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IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

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Platform Security Manager

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Service Line: IHQ

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HR Business Partner

Location: Watford

Service Line: People

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ESG/Sustainability Assurance Manager - Corporates

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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GSOC Vulnerability Management Service - Service Lead

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Service Line: IHQ

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IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Position: IFRS Specialist - Senior Manager – International Standards Group (ISG)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Grade: Senior Manager
Opening date: 18/6/2020
Closing date: 16/07/2020
Salary: Competitive + Benefits



KPMG UK are seeking a new Senior Manager to work in our International Standards Group as an IFRS Specialist. The role involves developing content including publications, guidance, training and other communications to support the consistent interpretation and application of IFRS Standards. As part of this role, you will support one or more global IFRS technical topic teams, participate in technical discussions and queries, author or review content, and support leadership in their interactions with the International Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the role provides support to the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader in discharging their responsibilities.



Role overview:

- Develop KPMG positions on interpreting and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), other than standards related to insurance contracts or financial instruments.
- Remain abreast of accounting developments and assist with providing feedback to global accounting standard setters
- Respond to technical consultations
- Identify emerging issues, conduct research, perform analysis and develop technical guidance
- Contribute to KPMG thought leadership by preparing internal and external communications/publications
- Develop training materials and deliver training. Review internal/external training materials for technical accuracy.
- Assist with managing one or more Global IFRS Topic Teams
- Learning from, and building relationships with, senior leadership around the world, including global topic team leadership and senior country representatives.
- Attend meetings held by the International Accounting Standards Board
- Assist the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader with:
- Budgeting and business planning
- Internal management reporting and external financial reporting
- Recruitment and people management
- Communicating with and obtaining input from stakeholders including global leadership, global groups and member firms




Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

- Relevant professional qualification - ACA, or international/local equivalent (ACCA, CPA)
- Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience interpreting and applying IFRS Standards
- Recent, extensive technical accounting experience gained through working in a technical department of a “Big 4” accounting firm
- Demonstrable experience in evaluating technical issues, analysing fact patterns, consulting internally and arriving at solutions across a range of complex IFRS technical accounting matters
- Communication skills – ability to explain complex ideas simply, convey key messages convincingly, experience preparing internal and/or external communications
- The right mindset – can see the big picture whilst giving attention to detail, ambitious, enthusiastic
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Personal effectiveness - strong organisational and project management skills, ability to successfully manage projects and deliver on time, ability to work effectively within teams and independently with a commitment to high performance and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrable experience participating in working groups, conveying views in technical discussions to arrive at an agreed outcome.

Platform Security Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team



ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities, and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.


The Role



KPMG’s Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber attack through timely detection, investigation, and remediation of potential threats. The Platform Security Manager is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all services provided by GSOC Engineering, working collaboratively with a variety of service stakeholders and vendors identifying improvements, driving efficiency, and ensuring effective performance. Deputy GSOC Infrastructure Services Manager, reporting to GSOC Infrastructure Services Manager, will be part of a team working in a fast-paced environment driving enablement, performance, service maturity, and reliability of the GSOC infrastructure services on Physical and Cloud platforms, as well as all service components associated with the services provided by the GSOC.


•Responsible for timely management of GSOC infrastructure services and projects by creating timelines, adhering to budgets, and assigning staff members.
•Responsible for defining and implementing an overarching service strategy consistent with ITIL Version 3 practices integrated into the GSOC Service Management framework.
•Coordinate with various vendors, other KPMG teams, and business stakeholders on work related to design and setup activities at different stages of a technical project.
•Custodian of all the necessary documentation for all system designs, builds, and modifications.
•Manages and assesses the performance of personnel
•Responsible for coordination and delivery of user training and training material.
•Adhere to strict Service Level Agreements for fault resolutions and service requests completions.
•Maintain a good working knowledge of current infrastructure and future trends
•Identify, liaise and, manage any escalated faults with third-party suppliers for major incidents, network improvements, or correction of recurring problems.
•Ensure work is completed in such a way that complies with established compliance, privacy, and security controls.
•Responsible for mapping the technical road map of all infrastructure services within the GSOC.
•Manage a dossier on all vendors within the GSOC, with recommendations of suitability of the technology sets and providing solutions, both tactical and strategic, for the GSOC.


