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Assistant Manager - Corporate Finance - Valuations

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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Finance Transformation

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

Service Line: Exceptional Items

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Associate Director - Power & Utilities - Reg Finance

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Finance Transformation

Location: London

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

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Assistant Manager - Corporate Finance - Valuations

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Valuation team is seeking an experienced valuations specialist to support the team at Assistant Manager level, based in London. The team advises on complex and global valuation assessments at all stages of the deal cycle for different purposes (Business Valuations, Fund Valuations, Pricing Analysis, Fairness Opinions, Expert Witness, Purchase Price Allocations).

Key responsibilities include the following:

- Construction and maintenance of financial and valuation models.
- Design, perform and interprets advanced financial analysis with minimal guidance.
- Perform research as required into clients/industries/other and share findings in a well-presented manner to the Engagement Team.
- Brief, manage, prioritise and review the work of one or more junior colleagues including our offshore team.
- Works with Engagement Leaders to take responsibility for ensuring project planning, monitoring and administration is completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Day-to-day contact with the client including attending client meetings and drafting client communications.
- Using own initiative and sound judgement to identify key issues and client needs, developing suggested valuation methodologies and approach, elevating and consulting with other team members as required.
- Producing written reports tailored to client’s specific needs and requirements on the project.
- Clearly presents key issues from analysis to the clients as well as presenting at internal department meetings.
- Takes responsibility for one or more team initiatives.
- Actively supports the team in relationship management initiatives for business development initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:

- ACA or equivalent qualification.
- At least 2 years of experience using a range of valuation exercises and methodologies including Capital Asset Pricing Model, Income approach (Discounted Cash Flow), Market approach, Cost approach and Purchase Price Allocations.
- Strong Excel skills.
- Working knowledge of S&P Capital IQ, ThompsonOne would be beneficial?
- Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality analysis and report drafts.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Display a team ethos with a collaborative approach to executing work.
- Strongly rated self-starter who demonstrates initiative and confidence.
- Strong project management skills.
- Proven record of getting quickly up to speed and gain in-depth understanding of the business. operations, the industry and the economy in question.
- Prioritisation, time management and planning are a key skill for this role.

Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Finance Transformation

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description

We are seeking a client facing Manager in the Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) team provides accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. This role would be particularly focused on managing Finance Transformation projects and helping to develop the Finance Transformation service line for AAS.

Responsibilities:

- Understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions and trends in Finance.
- Work closely with consulting team on various finance transformation projects and leading the AAS output (to the clients) in these projects.
- Ability to research and communicate accounting requirements in an easy to understand manner.
- Actively participate in the business development efforts in the finance transformation service line of AAS team.
- Build and maintain excellent relationship with client staff.
- People management and performance development.
- Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities.Qualifications and Skills required:

- Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent).
- Experience of working in the finance/reporting function of large Companies.
- Problem solving attitude and ability to think of different alternatives in unusual situations.
- Basic knowledge on operation of ERPs.
- Understanding of IFRS requirements.
- Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector.
- Experience of leading teams and project management.
- Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues.
- Analytical ability and attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for an experienced Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) Technical Architect to be accountable for the technical design of D365FO solutions and the supporting infrastructure. You will work closely with both the functional team and the clients of KPMG. Your day-to-day function will require you to work closely with Consultants in designing solutions tailored to the customers’ requirements, which are often large-scale enterprise D365FO projects. This will require you to take a hands-on approach in designing and leading the technical implementation of Dynamics products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. You will need to demonstrate an effective balance between management skills and a broad range of technical skills.

The D365FO Technical Architect is a key role to KPMG. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within an established and market-leading global firm that is KPMG.

Responsibilities

— The D365FO Technical Architect will lead the technical delivery of D365FO;
— Be a champion for technical solutions on the Microsoft platform with a strong understanding of Dynamics D365FO development practices, and a good knowledge of other development techniques;
— Provide capability to develop sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box D365FO functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset;
— Deliver high quality development services to clients;
— Work closely with the architecture team to design and develop our most complex customer needs, providing development only where these requirements cannot be met through configuration - Creating high quality and sustainable client solutions and project documentation;
— Deliver training needs within the team and coach junior staff members;
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Project Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan;
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary;
— Communicate progress updates to relevant parties both formally and informally;
— Participate in pre-sales activities as requested;
— Support practice development activities such as defining and configuring industry specific templates;
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the Directors;
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training;
— Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times.


Qualifications and Skills:

— Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
— Excellent presentation and consultancy skills;
— Ideally a minimum of 4-years hands-on experience with Dynamics AX 2012 and 2009, including appropriate certification;
— Experience with or exposure to Dynamics 365FO will be considered a strong positive;
— Experience of using PowerApps, Logic Apps, Common Data Service and other Azure Services;
— Knowledge of Lifecycle Services and Visual Studio Team Services;
— Experience in other technologies such as SQL, PowerBI, SharePoint along with a good knowledge of .Net;
— Knowledge of end to end D365FO implementation;
— Experience with D365FO interfacing and integration;
— Knowledge in gathering technical requirements;
— Knowledge of Agile and other Sure Step methodologies;
— Good understanding of functional capabilities of D365FO – including certification in one of the following:
- Financials
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
- Retail
- Others
— Experience in responding to RFPs and RFQs would be beneficial;
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams;
— Graduate degree from a University;


Experience and Background


— Expertise in providing development solutions in a D365FO environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant;
— Experience with D365FO in a Development Consulting role;
— Experience of at least two large scale ERP implementations;
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort;
— Pre-sales experience;
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills;
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge;
— Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff.
- Experience defining and implementing Integration Design Patterns
- Experience defining and implementing a Data Migration Strategy
- Experience working with and deploying code packages and environment update releases
- Experience defining and implementing a BI Reporting Strategy

The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The Salary to be paid is competitive.

