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Assistant Manager - Finance Transformation - Global Business Services

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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SOX Transformation Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Location: London

Service Line: IARCS

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Channel Assistant - Internal Communications

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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Business Analyst - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Business Analyst - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Finance Transformation Manager - Public Sector

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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Assistant Manager - Finance Transformation - Global Business Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



Assistant Manager - Finance Transformation - Global Business Services

Service Line Information:
In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Team
In the Finance Transformation (FT) team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance Functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. Our mission is to be the leading FT practice in the UK market, to be number one in our focus markets, and to be recognised as innovators in finance technology.
Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues. Our team is therefore also structured by capability, providing specialist services and solutions in Finance Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management and Global Business Services.

The Role
Your responsibilities as an Assistant Manager:
• Engagement delivery: leading and managing projects or work-streams of a small to medium size and complexity (including analysing and interpreting data, drafting report findings and attending client meetings)
• People development: monitoring and supporting team members and accelerating their development with a particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
• Practice development: supporting processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business and delivering our Mission Statement
• Business development: contributing to the establishment and development of both internal and external relationships and supporting the business development activity of senior members of the team (including shaping, developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work)
Skills and experience required
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• Experience within a Finance project environment
• Good understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance
• Prior client facing consulting experience desirable
• Proven track record of delivering high quality outputs, on time and meeting/exceeding client expectations
• Project management and the ability to organise and prioritise your own work to meet project requirements
• Ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
• Good communicator with the ability to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships
• Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
• Strong PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills; Visio skills desirable but not essential

Relevant experience in one or more of the following solution areas (desirable but not essential):
• Integrated Finance Transformation – through operating model design, data and technology, including robotics and artificial intelligence, providing leading practice insights across finance and accounting processes
• Enterprise Performance Management – planning, budgeting and forecasting, management information and reporting, profitability and cost management, and performance data and analytics.
• Global Business Services – business and information technology outsourcing, shared service and global business services design, build, transition and implementation
Relevant large corporates experience and knowledge in one or more of the following sectors:
• Aerospace & Defence
• Consumer Markets
• Energy
• Industrial Manufacturing
• Leisure
• Life Sciences
• Retail
• Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The Person
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions
• Relevant finance qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent
• Flexibility to travel


SOX Transformation Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within Corporates is an area of the firm which continues to post tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management, SOx and related assurance and advisory projects. Our services to clients deliver added value through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic and operational risks, as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams through our Connected Consulting business of Risk and Regulatory Driven Transformation and our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to help ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Manager based in the Corporates team in London


Role and Responsibilities:

As an Manager in Corporates IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for Corporate clients and your role will involve:

- Drive and lead the day-to-day execution of Advisory Engagements (Sarbanes-Oxley assistance, Risk Assessments, Maturity Assessments, Internal Controls Diagnostics Reviews) for clients, including activities such as; Design and development of risk assessments, annual assurance plans, working papers, development of assurance reports to provide summarised testing results, and other deliverables based on the specific engagement requirements.
- Serve as a coach and mentor and provide opportunities for on-the-job training for staff, as well as other team members.
- Identify and clearly communicate performance improvement opportunities and leading practices to client personnel and senior management.
- Work with partners and directors to assist in practice management including resource allocation, career development of staff, and other administrative decisions.
- Support KPMG thought leadership communications by sharing and participating in the development and publication of best practice and thought leadership papers, including development of new service offerings and benchmarking.
- Develop and maintain a positive, productive, collaborative professional relationship with the client and engagement or project teams to provide well-coordinated and consistent high performance results


Skills, Qualification & Experience:

At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us, with the following skills and characteristics:


Qualifications

- Strong experience in assurance, controls and / or corporate compliance-related experience, including consulting, auditing, risk management, and experience should include performing internal or external audits from the beginning of an engagement or project through completion
- Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to use data effectively identify and resolve issues
- Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)
- Advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, SOX, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations and/or Control Objectives for Information and related Technology control framework
- Previous experience leading teams and managing projects, and accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements


Experience

- Experience in evaluating Design and Operating Effectiveness under Internal Controls Framework, ICFR assessment, and Internal Audit experience in the relevant sector.
- Prior experience in Consulting is required.
- Prior experience with a Big 4 is desirable.

Channel Assistant - Internal Communications

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


Channels Assistant – Internal Communications [E2 Grade]
12 month FTC
Location: Watford
Hours: 09:30-17:30


Job Description:

This role sits within Corporate Affairs, specifically in the Content, Channels and Digital team within Internal Communications (IC). The IC team supports the business in two ways: through multi-channel editorial, publishing and production; and by business partnering to provide communications support to the firm’s leaders and a variety of Transformation-focused projects.

