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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Solution Architect

Location: London

Service Line: Exceptional Items

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Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

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Dynamics 365 senior F&O functional consultant

Location: London

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Powered Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.
Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Managers in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

Role and Responsibilities

Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: Tuesday 24th March 2020
Closing date: Tuesday 21st April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Dynamics 365 Business Central – Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for a Dynamics 365BC Solution Architect with experience in functional analysis into large-scale enterprise and SME Dynamics 365BC architecture with a hands-on approach in designing and leading the implementation of the products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. The focus of this role will be on all presales activities around the Dynamics 365BC platform as well as methodology diagnostics and high-level solution architecting on client implementations. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentoring junior and offshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to the KPMG MBS customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within the established and
market-leading global firm that is KPMG MBS.





Responsibilities






The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Microsoft Dynamics 365BC solutions





Be a champion for both technical and functional solutions across the Microsoft platform, driving the option of new features and technology



Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 BC technical and functional capabilities along with knowledge of the current ISV’s.



Lead the design and development of sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365BC functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset where possible



Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and
attention to detail as our client engagements



Define training needs within the team and coach other team members



Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Project Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.



Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.



Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.



Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.



Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered



Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.



In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.



Represent KPMG MBS in a professional and positive manner at all times.















Requirements:




Qualifications and Skills






Deep and broad knowledge of the capabilities of Dynamics 365BC, including appropriate certification where applicable. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365BC and our supporting ISV’s



A good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies and the supporting Power platform.



Broad knowledge of functional capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Operations



Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support to support the technical teams.



Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
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Azure SQL / SQL Server
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PowerApps
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Azure DevOps
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ISV’s



Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams



Experience of all delivery methodologies
















Experience and Background

















Expertise in providing both out of the box and developed solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365BC
environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant



Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.



Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Design Consulting role



Experience of large scale ERP implementations as well as SME sized deliveries



Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery



Pre-sales experience



Excellent presentation and demonstration skills



Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge



Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff
















Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time



Background

The
market is increasingly competitive and KPMG is committed to enabling and
empowering its people to win new business effectively and efficiently.

The
EMA KPMG Way Team is a small, but highly impactful group of Sales/BD subject
matter experts and consultants that are responsible for embedding business
development best practice within EMA member firms and strategic accounts. The
team’s objective is to support key stakeholders (EMA Heads of Market, Global
Lead Partners and Client Service Teams) with enhancing the client experience
and driving top-line revenue group. The group works closely with the broader
EMA markets team (PMO, Operations and Pursuits) to deliver value to our
collective regional stakeholders.


In the
quest for growth across our global network, the KPMG Way team plays a key role
in supporting the delivery of one the region’s top priorities – the EMA Growth
Program. The EMA Growth Program consists of priority accounts that are
headquartered across the EMA region, where we are investing heavily to drive
significant growth (growth in client relationships, client trust, client
experience and revenues).

This
role will be focused on leveraging your direct sales, consulting and
client-facing business development experience to professionalise sales in our
priority Markets and accounts. You will have experience with creating
sustainable sales change programmes in a Partnership or like organisation,
specifically helping to drive mind set, skillset and discipline change where it
is not always mandated.

Accountability:

·Support
KPMG Way Regional Lead (EMA) with delivering key objectives, including the
delivery of the EMA Markets Growth Program and Member firm support
· Collaborate
with key stakeholders to co-create relevant, bespoke and pragmatic solutions
aligned to specific sales and busine ss development requirements.
· Take
the lead on specific projects and initiatives with key stakeholders and be
accountable for delivering end-to-end solutions (with the support of the
broader team).
· Serve
as Markets & Business Development subject matter expert, and consult/coach
stakeholders with best practice account management, account planning,
opportunity management and pipeline management.
· Provide
advice, direction and coaching to the Global Lead Partners (GLPs) and Client Service
Teams (CSTs).
· Lead
and facilitate meetings, workshops and training sessions with GLPs and CSTs
(and other senior stakeholders).
Create scalability and transfer knowledge by empowering
local member firms and priority accounts.

Qualities
A deep understanding of the end-to-end sales
cycle and the ability to leverage relevant prior learning experience.
Credibility and ability to coach,
challenge and influence the most senior stakeholders within the firm.
Fast learner - this is a new role which
requires an ability to think innovatively to make things happen.
Ability to work under pressure with
challenging deadlines, multiple stakeholders and opinions.
Driven and results focussed, enabling
key client facing teams to build trusted client relationships and achieve
growth ambition through pragmatic coaching.
Ability to chair/facilitate workshops
and deliver present complex messages with impact and influence to multiple
stakeholders.
Evidence of commercial and common sense
approach to problem solving, and an ability to ‘think on one’s feet’.
Forward thinker, ability to anticipate
what might happen next, ensuring others are pre-prepared for likely outcomes.
Strategic thinker, ability to provide
strategic direction but also able to roll up your sleeves to help local teams
embed and implement best practice.
Strong organisational and project
management skills.
Effective
challenging and negotiation.
Ability to travel is essential and estimated at
50%, dependent on volume and location of KPMG Way opportunities

Qualifications and candidate background:

· Qualified
to degree level or equivalent
· Significant
experience in a front line sales and business development environment which
must include substantial direct sales experience, pipeline management and
negotiations.
· Highly
experienced using and deploying sales methodologies such as Miller Heiman.
· Ability
to create impactful, and often bespoke presentations based on stakeholder
requirements (proficient in PowerPoint).
· Experience of working
in a large and complex professional services environment essential.
- Experience working outside home market, or in a
regional role is an advantage.























VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Service Line Information

KPMG International (KPMGI) carries on business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG network firms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms of high-quality audit, tax, and advisory services to their clients. For example, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG network firms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for the benefit of these entities. KPMGI also provides a range of services to KPMG network firms.