Technical Skills & Qualifications




•Demonstrable experience as a manager responsible for managing complex technical environments operational on a global scale.
•Solid understanding of log management (format, storage, transport, etc.) and different types of log sources.
•Proven ability with RSA SecOps and Security Analytics is essential. Ability in other SOC applications is highly desirable.
•Experience of Azure and O365 management and security logging capabilities.
•Understanding of content management and writing detection logic on SIEM platforms.
•Understanding of security vulnerabilities in common operating systems, web, and applications, including knowledge of remediation procedures.
•Solid technical background in a hosted services environment - physical and cloud infrastructure, networks, hardware, and software.
•Experience with using automated monitoring tools.
•System administration and ITIL processes experience is essential so that the GSOC can operate smoothly within the KPMG Global CM ITIL methodology.
•Broad understanding of the roles of and relationships between infrastructure typical in a corporate IT environment including authentication technologies, servers, storage arrays, backup technologies, web applications, email/ calendaring/messaging services, voice applications, etc.


Description of Level of Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or MBA a plus.
•Multiyear experience with IT Architecture and with organisations similar to KPMG (international, services companies).
•Confidence in dealing with staff, managers, and partners across the firm.
•Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.


Experience & Knowledge

•Experience with performing analytical and strategic thinking, and of moving strategic plans into action.
•Experienced with IT architecture development.
•Experienced with IT development.
•Experience in working independently or as a member of various project teams, personally managing their own work packages.
•Experience with interacting with all levels of the organisation (from junior staff to senior executives).
•Experience with working effectively with a distributed international team, across cultures and time zones with minimal supervision.


HR Business Partner

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



12 month Fixed Term Contract role.


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.
Purpose of Role


To act as the primary point of contact for assigned internal client group(s), managing and delivering an outstanding HR business service to clients supporting the annual calendar or events and the relevant business strategy. Also acts as a key facilitator and enabler of the matrixed organisation and a driver of change.



Major Functions / Accountabilities


Account Management:

•Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients, specifically with the Performance Group Leader (PGL), People Partner, Service Line Partners, Head of Performance & Operations (HoPO) and, via the HoPO, the Performance Leaders.
•Develop a deep understanding of the client group, e.g., what they do, the commercial levers, their strategic priorities, pipelines of potential work etc.) to deliver the best service possible.
•Provide support, trusted advice and challenge to clients.
•Partner with colleagues from the wider Performance Group Operations teams (Finance, Resourcing etc.) to drive activities for the business.


Delivery of people strategy / performance group people plan and annual People Calendar:

•Working with the relevant PGL/Leader, People Partner and HoPO, provide input to form or inform the strategic people plan based on knowledge, needs and analysis of the client group.
•Work with leaders within your performance group to roll out that plan and monitor its progress.
•Operate autonomously within the parameters of the agreed people plan to deliver the requirements of the function, with oversight from HR Lead.
•Analyse management information to identify themes and trends, suggest HR interventions to address accordingly.
•Be a champion of KPMG’s culture, values, behaviours and IDSE (Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality) agenda in all activities building understanding and confidence within the client group.
•Act as a role model and influencer for change initiatives, proactively driving the internal client forward using a range of change management techniques to achieve their desired initiatives.
•Manage the consistent delivery of the people calendar (includes GPS, performance management, salary and bonus, promotions and talent review cycles) in accordance with the KPMG guidelines and the client group’s people plan.
•Work with People Function CoEs and People Operations colleagues to ensure HR policy is implemented consistently and effectively.


