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Senior Manager, EMA Corporate Affairs

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – London and South East

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Economics Assistant Manager

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Service Line: Forensic

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Economics Analyst

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Senior Manager, EMA Corporate Affairs

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMGI Group Context and Backgound

The world is facing significant social, economic and technological change. As businesses increasingly embrace the concept of stakeholder capitalism, KPMG recognizes that our success is not solely defined in financial terms. Our purpose, to inspire confidence and empower change, defines a broader societal contribution that encompasses not just our commitment to our own people and our current and future clients but also recognizes the contribution we make to wider society, the future of the accounting profession and those issues, such as ESG, that businesses need to address.


Global Corporate Affairs is at the heart of this work. Bringing together communications, public affairs and ESG professionals, we understand the external and internal environment and provide fact-based insights to help the business take the right actions and engage proactively with the right people.


This role presents an exciting opportunity to work as part of KPMG’s international organization, building relationships with senior stakeholders throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa (the EMA Region). EMA is the largest and most complex of the regions in KPMG, comprising approximately 100 countries with FY19 revenues of $13 billion and 110,000 people.



Role Summary
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- Support the build, and execute on, an EMA wide Corporate Affairs plan, which leverages from our Global Corporate Affairs strategy, thereby helping to shape, promote and protect the reputation of KPMG.
- Work with Global and EMA Leadership to build capability, capacity and reach in Corporate Affairs across the region, with particular emphasis on Public Affairs, Communications and our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda.
- Build an early warning system for issues related activity in the EMA region and, with our Global Issues and Media Relations Lead, and provide counsel and support if those issues materialise, particularly in those situations where there are cross-border implications or where member firms do not have the expertise to respond on their own.
- Lead and execute leadership communications for the EMA Chairman and EMA COO.
- Manage a Corporate Affairs network across the EMA region, working closely with Country Senior Partners and Country Heads of Corporate Affairs, Communications, ESG and Public Affairs.
- Work with the Clients and Markets team to drive impactful go-to-market campaigns, including 360-degree regional launch activity for flagship Global Communication programs.
- Help elevate regional success stories to global attention, bringing our Global Strategy to life through powerful and creative storytelling.
- Measure the impact of Corporate Affairs in the EMA region, benchmarking performance against Global KPIs.

Key Accountabilities
- 25% - Building capacity, capability and reach in Corporate Affairs across the EMA region.
- 25% - Working with member firms.
- 50% - Delivery of the EMA Corporate Affairs Plan.

“Everyone a Leader” Competencies
- Champion inclusion: creates an environment in which all people feel like they belong.
- Drive quality: delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value and exceed client expectations.
- Advance an ethical environment: takes personal responsibility for the ethical environment of the firm and encourages others to do the same.
- Apply a strategic perspective: uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues.
- Make sound decisions: exercises sound ethical and business judgment when making decisions.
- Foster innovation: embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to create value.
- Demonstrate self-awareness: focuses on self-development and continuous learning, using insight to build capability and confidence.
- Build collaborative relationships: connects with individuals, teams and organizations to build lasting, collaborative relationships that enable global, firm-wide growth.
- Develop and motivate others: engages teams, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results.

Technical Skills & Qualifications
- Exceptional communication, influencing and presentation skills.
- Strong commercial awareness, resilience, cultural respect and diplomacy.
- Knowledge and experience of Change Management.
- A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics / KPIs.
- Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Description of level of Qualifications
- Commensurate with expectations of a KPMG Senior Manager.

Experience & Knowledge
- Proven track record in Corporate Affairs, with direct experience of Issues Management, Public Affairs and ESG.
- Strong and proven relationship building skills, comfortable working with senior stakeholders
- Experience of working in a complex international or diverse cross-cultural environment.
- Have an eye for the detail, whilst maintaining an ability to understand the bigger strategic picture.
- Strong influencing skills, with an ability to articulate clear, compelling ideas and to persuade others to take action.
- Ability to be creative and to work independently, drawing on other regional and global teams for input and counsel.
- Forward thinking, with an ability to anticipate a diverse range of scenarios.
- Sound judgement applied to decisions objectively, often in complex and ambiguous situations.
- Globally minded with constant awareness of cultural sensitivity.
- Role model of KPMG’s Purpose and Values.
- Willingness to travel internationally, if and when required.









Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – London and South East

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our client base extends across the Public Sector in the South East, covering London, as well as having clients across East Anglia and South Coast (East), with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing, Central Government, Charities and Higher Education. As an Audit Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. We have a number of high profile clients in the Public Sector including several large NHS Foundation Trusts, Universities and Social Housing Groups and our managers benefit from working with a varied client base.

The Role and Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS102). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology 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 Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- 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
- Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.
- Assist the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior client management and audit committees

The Person - Experience and Background

- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Experience in working with Public Sector audited entities (not essential)
- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, 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
- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
- Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen

Qualifications and Skills

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Manager in an external audit capacity
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards


Economics Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team works in a range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK, providing macro-economic forecasting and scenarios to large banks, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and advising on UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory or Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Economics team as an Assistant Manager focussing on financial economics.

Responsibilities:
• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Support our clients in cases covering financial economics, regulatory finance and accounting topics. Specifically, this may involve preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic and financial concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.
• Help to manage projects on a day to day basis, including client interaction.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics. Candidates without a masters (or above) in economics but who hold a CFA (or other similar professional qualification) with strong relevant professional experience will also be considered
• Experience of financial analysis in a regulated sector e.g. telecoms, transport, energy, water, aviation, post.
• Expertise in at least one of the following areas of work: economic profitability analysis including economic asset valuation, cost of capital, price control modelling, network modelling, cost allocation processes etc.
• Ideally, experience of regulatory processes – consultations, investigations, disputes and appeals
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Professional accounting qualification and/or CFA is desirable.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.

Economics Analyst

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team works in a range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK, providing macro-economic forecasting and scenarios to large banks, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and advising on UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory or Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.

The Role

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Economics team as Analysts.

Responsibilities:
• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Prepare quantitative and qualitative evidence to provide insight and value to our clients. Examples of this work include preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics. We are interested in a range of economics backgrounds, but a quantitative econometrics and/ or economic theory focus, either in micro or macro-economics, is desirable.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.



Economics Analyst

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team works in a range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK, providing macro-economic forecasting and scenarios to large banks, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and advising on UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory or Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.

The Role

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Economics team as Analysts.

Responsibilities:
• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Prepare quantitative and qualitative evidence to provide insight and value to our clients. Examples of this work include preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics. We are interested in a range of economics backgrounds, but a quantitative econometrics and/ or economic theory focus, either in micro or macro-economics, is desirable.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.



Economics Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team works in a range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising Government departments on business cases, the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK, providing macro-economic forecasting and scenarios to large banks, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and advising on UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory or Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.


The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Economics team as an Assistant Manager with a focus on microeconomics.


Responsibilities:

• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Support our clients in cases covering microeconomics work, including impact assessment, policy appraisal, and strategic regulatory advice. Specifically, this may involve preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.
• Help to manage projects on a day to day basis, including client interaction.


The Person

Qualifications and skills:

• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics.
• Experience of applying economic analysis either in consulting or in the public sector.
• Expertise in at least one of the following areas of work: policy appraisal, business cases and evaluation, regulatory economics, microeconometrics.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.

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