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Head of HR Operations

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Dynamics 365 for FO Senior Technical Architect

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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.

The closing date for all applications for this role is 28th February 2020.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:
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 from a top University;
— A relevant degree within a computational discipline.

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


Head of HR Operations

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Please note: This role is offered on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis.

Grade: B
Service Line: OEH – KBS
Reporting to: Head of Operational Excellence
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf)




Function Information

The People Function plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy. To enable this, we are continually reviewing the way we recruit, develop and reward the people that work for KPMG to make sure that we attract and retain the very best and most diverse talent in the market place and enable them to achieve exceptional things for our clients and customers. At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement – “our people are extraordinary”

Department Information

The People Operations Operational Hub provide people administrative and advisory support to our UK Business and through our service pledge underpin our overall people strategy and vision. We are a busy team covering operational tasks for to support our people, ranging from arranging interviews through to providing references, as well as learning deployment where we are consistently looking for ways to improve on the expectations of our customers across the business with the service we deliver.

The operation consists of People Operations, managing an offshore location and an internal outsource. (Circa 250 staff in total)

Context of role

You will be empowered to lead and manage the delivery of our HR Operational Excellence Hub (OEH) offering HR Administration, HR Advisory and Learning Deployment services across a number of HR disciplines to KPMG UK. You will have a dual pen reporting line into the Head of Operational Excellence and the UK Head of People.

Working closely with the Head of HR Transformation, HR Leads, the wider HR and Learning teams, functional leads and your KBS and OEH Management Team, you will develop and drive service excellence ensuring the service is fit for purpose, client focused and supportive in progressing the overall UK People agenda. Managing the operating model and ensuring an efficient service without detriment to the experience of the service delivered to our colleagues.

You will manage 3rd party providers, ensuring the service provision supports our overall vision of creating an excellent experience for our colleagues, whilst operating within a controlled and governed framework.

Developing and managing the service delivery to agreed SLAs and within scope of budget of the HR OEH budget. Your focus on continuous improvement of service delivery will be gained through building and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external customers.

You will drive a customer centric and continuous improvement culture across the operation, helping to develop our overall managed service strategy within KBS Business Services.

As a member of KPMG, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values at all times.

Role and Responsibilities

- Work with key HR and KBS OEH stakeholders and potential vendors in helping to shape transactional HR strategic solutions across the business
- Responsible for change management and transition of key services into the OEH, identifying service efficiencies and opportunities to implement best in class service provision
- Oversee and ensure timely, effective and a high level of service is continually provided from the shared service operation and our 3rd party providers. Driving capability across the operation with a robust and sustainable development programme in place for all colleagues and management roles.
- Respond to customer feedback, dealing with escalations and ensuring that root causes are established to prevent recurrence.
- Responsible for the management and delivery of high-profile HR and operational projects that span across multiple business units and markets via the OEH. Manage the implementation and change into business as usual service delivery.
- Build and develop close working relationships with key stakeholders and senior leadership teams to support a quality service culture. Pro-active management of all stakeholders, especially the expectations of leaders and management within the organisation (including senior management and partners).
- Provide strong leadership to the OEH team, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained across the team and the appropriate levels within the business.
- Demonstrate influential and adaptable style of leadership, and maintain integrity when dealing with complex and significantly difficult situations arising from risk, issue and change management.
- Maintain and manage vendor budgets against commercial terms and the service centre budget against the plan.
- Manage and review the performance of the 3rd parties based on agreed contractual SLAs and performance measures. Utilising the SRM Governance model to ensure continuous improvement, innovation and best in class benchmarking consistently delivers improvements to the quality and value of service delivery. Drive cultural awareness within the Vendor’s organisation, to better align values, core behaviours and service deliverables.
- A strong transformation leader to help deliver the transformation across HR,
- Experience, Qualification and Skills


