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ACE Senior Manager - DPP Audit

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Senior Analyst - Operational Excellence

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Senior Analyst - Operational Excellence

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Service Line: Tax Central

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Audit Technical Learning Director

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Head of Design – Senior Manager

Location: Watford

Service Line: People

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Audit Director

Location: Milton Keynes

Service Line: Audit

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ACE Senior Manager - DPP Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking for talented professionals to join us at Senior Manager level. The location of the role is negotiable, but ideally based in our London, Watford or Birmingham office.

The role will focus on the audit quality agenda and includes responsibility for developing audit technical guidance, examples and work papers in certain key areas, particularly D&A methodology; working closely with the senior managers in the team and the business and managing the content on the technical guidance portal and websites. This role also includes direct support of the business and audit teams by working on the audit helpline and contributing to developing learning material.

As a member of DPP Audit Support, you will be working on projects which directly relate to the UK's deployment of the new KPMG Clara workflow in an environment where strong teamwork, communication and project management skills are key along with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

This role provides the right candidate with excellent development opportunities and the chance to play a key role in helping the UK Audit function drive their quality agenda forward.

Key responsibilities

Quality agenda
• Playing an active part in work-streams within the quality agenda including those related to the deployment of KPMG Clara workflow
• Working with other subject matter experts and stakeholders from the business
• Drafting of new audit technical guidance (eg Briefings/ Directives)
• Developing templates and examples to support consistent execution of quality audits
• Assisting other team members/senior managers preparing guidance and examples
Maintenance of auditing guidance on portals and websites
• Updates as required and maintaining appropriate content
• Ongoing maintenance/ improvement of information structure on our internal website
• Identification /drafting of Auditing FAQs and project managing the process for keeping Auditing FAQs up to date.
Targeted support for audit teams working in specific industries
• Working with the business and the wider quality agenda to identify needs for additional guidance/templates/examples in certain areas of the business (e.g. Banking audits)
• Develop appropriate guidance/templates/examples and input to training, working with the relevant contacts in the audit practice.

DPP Audit Helpline

• Discussing issues with audit teams and answering queries, drafting appropriate responses, having consulted with other members of the team if necessary
Required Experience and Background
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
• Good technical knowledge and understanding of Auditing Standards and our audit methodology, and strong experience with audit reporting tools
• Experience of working with eAudIT/KAM
• Experience of managing audits or large projects, including leading teams and being the first point of contact for clients (internal or external)
• Proven track record of managing large audits or complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders
• Ideally, previous experience in an audit technical support role and with developing and delivering audit technical learning material.

Qualifications and Skills

• Fully ACCA/ACA qualified or international equivalent
• Good audit technical knowledge and understanding of the ISAs and relevant requirements
• Proactive individual who can effectively manage their own time; an ability to work independently and as a strong team player, effective cross team communication
• Strong project management skills, particularly managing stakeholders’ expectations and proactively communicating issues, solutions and progress
• Proven ability to lead and drive change initiatives to successful completion
• Strong multi-tasking skills with excellent judgement to work with potentially competing demands and handle tight deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective upward management and cross team communication.
• Develops networks; who enjoys interaction with staff from various parts of the firm and displays a flexible approach to work
• Ability to function effectively in changing circumstances
• Desire to learn new skills and challenge the status quo
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

Senior Analyst - Operational Excellence

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team
We are looking for an experienced senior Operational Excellence analyst to join our team as we deliver a programme of operational improvements across KPMG’s Tax and Legal (T&L) department. Our vision is to put Process Improvement firmly at the heart of how we operate, working closely with our colleagues in Tax Technology & Innovation to deliver smart, scalable, industry leading solutions for our people and our clients. The team is made up of Operational Excellence specialists responsible for driving all elements of our improvement programme from identification through to implementation and there couldn’t be a more exciting time to join us. We’re not only growing our team but our influence across our business, allowing the successful applicant the opportunity to help shape and embed a culture of Operational Excellence while benefiting from the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity.

