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Cyber Security Assistant Manager

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Manager - FS Assurance

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Service Line: Audit

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Customer, CRM and Digital Transformation - Assistant Manager

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Service Line: Customer

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Technology Implementation Manager

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Service Line: Tax Central

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Audit Assistant Manager (Aberdeen)

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Manager - Pricing - Strategy

Location: London

Service Line: Strategy

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Cyber Security Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location: Flexible (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds)
Contract Type: Permenant
Hours: Full time and we offer Flexible Working

Roles and Responsibilities

Role
The role will be working in the Cyber Security team based in Bristol. Our regional team focus on clients across all sectors and of different sizes from new start-ups to large global household brands. This variety provides a unique opportunity to add real value to local businesses whilst gaining incredible insight into the different approaches taken to managing Cyber Security by our clients. If you are interested in a role where you can develop your skills, gain wide industry experience working across the most interesting companies based outside of London and remain in a location chosen by you, then this role should be of interest.

Our regional team work across all security disciplines. No two projects are ever the same, you will be helping develop Cyber strategies, advising on how to secure cloud transformations, helping the business define their security architecture and testing business critical applications for security flaws. This may seem daunting, but we have enviable access to the latest training available through our partners such as Microsoft and Google, on-line learning and support for formal certifications to make sure you have the knowledge you need to flourish. As a member of the regional Cyber Security team at KPMG you will gain experience of all the above, whilst having the autonomy to specialise if you choose.

Responsibilities
 Help to deliver projects and solutions for clients, by:
 Using your knowledge and experience to gain insight into our client’s operations and provide advice and guidance
 Creating high quality outputs for clients in the form of presentations and written reports.
 Acting as the main day-to-day point of contact for the client.
 Building strong relationships with clients to become a trusted advisor
 Managing small teams to deliver elements of the overall project
 Contribute to the KPMG Cyber team by sharing knowledge, attending industry events, participating in and leading internal initiatives
 Assisting with the sales and business development activities within the South (and other Regions) to include:
 Market analysis.
 Contributing to proposal writing.
 Preparing and assisting with presentations to clients.
 Acting as a role model and developing more junior team members through sharing of experience and knowledge.
 Playing an integral role in developing the team and contributing to the strategy, direction and sense of identity.
Experience and Background
 Broad experience across information and IT security related disciplines encompassing People, Process and Technology.
 Proven experience of delivering information security services or projects, in-house or to customers.
 Proven experience of producing high quality deliverables working alone and as part of a team.

Experience and Background
 Broad experience across information and IT security related disciplines encompassing People, Process and Technology.
 Proven experience of delivering information security services or projects, in-house or to customers.
 Proven experience of producing high quality deliverables working alone and as part of a team.

Qualifications and Skills
 Attained or working towards information security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM).
 An inquisitive mind, keen on improving your knowledge and building on your existing experience.
 An interest in working with people and helping clients to improve their business and reduce risk.
 Ability to assess and understand complex information and translate into clear and concise findings and recommendations.
 Excellent communication and time management skills

Manager - FS Assurance

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Assurance Manager - Financial Services
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

To support our growing assurance business across Financial Services Audit we have a fantastic opportunity for Managers to join our team and provide companies across Banking, Asset Management and Insurance sectors, including those from the FTSE 100, with assurance over a wide variety of topics. These topics include regulatory compliance, regulatory reporting (including capital and liquidity); and governance. They will be responsible for delivering assurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub.
You will work directly with senior management and audit partners as well as being exposed to senior stakeholders both internally and externally to the firm. These interactions will allow you to expand you industry knowledge and ultimately deliver insights and best practices to our clients.

We appreciate that everybody has their own unique circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate yours, creating a schedule that works for you and allows you to have the work-life balance that you are looking for.

