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Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate Team - London

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Service Line: FRM

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Manager - Corporate Lawyer, KPMG Law - Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: Legal Services

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Banking Accounting Advisory Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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Assistant Manager (Solicitor) - KPMG Law, Corporates

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Cost Assessment Manager

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Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate Team - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Law is seeking a mid-level corporate lawyer to join its expanding team in London to focus on legal solutions for private enterprise clients.


KPMG Law is a disrupter in the legal services industry offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings and multi-disciplinary solutions. Our lawyers have the benefit of being part of an exciting start-up business within a leading global professional services firm.

The successful candidate will have broad experience across M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, equity incentive arrangements and corporate restructurings gained at a city practice and be:
- an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary legal services in a different environment and manner while delivering a great service to clients


- able to understand the legal solution within the wider picture and who is keen to become a more rounded business adviser





- a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines and is keen to assist with the development of junior team members





- a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally





- a good technical lawyer with a solid knowledge of the Companies Act




The role will involve:
- providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and equity incentive arrangements


- building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions





- project managing and driving projects to conclusion





- Training and mentoring more junior team members




It is expected that the successful applicant will be an English-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years’ PQE experience, gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.

Manager - Actuarial Life

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

Responsibilities:
• Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
• Providing technical input to a number of projects
• Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
• Drafting reports and presentations.
• Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
• The successful candidate will be required to manage small to medium sized teams.
• As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.

Current projects
• Multiple IFRS 17 impact assessments which have also led to IFRS17 implementation projects.
• Provision of actuarial expertise on finance transformation projects.
• Providing assistance to Companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions
• Helping Companies with their capital models
• Provision of actuarial expertise to support our Audit colleagues

The Person

Qualifications and Skills:
Qualified Actuary. Must have experience of working in a Life Actuarial function or life consultancy

Experience and Background:
The capability to manage concurrent engagements and play a part in shaping and implementing KPMG's tailored solutions
• Strong technical and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to deal with clients and senior personnel from day one
• Flexibility and an enjoyment of working on challenging projects, and interacting with teams from other business groups
• Strong project and people management skills, and an ability to structure task allocations around critical goals
• Strong coaching skills to develop the capabilities of junior team members
• Experience gained within either a consultancy or company environment are both equally advantageous
• Curiosity and flexibility to new approaches
• Market exposure

Manager - Corporate Lawyer, KPMG Law - Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Law


The Legal Services Team establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC.


Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.


What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:


• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment


Why you might want to join KPMG Law:


• You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
• You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
• You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
• You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly
• You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
• You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance


Role and Responsibilities:


• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.


Experience Required:


The applicant will be a corporate lawyer with a good range of experience in areas of law such as structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.


The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law. Familiarity with partnership, trust, regulatory, banking and/or insolvency law would be helpful. In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on esoteric areas and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.


The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions (while ensuring that other senior members of the team are kept informed and involved at appropriate times), and to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.


The applicant should have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.


The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.


Education and qualifications:


It is expected that the successful applicant will be a UK-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years’ PQE experience, which should have been gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.





Banking Accounting Advisory Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Manager – Banking Accounting Advisory

Banking Accounting Advisory (BAA) is a team of Banking and Financial Services technical accounting specialists with extensive experience delivering expert accounting advisory services, financial reporting and regulatory change projects to major Tier-1 global banks, challenger banks and building societies. We have deep expertise in complex accounting within the Banking and Financial Services sector such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting, securitisations and other structured transactions, derivatives, and deal accounting for mergers and acquisitions and group reorganisations. We also provide SME advice on the critical interactions between IFRS and PRA/EBA regulatory regimes.

Our team provides a wide range of accounting advisory services including the following:
- Technical accounting support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, UK GAAP, FINREP, Pillar 3, Brexit, IBOR reform, and ESG reporting.
- Accounting advice on transactions and financial reporting such as on-call accounting advisory, design or review of accounting policy manuals and financial statements.
- Accounting advice with respect to securitisations and other structured transactions.
- Providing subject matter expertise support on multi-disciplinary finance transformation and deal advisory projects such as business structuring, group reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. Accounting focus areas include IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 2, IFRS 3, IFRS 10 and the UK Companies Act requirements.
- Providing high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences.
- Providing valuable expert resources to clients to assist finance and reporting teams on the enhancement of financial reporting processes, implementation of complex finance changes or transactions requiring technical expertise.