The Role
Reporting to the Operational Excellence Lead, the successful applicant will join a team of Operational Excellence professionals and will be responsible for delivering a portfolio of improvement initiatives inclusive of Process Improvement, Change Delivery and Business Integration, across the business.

While holding no direct line management responsibilities, the successful applicant will hold performance management responsibilities within the team. Therefore, ability and experience in coaching others to deliver change and supporting personal development is advantageous.

The role can be based anywhere in the UK, though preference will be given to candidates in Glasgow and London. Regular travel to Glasgow or London will be required once travel conditions permit this. Remote or part-time workers are welcome to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to lead change in support of a business spanning multiple centres in onshore and offshore operations. Cross cultural awareness and experience are highly advantageous, while being able to demonstrate the ability to proactively build and maintain strong internal networks is essential.

Main responsibilities include:
- Working with business/process stakeholders to ensure business change is successfully delivered and embedded while ensuring opportunities for continuous improvement are identified.
- Leading medium/large scale projects from initiation through to implementation (experience of delivery through various project methodologies beneficial, e.g. DMAIC, Agile)
- Working with the Technology team to develop innovative and root cause driven technology solutions underpinned by smart, scalable processes
- Coaching operational excellence analysts on project and process improvement tools/techniques; developing individual skills and demonstrating best practice
- Supporting a range of initiatives aimed at creating a culture of Process Improvement across the business
- Responsible for PMO activities (e.g. reporting, governance, co-ordination)
The Person
- Demonstratable record of delivering business improvement initiatives through use of change management tools and methodologies
- Experience in the use of Process Improvement methodologies (Six Sigma & Lean qualifications preferred but not compulsory)
- Skilled in project management and delivery tools including milestone planning, risk awareness and leading project communications (project qualifications i.e. Prince2/Agile welcomed)
- Proven ability to coach and train others in the use of Process Improvement tools and methodologies
- Experience in analysing and interpreting data to support solution design and benefits quantification
- Ability to work closely with Technology teams inclusive of supporting with Technology requirements and sharing best practice
- Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with key contacts across all business levels
- Working knowledge of project associated software preferable (e.g. MS Visio, JIRA)
- Ability to get quickly up to speed on our various tax technology offerings as they apply to Operational Excellence

Senior Analyst - Operational Excellence

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team
We are looking for an experienced senior Operational Excellence analyst to join our team as we deliver a programme of operational improvements across KPMG’s Tax and Legal (T&L) department. Our vision is to put Process Improvement firmly at the heart of how we operate, working closely with our colleagues in Tax Technology & Innovation to deliver smart, scalable, industry leading solutions for our people and our clients. The team is made up of Operational Excellence specialists responsible for driving all elements of our improvement programme from identification through to implementation and there couldn’t be a more exciting time to join us. We’re not only growing our team but our influence across our business, allowing the successful applicant the opportunity to help shape and embed a culture of Operational Excellence while benefiting from the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity.

The Role
Reporting to the Operational Excellence Lead, the successful applicant will join a team of Operational Excellence professionals and will be responsible for delivering a portfolio of improvement initiatives inclusive of Process Improvement, Change Delivery and Business Integration, across the business.

While holding no direct line management responsibilities, the successful applicant will hold performance management responsibilities within the team. Therefore, ability and experience in coaching others to deliver change and supporting personal development is advantageous.

The role can be based anywhere in the UK, though preference will be given to candidates in Glasgow and London. Regular travel to Glasgow or London will be required once travel conditions permit this. Remote or part-time workers are welcome to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to lead change in support of a business spanning multiple centres in onshore and offshore operations. Cross cultural awareness and experience are highly advantageous, while being able to demonstrate the ability to proactively build and maintain strong internal networks is essential.

