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Accounting and Advisory Assistant Managers - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Audit

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Dynamics 365 senior F&O functional consultant

Location: London

Service Line: Exceptional Items

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VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Accounting and Advisory Assistant Managers - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Job Description
You will work as a key member of the growing Accounting Advisory Services team based in Manchester of which provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax.


We are seeking additional qualified accountants in our Manchester office to continue to extend the depth and breadth of our accounting based services in the areas listed above and beyond. The daily tasks will include:
•Providing robust accounting advice and financial analysis to support the client’s accounting and financial functions and responsibilities.
•Providing accounting support to transaction and tax teams answering questions on technical issues and providing input for reports.
•Harnessing and analysing large amounts of data – some of which may be non-financial - in order to inform client decisions.
•Providing high quality input and supporting evidence of deliverables to demanding timescales.
•Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
•Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities, and general practice development.
•Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams.
•Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:
•Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent).
•Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS and UK GAAP.
•Experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular with IFRSs 9, 15 and 16.
•Proven ability to build strong client and colleague relationships.
•Enquiring mind, willingness to learn and try new things.
•Demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail.
•Problem solving attitude.
•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


Multiple positions available
Opening date 02/03/2020
Closing date 30/03/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits



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


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AccountsReceivable


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Accounts Payable


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Cash and BankManagement


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Budgeting


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ProjectManagement and Accounting


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Fixed Assets


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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



VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



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 Team:

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


Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Department

As one of the UK firm's largest regional teams, KPMG's Reading office employs more than 400 professionals who work with companies across the Thames Valley. Our office is located conveniently just off junction 12 of the M4 and offers parking for staff. It is also a short walk from Theale train station.

KPMG Reading has a strong reputation for supporting Thames Valley’s thriving information technology and communications businesses. We also have a large pensions’ advisory capability and one of the largest expatriate advisory practices outside London.

By combining deep sector knowledge with innovative technology, we bring fresh thinking and practical approaches. Our specialist teams in audit, tax and advisory work together to help our clients achieve their goals, including growth strategy, people strategy, cyber security, digital transformation and technology solutions.

JobDescription


We are currently looking to recruit Audit Manager who will be based in the Reading office.

This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor between 4 and 8 audit staff in a performance manager role taking responsibility for overseeing their portfolio, business and personal issues and delivering feedback throughout the year
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
- Assist the Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior management and Audit Committees

There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as working on tenders for potential new clients and assisting with training courses for in-charges and audit assistants.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing - you will be able to deepen your understanding of consolidations, group audit and review of statutory accounts and disclosures

- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation

- Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills

- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written

- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

- Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent

- Recent experience as Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, mixed sector corporate clients.

- Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards

Opening date: 18th March 2020
Closing date: 16th April 2020

Salary: Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.
Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Managers in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

Role and Responsibilities

Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: Tuesday 24th March 2020
Closing date: Tuesday 21st April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Pensions Audit practice within Financial Services. We currently have opportunities in the Reading Office.

Our Pensions Audit team works with a variety of pension schemes including some of the largest schemes in the UK, working across a number of pension administrators.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of pension scheme clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
• Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
• Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
• Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
• You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
• Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The ability to communicate with senior levels of management and off shore teams
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential.
• Experience of auditing pension scheme clients is required.
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’.
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
• Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Multiple positions available
Opening date 13/03/2020
Closing date 10/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

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