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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

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Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Senior Managers - Corporates

Location: London

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M&A Tax Assistant Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: DA Tax

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Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full 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: Wednesday 1st April 2020
Closing date: Wednesday 29th April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


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


Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Department

As one of the UK firm's largest regional teams, KPMG's Reading office employs more than 400 professionals who work with companies across the Thames Valley. Our office is located conveniently just off junction 12 of the M4 and offers parking for staff. It is also a short walk from Theale train station.

KPMG Reading has a strong reputation for supporting Thames Valley’s thriving information technology and communications businesses. We also have a large pensions’ advisory capability and one of the largest expatriate advisory practices outside London.

By combining deep sector knowledge with innovative technology, we bring fresh thinking and practical approaches. Our specialist teams in audit, tax and advisory work together to help our clients achieve their goals, including growth strategy, people strategy, cyber security, digital transformation and technology solutions.

JobDescription


We are currently looking to recruit Audit Manager who will be based in the Reading office.

This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor between 4 and 8 audit staff in a performance manager role taking responsibility for overseeing their portfolio, business and personal issues and delivering feedback throughout the year
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
- Assist the Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior management and Audit Committees

There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as working on tenders for potential new clients and assisting with training courses for in-charges and audit assistants.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing - you will be able to deepen your understanding of consolidations, group audit and review of statutory accounts and disclosures

- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation

- Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills

- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written

- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

- Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent

- Recent experience as Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, mixed sector corporate clients.

- Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards

Opening date: 18th March 2020
Closing date: 16th April 2020

Salary: Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Audit Senior Managers - Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates department. We currently have multiple roles available based in our London office.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development opportunities within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with our clients.


The Role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Corporates clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching Corporates Audit staff
- Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
- Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Corporates audits
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
- Be part of the Corporates department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Skills, qualifications and experience required

- Professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience with listed entities in the Corporates sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil & gas
- PCAOB, US GAAP, GAAS experience
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS or UK GAAP
- Solid experience with managing group audits
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Proven record of demonstrating 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

Opening date: 25th February 2020
Closing date: 24th March 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

M&A Tax Assistant Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: DA Tax

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Working in the KPMG London M&A Tax Group and focus specifically on providing tax advice in connection with UK and international transactions. We work alongside our clients and our colleagues in Transaction Services on transactions typically ranging in size from £10m upwards, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services. The team works across all sectors ranging from financial services, infrastructure, consumer industrial markets and private equity.

This role will specialise in advising on M&A within the FS (Banking, Asset Management, Insurance and FinTechs) division.

Responsibilities:

This role involves working on a range of projects and clients. The work includes:

•Providing tax structuring and tax due diligence advice on a wide range of transactions
•Co-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other tax skillsets
•Working closely with colleagues in Transaction Services
•Developing client relationships clients and the KPMG teams (TS, tax specialist and overseas teams)
•Assisting with carrying out detailed technical research
•Understanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services (management incentives, VAT, TP)
•Being involved in business development activity


Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required.

•Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
•Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
•Good UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas
•M&A tax experience
•Strong report writing and project management skills in relation to M&A tax work
•High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
•Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forward
•Task management skills
•Ability to build client relationships.
•Ability to develop as a coach and lead staff

Multiple positions available
Opening date 17/03/2020
Closing date 14/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

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.























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