The successful candidate must have awareness of internal communications and how it drives employee engagement. The role involves primarily working with the Content, Channels and Digital team and colleagues across the firm to source meaningful stories which shine a light on the people working at KPMG and their experiences/backgrounds and expertise.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with two to three years of relevant experience, interested in establishing or furthering their career in internal communications across the full range of internally focused activities.


Responsibilities

Support and work with the Content Manager and Head of Content, Channels and Digital to develop meaningful content that focuses on colleagues across the firm
Source content for key digital channels, including the Intranet, Newsroom, KPMG Life and Yammer (coming soon)
Help to manage colleague two-way project communications channels – including Q&As, Functional mailboxes and SharePoint sites, ensuring information is up to date, accurate and approved
Measure the success of communication initiatives and channels, providing project metrics and status updates
Responsibility for some channel management, including the sending of all firm emails and communications using Outlook and Poppulo (training will be provided)
Support creation of portal pages and content generation, liaising with in-house teams to ensure timeframes are met.


The person

The role requires a self-motivated individual who has good copywriting skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to build relationships across the firm. They will also have a keen interest in employee engagement with a strong focus on telling the story of KPMG through our incredible colleagues.


Skills required

Experience of clear, accurate, jargon-free writing and editing
Excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail
A reasonable understanding of communications channels and the needs of different audiences across the firm
Applies sound judgement when faced with difficult decisions
Project management skills, with the ability to self-manage, and prioritise a wide number and variety of tasks to deliver overall objectives
Ability to develop trusted relationships within Internal Communications, Corporate Affairs and colleagues across the firm
A team player with a collaborative approach
Knowledge of KPMG’s values and business priorities
Demonstrates drive, enthusiasm, commitment, a willingness to learn and be able to use their own initiative to support the team
Awareness of current and future trends in communications and engagement
Good social and traditional media knowledge






Business Analyst - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


You will be joining the Business Analysis team here at KPMG. We work closely with our financial services clients to solve their business problems and drive out technology enabled change, whether this is motivated by regulatory transformation, optimizing operational efficiencies or enhancing customer journeys etc…. We drive effective delivery by ensuring key stakeholders are engaged in designing, adopting changes and retain accountability to maximize lasting benefits over the long term.

As an Assistant Manager, you will be joining a collaborative and energetic team. Our team covers a broad range of domains underpinned by key career paths which you can align to or become a hybrid.

We are looking for a proactive individual who is passionate about business analysis, working with clients, has a thirst to learn and is excited to support us in growing our team.

The Person

You will be expected to be a strong BA, with a proven track record of advising clients and delivering on large projects. To excel in this role, you must be able to apply the fundamental skills of a business analyst, understand its importance in marketplace and why the role is critical for our current and potential clients.

Industry Knowledge & Experience
• Core understanding and experience working in retail and commercial banking including an understanding of target operating models and banking processes eg. Account opening activities, payments process etc...

• Experience working across regulatory driven change eg. AML, KYC etc…

• Experience working on strategic digital transformation projects eg. Customer journey and outreach optimisation.

• Experience delivering technology whilst working with industry standard delivery methodologies eg. Agile.

• Familiarity with tier 1 retail and commercial banking organisations specifically gained through delivery of business-led technology projects.

Fundamental skills include:
• Experience in stakeholder management, ability to explain complex solutions in an engaging and understandable way
• Ability to make an impact in one-on-one / group / workshop situations with the intention of influencing others to move toward a common vision or goal
• Contributing to and leading workshops, driving out requirements and ensuring stakeholders take accountability
• Ability to work with technical and business teams alike and understanding the difference in language to support effective delivery
• Ability to define current state processes by engaging with the client and reporting on these processes
• Ability to use a mixture of stakeholder feedback, documentation and data to design processes and solutions that meet business needs
• Discusses "to be" state of the functional operating model design with the client to ensure all low level requirements are captured
• Possesses knowledge of functional and non-functional requirements and has the ability to write these into a design document
• Translating requirements into appropriate requirement documents (e.g. functional specification documents, user stories/acceptance criteria, wireframes) and gain stakeholder sign off
• Able to demonstrate traceability from requirement through to business outcome to ensure objectives are met
• Experience using software delivery tools (e.g. JIRA/Confluence/Microsoft TFS)
• Experience in delivering software using both Agile and Waterfall methodology
• Has experience with programme governance and reporting mechanisms e.g. status updates, project reporting
• Present concepts to stakeholders in a concise and focused manner

