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Investor Engagement Senior Manager

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Assistant Manager - Transaction Services

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager - Special Situations

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Tax Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax, National Markets - Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory - Bristol

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Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Data Delivery Lead

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Investor Engagement Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. As part of this vision the Investor Engagement programme engages with the investor community on the future of audit and how we, as an audit firm, can reflect their priorities and concerns in the audits we conduct on their current and potential investments. The objective is to listen to and understand investor needs and determine the actions our firm should take in response.
Engaging with shareholders is vital to ensuring our work remains relevant. They are the primary audience of our audit opinions and listening to what they have to say and acting on that information is something we have always taken very seriously.

At a time when business, government and the investor community are focused on the future of audit, we are looking for a talented Senior Manager, with an interest in understanding the views of the investor community and how those views could guide what the future of audit looks like. Responsibilities will include managing the programme on a day-to-day basis, working with the Investor Engagement Director and sponsoring Partners and guiding the activities of one Analyst.

This will involve deciding who within the investor community we should engage with and how and then taking feedback from meetings and events with the community and translating it into a series of topics/actions which we need to respond to. The role will work closely with professionals in audit and other specialist teams to create content for the community delivered through thought leadership and events.
You will be expected to manage the investor engagement programme from planning through execution with the support of the Investor Engagement Analyst and will be responsible for interfacing with audit engagement teams, internal specialists, Marketing/PR, Learning & Development, Finance, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

Knowing the investor community


- Complete and manage to approval a regular review of the target audience for the programme.
- Assess, collate and disseminate data from various sources on news and changes affecting the investor community.
- Managing engagement with the investor community
- Collate information from across the firm, and from programme stakeholders, in order to develop an annual engagement plan for the investor community.
- Manage the organisation of events including meeting with speakers and agreeing content and format, drafting invitations, agreeing target audience and designing strategies to ensure maximum attendance.
- Assess collated data on internal resources available for investors (conferences, access to events and programmes etc.) for their applicability to the programme, and to individual contacts within the Investor Community, and recommend where the programme should be investing in accessing the resources

Managing content for the programme

- Review thought leadership collated by the team and recommend where it could be useful to the Investor Community. Author and review relevant content (articles/blogs for KPMG and external publications, internal thought leadership/ guidance, audio-visual content, social media); assist the Investor Engagement Director with implementing plans for release.
- Draft feedback requests, review collated feedback and roll up into themes. Ensure all parties interested in the feedback are kept up-to-date. Manage to completion any actions required as a result of the feedback received.

Managing communication about the programme and its findings

- Use the feedback received to create reporting for the Audit Executive on what the programme is discovering and how the firm might consider taking action. Develop communications for the Investor Community when action is taken by the firm as a result of feedback to demonstrate the firm's willingness to respond.
- Communicate the programme’s achievements in regular reporting to the Audit Executive, the Audit Board and the Public Interest Committee as required. Recommend to the Audit Executive when achievements should be communicated to the Audit Practice, to the firm or to the Investor Community.
- Review feedback themes and recommend where they should be translated into training for the Audit Practice or the firm. Co-ordinate organising the training with the L&D team. Meet and brief speakers.
- Meet with the PR team to ensure that, where required, there is a proactive PR strategy for events and content releases. Work with the PR team to monitor any media response to the programme. Manage action required as a result of any media response and ensure that all necessary parties are kept informed.
- Translate major themes from feedback and market analysis into communications and tools for the audit practice (verbal and electronic) on what the information means for how we should deliver audits.

Acting as the Voice of the Investor within KPMG

- Contribute to major audit tenders to ensure the investor perspective is communicated by the audit partner to senior management and audit committees at companies where KPMG is bidding for the audit.
- Act as the liaison between the Investor Engagement Programme and other internal programmes to ensure the voice of the investor is represented within the internal programme.
- Where required, manage the submission of input from the Investor Engagement Programme and associated SMEs into internal programmes in order to ensure the views and needs of the Investor Community are properly represented.
- Managing internal process
- Manage the development of the annual budget for the programme using the annual engagement plan and manage the approval process with the Performance Leader and Resourcing.
- Develop ad-hoc budget requests for the programme as they arise, liaising with Finance for rates and templates. Manage the approval process with the Performance Leader and Resourcing.
- Track and document performance of the programme against agreed KPIs. Recommend and manage action to improve performance.

