•Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals(internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
•Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
•The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
•Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
•Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
•Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).

Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*
















KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity to gain in-depth knowledge across a variety of industries which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



















We are now looking for talented Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.



















Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.



















The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes from mid-market to FTSE listed groups and across a wide range of sectors.



















We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.



















Roles and Responsibilities:





















•Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence includingthe delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills andexperience of the staff.
•Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met todeliver an excellent service to our clients.
•Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst workingtogether with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
•Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client,ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
•Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered toa high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
•Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on allsalient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
•Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
•Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues,preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare orreview analysis.
•Deliver training to wider department.
•Follow KPMG best values.













Qualifications and Skills:















•Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
•Hold at least five years' experience in audit and one year asmanager.
•Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
•Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
•Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
•Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
•Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals(internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
•Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
•The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
•Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
•Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
•Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).













Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Assistant Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This role can be based in any of the following locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Reading, London, Glasgow.

The Team
KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. We are now looking for talented Assistant Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to coordinate the pensions audit delivery from planning through execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of entities on behalf of the audit team as part of the centre of excellence. You will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and internal specialists across all of KPMG's UK offices along with our offshore team who assist with delivery of work. You will also be working with external experts and audit entity pension teams.

The Role
Assistant managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales. The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of allsizes from mid-market to FTSE listed groups and across a wide range of sectors. We are offering both full andpart-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Coordinate the completion of audit work and ensure it is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
Responsibility to work across a portfolio of audits and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our audit entities.
Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
Develop the skills and experience of others within the centre of excellence team.
Reporting to lead audit team Managers and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
Develop and improve the standardised work programmes.
Follow KPMG values.

The Person-Qualifications and Skills:
Fully qualified ACCA/ACA or international equivalent
Hold at least numerous years' experience in audit.
Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
Well-developed team working skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).



Audit Pensions Centre of Excellence – Actuarial Specialist – Assistant

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The KPMG Actuarial Specialists within the Pensions Centre of Excellence are a team of c.30 pensions specialists dedicated to supporting KPMG Audit in auditing financial statements under IFRS/UK GAAP/US GAAP/SORP in respect of Defined Benefit pension schemes. Specialist input to audits is crucial to ensuring audit quality. Being part of the team of subject matter experts will present opportunities to contribute to provide a market-leading service to KPMG’s audited entities.
We continue to evolve how specialist pensions support is provided, working closely with audited entities and the central audit team to provide high quality and focussed support, resulting in an enhanced experience. We are looking to recruit outstanding team players with a focus on quality and integrity, and a dedication to building a collaborative environment within this dynamic team.
Working in the Pensions Centre of Excellence will provide opportunities for pensions actuaries, actuarial students and pensions professionals to work with blue chip audited entities, liaise with their third-party advisers, develop specialist knowledge whilst also providing access to the wider opportunities within KPMG. Due to the seasonal nature of the work, we are able to accommodate flexibility in working patterns (including part-time and seasonal contracts) and offer a competitive remuneration package and career progression opportunities.

Audit Pensions Centre of Excellence – Actuarial Specialist – Assistant Manager

Location is flexible, can be any UK based location

The Role

Responsible for delivering high quality specialist pensions support to KPMG Audit in relation to DB pension schemes sponsored by KPMG audited entities.

Description of the role:
•Key contact with central audit team, with responsibility for collating relevant pensions information from audited entities and their advisers, raising queries and reviewing responses
•Responsible for running checks to assess reasonableness of actuarial assumptions and accounting results, using KPMG developed tools and supported by a team analyst (grade E)
•Drafting and initial review of reporting
•Assist in managing process from initial scoping with central audit team to final delivery of audit reporting
•Begin to develop specialist technical knowledge and contribute to research and knowledge sharing in one or a number of key areas (technical accounting support, audit tools and procedures, yield curves, longevity, valuation of longevity swaps, valuation of annuity policies, public sector, US GAAP, valuation of asset backed funding interests)
•Developing detailed understanding of KPMG audit procedures and ensuring procedures are followed accurately

Role dimensions

Leadership & Management

The successful candidate at assistant manager level will be expected to assist in running client engagement teams to deliver audit cases, and to contribute to the overall success of the team. Assistant managers will prepare reporting in respect of all audit clients, with reporting being signed off at manager and senior manager level, and delivered to KPMG Audit in line with KPMG audit quality procedures. With the appropriate auditing experience and IFoA exam progression, assistant managers can obtain the necessary acceditation to manage and have responsibility for their own portfolio of lower risk audit cases.

Stakeholder Interaction & Challenges

Assistant managers will have the opportunity of client contact throughout the audit process, typically liaising with in-house pensions managers and group finance contacts. Key clients include FTSE companies across all sectors.Assistant managers will also be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team and the auditors within the wider Pensions Centre of Excellence, with responsibility for assisting in the managing of the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance

The team will deliver over 500 audit support cases each year, covering KPMG’s largest high profile audited entities through to mid-market companies. A focus on quality and consistency will be central to everything that we do.

The Person - Experience

Essential - The successful candidate will have a pensions background with some experience of working in pensions accounting and / or audit, and will be making good progress through the actuarial exams.

Desirable - Knowledge of pensions reporting under IFRS and experience in one or more of the areas outlined below.

Expertise / Technical role requirements
•Basic knowledge of DB pension scheme valuations, roll forward methodologies and actuarial techniques
•Understanding of the wider UK pensions landscape, the FRC audit environment and the issues facing our clients
•The successful candidate will also have experience of one or more of the following specialist knowledge areas (and will be expected to develop further specialist technical knowledge and contribute to research and knowledge sharing):
o technical accounting support
o audit tools and procedures
o yield curves
o longevity
o valuation of longevity swaps and annuity policies
o public sector pension schemes
o US GAAP
o valuation of asset backed funding interests

Skills
•Good technical understanding of pensions liability calculations
•Attention to detail, with a focus on quality and accuracy in calculations
•Good communicator and team player
•Strong analytical skills with ability to provide challenge
•Consistently able to work at high level of intensity whilst maintaining a professional and positive approach
•Fully engaged and taking responsibility for own performance and development
•Developing delegation skills and proactive in helping junior team members to develop
•Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills

Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*


KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity but with a focus on our largest FTSE 250 listed entities across a variety of industries to gain in-depth knowledge which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



We are now looking for talented Senior Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through to execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.





Senior Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.





The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes but with a focus on our large and complex FTSE listed entities and groups across a wide range of sectors.





We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.





Roles and Responsibilities:




• Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence including the delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills and experience of the staff.
• Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our clients.
• Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
• Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
• Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
• Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
• Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
• Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
• Deliver training to wider department.
• Follow KPMG best values.



Qualifications and Skills:




• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
• Hold at least seven years’ experience in audit and one year as a senior manager.
• Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).




Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*


KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity but with a focus on our largest FTSE 250 listed entities across a variety of industries to gain in-depth knowledge which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



We are now looking for talented Senior Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through to execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.





Senior Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.





The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes but with a focus on our large and complex FTSE listed entities and groups across a wide range of sectors.





We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.





Roles and Responsibilities:




• Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence including the delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills and experience of the staff.
• Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our clients.
• Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
• Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
• Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
• Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
• Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
• Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
• Deliver training to wider department.
• Follow KPMG best values.



Qualifications and Skills:




• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
• Hold at least seven years’ experience in audit and one year as a senior manager.
• Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).




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