As this is an Assistant Manager level consulting role, you will be expected to:

• Provide well thought out solutions to complex client problems
• Take accountability and work as part of workstreams in client projects and internal initiatives
• Support the sales lifecycle, assisting on proposal development and internal risk processes
• Contribute in supporting a market proposition/capability and wider practice contribution
• Have a keen interest in future technology trends and use these to develop and drive market propositions/capability
• Be an excellent communicator (oral and written), with a high standard of English which you apply to deliverables
• Work as an integral part of KPMG Management Consulting to execute process transformation, measurable improved operational performance, and organizational restructuring.
• Work with client businesses throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging business performance improvement approaches and frameworks and helping to ensure timely execution of project deliverables
• Provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches.
• Work with senior managers to develop and present KPMG Advisory offerings to the market.

Our Business Analysis team is growing at a fast pace and as this continues, we want to ensure we are fostering an enjoyable and supportive place to work. Therefore, we are seeking people with high energy who can:

• Build lasting client relationships with client stakeholders, actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Build constructive working relationships within KPMG and the industry across different teams, functions and countries at all levels
• Work with subject matter experts and project teams to identify, define, collate, document and communicate requirements
• Support the growth of the practice through internal initiatives and support winning new business through developing bid responses
• Inspire change and make an impact within the team and in a client organisation
• Have good knowledge or experience in either Banking or Capital Markets
• Prior consulting experience is desirable, but not essential

With our team experiencing rapid growth you will take a lead in building and developing the business analysis capability and helping our people grow.

When you come on board, we will really value the skills and experience you bring to the table, in turn we will provide an environment that will help you develop and progress in your career journey. Our team is growing so you will have ample opportunities to develop your skills and experiences and grow your career. Not only will you develop on the job through working on a range of projects for various clients across FS, but we will ensure you receive training to bolster your knowledge in the pillars you are interested in, receive tailored career advice via your performance manager, pillar leads and mentors.


Business Analyst - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


You will be joining the Business Analysis team here at KPMG. We work closely with our financial services clients to solve their business problems and drive out technology enabled change, whether this is motivated by regulatory transformation, optimizing operational efficiencies or enhancing customer journeys etc…. We drive effective delivery by ensuring key stakeholders are engaged in designing, adopting changes and retain accountability to maximize lasting benefits over the long term.

As a Manager, you will be joining a collaborative and energetic team. Our team covers a broad range of domains underpinned by key career paths.

We are looking for a proactive individual who is passionate about business analysis, working with clients, has a thirst to learn and is excited to support us in growing our team.

The Person

You will be expected to be a strong BA, with a proven track record of advising clients and delivering on large projects. To excel in this role, you must be able to apply the fundamental skills of a business analyst, understand its importance in marketplace and why the role is critical for our current and potential clients.

Industry Knowledge & Experience
• Core understanding and experience working in retail and commercial banking including an understanding of target operating models and banking processes eg. Account opening activities, payments process etc...

• Experience working across regulatory driven change eg. AML, KYC etc…

• Experience working on strategic digital transformation projects eg. Customer journey and outreach optimisation.

• Experience delivering technology whilst working with industry standard delivery methodologies eg. Agile.

• Familiarity with several tier 1 retail and commercial banking organisations specifically gained through delivery of business-led technology projects.

• Able to engage in credible conversations with clients by demonstrating insight into retail banking, commercial banking, regulatory driven change and digital transformation including trends, challenges, market conventions and priorities.


Fundamental skills include:
• Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to explain complex solutions in an engaging and understandable way
• Ability to make a high impact in one on one / group / workshop situations with the intention of influencing others to move toward a common vision or goal
• Leading workshops, driving out requirements and ensuring stakeholders take accountability
• Ability to work with technical and business teams alike understanding the difference in language to support effective delivery
• Defines current state processes by engaging with the client and reports these processes
• Ability to use a mixture of stakeholder feedback, documentation and data to design processes and solutions that meet business needs
• Discusses "to be" state of the functional operating model design with the client to ensure all low level requirements are captured
• Translating solutions into functional and non-functional requirements
• Translating requirements into appropriate requirement documents (e.g. functional specification documents, user stories/acceptance criteria, wireframes) and gain stakeholder sign off
• Able to demonstrate traceability from requirement through to business outcome to ensure objectives are met
• Experience using software delivery tools (e.g. JIRA/Confluence/Microsoft TFS)
• Working with the programme lead to deliver the programme outcomes, completing associated status updates and attending governance meetings where required
• Present concepts to senior stakeholders in a concise and focused manner

