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Microsoft Dynamics Project Manager

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Solution Architect

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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.


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 oversees 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 Business Central – Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for a Dynamics 365BC Solution Architect with experience in functional analysis into large-scale enterprise and SME Dynamics 365BC architecture with a hands-on approach in designing and leading the implementation of the products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. The focus of this role will be on all presales activities around the Dynamics 365BC platform as well as methodology diagnostics and high-level solution architecting on client implementations. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentoring junior and offshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to the KPMG MBS customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within the established and
market-leading global firm that is KPMG MBS.





Responsibilities






The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Microsoft Dynamics 365BC solutions





Be a champion for both technical and functional solutions across the Microsoft platform, driving the option of new features and technology



Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 BC technical and functional capabilities along with knowledge of the current ISV’s.



Lead the design and development of sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365BC functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset where possible



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 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.



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 MBS in a professional and positive manner at all times.















Requirements:




Qualifications and Skills






Deep and broad knowledge of the capabilities of Dynamics 365BC, including appropriate certification where applicable. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365BC and our supporting ISV’s



A good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies and the supporting Power platform.



Broad knowledge of functional capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Operations



Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support to support the technical teams.



Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
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Azure SQL / SQL Server
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PowerApps
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Azure DevOps
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ISV’s



Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams



Experience of all delivery methodologies
















Experience and Background

















Expertise in providing both out of the box and developed solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365BC
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 Design Consulting role



Experience of large scale ERP implementations as well as SME sized deliveries



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 Assistant Managers - London

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are currently looking for qualified accountants at Assistant Manager Level to join our thriving Regional Financial Services Audit department based in our London office. There are multiple positions available. Our regional practice covers clients across the Financial Services sector including Banking, Insurance and Asset Management firms. Our team is distributed across the country with resource in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. This role will primarily be servicing our clients in London and the surrounding areas.

KPMG is one of the leading Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. As a member of our team you will benefit from extensive training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in regulation, accounting and auditing standards.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion.
- You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and completion of audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.
- Keeping Managers and Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
- Preparing reports to senior client management and audit committees.
- On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for the client.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and helping to identify sales opportunities within your client base.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

-ACA, ACCA or CPA Qualified (or equivalent).
-Audit experience gained within Financial Services
-Working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
- Experience of FCA CASS rules.
- Experience gained in a ‘Big 4’ Accountancy firm.
-Experience of working on insurance audits.
-Supervisory skills, including coaching and project management


Multiple positions available
Opening date 30/03/2020
Closing date 27/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

Assistant Managers - Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are seeking Procurement professionals to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team.

Key responsibilities for the role include:
• Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and cost modelling.
• Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
• Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
• Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
• Supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics

As well as working in teams to deliver these solutions, Assistant Managers are also expected to contribute to bringing to fruition new solutions and business development activity.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
• Experience providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and cost modelling
• Experience supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation to clients.
• Experience defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
• Experience evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services
• Experience designing improvements in Procurement capability through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques
• Experience supporting clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay process
• Experience producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.
• Experience providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
• Experience helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
• Experience building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
• Experience supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions
• Experience in identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
• Experience delivering savings/value creation initiatives
• Experience supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics
• Experience advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex outsourcing including service and commercial models
• Experience planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
• Experience of consulting within Procurement or have an operational management background
• Experience of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
• Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments

Multiple positions available
Opening date 17/03/2020
Closing date 14/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits


Managers - Credit Risk Assurance

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role

We are currently recruiting for multiple manager roles within Credit Risk Assurance in London.


Roles and Responsibilities:

Acting as a technical specialist on the external audit of credit risk models (IFRS 9, CECL, Regulatory) at our audit entities responsibilities will include:

• Technical model development documentation review
• Technical model validation documentation review
• Assessment of model performance
• Credit risk governance reviews
• Credit risk policy and procedure reviews
• Individual credit file reviews
• Complete technical analysis for workstreams within both IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements.
• Managing the team of 2-3 individuals from a functional and pastoral point of view
• Advising non audit clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and helping clients

The Person

Skills, Qualifications, Experience and Background

• Demonstrable experience working within a credit risk model development/ validation function within a bank or professional services firm;
• Demonstrable experience managing a team of 2 or more people in a credit risk model development/ validation function
• Experience in credit risk modelling techniques;
• Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IFRS9; CECL and regulatory credit risk models;
• Demonstrable experience of in all aspects of model development/ validation within Retail/ Wholesale banking;
• Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required

Opening date: 13/03/2020

Closing date: 10/04/2020

Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits




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