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Microsoft Dynamics Project Manager

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Solution Architect

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FS Audit Assistant Managers - London

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Restructuring Manager

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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.


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;




Dynamics 365 Business Central – Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for a Dynamics 365BC Solution Architect with experience in functional analysis into large-scale enterprise and SME Dynamics 365BC architecture with a hands-on approach in designing and leading the implementation of the products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. The focus of this role will be on all presales activities around the Dynamics 365BC platform as well as methodology diagnostics and high-level solution architecting on client implementations. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentoring junior and offshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to the KPMG MBS customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within the established and
market-leading global firm that is KPMG MBS.





Responsibilities






The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Microsoft Dynamics 365BC solutions





Be a champion for both technical and functional solutions across the Microsoft platform, driving the option of new features and technology



Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 BC technical and functional capabilities along with knowledge of the current ISV’s.



Lead the design and development of sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365BC functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset where possible



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 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.



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 MBS in a professional and positive manner at all times.















Requirements:




Qualifications and Skills






Deep and broad knowledge of the capabilities of Dynamics 365BC, including appropriate certification where applicable. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365BC and our supporting ISV’s



A good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies and the supporting Power platform.



Broad knowledge of functional capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Operations



Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support to support the technical teams.



Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
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Azure SQL / SQL Server
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PowerApps
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Azure DevOps
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ISV’s



Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams



Experience of all delivery methodologies
















Experience and Background

















Expertise in providing both out of the box and developed solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365BC
environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant



Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.



Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Design Consulting role



Experience of large scale ERP implementations as well as SME sized deliveries



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
















FS Audit Assistant Managers - London

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are currently looking for qualified accountants at Assistant Manager Level to join our thriving Regional Financial Services Audit department based in our London office. There are multiple positions available. Our regional practice covers clients across the Financial Services sector including Banking, Insurance and Asset Management firms. Our team is distributed across the country with resource in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. This role will primarily be servicing our clients in London and the surrounding areas.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion.
- 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.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

-ACA, ACCA or CPA Qualified (or equivalent).
-Audit experience gained within Financial Services
-Working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
- Experience of FCA CASS rules.
- Experience gained in a ‘Big 4’ Accountancy firm.
-Experience of working on insurance audits.
-Supervisory skills, including coaching and project management


Multiple positions available
Opening date 30/03/2020
Closing date 27/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

Restructuring Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The KPMG Restructuring practice advises a wide range of businesses that find it increasingly difficult to manage their cost base and meet their financial obligations, including in respect of their pension schemes. Following a number of high profile failures, the management of pension scheme obligations has become a primary concern for all stakeholders (government, corporates and trustees) and, as a result, we have seen a material increase in demand for our advice in this area. Our team is targeting further significant growth over the next few years, leveraging our market leading credentials in this area.


During 2019, our Restructuring team advised on several high profile insolvencies, including a number of retail CVAs, where addressing the business’s pension obligations was a key concern. Over the course of 2019 we provided pensions specific Restructuring advice on corporate transactions with a total value in excess of £5 billion, across a wide range of sectors (Oil & Gas, Defence, Retail, Manufacturing), with clients ranging from Financials Investors and Global Listed Groups through to family owned businesses.


Due to the volatility in pension asset values and the UK population living for longer, pension funding requirements have grown materially in recent years. Further, following several high profile corporate failures, the regulations regarding the funding of pension schemes has become increasingly stringent. As a result, dealing with pensions stakeholders is now seen as a key boardroom issue, and our Restructuring pensions expertise means we liaise with our clients at a boardroom level – often directly with the CEO and / or CFO.


Due to the rapid growth in demand for these services, we are looking for a Manager to join our expanding National team, with this role based in London. Further, it is our expectation that there will be the opportunity for the right candidate to progress over time to an Associate Director grade.


The London Restructuring team comprises over 250 people, led by 24 partners and four associate partners. This specific role would see the successful candidate joining the National Markets London team (approx. 60 people, four partners and one associate partner), with a particular focus on assessing the financial strength of the companies that are responsible for funding defined benefit pension schemes and assessing how much these companies can afford to pay to their schemes to meet their funding requirements.


Our work is hands on – as well as producing concise reports, we are in the boardroom providing direct strategic and negotiation support, and then implementing our recommendations. Applicants should be ready to work in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced environment. The role requires strong accounting analysis, report writing skills and a commercial mind-set.


We work with a wide variety of clients, from small privately owned enterprises through to FTSE 100 and high profile businesses. Applicants should expect to work across all sectors.


Further, this role would also be ideal for candidates looking to work flexibly – we would be more than happy to accommodate a 4 day working week, or working reduced hours across a 5 day working week.


Roles and Responsibilities


To be an effective Manager within the Employer Covenant team, and in this role specifically, you will undertake the following:
• Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders during engagements (including trustees, solicitors and actuaries);
• Manage teams of colleagues working on engagements, ensuring effective delegation and also multiple work stream delivery;
• Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices;
• Appraise situations (which can be challenging & fast developing) and look to develop innovative solutions, assessing options for businesses and/or stakeholders;
• Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances;
• Lead the design and development of client ready deliverables with minimal Director and Partner input;
• Coach and develop team members providing high quality developmental feedback;
• Identify opportunities for the wider firm; and
• Involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.


Qualifications and Skills


Key skills and competencies required:


• Strong commercial and business acumen, with evidence of experience;
• Demonstrable experience in leading work streams, advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders;
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’;
• Desire to build wide advisory expertise and develop knowledge of the team’s offerings;
• Ability to communicate well with operational and financial staff at all levels;
• Good time management and organisational skills, together with the ability to prioritise tasks;
• An ability to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work, and produce concise and creative reports and presentations;
• Enjoy working in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced project environment;
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors;
• Willingness to undertake some travel, albeit this is typically limited to day trips; and
• Strong financial and analytical skills, with relevant accountancy qualification.


Experience and Background


Prior experience of undertaking pensions related work is not essential. Up front training and continuous coaching will be provided.

Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Pensions Audit practice within Financial Services. We currently have opportunities in the Reading Office.

Our Pensions Audit team works with a variety of pension schemes including some of the largest schemes in the UK, working across a number of pension administrators.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of pension scheme clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
• Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
• Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
• Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
• You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
• Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The ability to communicate with senior levels of management and off shore teams
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential.
• Experience of auditing pension scheme clients is required.
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’.
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
• Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Multiple positions available
Opening date 13/03/2020
Closing date 10/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

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