The Team:

The in-house tax team works on a wide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Some of the work is UK focused but much of the work is international, dealing with a variety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, which means understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice, and ensure that tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and we operate in a challenging and stimulating environment.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a full time VAT Reporting Assistant Manager specializing in indirect tax compliance work. The role is based in Canary Wharf, London where almost all of the in-house tax team are based.. . We may be able to accommodate a candidate based in another location (e.g. Watford) although you would need to spend considerable time in Canary Wharf. The role involves working closely with our Finance Team who sit in Toronto, Canada, and our third-party offshore Finance Provider, who is based in India.

Most of the work relates to European VAT, but there is also an HST (Canadian indirect tax) element. Other indirect tax compliance work, including sales & use tax, falls within the role.

With the support and guidance of other in-house tax team members and particularly the VAT manager, responsibilities would include:

• Preparation and submission of all indirect tax returns (e.g. European VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, HST returns, sales & use tax returns, etc…), including gathering and analysing data from the underlying accounting systems.
• Assisting the Toronto based Finance Team with reconciling the above returns to the general ledger, including the indirect tax control accounts.
• Reviewing the indirect tax aspects of sales invoices, and KPMGI’s external Finance Provider’s coding of purchase invoices.
• Continuous training of our external Finance Provider, and monitoring of their performance against key performance indicators.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

• Have at least 2 years of experience in a role with significant VAT accounting responsibilities, specifically in data management and reporting;
• Be experienced at using different accounting systems and working with offshore Finance Providers.
• Competence in extracting information from accounting systems, and reconciling data to the general ledger.
• A good understanding of European indirect tax rules, including invoice requirements, foreign exchange VAT accounting, place of supply rules and reverse charge VAT accounting. The London Tax Team have extensive VAT expertise and will support the successful candidate in their day to day work.
• A track record in building excellent relationships with offshore Finance Providers, and ensuring that they consistently provide high quality work within pre agreed deadlines.
• The ability to spot unusual issues outside your knowledge and experience, and to refer these internally for further consideration.
• Strong team player skills but also be capable of working methodically and independently.
• Strong attention to detail
• An ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and used to working cross border via email and telephone.





Multiple positions available
Opening date 02/03/2020
Closing date 30/03/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits


Dynamics 365 senior F&O functional consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Key Responsibilities





Involvement in full end-to-end implementationsand all phases of
project life cycle




Involvement with D365FO interfaces andIntegrations




Ability to gather and document functionalrequirements and complete gap/fit analysis




Demonstrate Awareness of scope (creep) and useof change control




Leading the solution on a work stream, makingdesign decisions and creating solution documentation




Delivery of end-user training to clients andcolleagues




Provide on-site support and assistancethroughout delivery and go-live phases of project




Occasional involvement in responding to RFPs andRFQs would be beneficial




Identify practice development activities andhelp in defining how these will be delivered




Carry out additional duties as may occur fromtime to time as instructed and agreed by Directors




Ensure timely completion of internal processesand mandatory training




Represent KPMG Microsoft Business Solution in aprofessional and positive manner at all times




Have awareness of product roadmap and thecontent of future releases of D365FO




Demonstrate awareness around upselling andcompany capabilities


Qualifications andSkills






Experience in consulting and very goodpresentation skills








Ability to lead meetings and workshop, and topresent to the C-Suite




Minimum of 4 years Microsoft Dynamics 365 forFinance & Operations (D365FO) or AX2012
implementation experience including the followingmodules and areas:

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General Ledger


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AccountsReceivable


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Accounts Payable


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Cash and BankManagement


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Budgeting


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ProjectManagement and Accounting


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Fixed Assets


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ManagementReporter





Financial Consolidation and eliminationexperience




Experience with electronic banking file needs




Knowledge of Financial workflow or journalapproval




Multi-legal entries experience




Multi-currency experience




Experience with (D365FO) interfaces andIntegrations




Good understanding of Accounting processes,principles, functionality & systems




Microsoft Dynamics certification in Finance




Solid Finance background (ACA/ACCA/CIMA partqualified;
qualified is desirable butnot essential)




Beneficial to have experience of LCS and VSTS




Good MS Office skills (primarily Word, Excel,and PowerPoint; Visio is a plus)




Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) aplus



Soft Skills





Exudes confidence




Works independently as well as in a teamenvironment




Ability to manage others and lead more juniorconsultants for a successful outcome




Acts with professional demeanour




Manages time and multiple tasks accordingly




Thinks clearly and calmly under pressure




Solves complex problems with creative solutions




Places emphasis on client satisfaction




Desires to constantly assess and incorporate newtechnologies and software into own skillset




Promotes the Values of our company




Confidence to reach out to more seniorconsultant for guidance



Powered Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Responsibilities

— The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Powered Finance Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution
— Be a champion for both technical and functional leading practice with the Powered Finance Solution.
— Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities
— Collaborate with the Global Powered team to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365 functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset
— Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and attention to detail as our client engagements
— Define training needs within the team and coach other team members
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Powered Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.
— Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.
— Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.
— Represent KPMG Crimsonwing in a professional and positive manner at all times.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

— Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365.
— In particular deep knowledge of all core Finance concepts and processes including, Enterprise Structures, GL, AP, AR and reporting.
— Good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies, .Net development and PowerBI.
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support.
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
- Azure SQL / SQL Server
- PowerApps, LogicApps, Flow and Common Data Service
- CRM modules – Sales, Service, Marketing, Field service
- DevOps
- Lifecycle Services
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— A relevant degree within a computational or business discipline

Experience and Background

— Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant
— Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.
— Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Solution Architect role
— Experience of large scale ERP implementations
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery
— Pre-sales experience
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge

Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff

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