Qualifications and Skills

- Good at stakeholder management including building relationships internally, able to influence and persuade and resolve conflicting priorities.
- Good communication skills including being able to develop communications for internal and external use, focussing on key messages.
- Deep knowledge of the institutions and personnel in the institutional investor community in the UK, and of international institutional investors in UK companies considered an advantage.
- Awareness and understanding of ongoing policy developments that affect financial reporting, audit and corporate governance themes affecting companies, investors and auditors.
- Experience of auditing listed companies is desirable but not essential.
- Strong project management abilities including defining activities and timescales, working to a budget and managing team members, and other people in the firm, to deliver to time.
- A good understanding of knowledge management and how to capture content for reuse at a later stage.
- Good understanding of using social media to understand the community and to raise awareness of the programme within it.

Assistant Manager - Transaction Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 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.
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.
We are recruiting Assistant Managers in our Private Equity, Financial Services, Corporates and Capital Markets teams across the UK to support the growth of our TS business.

The role can either be based in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Reading or Bristol.

Positions are available on a full time, part-time or contractor basis. We understand that flexible working means something different to each of us, so we are happy to discuss options that suit your needs.


Description of the role:
- Working as part of a team, supporting clients in highly confidential buy-side, sell-side and capital market transactions
- Analysing the historical trading, cash flow and balance sheets of the business to help inform on the underlying business drivers feeding through into a review of projections
- Highlighting the risk areas our clients should be aware of, including matters impacting the pricing of a transaction
- Assisting in the delivery of high-quality service by managing your time effectively, planning and organising engagements, monitoring progress and meeting deadlines.
- Upward management of senior members on the team to ensure timely reviews take place to enable timely completion of deliverables. Proficiency in managing multiple priorities.
- Giving clear directions to engagement teams as well as positive and constructive feedback to peers and juniors. Experienced assistant managers will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
- Prepare and present training sessions for new joiners and less experienced members of the team.
- Performing client and industry research and prepare materials to support our pitches and proposals to clients. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of risk management practices and processes.
- You will be required to build and sustain relationships with the client management team for the benefit of the firm and acting as an ambassador and role model for the firm.

Leadership & Management:
As an Assistant Manager in the Transaction Services team you will be required to:
- Identify team member development needs of less experienced colleagues on projects, with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer.
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.
Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
- You will be required to manage multiple priorities for a variety of stakeholders both internal and external.
Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
- You will be required to identify and manage risks to ensure the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.

Experience
Essential
— Experience of working in Transaction Services on Financial Due Diligence
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
— Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
— Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients: the client base is particularly diverse and as a result there is a particular requirement that candidates are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management.
— Strong and demonstrable sector experience e.g. Banking, Insurance, Investment Management, Consumer, Leisure, Industrials, Healthcare and Lifesciences, Energy, Business Services and Technology sectors for a combination of both Private Equity Houses and smaller corporate clients
— The ability to operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
Expertise / Technical role requirements
— Strong academic background with a financial qualification such as ACA or equivalent experience
— IT skills – strong Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
Skills:
— Strong personal impact and self-awareness
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

Manager - Special Situations

Location: Manchester

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

Following the sale of KPMG’s Restructuring business in May 2021, there is now a clear need to establish and build a new business, capable of being the first line of response to opportunities arising from financial stress and distress. The team will not undertake bank appointed IBR or insolvency work.

KPMG already has multiple service lines capable of supporting clients through these challenges. However, a focal point for opportunities is required and consequently Special Situations Group (“SSG”) has been established within the Debt Advisory practice.

These situations require multi-capability teams to deliver a full client solution, where bringing the best of KPMG to clients is key to winning work. Scepticism, realism and pace are essential attributes for success.

SSG will work with regional corporate clients across the UK, pulling through expertise from all other service lines. A collegiate approach to work is therefore essential.