Main responsibilities include:
- Working with business/process stakeholders to ensure business change is successfully delivered and embedded while ensuring opportunities for continuous improvement are identified.
- Leading medium/large scale projects from initiation through to implementation (experience of delivery through various project methodologies beneficial, e.g. DMAIC, Agile)
- Working with the Technology team to develop innovative and root cause driven technology solutions underpinned by smart, scalable processes
- Coaching operational excellence analysts on project and process improvement tools/techniques; developing individual skills and demonstrating best practice
- Supporting a range of initiatives aimed at creating a culture of Process Improvement across the business
- Responsible for PMO activities (e.g. reporting, governance, co-ordination)
The Person
- Demonstratable record of delivering business improvement initiatives through use of change management tools and methodologies
- Experience in the use of Process Improvement methodologies (Six Sigma & Lean qualifications preferred but not compulsory)
- Skilled in project management and delivery tools including milestone planning, risk awareness and leading project communications (project qualifications i.e. Prince2/Agile welcomed)
- Proven ability to coach and train others in the use of Process Improvement tools and methodologies
- Experience in analysing and interpreting data to support solution design and benefits quantification
- Ability to work closely with Technology teams inclusive of supporting with Technology requirements and sharing best practice
- Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with key contacts across all business levels
- Working knowledge of project associated software preferable (e.g. MS Visio, JIRA)
- Ability to get quickly up to speed on our various tax technology offerings as they apply to Operational Excellence

Audit Technical Learning Director

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

DPP Audit is seeking an experienced, high-performing and quality-focused Director to join a committed and enthusiastic team in leading on creating an audit technical development programme, identification of learning needs, inputting to development of learning material, delivery of learning and to support the effective working of the Quality Improvement Network.
We are seeking a Director who is a qualified professional accountant, with strong audit technical knowledge/understanding and experience of leading on developing audit technical learning strategy and programmes with experience of working with senior leadership, to work alongside the Practical Support – Methodology workstream within DPP Audit. This role would be instrumental in how we drive the quality agenda forward, working across ACE and with the stakeholders in the audit business, and how we effectively support audit teams to undertake efficient quality audits in an ever-changing environment.
The role also requires experience of leading a diverse team and strategic thinking, working alongside senior leadership and interacting with the Executive Board.
The role requires an ability to respond to changing priorities in line with changes in business needs in a dynamic environment, and to work collaboratively across DPP Audit and the wider ACE community.

Key responsibilities

There are a number of activities that DPP Audit is responsible for which would benefit from an individual with strong audit technical knowledge and experience of leading on development of audit technical programmes at a strategic level. Determine the strategic focus for technical learning through engagement with senior audit leaders and collaborate with UKL to ensure that strategic focus is embedded in the audit technical learning curriculum
• Drive the identification of priorities across the central ACE and DSG teams that require a learning intervention, and work with UKL to articulate the desired learning outcomes around which the learning should be developed
• Engaging with SMEs to identify potential learning activity for their subject matter areas and directing them to the appropriate solution – eg formal needs analysis through UKL or informally through the QIN for example
• Setting the strategy for upskilling audit teams in new UK specific technical areas – for example outcomes of the BEIS report, UK SOX etc and engage with UKL on the formal elements of that strategy
• Engaging with global learning leadership and influencing the development of the global audit technical learning programmes and solutions.
• Leading on the identification of UK additional needs and UK overlays in the suite of learning materials and programmes in respect of UK requirements, quality issues and gaps in knowledge and application understanding
• Create and oversee the implementation of a rolling programme of support for the audit practice, to run alongside and complement the formal training programme. This would be a coordinated programme involving all elements of ACE and BSG and address emerging issues in a timely manner, as part of our commitment to dynamically support the audit business by focussing on more direct support of our audit teams. This will include running frequent and targeted drop-in clinics amongst other direct interventions
• Strategically advise DPP leadership on projects that may require learning intervention
• Lead on the strategy for DPPs involvement in the delivery of audit technical courses
• As part of ISQM 1 work with UKL to establish the minimum requirements for facilitators across the central audit teams, to ensure that content delivery is impactful and achieves the desired quality outcomes
• Lead the implementation of the ISQM1 Controls for learning as they pertain to DPP SMEs and content contributors
• Working closely with stakeholders, team leads and key contacts in the ACE teams, working collaboratively with these teams eg 2LD, CAT, DPP A&R on learning content and material to ensure consistent messaging and materials are shared with UKL to effectively support the audit business and the audit strategy.
• Lead on embedding the culture of high support and high challenge in how we in DPP Audit work with the audit business and the tools we produce to support their effective execution of quality audits.
• Work independently on other ad-hoc audit technical related projects as needed.
• Lead a small team to implement the informal learning requirements generated by the above activity

