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IT Sourcing Manager - Financial Services

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IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

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IT Sourcing Senior Manager - Financial Services

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Bristol

Service Line: Audit

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IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

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IT Sourcing Manager - Corps

Location: Birmingham

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IT Sourcing Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role
- Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
- Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to our clients’ sourcing challengesYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the Technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, in to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Leading the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process through to procurement and contract signature.
- Leading the development of planned service scope, service levels and establishing the contract and service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the service transition and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Leading post-contract governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.
- Conducting value assurance reviews of existing service agreements
The Person
- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.
- This role is based within our Financial Services sector however, sector experience is less relevant and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill-set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or procurement experience, working in a FTSE 250 organisation.
- Service provider: experience in a service provider environment, typical roles might include Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: experience in IT/Sourcing/Service Management.
Essential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Experience of system selection, primarily ERP or finance systems.
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
Sound knowledge of one or more of the following services is desirable:
- Infrastructure cloud wrapper
- Hybrid technology / IT skills
- Digital workplace
- Networks and NGN
- DevOps AM
- Operating model and process design

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

IT Sourcing Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role
- Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
- Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to our clients’ sourcing challenges
- Leading the day-to-day delivery of engagements with our clients and managing teams to ensure successful project delivery
- Conducting business development activities on behalf of KPMG in order to grow the businessYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the Technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, in to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Leading the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process through to procurement and contract signature.
- Leading the development of planned service scope, service levels and establishing the contract and service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the service transition and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Leading post-contract governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.
- Conducting value assurance reviews of existing service agreementsThe Person
- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.This role is based within our Financial Services sector however sector experience is less relevant and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill-set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or procurement experience, working in a FTSE 250 organisation.
- Service provider: experience in a service provider environment, typical roles might include Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: experience in IT/Sourcing/Service Management.
Essential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Experience of system selection, primarily ERP or finance systems.
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable:
- A demonstrable knowledge of the commercial architecture of an outsourcing contract and best practice in this area
- Sound knowledge of one or more of the following services is desirable:
- Infrastructure cloud wrapper
- Hybrid technology / IT skills
- Digital workplace
- Networks and NGN
- DevOps AM
- Operating model and process design

Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team:

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The Department is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square only a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

The Responsibilities:

You will manage and deliver pensions audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, working with Trustees and scheme administrators, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:
• To manage a portfolio of pensions audit 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 high quality audit 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
• Providing coaching and guidance to both on-shore and off-shore staff working on your engagements
• 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 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 Trustee boards
• Assist with business development opportunities. This would involve initial meetings, preparing proposal documents and presenting at pitches.
There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as assisting with pensions-specific training courses for in-charges and audit assistants, involvement in local client events and taking on a performance manager role.

The Individual:

• Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Partner, Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
• Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing including applying this to the pensions sector
• 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
• Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
• Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

• Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
• Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
• Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm
• Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards
• Significant audit experience for pension schemes

IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the clientYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Supporting the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes leveraging current and upcoming technologies
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process from initial supplier engagement through to negotiation and contract signature.
- Supporting the development of planned future service scope and establishing the service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the technical, service and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Supporting the definition and assistance with post-contract vendor governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.The Person
- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
- Sector experience is less relevant, although experience within Corporates would be preferred, and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or operating model experience, working within a FTSE 250 organisation or large public sector organisation
- Service provider: experience in a client facing role within service provider environment, typical roles might include Technology Sales, Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: client facing experience from within IT/sourcing/Service ManagementEssential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
- ITIL v3 and/or Prince 2 (or similar) accredited
- Operating model and process design

IT Sourcing Manager - Corps

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
- Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
- Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to our clients’ sourcing challengesYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the Technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, in to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Leading the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process through to procurement and contract signature.
- Leading the development of planned service scope, service levels and establishing the contract and service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the service transition and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Leading post-contract governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.
- Conducting value assurance reviews of existing service agreements
The Person
- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.This role is based within our Corporates sector however, sector experience is less relevant and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill-set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or procurement experience, working in a FTSE 250 organisation.
- Service provider: experience in a service provider environment, typical roles might include Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: experience in IT/Sourcing/Service Management.
Essential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Experience of system selection, primarily ERP or finance systems.
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
- Sound knowledge of one or more of the following services is desirable:
- Infrastructure cloud wrapper
- Hybrid technology / IT skills
- Digital workplace
- Networks and NGN
- DevOps AM
- Operating model and process design

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