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Manager - External Audit, Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

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Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Transaction Services - Financial Services - Associate Director

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Transaction Services - Financial Services - Manager

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Manager - External Audit, Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time




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We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Manager level to join our thriving Financial Services External Audit department in the Midlands. Based in our Birmingham office, you will be part of a collaborative team in a fast paced and challenging environment.



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.



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 sector.



As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a partner to assist with your career development and performance management to help you in meeting your professional goals. Our top performers are often encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in project based work across the firm.



The Role:


· 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 the Midlands.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


Successful FS External Audit Manager candidates will meet the following criteria:


· Must be professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA.
· Must demonstrate significant financial services external audit experience within a Big 4 Accountancy firm
· Must demonstrate sound & practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
· Must demonstrate well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
· Must show examples of resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment.
· Must have IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.



Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

The FS OVC team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation, and joint venture advice. The team sits within the wider OVC team, a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Financial Services Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role

- Lead OVC projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
- Pre-deal
- Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
- Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation and value creation
- Cost models and scenario analysis
-�Business plan support and synergy assessments
- In-deal
- TSA commercials and options analysis
- Target Operating Model (‘TOM’) design
- Cost base and operational scalability assessments
- Post-deal
- Cost reduction/synergy execution support
- Operational scaling to support business model growth strategy
- Pre IPO/disposal value creation through operations and cost optimisation

- Lead the creation of value-added insights, which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging their investment thesis.
- Act as the day-to-day, full-time project manager to help ensure successful problem formulation, hypotheses generation, comprehensive analysis in testing hypotheses, and problem resolution.
- Ensure quality of output, co-ordinate and prepare the content for client delivery, including review with client and/or other advisors.
- Provide oversight of skilled KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle and serve as the primary team interface with various levels of executives and team members.
- Maintain responsibility for risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and offerings, for example, Management Consulting and Restructuring, and leverage their specialist insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- When you are not working on a project, you will take a lead role in business development and will lead the preparation, development, and delivery of proposals.
- Support the professional development of the FS OVC team.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction or transformation programme specialist.
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

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


Transaction Services - Financial Services - Associate Director

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised along market lines. Within this structure, the Financial Services Transaction Services team comprises 70 professionals.
We provide due diligence advice and assistance to financial services clients of every size, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We also assist private equity clients making investments into the financial services market.
We focus on acquisitions, disposals, public bids/mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs, initial public offerings (IPOs), market entry, financing and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Regulatory and other Advisory teams. We frequently work alongside KPMG teams from other jurisdictions to deliver clients seamless insight across multiple geographies.

Our Financial Services covers deals across the full range of banking, insurance and investment management. Within the team, individuals may chose to focus on an individual sub-sector or gain experience across a range of Financial Services business models.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the market we are fast-growing the size of our team and have a need to recruit Associate Directors to focus on the Financial Services sector. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.

The role

Associate Director appointments are made on the basis of proven track record. As engagement managers, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice. You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:

- Engagement management : you will structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments
- Business development : you will build, commercialise and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm. You will develop propositions, focussing on specific themes and/or clients.
- Risk management : you will identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- Developing People : you will identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on mentoring and skills transfer. You will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.
- Delivering quality services : you will monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will be proficient at managing multiple priorities
- Advisory Skills : you will use your extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted adviser.
You would be based in KPMG’s London office but the role may involve some travel.


Required Skills and Qualifications You will have the following skills and qualifications:
•Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA (or equivalent)
•Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
•Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements
•Strong personal impact and self-awareness
•Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
•Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients: The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
•Experience in Insurance, Banking and/or Investment Management.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career dreams are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, transparent conversations about your career development.



Transaction Services - Financial Services - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Manager – Transaction Services – Financial Services


Location - London
Salary - Competitive




The opportunity


Our transactions services team works on high profile transactions across the banking, insurance and investment management sectors. We support clients to execute transactions through the transaction lifecycle, from diligence through to the SPA negotiations and completion.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the market we are rapidly expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit Mangers to focus on the Financial Services sector. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.

This opportunity is your chance to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and high profile transactional environment where as a team, we make an impact on our clients, whilst valuing the contributions made by each team member.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are.


The Role


You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:

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Perform analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts.



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Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers.


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Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.

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Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.

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Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.

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Be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.

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Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.

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Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able
to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.

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Identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

The Person


To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

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Strong academic background with accounting qualifications such as ACA.

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Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial services reporting.

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Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.

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Excellent written and oral communication

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Strong personal impact

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Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure

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Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements.


The team


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised along market lines. Within this structure, the Financial Services Transaction Services team comprises 70 professionals.

We provide due diligence advice and assistance to financial services clients of every size, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We also assist private equity clients making investments into the financial services market.

We focus on acquisitions, disposals, public bids/mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs, initial public offerings (IPOs), market entry, financing and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

Start date for applications: 10/11/2018
Close date for applications: 08/12/2018


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