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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

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Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Head of HR Operations

Location: Watford

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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


Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full 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: Wednesday 1st April 2020
Closing date: Wednesday 29th April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Audit Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

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. 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.

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit departments (comprised of Banking Insurance and Investment Management) in London during a significant period of growth.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Role:

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Financial Services clients. Your responsibilities will include:

•Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
•Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
•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 engagements, focusing on optimising profitability Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
•Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
•You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
•Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential
•Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Experience & Skills required:

•Required professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
•Extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services Sector (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management)
•Extensive external audit experience at Manager level in the Financial Services sector within a professional services environment
•Practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
•Demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
•Leadership skills and ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
•Experience in identifying and pursuing business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
•Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
•Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

Opening date: 06/03/2020
Closing date: 03/04/2020

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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 may 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

Test Vacancy

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



This is a test vacancy. Please do not apply to this requisition.

Director - EMA Markets – KPMG Way

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time



Background

The
market is increasingly competitive and KPMG is committed to enabling and
empowering its people to win new business effectively and efficiently.

The
EMA KPMG Way Team is a small, but highly impactful group of Sales/BD subject
matter experts and consultants that are responsible for embedding business
development best practice within EMA member firms and strategic accounts. The
team’s objective is to support key stakeholders (EMA Heads of Market, Global
Lead Partners and Client Service Teams) with enhancing the client experience
and driving top-line revenue group. The group works closely with the broader
EMA markets team (PMO, Operations and Pursuits) to deliver value to our
collective regional stakeholders.


In the
quest for growth across our global network, the KPMG Way team plays a key role
in supporting the delivery of one the region’s top priorities – the EMA Growth
Program. The EMA Growth Program consists of priority accounts that are
headquartered across the EMA region, where we are investing heavily to drive
significant growth (growth in client relationships, client trust, client
experience and revenues).

This
role will be focused on leveraging your direct sales, consulting and
client-facing business development experience to professionalise sales in our
priority Markets and accounts. You will have experience with creating
sustainable sales change programmes in a Partnership or like organisation,
specifically helping to drive mind set, skillset and discipline change where it
is not always mandated.

Accountability:

·Support
KPMG Way Regional Lead (EMA) with delivering key objectives, including the
delivery of the EMA Markets Growth Program and Member firm support
· Collaborate
with key stakeholders to co-create relevant, bespoke and pragmatic solutions
aligned to specific sales and busine ss development requirements.
· Take
the lead on specific projects and initiatives with key stakeholders and be
accountable for delivering end-to-end solutions (with the support of the
broader team).
· Serve
as Markets & Business Development subject matter expert, and consult/coach
stakeholders with best practice account management, account planning,
opportunity management and pipeline management.
· Provide
advice, direction and coaching to the Global Lead Partners (GLPs) and Client Service
Teams (CSTs).
· Lead
and facilitate meetings, workshops and training sessions with GLPs and CSTs
(and other senior stakeholders).
Create scalability and transfer knowledge by empowering
local member firms and priority accounts.

Qualities
A deep understanding of the end-to-end sales
cycle and the ability to leverage relevant prior learning experience.
Credibility and ability to coach,
challenge and influence the most senior stakeholders within the firm.
Fast learner - this is a new role which
requires an ability to think innovatively to make things happen.
Ability to work under pressure with
challenging deadlines, multiple stakeholders and opinions.
Driven and results focussed, enabling
key client facing teams to build trusted client relationships and achieve
growth ambition through pragmatic coaching.
Ability to chair/facilitate workshops
and deliver present complex messages with impact and influence to multiple
stakeholders.
Evidence of commercial and common sense
approach to problem solving, and an ability to ‘think on one’s feet’.
Forward thinker, ability to anticipate
what might happen next, ensuring others are pre-prepared for likely outcomes.
Strategic thinker, ability to provide
strategic direction but also able to roll up your sleeves to help local teams
embed and implement best practice.
Strong organisational and project
management skills.
Effective
challenging and negotiation.
Ability to travel is essential and estimated at
50%, dependent on volume and location of KPMG Way opportunities

Qualifications and candidate background:

· Qualified
to degree level or equivalent
· Significant
experience in a front line sales and business development environment which
must include substantial direct sales experience, pipeline management and
negotiations.
· Highly
experienced using and deploying sales methodologies such as Miller Heiman.
· Ability
to create impactful, and often bespoke presentations based on stakeholder
requirements (proficient in PowerPoint).
· Experience of working
in a large and complex professional services environment essential.
- Experience working outside home market, or in a
regional role is an advantage.