The team delivers a broad spectrum of work, including:
- Options reviews
- Cash & working capital management
- Model review, crisis cash management and data analytics
- Refinancing
- Economic profitability
- Cost allocation to give product, customer & channel profitability
- Accelerated M&A
- Performance improvement
- Revenue optimisation, cost reduction and turnaround & transformation
- Helpline for general enquiries
- Credit insurance, rent arrears or a target, customer or supplier is in distressWhilst the team is not aligned to specific sectors there are individuals with significant experience in certain sectors and specific functional and/or sector focus would be considered a benefit. Applicants however will be expected to work across all sectors and situations depending on client demand.

The Role

Role and Responsibilities







We are looking to recruit a Manager to join the team based in Manchester,



although applicants will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand. The role will involve working across a number of product types highlighted above and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast-moving environments.








Key Responsibilities




Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 6 people, supporting senior team members on a range of product types




Undertaking detailed analysis to present robust advice to client teams




Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders on engagements (including divisional and functional management at corporates, lawyers and contacts at banks and other lenders/investors)




Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices




On certain relevant assignments, overseeing work as the main point of contact with the client, reporting back to engagement leaders and other senior staff




Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders




Potential involvement in new product development or business development activities




Development of junior staff on assignments




Key Skills and Competencies Required




Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)




Strong analysis (including financial modelling and scenario analysis) and report writing skills




Strong commercial and business acumen




An existing professional network of client relationships across corporates, lenders, private equity and/or other stakeholders




Demonstrable experience in managing client work, ideally with a focus based on stakeholder advisory, turnaround, transformation or IBR assignments




Demonstrable experience in managing projects and/or own work streams, with the ability to oversee work of junior team members and build report with key client stakeholders




Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with




Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’ as well as delegate to teams of colleagues




Drive, enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude




Desire to build wide advisory skillsets and develop knowledge of all SSG offerings




Creative with a willingness to try new and different approaches – our clients often have multiple issues which may not be what we are initially expecting




A positive team influence and achievements beyond the realms of project work





Tax Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax, National Markets - Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

Our Corporate Tax department is a fast growing part of our Tax practice with a diverse client base of multinational firms, SMEs and private businesses from a number of different industries and sectors such as Retail, Telecommunication and energy.

Working in our successful Corporate Tax department will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients as you help manage the amount of corporation tax they need to pay. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning projects.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to be based out of our Corporate Tax Advisory team in Reading or Southampton.

The role would involve travel to client sites and to our regional offices across the South hence willingness to travel will be essential.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an initiator with a confident outward facing skillset willing to invest time and effort in the marketplace. For each client, working as a member of the client service team to provide Corporate Tax Compliance and Advisory services including:

• Being the Principal Contact with smaller clients on day to day tax matters and working with Senior Managers and Managers on larger clients
• Involvement on tax advisory and planning work on client portfolio
• Discussing new tax ideas with clients
• Working with specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
• Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services
• Planning compliance work and taking responsibility for managing the process through to submission of tax computations
• Supervising the work of junior members of staff
• Reviewing corporation tax computations
• Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances, group relief and other claims
• Liaising with the client service team and with colleagues in the audit and accounting discipline to provide a co-ordinated service to the client
• Advising the client on the computational treatment of contentious issues
• Implementing the firm's advice in submitting returns and negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs
• Monitoring the tax compliance position using tax administration software
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
• Carrying out tax audits in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team. Advising the audit team of potential tax exposure
• Ensuring fees are raised regularly, identifying situations where overruns can be billed and assisting Managers/Senior Managers in billing for advisory work


Qualifications and Skills

- Ideally CTA / ACA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent).
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear


Experience and Background

- Prior Corporate Tax experience.
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
- Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
- Coaches less experienced staff.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax Advisory - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

Our Corporate Tax department is a fast growing part of our Tax practice with a diverse client base of multinational firms, SMEs and private businesses from a number of different industries and sectors such as Retail, Telecommunication and energy.

Working in our successful Corporate Tax department will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients as you help manage the amount of corporation tax they need to pay. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning projects.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to be based out of our Corporate Tax Advisory team in Southampton.