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

• Audit professional qualification (eg ICAEW, CIPFA)
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals internally at different seniority levels, including at the Exec level
• Strong audit technical knowledge and understanding
• Good knowledge of the new KCw audit methodology an advantage (ie KPMG Audit Execution Guide and KPMG Clara workflow)
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good IT literacy, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Passionate and committed to audit quality
• Capable of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with other members of the team, the wider ACE teams, and stakeholders within KPMG UK, ACE leadership and the Performance Groups and relevant global leadership (eg Global Audit Learning, Global Audit Methodology Group and KGSG and Global Audit Quality Group).
• Ability to see the bigger picture and prioritise the right issues
• Strong project management skills including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Be pro-active and resilient
• Able to work flexibly (both in terms of managing time and working with people of different levels of seniority)
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Ability to work well independently and experience of leading a diverse team.
• Effective collaborative working is essential
• Driven and enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a strong sense of ownership to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion
• Capable and innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious attitude to seek out resolutions and develop appropriate strategies
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Demonstrate diplomacy when challenging audit approaches
• Be able to work under pressure
• Have a desire to learn new skills


Head of Design – Senior Manager

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location: Watford or other regional location.
Hours: Full-time

Role description
Our Design and Enablement teams consist of Content Design, Content Enablement, and Learning Operations. These teams work collectively to grow, develop and extend high quality and innovative learning solutions to the business.


The Head of Design is accountable to manage and develop a team of on-shore designers and to drive the build out of an end-to-end account management service in India (KGS). The Head of Design is also the lead designer for the Audit and Assurance practice.


The key members of the Design team report to the Senior Manager, who drives the learning strategy objectives of increasing digital learning penetration and in particular driving high quality learning assets that change behaviour across the firm. As a subject matter expert, you will bring specialist in-depth knowledge of digital learning and virtual delivery to the table; essential as we move from classroom-based activities towards a more leading-edge blended solution. Working closely with all Learning Business Partners and holding the relationship with the Audit LBP, you will lead on the design, development and delivery of innovative, engaging and resonant technical training products and leadership and professional skills assets that are aligned to the business’ strategy.