Recruitment:

•Work closely with People Partner, HoPO and the Recruitment and Resourcing teams to ensure that they understand the future requirements of the client group at all levels, including Graduate/Student recruitment.
•Advise on the structure of packages to be offered to new hires.
•Challenge around IDSE in hiring of external talent.


HR advice:

•Provide trusted strategic and operational advice to Leadership and HoPOs on HR matters.
•Working with the HR Advisory Team, support their resolution of highly complex and/or high risk people issues and flag high risk issues to HR Lead as appropriate.
•Provide coaching support to others (e.g. Performance Leaders and other business leaders) in effective people management.
•Provide HR support in firm-wide restructuring / acquisitions / ER initiatives (where applicable).
Proactive collaboration with other HRBPs to facilitate and enable the matrixed organisation:
•Liaise with other HRBPs within your specific client HRBP team to ensure a shared understanding of the strategic priorities and to enable synergies across the relevant client group.
•Liaise with the other HRBPs in the People function to drive consistency across the business and to share best practice.
•Liaise with other People Function teams, e.g., Recruitment and Learning, to provide a seamless service to the client group on strategic projects and calendar processes.


Team Management:

•Manage, mentor, co-ordinate and motivate the HRBP team, ensuring delivery of first class support (through annual objective setting, regular performance reviews, work allocation, coaching, etc.).
•Foster Project Management skills in HRBPs.
•Lead the delivery of HR projects / change initiatives to support KPMG’s people strategy and the function people plan.

Key Metrics & Measures

•MI, e.g., Attrition.
•Client feedback (Whilst the line report is into the people function, the key source of feedback is the client group).
•Delivery of projects / change initiatives (effectiveness, timeliness and quality).
•Successful completion of HR Calendar activities.
•Employee engagement, GPS/Pulse score for client group.
•Inclusion and diversity target zones for client group.
•Quality and timeliness of advice.
•Satisfactory resolution of complex ER cases.
•Feedback from colleagues in the People Function.


Key Behaviours & Skills

•Deep and broad HR knowledge (CIPD qualification or equivalent).
•Demonstrable commercial acumen and understanding of the business.
•Strategic thinker and ability to translate business needs into people plans.
•Ability to work autonomously to deliver agreed people plans.
•Ability to inspire and lead other HRBPs to deliver people plans.
•Strong client relationships and influencing skills to establish credibility.
•Honed collaboration skills, understanding how to operate in a complex, matrixed organisation.
•Project management experience of large scale / cross-functional activities.
•Confidence in presenting to Partners and Performance Group leadership.
•Demonstrated ability to evaluate and manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment with senior level leaders.
•Data orientated with proven experience of using data to influence client initiatives and actions.
•Resilience.
•Knowledge, and use, of a range of change management techniques.
•Analytical and problem-solving skills and strong delivery focus.
•Developed mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations.
•Management, coaching and mentoring skills.
•Excellent IT skills (advanced Excel and PowerPoint).


Internal clients

•Performance Group Leader.
•Partners in Performance Group.
•Head of Performance and Operations (HoPO).
•People Partner.
•Performance Leaders (PL).


Reports to

•This role reports to the HR Lead.

ESG/Sustainability Assurance Manager - Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time




Summaryof role purpose

Tosupport our growing sustainability/ESG (‘Environmental, Social and Governance’)and non-financial information assurance business across Audit we have afantastic opportunity for a manager to join our team and assist in providinglarge corporate companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE100, with assurance over a wide variety of topics. These topics include Greenhouse Gas (GHG)emissions, waste, water, community investment, sustainable supply chains,health and safety (H&S), diversity, gender pay gap, responsible investingand other non-financial information. They will be responsible for managing theseassurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub. And they will also have the opportunity toprovide ESG reporting advice to non-audit clients.