The role would involve travel to client sites and to our regional offices across the South hence willingness to travel will be essential.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an initiator with a confident outward facing skillset willing to invest time and effort in the marketplace. For each client, working as a member of the client service team to provide Corporate Tax Compliance and Advisory services including:

• Being the Principal Contact with smaller clients on day to day tax matters and working with Senior Managers and Managers on larger clients
• Involvement on tax advisory and planning work on client portfolio
• Discussing new tax ideas with clients
• Working with specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
• Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services
• Planning compliance work and taking responsibility for managing the process through to submission of tax computations
• Supervising the work of junior members of staff
• Reviewing corporation tax computations
• Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances, group relief and other claims
• Liaising with the client service team and with colleagues in the audit and accounting discipline to provide a co-ordinated service to the client
• Advising the client on the computational treatment of contentious issues
• Implementing the firm's advice in submitting returns and negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs
• Monitoring the tax compliance position using tax administration software
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
• Carrying out tax audits in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team. Advising the audit team of potential tax exposure
• Ensuring fees are raised regularly, identifying situations where overruns can be billed and assisting Managers/Senior Managers in billing for advisory work


Qualifications and Skills

- Ideally CTA / ACA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent).
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear


Experience and Background

- Prior Corporate Tax experience.
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
- Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
- Coaches less experienced staff.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

Data Delivery Lead

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Data Delivery Lead, Tax Technology & Innovation
We are a team of 200+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the Tax and Legal business.
The team is made up of Product Owners, Business Analysts, Multi-disciplinary Engineering teams and IT Service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across Tax & Legal.
We also build cutting edge web portals for clients to interact with KPMG, maximising collaboration and ensuring seamless delivery of information to our clients.

The Role
The Data Delivery Lead will manage a growing team originating and delivering data transformation, analytics and visualisation projects to clients across KPMG’s Tax & Legal practice.

Managing both UK-based and offshore analysts working in an Agile environment, you will be responsible for the delivery of data transformation, analytics and visualisation projects for our large and diverse client base. As part of this client-facing role, you will also be involved in business development activities, working with Partners, Directors and Senior Managers to build our sales pipeline, raising the profile of the Data & Analytics team across the practice, and identifying further opportunities to collaborate and go to market with our colleagues across Tax & Legal.

The role can be based anywhere in the UK, though preference will be given to candidates in Glasgow and London. Regular travel to Glasgow or London will be required once travel conditions permit this. Remote or part-time workers are welcome to apply.

Whilst there is no expectation of existing knowledge of tax, we would expect you to develop a degree of domain knowledge over time.

You will:
■ Lead a team of analysts building and deploying innovative, scalable, data-driven solutions for clients
■ Deliver and manage data transformation, analytics and visualisation projects for clients, including risk and governance compliance, and identifying the best solution for a given scenario, liaising with external software vendors as appropriate
■ Coordinate business development activities with senior colleagues across Tax & Legal, supporting responses to RFPs and presenting at pitches
■ Embed best practice and a culture of quality in the team, taking responsibility for learning pathways of junior colleagues

The Person
You will have:
■ Proven experience in a client-facing analytics role
■ Strong problem solving skills with the ability to logically analyse complex business scenarios
■ Excellent understanding of process requirements gathering
■ Excellent knowledge of Alteryx, ideally with the Alteryx Designer Advanced or Expert certification
■ Experience with Power BI or similar visualisation tools
■ Awareness of automation techniques applicable in a tax technology context
■ Strong people skills, being able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
■ Project management experience, ideally in a global context, and with an understanding of Agile methodologies
■ A demonstrable interest in continuing professional development and passion for mentoring and developing junior team members
■ The ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, concepts, and approaches
■ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
You may also have:
■ An accounting, tax or finance qualification
■ Experience of Alteryx Server administration
■ Experience of the Azure data platform, in particular Data Lake and SQL Data Warehouse
■ Experience building and deploying Power Apps
■ Experience of ERP configuration or programming
■ SQL and Python programming skills
■ An understanding of Machine Learning techniques

The best of both worlds
We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression

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