Role and Responsibilities
- Manage client opportunities, deliver live engagements, lead small teams and provide input into larger multi-disciplinary teams.
- Respond to clients’ ongoing ad-hoc technical accounting queries.
- Analyse client transactions or structures and perform detailed technical accounting analysis, including writing formal accounting opinions where required, e.g. structured transactions or deal accounting. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients on complex transactions.
- Provide clients with advice on technical accounting issues and broader impacts of new accounting standards and regulatory changes.
- Write and review client reports based on analytical exercises (e.g. review of clients’ technical accounting decisions, stakeholder interview) to present findings and recommendations.
- Assist clients in their implementation programme for new accounting change or development and post-implementation review programme through delivering client workshops/training, direct assistance in performing the assessment and/or review of clients’ assessment, review of technical accounting and risk interpretations prepared by clients e.g. IFRS 9. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients.
- Take an active role in the identification of business development opportunities, client targeting, developing KPMG’s client propositions and thought leadership collateral, and assisting in the responses to client proposals, with a primary focus on Financial Services (in particular, Banking clients).
- Manage and mentor junior engagement team members.
- Support senior management of the team with aspects of practice management.
- Research relevant technical and industry developments, participating in and facilitating internal and external technical training.

There will also be opportunities to get involved in some regulatory areas as well as broader finance projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support is required, e.g. FINREP, Brexit, ESG reporting, IBOR reform and finance transformation.

Qualifications and Skills
- Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).
- Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking and Financial Services industry.
- Understanding of the Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting.
- Excellent written and communication skills particularly in writing technical accounting analysis or opinions, delivering presentations and an ability to communicate well with clients both in writing and verbally.
- Strong ability to evaluate technical issues, research and analyse facts, ability to influence and deal with senior individuals, consult and deliver solutions to clients.
- Strong analytical skills in relation to impairment under IFRS 9, effective interest rate and other relevant valuation techniques.

Experience and Background
- Relevant accounting advisory or technical accounting experience within Financial Services particularly in Banking, with a minimum 2 years’ experience in technical accounting in Banking. Any additional Financial Services experience, such as asset management or insurance, would be advantageous.
- Robust technical understanding of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).
- Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking industry. Strong experience in IFRS 9 impairment process, derivatives or hedge accounting experience is desirable, as well as demonstrated experience in accounting change projects.
- Technical understanding of non-financial instruments accounting standards and other relevant requirements as relevant to deals accounting and finance transformation (IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 2, UK Companies Act requirements). Practical experience of application of these standards in the Banking industry is desirable.
- Understanding of Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting. Prior experience with FINREP and other regulatory reporting within CRDIV would be advantageous.
- Knowledge of finance processes, in particular accounting processes and/or reporting requirements, would be advantageous.
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset as well as drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment.

Assistant Manager (Solicitor) - KPMG Law, Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Law is seeking a junior corporate lawyer to join its expanding team in London.

KPMG Law is a disrupter in the legal services industry offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings and multi-disciplinary solutions. Our lawyers have the benefit of being part of an exciting start-up business within a leading global professional services firm.

The successful candidate will likely have gained experience across international business reorganisations, M&A and joint ventures gained in the UK at a City practice (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered) and be:

• an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary legal services in a different environment and manner while delivering a great service to clients

• able to understand the legal solution within the wider picture and who is keen to become a more rounded business adviser

• a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines

• a good technical lawyer with a solid knowledge of the Companies Act


The role will involve:

• providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures

• building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions

• project managing and driving projects to conclusion

Skills and experience:

• It is expected that the successful applicant will be an qualified solicitor with up to 2 years’ PQE experience.

• Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.


Cost Assessment Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c200 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic analysis, deal structuring and execution, as well as strategic and transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence.

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies. We provide in depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance issues, corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, as well as other issues affecting value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high-quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business.


The Role

You will be working on a range of projects in the water and energy network sectors. Your work will focus on cost benchmarking but you will also provide support more broadly to the Power & Utilities team on economic regulation and policy development.

Our clients seek expert advice relating to cost benchmarking and cost assessment more broadly (for example cost benefit analysis of major projects). Our approach to benchmarking typically involves econometric models comparing costs across companies.

There is no ‘typical project’. You will need to apply a structured strategic approach to problem solving, drawing on established economic principles, while having the capacity to think creatively.
The projects that you will advise on will be high profile and varied. For example, in recent years we have advised nearly every water and energy network company on their price control reviews, been the lead advisor on several CMA appeals, and advised on major transactions within the sectors. We have the skills and capabilities to be involved in every major development within the sector.
The work will include a combination of report drafting, econometric analysis, and engaging with clients. You will be expected to be involved in the management of projects and to take a lead in developing proposals and other business development activities.
You will also take a key role in developing the econometric and consulting skills of more junior staff.


The Person

We are looking for someone who is passionate to learn and develop in the role.

Ideally you will have experience in the utilities sector, in the industry, at a regulator, or as a consultant. You will be experienced in quantitative economic analysis, with particular knowledge and experience of statistics and econometrics, ideally applied in the utilities sectors. This will include at least some exposure to STATA and possibly other packages.
Ideally you will have some knowledge either of the regulatory frameworks for utility companies, micro-economics, or finance (ideally all three), or at least a strong understanding of micro economic principles.
You will bring excellent report writing, Excel and PowerPoint skills—strong writing and quantitative skills are a must. You will also have experience of managing elements of projects and being involved with client liaison, business development etc.


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