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Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Service Line: Audit

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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

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Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

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IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

Service Line: Audit

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Assurance Senior Managers - Corporates

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Work as a key member of our growing Financial Services Accounting Advisory Services (FSAS) team based in Birmingham. The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Engagements focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular providing financial instrument accounting advice (including hedge accounting), accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including FSAS London, FSAS Regulatory, Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Risk Management, Audit, Tax and Forensics.


We are seeking additional qualified accountants to work at Manager level to continue to extend the depth and breadth of financial services accounting based services in our Birmingham office, in the areas listed above and beyond.



Key Responsibilities:


- Managing the delivery of live accounting advisory client engagements and leading technical accounting work streams of larger multi-disciplinary engagements
- Providing subject matter expertise on technical accounting as well as practical implications relating to new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16)
- Reviewing technical accounting and risk interpretations related to new accounting standards prepared by clients (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16), provide challenge and recommendations
- Respond to clients’ and audit teams’ ad-hoc accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
- Managing and mentoring engagement team members
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals
- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities


Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


- Qualified accountant (ACA or international equivalent qualification)
- Must be able demonstrate strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, especially related to financial instruments (IAS 32, IAS 39 (including hedge accounting), IFRS 7 and IFRS 9)
- Must have previous financial sector experience – for example, working with building societies, other mutuals, intermediaries or banks
- Must be able to demonstrate strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
- Must have experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
- Must have experience of managing teams and project management





Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Work as a key member of the growing Accounting Advisory Services team.The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range ofareas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – inparticular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation offinancial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity,implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training –often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services,Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax.

We are seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depthand breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above andbeyond.

Responsibilities:






Management of client accounting related engagements, leading small teams. In some instances, leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams.

Providing accounting support including reports and presentations to client issues relating to IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP (FRS101/FRS 102/UK Companies Act 2006).

Assessing the impact of recently adopted and new accounting standards (primarily IFRS 9, IFRS 10, IFRS 11, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16).

Supporting transaction teams with IFRS 3 analysis and model reviews with relevant accounting frameworks.

Providing accounting support to identify implications of business reorganisation plans.

Assessing the accounting impact of any change in the operation of an organisation.

Ad hoc accounting support including development and delivery of training and reports based on relevant client needs.

People management and performance development.

Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.

Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities.





Qualifications and Skills required:






Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)

Technical accounting experience with IFRS

UK GAAP and Companies Law knowledge

Experience with recent developments in accounting, including IFRSs 9, 15 and 16 within a corporate accounting advisory role

Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses

Experience of managing teams and project management

Experience working as an Accounting Advisory Manager in a Top 10 Audit firm working within large corporate sectors

Business development experience including generating sales with new clients and developing internal networks

Analytical ability and attention to detail

Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role



We are currently looking for a qualified accountants at Manager Level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in Edinburgh.


As a Manager you will be involved in all aspects of overseeing and ensuring the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction and provide you with exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Recent client wins have prompted growth and expansion of the department.


Roles and Responsibilities


• You will build a portfolio of clients and have responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and reviewing audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.


• Keeping Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.


• Preparing and reviewing reports to senior management and audit committees


• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.


• On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for senior level client staff throughout the year.


• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, identifying sales opportunities that will help us grow our business


• Involvement in the department leadership team aiming to continue the growth of our Financial Services department in Scotland.


The Person



Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Background


• Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent)


• Significant audit experience in Financial Services sector


• Sound and practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.


• You will possess well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.


• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment


• 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.


• Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen.




IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

Within the FS IT Audit team, our work involves providing consultancy, assurance, advice and attestation to clients on their IT systems and processes. Our focus is on IT risk management, IT controls testing, IT project assurance, and the technology and data aspects of regulation. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, large scale consulting projects and as part of external and internal audit engagements.