Our Intelligent Working scheme covers a variety of options among which:
• Part-time working
• Glide time, which means starting work between 8:00am and 10:00am and finishing between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
• Working from home for one or more days every week
• Unpaid leave, in which you choose to take up to three months off work without pay

Many members of our team currently make use of our flexible working policy. Follow the link below to find out more about how this works for them, but also how you could benefit from it too:
https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/who-we-are/being-inclusive/intelligent-working


Roles and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of allocated assurance projects on Financial Services clients in accordance with ISAE 3000 and the firm’s quality standards
• Managing a portfolio of complex clients across multiple sectors, maintaining contact with the client and members of the client delivery team
• Managing onshore and offshore teams conducting testing across multiple assurance engagements across a range of SME topics simultaneously
• Planning and performing effective assurance procedures and overseeing the delegation of work across the team and the involvement of subject matter experts
• Preparing and reviewing assurance work, exercising professional scepticism
• Preparing assurance opinions, issues logs and management reports, agreeing assurance findings with the Engagement Leader and the client
• Managing engagement budgets, profitability and any fee overruns
• Support in developing and improving the standardised FS Assurance work programmes
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex assurance issues or escalate as appropriate.
• Building relationships with the client staff and act as an ambassador for the firm.
• Supporting the team in business development initiatives and managing the sales pipeline


Qualifications and Skills
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.
- Familiarity with the role of key functions in Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.
- Knowledge of new regulatory developments impacting Financial Services clients. Subject matter expertise in areas such as UK Stewardship Code, ESG or regulatory (capital and liquidity) reporting may be advantageous.
- Experience (minimum 5 years) in a related field, including experience of delivering assurance engagements for global FTSE 100 clients
- A 2:1 degree or above from a recognised university or institution
- Relevant financial qualifications may include CFA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent.
- Significant risk management experience at Senior Manager level
- An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Strong presentation skills and the confidence to facilitate meetings and interviews both internally and externally
- Outstanding communication and reporting writing skills and ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/ PowerPoint

Customer, CRM and Digital Transformation - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Customer

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Background
Our clients are facing a future of massive disruption driven by shifting customer and consumer expectations and behaviours, digital technology, advanced analytics, new competition, and regulatory change. KPMG is expanding its Corporates Management Consulting team to help our clients to successfully navigate this disruption and take advantage of new opportunities.

Our ambition is to become the digital transformation go-to partner for our clients, helping them to deliver greater business value from their marketing, sales, commerce and service functions and capabilities. Through our Powered Customer proposition we deliver accelerated enterprise business transformation using cloud-based solutions, pre-designed assets and leading practices to enable our clients to make better, faster decisions, resulting in a quicker, more outcome focused implementations with faster return on investment. Our approach and solutions combine the breadth and scale of KPMG’s leading advisory and technology practices, capabilities and insight to drive real transformation, real change, real outcomes.

You will join the KPMG Customer team within Consulting, sitting in our transformation capability. The role will focus on our Powered Customer proposition, which leverages our Salesforce and Microsoft technology expertise and alliances to design, build and deliver solutions that unlock value. Our management consultants and our technology consultants are the same – client focused, functional advice combined with technology enablement, one team, one dialogue, driving change and outcomes.

We need talented individuals with experience of the transformation of customer-facing functions and operations (Marketing, Sales, Ecommerce, Field Service, Customer Service). We want individuals who understand the technology but can define the business requirements.

Role Overview
This is a client facing role which focuses on delivering customer-centric CRM-focused change projects and work-streams. Assistant Managers are responsible for bringing the best capabilities for improving customer experience and building. The Assistant Manager has a track record of working across industries, ideally with experience of Corporates’ target sectors.

This role is focused on being part of multi-disciplinary teams of consultants and technologists, winning and delivering Salesforce enabled projects. Our projects are rarely standalone and the successful candidate will need to work with capabilities and solutions drawn from across broader KPMG.

Assistant Managers have a role in improving our practice; through proposition development, marketing and community development.

