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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 versees 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 senior F&O functional consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Key Responsibilities

— Involvement in full end-to-end implementationsand all phases of project life cycle

— Involvement with D365FO interfaces and Integrations

— Ability to gather and document functionalrequirements and complete gap/fit analysis

— Demonstrate Awareness of scope (creep) and useof change control

— Leading the solution on a work stream, makingdesign decisions and creating solution documentation

— Delivery of end-user training to clients andcolleagues

— Provide on-site support and assistancethroughout delivery and go-live phases of project

— Occasional involvement in responding to RFPs andRFQs would be beneficial

— Identify practice development activities andhelp in defining how these will be delivered

— Carry out additional duties as may occur fromtime to time as instructed and agreed by Directors

— Ensure timely completion of internal processesand mandatory training

— Represent KPMG Microsoft Business Solution in aprofessional and positive manner at all times

— Have awareness of product roadmap and thecontent of future releases of D365FO

— Demonstrate awareness around upselling andcompany capabilities


Qualifications and Skills


— Experience in consulting and very goodpresentation skills

— Ability to lead meetings and workshop, and topresent to the C-Suite

— Minimum of 4 years Microsoft Dynamics 365 forFinance & Operations (D365FO) or AX2012 implementation experience including the followingmodules and areas:

- General Ledger

- AccountsReceivable

- Accounts Payable

- Cash and BankManagement

- Budgeting

- ProjectManagement and Accounting

- Fixed Assets

- ManagementReporter

— Financial Consolidation and eliminationexperience

— Experience with electronic banking file needs

— Knowledge of Financial workflow or journalapproval

— Multi-legal entries experience

— Multi-currency experience

— Experience with (D365FO) interfaces andIntegrations

— Good understanding of Accounting processes,principles, functionality & systems

— Microsoft Dynamics certification in Finance

— Solid Finance background (ACA/ACCA/CIMA partqualified; qualified is desirable butnot essential)

— Beneficial to have experience of LCS and VSTS

— Good MS Office skills (primarily Word, Excel,and PowerPoint; Visio is a plus)

— Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) aplus


Soft Skills

— Exudes confidence

— Works independently as well as in a teamenvironment

— Ability to manage others and lead more juniorconsultants for a successful outcome

— Acts with professional demeanour

— Manages time and multiple 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 newtechnologies and software into own skillset

— Promotes the Values of our company

— Confidence to reach out to more seniorconsultant for guidance




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.

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


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

Powered Dynamics 365 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 Powered Finance Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution
— Be a champion for both technical and functional leading practice with the Powered Finance Solution.
— Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities
— Collaborate with the Global Powered 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 Powered 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 Crimsonwing 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, .Net development and PowerBI.
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support.
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
- Azure SQL / SQL Server
- PowerApps, LogicApps, Flow and Common Data Service
- CRM modules – Sales, Service, Marketing, Field service
- DevOps
- Lifecycle Services
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— A relevant degree within a computational or business discipline

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 Lead 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

FS Audit Senior Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Cardiff

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior 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.

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 Financial Services firms from sectors such as insurance, banking, building societies and investment management. The team is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on 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.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Role

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit department in Cardiff or Bristol during a significant period of growth.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile Financial Services clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required.
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters.
- Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry insurance and Investment Management audits.
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work.
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team.
- Be part of the Investment Management or Insurance department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives.
- Performance manager for other qualified accountants to help them reach their full potential .
- Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

The Person

Experience & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services sector
- Recent and extensive external audit experience at Senior Manager level in the Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management) sector.
- Recent demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
- Experience working on tenders
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

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. 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, honest conversations about your career development.


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