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Pensions Audit Assistant Manager FS Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Tax Process Assistant

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Financial Services Audit Manager

Location: Bristol

Service Line: Audit

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Tax Process Assistant

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International Social Security Manager

Location: London

Service Line: People Services

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Pensions Audit Assistant Manager 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 Audit practice within Asset Management. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.

Our Asset Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the coming years.

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.

The Role:

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 AM 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

The Person:

• 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

Qualifications and Skills Required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2019.
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or top-tier firm is required
• 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
• Some experience auditing IM clients is required
• Recent, practical knowledge of IFRS is preferable

Tax Process Assistant

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business.



KPMG has set up a Tax Centre of Excellence, aimed at challenging and
modernising the way that the Tax & Pensions practice delivers tax
compliance services to our clients by centralising the activities relating to
the preparation and finalisation of tax computations and returns within the
Tax Centre of Excellence.


We are currently looking to recruit a Tax Process Assistant to be based in
the Tax Centre of Excellence in Glasgow. The role will be varied and involve
working on a range of clients and administrative tasks within the Centre of
Excellence. Full training will be provided to the successful applicants.
The work may include:


Roles and responsibilities


· Working as part of a team to ensure delivery
of all administrative tasks which are integral to a large operation, whilst
contributing to the overall success of the team
· Processing post received from HMRC, involving
completion of all relevant checks and recording of confidential data
accurately within a timely manner on to our systems.
· Liaising with our Client Service Teams to
ensure SLA’s for deliverables are met, proactively chasing for responses and
updates to enquiries received.
· Maintain and manage our client systems, processing
client requests for system updates ensuring integrity of data at all times
· Updating and managing HMRC Government Gateway
systems, involving data entry and account set up’s
· Compiling and issuing of letters for
submission of HMRC Forms and Professional Clearance
· Responsible for supporting the delivery of
team projects, looking to identifying and support the implementation of
improvements to department processes

Ideal Candidate

· Ability to prioritise multiple tasks to ensure
deliverables are met maintaining and managing SLA’s for team tasks.
· Ability to work on own initiative with a can
do will do attitude.
· Ability to adapt and respond to change.



Financial Services Audit Manager

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team:

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The Department is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

The Responsibilities:

You will manage and deliver pensions audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, working with Trustees and scheme administrators, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:
• To manage a portfolio of pensions audit 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 high quality audit 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
• Providing coaching and guidance to both on- and off-shore staff working on your engagements
• 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 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 Trustee boards
• Assist with business development opportunities. This would involve initial meetings, preparing proposal documents and presenting at pitches.
There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as assisting with pensions-specific training courses for in-charges and audit assistants, involvement in local client events and taking on a performance manager role.

The Individual:

• Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Partner, Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
• Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing including applying this to the pensions sector
• 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
• Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
• Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

• Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
• Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
• Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm
• Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards
• Significant audit experience for pension schemes


Tax Process Assistant

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG's Tax practice
is a dynamic and successful area of our business.



KPMG has set up a Tax Centre of Excellence, aimed at challenging and
modernising the way that the Tax & Pensions practice delivers tax
compliance services to our clients by centralising the activities relating to
the preparation and finalisation of tax computations and returns within the
Tax Centre of Excellence.


We are currently looking to recruit a Tax Process Assistant to be based in
the Tax Centre of Excellence in Glasgow. The role will be varied and involve
working on a range of clients and administrative tasks within the Centre of
Excellence. Full training will be provided to the successful applicants.
The work may include:


Roles and responsibilities


· Working as part of a team to ensure delivery
of all administrative tasks which are integral to a large operation, whilst
contributing to the overall success of the team
· Processing post received from HMRC, involving
completion of all relevant checks and recording of confidential data
accurately within a timely manner on to our systems.
· Liaising with our Client Service Teams to
ensure SLA’s for deliverables are met, proactively chasing for responses and
updates to enquiries received.
· Maintain and manage our client systems, processing
client requests for system updates ensuring integrity of data at all times
· Updating and managing HMRC Government Gateway
systems, involving data entry and account set up’s
· Compiling and issuing of letters for
submission of HMRC Forms and Professional Clearance
· Responsible for supporting the delivery of
team projects, looking to identifying and support the implementation of
improvements to department processes

Ideal Candidate

· Ability to prioritise multiple tasks to ensure
deliverables are met maintaining and managing SLA’s for team tasks.
· Ability to work on own initiative with a can
do will do attitude.
· Ability to adapt and respond to change.




International Social Security Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: People Services

Experience level: 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.
We are looking for an International Social Security Manager to work in the People Services team working on a mixed portfolio of clients.

Role and Responsibilities

· Manage the day to day International Social Security work on range of clients and lead the junior team on these clients
· Build, maintain and lead strong relationships with the clients and client service teams
· Take ownership for UK finances on those clients
· Working closely with the Central Co-ordination, Global Mobility and Employment tax teams to ensure proactive service delivery
· Ensure clients are provided with up to date information on International Social Security developments
· Project management of advisory projects
· Responsibility for overseeing the delivery of Modified NIC Settlement Return services, working in conjunction with our Centre of Excellence
· Carry out social security briefings for senior assignees
· Get involved in business development/proposals
· Manage and coach staff
· Build and deliver training for Global Mobility teams and for clients
· Work closely with the Global Mobility technology team to enhance existing tools and to create new tools for service delivery
· Build links with the Employment Tax, Pensions and Legal team to generate opportunities to work together.

Qualifications and Skills

· ACA/ATT/CTA qualified or equivalent preferred

Experience and Background

· Previous experience working in International Social Security
· Energetic, committed, and ambitious
· High level personal responsibility and accountability for team work
· Ability to identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and integrate information
· Communicates with impact, both in speech and writing, and in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear
· Safeguards and enhances the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
· Motivated by a passion for the international aspects of our work, professional proficiency, and a desire to serve and lead excellent UK team
· Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under own initiative
· Capable of working to deadlines, showing resilience under pressure and an ability to apply knowledge to non-routine situations
· Demonstrates sound professional judgement including the ability to identify issues/concerns and consult where appropriate with more senior staff.


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