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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

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Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Dynamics 365 F&O Functional Lead Consultant

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Dynamics 365 for FO Senior Technical Architect

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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

Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff

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


The closing date for all applications for this role is 28th February 2020.


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.

The closing date for all applications for this role is 28th February 2020.

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


Dynamics 365 F&O Functional Lead Consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for an experienced Dynamics 365O Functional Lead Consultant with experience in functional analysis of large-scale enterprise Dynamics 365O with a hands-on approach and thorough experience in end
to end implementations, along with interfacing and integration of Dynamics AX products. Consultancy experience is a must as this role will entail continuous interaction with clients, managing onshore consultants while also working with both onshore and offshore development teams. This role will also require a level of interaction for presales activities around the Dynamics AX platform. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentor junior and offshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365O solutions. 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 Microsoft Business Solutions.

Responsibilities








Experience with Dynamics 365 for Operations (D365O) or AX2012 with at least a minimum of 10 years



Along with experience in end to end implementations



Experience with (D365O) interfacing and Integration



Experience in consulting and very good presentation skills



Knowledge in gathering technical requirement



Beneficial to know LCS and VSTS



Experience responding to RFPs and RFQs is a must



Experience in mentoring consultants is a must

Requirements:




Qualifications and Skills




Minimum of 10 years Microsoft Dynamics (preferably including D365O) implementation experienceincluding the following modules and areas




General Ledger





Accounts Receivable






Accounts payable







Cash and Bank Management








Budgeting









Project Management and Accounting










Fixed Assets











Management Reporter












Financial Consolidation and elimination experience













Experience with electronic banking file needs














Advanced knowledge in Financial workflow or journal approval















Outstanding understanding of Accounting processes, principles, functionality & systems
















Microsoft Dynamics certifications

















Solid Finance background (ACA/ACCA/CIMA part qualified or qualified is desirable but not
essential)


















Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) a plus


















Soft Skills:






Exudes confidence




Works independentlyas well as in a team environment





Acts with professional demeanour






Manages time andmultiple tasks accordingly







Thinks clearly and calmly under pressure








Solves complex problems with creative solutions









Places emphasis on client satisfaction










Desires to constantly assess and incorporate new technologies and software into their
skillset











Promotes the Values of our company












Leads people and helps to grow them in their role














Dynamics 365 for FO Senior Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for an experiencedDynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) Senior Technical Architect tobe accountable for the technical design of D365FO solutions and the supportinginfrastructure. You will work closely with both the functional team and theclients of KPMG Microsoft Business Solution. Your day-to-day function willrequire you to work closely with Consultants in designing solutions tailored tothe customers’ requirements, which are often large-scale enterprise D365FOprojects. This will require you to take a hands-on approach in designing andleading the technical implementation of Dynamics products, working with bothonshore and offshore development teams. You will need to demonstrate aneffective balance between management skills and a broad range of technicalskills.


The D365FO SeniorTechnical Architect is a key role to KPMG Microsoft Business Solution. It is adynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business areawithin an established and market-leading global firm that is KPMG MicrosoftBusiness Solution.


Roles and Responsibilities




The
D365FO Senior Technical Architect will lead the technical delivery of
D365FO;


Be a champion for technicalsolutions on the Microsoft platform with a strong understanding of Dynamics
D365FO development practices, and a good knowledge of otherdevelopment techniques;


Provide capability to developsector specific templates to enhance the out of the box
D365FO functionality, giving KPMG Microsoft Business Solutiona unique selling point and also a resalable asset;


Deliver high quality developmentservices to clients;


Work closely with the architectureteam to design and develop our most complex customer needs, providingdevelopment only where these requirements cannot be met through configuration -Creating high quality and sustainable client solutions and project documentation;


Deliver training needs within theteam and coach junior staff members;


Deliver all consultancy accordingto the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution Project Methodology, ensuring that allsoftware applications are implemented successfully according to the projectplan;


Meet and exceed customerexpectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;


Identify business/project risk andmitigate or communicate as necessary;


Communicate progress updates torelevant parties both formally and informally;


Participate in pre-salesactivities as requested;


Support practice developmentactivates such as defining and configuring industry specific templates;


Carry out additional duties as mayoccur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the Directors;


In all activities, ensure timelycompletion of internal processes and mandatory training;


Represent KPMG Microsoft BusinessSolution in a professional and positive manner at all times.


Qualifications andSkills


Excellent written and verbal communication skills;





Excellent presentation and consultancy skills;

A minimum of 4-years hands-on experience withDynamics AX 2012 and 2009, including appropriate certification;

Experience with or exposure to Dynamics 365 will beconsidered a strong positive;

Experience of using PowerApps, LogicsApps, CommonData Service and other Azure Services.

Knowledge of Lifecycle Services and Visual StudioTeam Services

Experience in other technologies such as SQL,PowerBI, SharePoint along with a good knowledge .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 Stepmethodologies;

Good understanding of functional capabilities ofD365FO – 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 bebeneficial.

Knowledge of best practices for working withoffshore teams;

Graduate from a top University;

A relevant degree within a computationaldiscipline.