As this is a manager level consulting role, you will be expected to:

• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to complex client problems
• Take accountability and lead workstreams in client projects and internal initiatives
• Identify profitable opportunities and sell-on client work
• Support the sales lifecycle, leading on proposal development and internal risk processes
• Contribute in supporting market propositions/capability and wider practice development
• Have a keen interest in future technology trends and use these to develop and drive market propositions/capability
• Be an excellent communicator (oral and written), with a high standard of English which you apply to deliverables

Our Business Analysis team is growing at a fast pace and as this continues we want to ensure we are fostering an enjoyable and supportive place to work. Therefore we are seeking people with high energy who can:

• Build lasting client relationships with client stakeholders, actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Build constructive working relationships within KPMG and the industry across different teams, functions and countries at all levels
• Work with subject matter experts and project teams to identify, define, collate, document and communicate requirements
• Support the growth of the practice through internal initiatives and support winning new business through developing bid responses
• Inspire change and make an impact within the team and in a client organisation
• Coach and develop junior colleagues
• Have in-depth current sector experience in either Banking and Capital Markets
• Prior consulting experience is desirable, but not essential

With our team experiencing rapid growth you will take a lead in building and developing the business analysis capability and helping our people grow.

When you come on board we will really value the skills and experience you bring to the table, in turn we will provide an environment that will help you develop and progress in your career journey. Our team is growing so you will have ample opportunities to develop your skills and experiences and grow your career. Not only will you develop on the job through working on a range of projects for various clients across FS, but we will ensure you receive training to bolster your knowledge in the pillars you are interested in, receive tailored career advice via your performance manager, pillar leads and mentors and improve your managerial skills by leading small teams.


Finance Transformation Manager - Public Sector

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role

Client-facing Manager role(s) in the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Finance Consulting team, with a focus on Central Government. The functional skills required include:
• Finance transformation experience, including but not limited to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. Migrating from on premise ERPs to Cloud options (Oracle, SAP or Workday) implementation experience is preferable;
• Business case development, preferably but not necessarily HM Treasury Green Book-compliant business cases;
• Finance target operating model design and implementation or similar experience;
• Planning, budgeting, forecasting and modelling skills;
• Contributing to the development of innovative commercial approaches, for our internal teams (e.g. to support proposals) and for the client on engagements;
• Process re-design experience, working with clients increase the maturity of their finance function;
• Engagement management experience including managing risk in engagements, billing and utilizing a workforce model that includes contractors, near shore and offshore resources;
• Senior stakeholder management experience, via strong written and oral communication skills;
• A broad understanding of technology-enabled transformation, and our approach; and
• Project management skills for engagements (optional)
Work may be delivered nationally, based on a broad spectrum of public sector clients. Currently, most of our projects are delivered remotely, but candidates may need to travel post-lock down restrictions.
Public sector experience to date is desirable but is not essential for any candidate interested in joining the team.

The Person

Key responsibilities:
• Management of engagements, including assisting with client facing responsibilities;
• Inputting as an SME into wider Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) engagements where required;
• Contribute to business development efforts – assist building a strategy and overseeing its delivery;
• Contribute to building and maintaining excellent relationships externally and internally;
• Contribute to the development of compelling, and robust engagement proposals which result in winning engagements;
• Contributing to practice development and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities;
• Demonstrate continuous self and team development; and
Key qualifications and skills required:
• Experience of back office transformation, particularly technology related, demonstrating the skills documented in the job description above. This should include but not limited to, finance transformation, people and change management, organisational transformation, operating model design and implementation and shared services design and implementation;
• Understanding of core finance processes (e.g. Record to Report) and experience of implementing process improvements, preferably enabled through implementing new technology;
• Experience working with Deputy Director and above equivalents in the public sector, or C-Suite executives in the private sector;
• Experience of leading teams and project management;
• Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues with demonstrable improvement in their performance;
• Advanced analytical ability and attention to detail;
• Problem solving skills;
• A cross service line network to facilitate and deliver the breadth of the firm into client relationships;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and
• CCAB qualified accountant (e.g. CIPFA, CIMA, ACA).
Desirable, but not required skills:
• Awareness of public sector requirements (e.g. HM Treasury Green Book business cases)
• Awareness of intelligent automation and its potential applications within finance;
• Awareness of business intelligence tools; and
• Experience of working in Central Government, either as a consultant or civil servant.

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