Descriptionof the role

You will workwith senior managers, directors and partners to deliver sustainability/ESGassurance and reporting advice on specific clients. You will manage all aspects of the end to endengagement process, including: working to agree timetables, developing thescope of work and deliverables, developing appropriate work programmes,reviewing the testing and assurance fieldwork and draft reporting and beingresponsible for project management.


Roledimensions


Leadership and Management

•Complete the first review of the documentation on the assurance file in linewith KPMG’s quality standards and our internal KPMG Assurance Manual.
•Manage engagements in line with the assurance standards ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410or equivalent.
•Resolve day to day issues in delivering the overall assurance engagement
•Draft final client reporting for review by the senior manager/director/partner
• Coach and oversee work performed by onshore andoffshore juniors and assistant managers
• Support the senior manager in engagement finances and budgeting
• Support in developing and improving the standardised Assurance workprogrammes


Stakeholder Interaction and Challenges

• Juggle multiple client requestswhen managing different sustainability/ESG Assurance engagements
• Be responsible for engagement andclient acceptance procedures
• Build relationships with the clientstaff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.


Impact, Risk,Accountability and Governance

• Take responsibilityfor supporting the senior manager/director/partner in identifying and pursuingnew assurance opportunities.
• Identifying,researching and helping to resolve complex sustainability/ESG assurance issues.


The Person

The ideal candidate will meet the followingcriteria:

Experience


Experience(minimum 5 years) in a sustainability/environmental related field, includingexperience of delivering and managing sustainability assurance engagements forlarge clients (ideally FTSE 350 or equivalent) under ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410



• Experienced in review and development of audit/Assurance working papers.




Desirable

• A 2:1 degree or above from a recognised university or institution in a sustainability/ESG related degree


Expertise/ technical rolerequirements

• Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, TCFD and the GHG Protocol
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/Powerpoint.


Skills


• Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
• Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves
• An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally
• Self-driven and resilient.
• Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
• Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail































GSOC Vulnerability Management Service - Service Lead

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team



ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities, and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.
IMSS VMS helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber-attack, through timely scan, detection, investigation and reporting of potential vulnerabilities across IT systems.


The Role




The purpose of the IMSS VMS Service Lead role is to ensure sound delivery of VMS systems and services for the ITS Global and Member Firms. IMSS VMS Service Lead will be responsible for planning service and product road map to align with IMSS and ITS Global strategy and leading projects to deliver meaningful enhancements and expand/standardise service offering portfolio. IMSS VMS Service Lead will mentor and coach the IMSS VMS team to work efficiently in a fast paced environment driving performance, reliability and supporting the IMSS objectives and infrastructure hosted on Physical and Cloud platforms when delivering IMSS VMS services. An IMSS VMS Service Lead also:


•Engages and coaches the team to drive consistency in documentation, procedures and operations
•Organises brainstorming workshops to maximise ROI on existing tool kits and establishes close relationship with vendors to prioritise KPMG-relevant features in their product road maps
•Reviews Root Cause Analyses(RCA) of incidents with team to engineer service and process improvements
•Promotes IMSS VMS products, initiatives and services within ITS Global, the functions and member firms
•Addresses urgent requirements, escalations and concerns from IMSS VMS customers and delivers best practice solutions expanding on IMSS VMS toolkit and abilities
•Supports integration of new technologies, applications and member firms to IMSS VMS global platform
•Supports IMSS security policies and governance
•Enables consistent adoption of ITS Global standards, principles and models
Technical Skills & Qualifications


•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams
•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting
•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation
•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders
•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management
•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders
•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cybersecurity projects while minimizing risks




Description of level of Qualifications




•Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or MBA a plus.•5+ years’ experience with implementing/integrating/managing cybersecurity solutions across enterprise IT Architecture and with organizations similar to KPMG (international, services companies).•Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.•Network security and/or (ISC)² Security Certification.•Other industry standard certificates or product certifications like Qualys etc. are preferred.

Experience & Knowledge




•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cyber security projects





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