Key Responsibilities

— Have a working knowledge of CRM capability across the front-office functions
— Input to developing projects’ business case and benefits tracking
— Work with our Connected Technology Salesforce and Microsoft teams to prototype, test, integrate technology
— Support in the origination of client’s solutions and to lead the bidding, winning and delivering of CRM-enabled digital transformation engagements of significant size and scope.
— Help clients focus on generating value through their CRM and front-office investments, with a clear performance focus and value creation.
— Support the Customer leadership team together with Consulting Market Leaders to build and action Go-To-Market plans within their industry, focussed on target clients.
— Interest and desire to build knowledge and accreditation in vendor solutions such as Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud;
— Experience of requirements gathering workshops all the way through to post-implementation support and adoption analysis

Experience and Background
We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic to join a dynamic and fast-growing part of our business, and who will play a key role in delivering Powered Customer projects in the UK.

— Comes from a consulting or technology services background or industry-based CRM programme delivery background with exposure to designing, building and delivering solutions.
— Have experience of CRM-enabled transformation across front-office functions.
— Ideally will have some experience of working in one of these industries – FMCG, retail, automotive, utilities, business services, manufacturing and telco.

Qualifications and Skills
More specifically the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following key skills:

— Exposure to front-office functional transformation based on Salesforce or Microsoft CRM solution stacks
— Understanding of the application of agile methodology
— Creative problem-solving ability, inquisitive mind-set, comfortable with working in ambiguous situations. Ability to work independently with limited oversight.
— Strong attention to detail.
— Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
— Excellent commercial awareness.
— Ability to deliver high quality assignments under time pressure.
— Ability to grow and develop people working for them.


Technology Implementation Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The team

KPMG’s Tax Technology & Innovation team comprises 160+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the tax & legal business.
The team is made up of product owners, business analysts, multi-disciplinary engineering teams and it service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across tax & legal.
A key focus is working with KPMG’s Global Compliance & Transformation (‘GCT’) team is to grow our managed service business, helping multinational groups manage and transform their global tax and accounting compliance and reporting requirement across multiple operating regions.
Leveraging award-winning technology, we enable our clients to utilise KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation and responsibilities. We are winning new clients and are growing our technology implementation team as a result of these successes. This is an exciting time to be part of the GCT technology implementation team at KPMG.

The role

The Technology Implementation Manager will work as part of the Managed Services Implementation Team working with internal and external clients to deliver end-to-end solutions across the technology solutions used to support managed services engagements.

The role involves working across Global Compliance & Transformation projects encompassing:
• Delivery excellence; agility in our delivery approach through technology implementation to ensure the business can remain highly responsive to market demand and can bring services to market quickly and safely;
• Delivery of technology projects
• Support the delivery of multiple projects to time, budget and quality
• Identify project risks and issues
• Support the technical and design leads throughout a project
• Consult with clients and assist their project managers in delivery
• Participate in sales and contribute to winning engagements
• Line managing assistant managers and graduate trainees and overseeing output of offshore resource in order to deliver client projects
• Making process improvement recommendations and implementing as appropriate;
• Performance managing junior staff

The person

Qualifications
• Strong educational background (preferably 2:1 or higher university degree);
• ACA qualified or equivalent is essential;
• Project management qualifications would be helpful but are not essential.

Experience and Background
• Demonstrable interest in/background in tax/reporting technology is essential;
• Knowledge of finance or tax processes preferable;
• Business development experience is preferable;
• Experience of managing teams to deliver projects to agreed deadlines and budgets, even under pressure;
• Proven experience of managing multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting objectives;
• Experience of managing and monitoring talent and performance;
• Ability to work autonomously, a self-starter with the confidence to make their own decisions;
• Motivated and ambitious team player who is well organised and results driven;
• Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Proficient in Excel.

Audit Assistant Manager (Aberdeen)

Location: Aberdeen

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team -Job Description

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.

Why Audit at KPMG?

Audit is the largest of our UK practices. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and expertise, so the work we undertake affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports our economic growth. As part of this team, you’ll be helping to build the confidence and trust that business and society need to thrive.
We want to lead the conversation when it comes to shaping the future of the profession. And given the scale and variety of our audit engagements in both the UK and globally, we are well placed to create change. When you join our Audit team, we’ll make sure you can stretch your skills across diverse engagements and broad opportunities. This will include ongoing training and development through a mix of internal and external learning initiatives. We’re looking for people who share our commitment to achieving excellence and working to the highest audit standards. Natural collaborators who value different perspectives and relish the opportunity to develop, progress and help us create an environment where talent thrives and quality outcomes are intrinsic to everything we do.