Experience andBackground


Expertise in providing development solutions in aD365O environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant;





Experience with D365O in a Development Consultingrole;

Experience of at least two large scale ERPimplementations;

Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focuson reducing development effort;

Pre-sales experience;

Excellent presentation and demonstration skills;

Business process mapping, modelling anddocumentation knowledge;

Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff








Microsoft Dynamics Project Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG Microsoft Business Solution we implement best in class solutions for ERP and CRM. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas, enabling us to provide our clients with an integrated end-to-end solution. Our
solutions are based on the Microsoft Dynamics range of products which enables us to deliver, powerful, adaptable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to our customers. Such systems are strategic IT solutions which integrate all the management information across an entire organisation into one single intuitive software application. They embrace all departments of a company from finance to manufacturing to customer
relationship management, HR and sales, in one single system.

The Role:
The Project Manager runs projects of any size in an efficient and effectivemanner, and is responsible for their delivery within agreed timescales, budgetsand conformance to agreed requirements. This person is also responsible for the
efficient utilization of assigned staff and any associated third parties and for ensuring that all project activities conform to the company’s quality management standards and processes.


Plans and manages assigned projects, keeping customer and senior management informed about project
progress;
Compiles and agrees the project plan with the client.



Compiles and agrees with the client any Statements of Work in line with contractual arrangements with
the client.

Monitors progress against project plan and budget, correcting and / or escalating abnormal situations Maintains the Project Plan, in particular with forecast completion dates and impact analysis;

Tracks actual costs vs plan (using Microsoft project and our internal Dynamics AX time recording system);

Maintains awareness of all ongoing non-trivial problems towards their solution. Ensures that project objectives are met;

Monitors and controls all individuals allocated to the project ensuring that all project activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate standards. This includes ensuring that activities are planned and executed in line with the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution project delivery methodology;


Manages any third parties that may be involved as sub-contractors within the project, as relevant, and ensures that any deliverables are produced on time, to required quality standards, and in line with agreed commercials; refers as needed to the Program Manager in case any escalations are required.

Ensures Risks and Issues are being correctly assessed and reported. Pro-actively predicts and mitigates
risk;
Ensures Decision and Action logs are being maintained from the key project governance meetings;


Ensures the Change Log is maintained and that Change Control is being effectively applied;

Applies solid configuration management principles in managing the overall Project Document library for
KPMG Microsoft Business Solution deliverables to be handed over to the client;

Maintains and publishes the project dashboard by obtaining the critical data either directly from
internal systems or from the relevant project resources:

Weekly Product Backlog Stats/ Burndown graph / Risks and issues stats / Defect and % complete stats /
Task Completion Stats / Change Log Stats

Prepares weekly reports for review by the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution Program Manager, prior to
distribution to the client;

Participates in client reporting sessions, including weekly progress review meetings

Tracks actual vs. budgeted costs and effort on a weekly basis;


Plans and monitors any validation activities with the customer to ensure that all requirements are met;

Plans and monitors any internal verification activities, including any reviews, walkthroughs and testing, and oversees the correction of non-conformities to ensure quality of all project deliverables;
Plans and monitors release and implementation activities (e.g. release and/or implementation plans, hand over/support documentation, etc.);


Works very closely with the Solution Architect on an ongoing basis in ensuring the overall quality of
deliverables prior to release to the client;

Receives, analyses and co-ordinates the implementation of project/system live changes requested
by the customer when applicable;

Addresses all project customer satisfaction issues, escalating feedback as necessary for further action;

Participates in KPMG Microsoft Business Solution resource management, utilisation and capacity planning
processes. Liaises with the Resource Manager and other Project Managers to ensure optimum utilisation of allocated resources in line with contracted commercial endeavours;


Contributes towards continuous refinement and improvement of our best practice project delivery methodology. Liaises with peers to provide assistance and convey lessons learnt as required, in order to promote and improve the overall program and project delivery capabilities of KPMG Microsoft Business Solution;

Tracks any sub contracts and work orders in consultation with the finance function;

Liaises with the purchasing department to in raising Purchase Orders to cover approved work orders;

The Person:



An established Project Manager with a proven track record of delivery of software implementation projects. Full lifecycle implementation experience is required;

Experience managing third party sub-contractors, ideally including independent software vendors
(ISV’s);
Proven successful delivery of projects exceeding 750 man-days in services delivery effort;
Experience in managing teams of more than 10 staff;
Very strong Microsoft Office skills particularly with Microsoft Project, Excel and SharePoint;



Prince 2 Practitioner / certified APM professional preferred;


Experienced in Agile project management, ideally with direct experience and knowledge of tools
including Jira, VSTS, TFS, and of methodologies including Scrum and Kanban;
Ideally experience and specialism in ERP and / or CRM implementation projects, preferably
utilising the Microsoft stack;


Excellent time management skills with demonstrable experience of working under pressure to tight
deadlines and managing a high workload with conflicting priorities;

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and manage a range of relationships in
a complex environment;

Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening): an ability to present information
concisely, to communicate in a manner applicable to all levels;

Able to produce high quality and professional presentations;


Excellent attention to detail and ability to ensure documents are consistent in language,
terminology and style;

Flexible approach to work with a focus on delivery to deadlines and high standards;


Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact and discretion;




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