Associate Director - Power & Utilities - Reg Finance

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent business, financial and regulatory advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including Financial Advisor of the Year (Infrastructure Journal) for several years. The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and globally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic and regulatory analysis, deal structuring and execution, as well as strategic and transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence.

The utilities sector is the largest business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for large clients in the sector, including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of the largest utilities in Europe and beyond. We provide in-depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance and corporate financial management, regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, cost assessment and benchmarking as well as other drivers affecting value. Our work combines elements of policy, finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing, supporting regulatory regimes and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as market leaders influencing the future of the utilities sector.

Our business is continuously expanding and we are looking for high quality candidates to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on cost assessment, modelling and benchmarking as well as financial analysis. This is to support the development of new service lines, building on the work already undertaken in the Group.

The Role

- Building relationships with clients and developing wider networks with clients and other advisors
- Running coverage of clients, supporting our reputation as a leading advisor in the utilities sector
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge
- Maintaining a good understanding of regulatory finance issues in the regulated sectors e.g. on setting the cost of capital or assessing financeability, as well as how regulatory mechanisms interact with or impact the actual financing of regulated businesses
- Proactive business development to identify new opportunities
- Leading the development of proposals and supporting pitching for new business with ideas
- Managing delivery of several medium to large size engagements on a day to day basis
- Ensuring quality of economic and financial analysis as well as written and verbal advice
- Being responsible for the quality of deliverables produced for clients
- Providing effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Managing junior members of the team and as part of the wider business
- Developing the team, inspiring and empowering team members
- Ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to
- Recognising and addressing potential risks
- Any other duties commensurate with the role

The Person

- Have significant experience in the utilities sector, as a regulatory policy maker (gained at a regulatory office or industry) or as a consultant specialising in regulatory or corporate finance
- Educated to a degree level in a quantitative field such as Finance, Economics, Mathematics or similar will be preferred, although candidates with highly relevant, equivalent experience, will also be considered
- Have a detailed knowledge of the current UK regulatory regimes and regulatory finance mechanics for utilities, their application and impact on notional and actual capital structures and business performance
- Demonstrate strong working knowledge of economic and financial theory and its application, preferably with experience in applying corporate finance concepts in the regulated networks space

- Be highly skilled in quantitative economic and financial analysis. The ideal candidate will have experience leading projects with extensive financial modelling elements, and /or have detailed knowledge and experience of financial econometrics and statistics, ideally applied in the utilities sectors
- Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of regulated utilities (we will consider candidates with deep expertise in financial analysis even if they do not have econometrics experience)
- Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to complex economic and financial problems, being able to provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner
- Bring excellent report writing, quantitative analysis (Stata or equivalent), Excel and Powerpoint skills
- Be comfortable and experienced in an external facing role and in presenting to clients
- Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of innovative thinking in the sector
- Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG
- Have experience of managing medium size project teams, with a focus on mentoring and coaching junior staff (with or without a finance background)
- Be a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues
- Demonstrable credentials of leading the delivery activities on major consulting projects
- Be highly motivated and ambitious, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers
- Understand the wider UK utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates
- Language skills and experience in other markets outside the UK are a bonus
- At least 3 A levels or equivalent; Undergraduate or higher Graduate Degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics or similar (candidates with other degrees will be considered depending on their experience)
- All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.


Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Finance Transformation

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description

We are seeking a client facing Senior Manager in the Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. This role would be particularly focused on leading Finance Transformation projects and helping to develop the Finance Transformation service line for AAS.

Key Responsibilities:

- Understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions and trends in Finance.
- Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
- Work closely with consulting team on various finance transformation projects and leading the AAS output (to the clients) in these projects.
- Ability to communicate complex accounting requirements in an easy to understand manner.
- Lead the business development efforts in the finance transformation service line of AAS team.
- Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.
- Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities.
- Motivate and generate commitment from team members.
- Demonstrate continuous self and team development.
- Share knowledge with the team.
- Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role. Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

- Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent).
- Experience of working in the finance/reporting function of large Companies.
- Problem solving attitude and ability to think of different alternatives in unusual situations.
- Basic knowledge on operation of ERPs.
- Good understanding of IFRS requirements.
- Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector.
- Experience of leading teams and project management.
- Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues.
- Analytical ability and attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Responsibilities

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

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

— Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365.
— In particular deep knowledge of all core Finance concepts and processes including, Enterprise Structures, GL, AP, AR and reporting.
— Good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies, ..
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle,
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— Degree Qualification

Experience and Background

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


The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The Salary to be paid is competitive.

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