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Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way
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VAT Reporting Assistant Managers
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Dynamics 365 senior F&O functional consultant
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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect
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market is increasingly competitive and KPMG is committed to enabling and
empowering its people to win new business effectively and efficiently.
EMA KPMG Way Team is a small, but highly impactful group of Sales/BD subject
matter experts and consultants that are responsible for embedding business
development best practice within EMA member firms and strategic accounts. The
team’s objective is to support key stakeholders (EMA Heads of Market, Global
Lead Partners and Client Service Teams) with enhancing the client experience
and driving top-line revenue group. The group works closely with the broader
EMA markets team (PMO, Operations and Pursuits) to deliver value to our
collective regional stakeholders.
quest for growth across our global network, the KPMG Way team plays a key role
in supporting the delivery of one the region’s top priorities – the EMA Growth
Program. The EMA Growth Program consists of priority accounts that are
headquartered across the EMA region, where we are investing heavily to drive
significant growth (growth in client relationships, client trust, client
experience and revenues).
role will be focused on leveraging your direct sales, consulting and
client-facing business development experience to professionalise sales in our
priority Markets and accounts. You will have experience with creating
sustainable sales change programmes in a Partnership or like organisation,
specifically helping to drive mind set, skillset and discipline change where it
is not always mandated.
KPMG Way Regional Lead (EMA) with delivering key objectives, including the
delivery of the EMA Markets Growth Program and Member firm support
with key stakeholders to co-create relevant, bespoke and pragmatic solutions
aligned to specific sales and busine ss development requirements.
the lead on specific projects and initiatives with key stakeholders and be
accountable for delivering end-to-end solutions (with the support of the
as Markets & Business Development subject matter expert, and consult/coach
stakeholders with best practice account management, account planning,
opportunity management and pipeline management.
advice, direction and coaching to the Global Lead Partners (GLPs) and Client Service
and facilitate meetings, workshops and training sessions with GLPs and CSTs
(and other senior stakeholders).
Create scalability and transfer knowledge by empowering
local member firms and priority accounts.
A deep understanding of the end-to-end sales
cycle and the ability to leverage relevant prior learning experience.
Credibility and ability to coach,
challenge and influence the most senior stakeholders within the firm.
Fast learner - this is a new role which
requires an ability to think innovatively to make things happen.
Ability to work under pressure with
challenging deadlines, multiple stakeholders and opinions.
Driven and results focussed, enabling
key client facing teams to build trusted client relationships and achieve
growth ambition through pragmatic coaching.
Ability to chair/facilitate workshops
and deliver present complex messages with impact and influence to multiple
Evidence of commercial and common sense
approach to problem solving, and an ability to ‘think on one’s feet’.
Forward thinker, ability to anticipate
what might happen next, ensuring others are pre-prepared for likely outcomes.
Strategic thinker, ability to provide
strategic direction but also able to roll up your sleeves to help local teams
embed and implement best practice.
Strong organisational and project
challenging and negotiation.
Ability to travel is essential and estimated at
50%, dependent on volume and location of KPMG Way opportunities
Qualifications and candidate background:
to degree level or equivalent
experience in a front line sales and business development environment which
must include substantial direct sales experience, pipeline management and
experienced using and deploying sales methodologies such as Miller Heiman.
to create impactful, and often bespoke presentations based on stakeholder
requirements (proficient in PowerPoint).
· Experience of working
in a large and complex professional services environment essential.
- Experience working outside home market, or in a
regional role is an advantage.
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, 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.
Service Line Information
KPMG International (KPMGI) carries on business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG network firms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms of high-quality audit, tax, and advisory services to their clients. For example, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG network firms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for the benefit of these entities. KPMGI also provides a range of services to KPMG network firms.
The in-house tax team works on a wide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Some of the work is UK focused but much of the work is international, dealing with a variety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, which means understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice, and ensure that tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and we operate in a challenging and stimulating environment.
This is a unique opportunity to work in an internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.
Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for a full time VAT Reporting Assistant Manager specializing in indirect tax compliance work. The role is based in Canary Wharf, London where almost all of the in-house tax team are based.. . We may be able to accommodate a candidate based in another location (e.g. Watford) although you would need to spend considerable time in Canary Wharf. The role involves working closely with our Finance Team who sit in Toronto, Canada, and our third-party offshore Finance Provider, who is based in India.
Most of the work relates to European VAT, but there is also an HST (Canadian indirect tax) element. Other indirect tax compliance work, including sales & use tax, falls within the role.
With the support and guidance of other in-house tax team members and particularly the VAT manager, responsibilities would include:
• Preparation and submission of all indirect tax returns (e.g. European VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, HST returns, sales & use tax returns, etc…), including gathering and analysing data from the underlying accounting systems.
• Assisting the Toronto based Finance Team with reconciling the above returns to the general ledger, including the indirect tax control accounts.
• Reviewing the indirect tax aspects of sales invoices, and KPMGI’s external Finance Provider’s coding of purchase invoices.
• Continuous training of our external Finance Provider, and monitoring of their performance against key performance indicators.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
• Have at least 2 years of experience in a role with significant VAT accounting responsibilities, specifically in data management and reporting;
• Be experienced at using different accounting systems and working with offshore Finance Providers.
• Competence in extracting information from accounting systems, and reconciling data to the general ledger.
• A good understanding of European indirect tax rules, including invoice requirements, foreign exchange VAT accounting, place of supply rules and reverse charge VAT accounting. The London Tax Team have extensive VAT expertise and will support the successful candidate in their day to day work.
• A track record in building excellent relationships with offshore Finance Providers, and ensuring that they consistently provide high quality work within pre agreed deadlines.
• The ability to spot unusual issues outside your knowledge and experience, and to refer these internally for further consideration.
• Strong team player skills but also be capable of working methodically and independently.
• Strong attention to detail
• An ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and used to working cross border via email and telephone.
Multiple positions available
Opening date 02/03/2020
Closing date 30/03/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits
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
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:
Cash and BankManagement
ProjectManagement and Accounting
Financial Consolidation and eliminationexperience
Experience with electronic banking file needs
Knowledge of Financial workflow or journalapproval
Multi-legal entries 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
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
This is a test vacancy. Please do not apply to this requisition.
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.
— 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:
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— 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.
— 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:
- 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
- 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