The Role - Responsibilities

- Planning and project managing all aspects of audits.
- Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager on a day to day basis.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
- Building relationships with audited entity staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits.

The Person - Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Recently qualified chartered accountant holding an internationally recognisable qualification
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Recent relevant external audit experience
- We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and nearing full qualification / membership.
-Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP/US GAAP, IFRS, and IAS
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work. Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback
- Coaches less experienced staff. Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).


Manager - Pricing - Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


About the team
Strategy and Value creation teams work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients.

About the role
Within the Strategy & Value Creation team we have an established Pricing strategy practice, serving number of sectors including retail, consumer goods, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transport and industrial manufacturing sectors serving UK, European and international clients. We work with C-level executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues related to deal strategy, and growth strategy.

KPMG’s Pricing strategy practice is a specialised team focussed on solving pricing and revenue optimisation problems for its clients using data and analytics techniques to deliver a sustainable solution which can deliver both short- and long-term margin improvements. As a team, we are a group of bright committed individuals who are passionate about delivering fantastic client work, solving complex data related problems, investing our time in acquiring new analytical skills, and having fun both inside and outside of work.

Manager:

Responsibilities:

We are recruiting for a Manager with Pricing / Data Analytics experience. The role is currently part of KPMG’s Strategy and Value creation team based in London office and would have following core responsibilities:
- Manage workstreams / mid-sized projects delivering quality output on time, to budget and in compliance with KPMG engagement and risk management practices
- Comprehend client’s requirements and be able to break it for the other members of the team
- Synthesise primary research and data gathering; identify key research areas and organise the junior team appropriately to effectively understand the key topics pertinent to the relevant industry sector and scope of work
- Understand current client data landscape and ability to direct the client teams to navigate correct source of data for driving key analysis with appropriate techniques and tools
- Help clients create a clear path to achieve their growth ambition through consideration of their markets, customers and propositions to create a sustainable strategy
- Plan initial hypotheses and analysis; formulate initial hypotheses based on previous experience, knowledge of the sector and understanding of the scope of work
- Manage the pace and delivery of projects, including:
- Day-to-day coordination with key project stakeholders including clients and other internal teams
- Upward management of senior team members to ensure progress is effectively communicated
- Reporting back to clients the key findings of our work
- Manage teams or individuals, and ideally has overseen significant parts of complex projects or programmes. And be able to ensure analytical work associated with multiple workstreams can be completed against tight deadlines and to an agreed standard
- Design, shape and co-ordinate the preparation of deliverables that span multiple workstreams, identifying insight and the ‘so what’
- Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues
- Anticipate and develop the answers to potential questions and challenges from the client
- Support Partners / Directors / Associate Directors community in business development activities
- Coach and develop team members providing high quality developmental feedback
- Identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
- Proactively develop thought leadership; design and lead practice development initiatives
Qualifications:
- Strong experience with strategy or analytics experience gained in corporate roles, analytic boutique and strategic consultancy firm
- A mix of structured problem-solving skills (including strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen), ability to deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed, excellent written English and oral communication skills (other language skills would be a strong bonus)
- Substantial experience of delivering work into the sectors and topics we serve, such as pricing strategy, setting, implementation, for delivering high impact projects
- Experience using economic modelling and analysis by using tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Python, SQL etc
- Understanding of machine learning techniques and practical experience of applying these techniques for commercial solving purposes
- Experience of developing pitches and thinking through proposals either through consulting sales or by demonstrating commercial acumen in industry roles for example to increase scope of work / identify new revenue streams
- Demonstrates a track record of interest in the workplace and achievement beyond the realms of project work
- Self-starter with ability to work independently with little guidance to lead teams to achieve results
- A first class or 2.1 degree from a leading institution in quantitative/analytical studies such as economics, maths, statistics, engineering or equivalent is a definite plus

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