Responsibilities:
- Drive the team’s business plan in support of the Learning strategy refresh, moving more technical training into engaging and skill-building design
- Manage and drive each Designers workplan in support of the overall learning strategy refresh, making sure all identified priorities align to the objectives, challenging non-essential work
- Work closely with Audit stakeholders to assure them of the quality of the strategy to drive change in the technical training curriculum, highlighting opportunities to cut down hours of learning and creating more engaging learning outcomes
- Lead on the design of our Design Principles and practices to ensure we are world class in how we define, develop and deliver all our curriculum. Design Thinking and Human-centred design principles will feature in this
- Support each Designer in working closely with the designated Capability Business stakeholders and Learning Business Partners to understand technical training requirements
- Act as an SME ‘Subject Matter Expert’, to the business on best design solutions (e.g. Brainshark, virtual classroom) for proposed content
- Work closely with the India Design team to define and build an end-to-end capability from Account management through to content design
- Bring specialist, in-depth knowledge of digital learning, virtual delivery and facilitation, and innovative leading-edge solutions
- Work closely with Enablement to understand future direction of technologies and feed in current state requirements in order to deliver world class solutions to clients
- Lead influencer in support of moving the business mindset to learning ‘in the flow of work’ and all this entails. Pushing back on traditional methods and ensuring all solutions align to priorities in the business strategy
- Support the team in working with key business stakeholders to interpret learning requirements and drive strategic learning needs analysis. Galvanise support via the LBPs for content specialists to be available to support design
- Conduct, manage and measure the impact of learning campaigns
- Accountable to upskill team in creation of PID (Project Initiation Document) and include review of all existing and connected content
- PID will include: Needs Analysis including date gathering/analysis/verification, additional research, conducting interviews, focus groups; confirming outcomes and learning objectives; identifying concepts, models and messages; HL design preparation, review and sign off; evaluation process and proposal; first draft detailed design & review including slides; Facilitator guides, participant handouts, pre/post activities, checklists, etc; second draft detailed design & review then update; final version design and complete materials; evaluation sign off; design briefing & review with branding/creating studio
- Define and categorise the audience for the learning content (including Agile working/location)
- Analyse and categorise all forms of digital and learning, identifying the right solution at the right price. Work with Enablement to escalate issues and risks to content consumption, always looking for new ways of conveying learning
- Identify and define learning innovations, including recommendations on a suite of suppliers to design and deliver bespoke content
- Work with both LED and LBPs to ensure full budget transparency to PID
- Define design requirements based on scope (existing or new content) and recommend retirement/refresh of old content
- Hold relationships in the marketplace with suppliers who can partner with KPMG to deliver on- brand solutions
- Ensure team are piloting content when required
- Transition new content and programmes into execution – workflows to Learning Operations

People Leadership
- Invest time in your team, develop their skills and support their careers through meaningful feedback
- Promote diversity, have a broad perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; and a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture.
- Uphold and role model the firm’s Values.

Requirements
- Degree at a Bachelor level required or equivalent
- Professional training/HR development/education qualifications in relevant subject area.
- Experience at manager level and have a proven track record in core HR competencies and exposure to the associated risks.
- Adept at communicating, influencing, coaching, educating, challenging and managing senior stakeholders.
- Strong financial management/commercial acumen.
- Ability to understand and develop effective digital learning outcomes while understanding the implications from a culture, business success and company practice standpoint.
- The ability to translate client business needs into realistic and achievable plans in collaboration with the learning CoE.
- The ability to provide leadership, work collaboratively, and consult effectively and independently with senior levels of the organisation.
- Proven team leadership and management skills and ability to create a high performing, motivating, supportive and collaborative team environment.
- Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to address diverse organisational stakeholders at all levels.

Audit Director

Location: Milton Keynes

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Role & Responsibilities

This senior business professional leads audit and assurance engagements to consistently deliver:

- Quality
- An unparalleled client experience
- Profitable growth from audit and assurance services
- Efficient and profitable outcomes
- Value-add reporting

The key accountabilities of this role include:

- Positioning KPMG as first choice for independent audit and assurance services in the minds of clients and future clients
- Driving quality in ways responsible to stakeholders across society and responsive to external regulators
- Leading a shared team commitment to deliver quality, value-add and profitable outcomes for assurance engagements
- Driving revenue growth across existing and new service offerings
- Being a globally-minded, ethically responsible and culturally sensitive leader, professional role model and change champion
- Proactively investing in personal and team development activities that drive our high performance culture

Key behaviours essential for success

-Drives forward pragmatic and creative solutions which improve productivity and efficiencies in key processes/services
- Demonstrates broad business thinking and sound commercial judgement to add value for internal clients
- Proactively builds and maintains strategic relationship with key internal and external stakeholders
- Continuously reviews business strategy in line with changing client needs and demands
- Analyses complex business situations to identify key issues and priorities
- Helps others to understand how they can exceed expectations and contribute to the overall business strategy
- Demonstrates personal presence and earns trust and respect
- Is able to lead large teams through complex change processes
- Balances the need of the business by driving efficiencies and managing risk and cost.
- Invests in developing and retaining our most talented and motivated people
- Draws upon interdependencies between different functions to improve KPMG performance and effectiveness
- Previous experince of operating at a senior level in a professional services environment will be essntial

Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP and US GAAP.

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