The Role

• Work with Partners and Directors in delivering technology risk services with an emphasis on Internal Audit services to the Insurance sector.
• Take responsibility for a large portfolio of audit clients (Internal audit) and deliver IT audit services to this portfolio to time, budget and quality.
• Taking responsibility for the overall output from client engagements including scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables.
• The role holder will also need to generate new work for the team through actively leading sales and proposal activity within the insurance market with the leadership team and insurance markets group.
• Building and maintaining excellent relationships across a range of clients and prospects.
• Participating in service line development, reporting to the service line leader on progress of development, sales and delivery.
• Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, in particular in the wider IT Advisory practice.
• Coaching, mentoring and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing).

The Person

Experience and Background

• Extensive ITGC experience within Financial Services
• Proven experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment and managing a large IT External Audit portfolio.
• Able to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
• Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver projects on time and to budget.
• Able to add value to assignments through an analytical approach to work, and adept at challenging existing processes to identify and implement smarter ways of working.
• Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.
• Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising groups of clients, prospects and/or internal staff.
• Able to motivate and lead teams of up to 5 people and also work on own initiative.
• Experience in business analysis and understanding of core business processes within a financial services environment.
• Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within a financial services environment.
• UK Financial Services experience is essential
• Must have the right to work in the UK

Assistant Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG is one of the leading Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. As a member of our team you will benefit from extensive training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in regulation, accounting and auditing standards.

The Role:

We are currently looking for a qualified accountant at Assistant Manager Level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP, and experience of FCA CASS rules is also preferable. You are required to possess well developed supervisory skills, including coaching and project management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• 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 planning and completion of audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.
• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.
• Keeping Managers and Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
• Preparing reports to senior client management and audit committees.
• On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for the client.
• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and helping to identify sales opportunities within your client base.

Qualifications and Skills:

The Assistant Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:

• Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent) is essential.
• Significant audit experience (preferably in Financial Services) is essential, with practical experience gained in a ‘Big 4’ Accountancy firm desirable.
• Experience of working on insurance audits is desirable.
• Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
• You will possess well developed supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
• 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

Assurance Senior Managers - Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Our Corporates Assurance business works with a range of companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE 100. We provide a broad range of Assurance (audit related) services both to audit and non-audit clients including:
- formal Assurance opinions under ISAE 3000
- grant claims Assurance
- ad hoc Agreed Upon Procedures (AUPs)
- Assurance required by regulations (e.g. in the energy sector)

To support our objective of centralising and growing our Assurance work across Corporates Audit we have fantastic opportunities for Senior Managers to join our team. They will be responsible for overseeing and delivering Assurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub, and for driving forward our growth plans. The roles are based in London and can offer a flexible working schedule based on arrangements to be agreed.


Main responsibilities:

- Leading a variety of Assurance engagements, from start to finish, including overall project management.
- Managing and mentoring a team of managers, assistant managers and juniors who will be part of the Assurance team.
- Working directly with Audit risk management to determine acceptable forms of Assurance to be provided to clients and building a quality framework for delivering our work.
- Own and strengthen key client relationships where leading Assurance engagements.
- Identify new opportunities with existing clients.
- Develop new business networks, both externally and within KPMG.
- Taking a leading role in driving our Assurance business growth objectives. To include being a client account owner and/or developing and presenting proposal documents at client pitches.
- Taking ownership for key parts of our business plan, including internal/external marketing and financial forecasting/analysis.
- Engaging in initiatives to develop new technology/data & analytics for delivering Assurance engagements. This may include working with specialist teams and developing delivery tools.


Required Qualifications and Skills:

- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
- Recent and extensive experience with reviewing and developing Audit/Assurance working papers at a senior manager level in either a Big 4 or mid-tier firm.
- Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities.
- Strong track record of project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Experience of working directly with and reporting to senior client stakeholders, including being able to identify and resolve issues directly with clients, or escalate as appropriate.
- Ability to demonstrate strong business development acumen.
- Solid ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal and external) at different levels of seniority, both in writing and verbally.
- Very good IT literacy, including Excel and Word.
- The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
- Strong ability to monitor and uphold high quality of service to clients (internal and external).

Opening date: 17th March 2020
Closing date: 15th April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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