Essential skills and experience required

- Experience in the operational management of a large HR Shared Services environment (15000+ colleague base) within the UK across all disciplines.
- Proven credibility to lead a key function and provide leadership and direction during a period of change.
- Experience of partnering with the business at a senior level as well as knowledge and experience of operational delivery.
- Experience with managing large budgets
- Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a focussed, simple and commercially relevant manner.
- Experience of a complex, fast-moving environment.
- Change and project management skills and results orientated.
- Strong influencing skills (able to build business partner relationship) with the ability to challenge at all levels. Ability to influence at a senior level and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
- Leadership skills and personal drive to deliver results.
- Experience of managing 3rd Party vendors, including relevant governance frameworks.
- Able to drive operational efficiencies – Lean and Six Sigma being methods of familiarity and or experience within.
- Experience of working cross functionally, especially across HR Centre of Excellences and matrix organisations - with strong working relationships across HR Centres of Excellence, HR Business Partners and wider business units.
- Familiar with Success Factors/Sap HR products - management of HR Systems support teams (in-house and outsourced models).
- Transformation leader


Desirable skills:

- Experience of programme management and delivering large change projects.
- Commercial awareness and strong operational delivery.
- Experience in managing both in-house and outsourced HR Shared Services (offshore and nearshore operations).
- Experience in outsourcing HR Shared Services from contract to go-live of service delivery.
- Experience in the automation of HR processes.
- Experience in the implementation, coordination and development of HR systems (SAP, Success Factors).
- Experienced in HR Transformation

Dynamics 365 for FO Senior Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for an experiencedDynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) Senior Technical Architect tobe accountable for the technical design of D365FO solutions and the supportinginfrastructure. You will work closely with both the functional team and theclients of KPMG Microsoft Business Solution. Your day-to-day function willrequire you to work closely with Consultants in designing solutions tailored tothe customers’ requirements, which are often large-scale enterprise D365FOprojects. This will require you to take a hands-on approach in designing andleading the technical implementation of Dynamics products, working with bothonshore and offshore development teams. You will need to demonstrate aneffective balance between management skills and a broad range of technicalskills.


The D365FO SeniorTechnical Architect is a key role to KPMG Microsoft Business Solution. It is adynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business areawithin an established and market-leading global firm that is KPMG MicrosoftBusiness Solution.


Roles and Responsibilities




The
D365FO Senior Technical Architect will lead the technical delivery of
D365FO;


Be a champion for technicalsolutions on the Microsoft platform with a strong understanding of Dynamics
D365FO development practices, and a good knowledge of otherdevelopment techniques;


Provide capability to developsector specific templates to enhance the out of the box
D365FO functionality, giving KPMG Microsoft Business Solutiona unique selling point and also a resalable asset;


Deliver high quality developmentservices to clients;


Work closely with the architectureteam to design and develop our most complex customer needs, providingdevelopment only where these requirements cannot be met through configuration -Creating high quality and sustainable client solutions and project documentation;


Deliver training needs within theteam and coach junior staff members;


Deliver all consultancy accordingto the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution Project Methodology, ensuring that allsoftware applications are implemented successfully according to the projectplan;


Meet and exceed customerexpectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;


Identify business/project risk andmitigate or communicate as necessary;


Communicate progress updates torelevant parties both formally and informally;


Participate in pre-salesactivities as requested;


Support practice developmentactivates such as defining and configuring industry specific templates;


Carry out additional duties as mayoccur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the Directors;


In all activities, ensure timelycompletion of internal processes and mandatory training;


Represent KPMG Microsoft BusinessSolution in a professional and positive manner at all times.


Qualifications andSkills


Excellent written and verbal communication skills;





Excellent presentation and consultancy skills;

A minimum of 4-years hands-on experience withDynamics AX 2012 and 2009, including appropriate certification;

Experience with or exposure to Dynamics 365 will beconsidered a strong positive;

Experience of using PowerApps, LogicsApps, CommonData Service and other Azure Services.

Knowledge of Lifecycle Services and Visual StudioTeam Services

Experience in other technologies such as SQL,PowerBI, SharePoint along with a good knowledge .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 Stepmethodologies;

Good understanding of functional capabilities ofD365FO – 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 bebeneficial.

Knowledge of best practices for working withoffshore teams;

Graduate from a top University;

A relevant degree within a computationaldiscipline.

Experience andBackground


Expertise in providing development solutions in aD365O environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant;





Experience with D365O in a Development Consultingrole;

Experience of at least two large scale ERPimplementations;

Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focuson reducing development effort;

Pre-sales experience;

Excellent presentation and demonstration skills;

Business process mapping, modelling anddocumentation knowledge;

Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff








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.


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 andIntegrations




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 andSkills






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:

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General Ledger


-


AccountsReceivable


-


Accounts Payable


-


Cash and BankManagement


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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



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