Head of HR Operations

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Please note: This role is offered on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis.

Grade: B
Service Line: OEH – KBS
Reporting to: Head of Operational Excellence
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf)




Function Information

The People Function plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy. To enable this, we are continually reviewing the way we recruit, develop and reward the people that work for KPMG to make sure that we attract and retain the very best and most diverse talent in the market place and enable them to achieve exceptional things for our clients and customers. At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement – “our people are extraordinary”

Department Information

The People Operations Operational Hub provide people administrative and advisory support to our UK Business and through our service pledge underpin our overall people strategy and vision. We are a busy team covering operational tasks for to support our people, ranging from arranging interviews through to providing references, as well as learning deployment where we are consistently looking for ways to improve on the expectations of our customers across the business with the service we deliver.

The operation consists of People Operations, managing an offshore location and an internal outsource. (Circa 250 staff in total)

Context of role

You will be empowered to lead and manage the delivery of our HR Operational Excellence Hub (OEH) offering HR Administration, HR Advisory and Learning Deployment services across a number of HR disciplines to KPMG UK. You will have a dual pen reporting line into the Head of Operational Excellence and the UK Head of People.

Working closely with the Head of HR Transformation, HR Leads, the wider HR and Learning teams, functional leads and your KBS and OEH Management Team, you will develop and drive service excellence ensuring the service is fit for purpose, client focused and supportive in progressing the overall UK People agenda. Managing the operating model and ensuring an efficient service without detriment to the experience of the service delivered to our colleagues.

You will manage 3rd party providers, ensuring the service provision supports our overall vision of creating an excellent experience for our colleagues, whilst operating within a controlled and governed framework.

Developing and managing the service delivery to agreed SLAs and within scope of budget of the HR OEH budget. Your focus on continuous improvement of service delivery will be gained through building and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external customers.

You will drive a customer centric and continuous improvement culture across the operation, helping to develop our overall managed service strategy within KBS Business Services.

As a member of KPMG, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values at all times.

Role and Responsibilities

- Work with key HR and KBS OEH stakeholders and potential vendors in helping to shape transactional HR strategic solutions across the business
- Responsible for change management and transition of key services into the OEH, identifying service efficiencies and opportunities to implement best in class service provision
- Oversee and ensure timely, effective and a high level of service is continually provided from the shared service operation and our 3rd party providers. Driving capability across the operation with a robust and sustainable development programme in place for all colleagues and management roles.
- Respond to customer feedback, dealing with escalations and ensuring that root causes are established to prevent recurrence.
- Responsible for the management and delivery of high-profile HR and operational projects that span across multiple business units and markets via the OEH. Manage the implementation and change into business as usual service delivery.
- Build and develop close working relationships with key stakeholders and senior leadership teams to support a quality service culture. Pro-active management of all stakeholders, especially the expectations of leaders and management within the organisation (including senior management and partners).
- Provide strong leadership to the OEH team, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained across the team and the appropriate levels within the business.
- Demonstrate influential and adaptable style of leadership, and maintain integrity when dealing with complex and significantly difficult situations arising from risk, issue and change management.
- Maintain and manage vendor budgets against commercial terms and the service centre budget against the plan.
- Manage and review the performance of the 3rd parties based on agreed contractual SLAs and performance measures. Utilising the SRM Governance model to ensure continuous improvement, innovation and best in class benchmarking consistently delivers improvements to the quality and value of service delivery. Drive cultural awareness within the Vendor’s organisation, to better align values, core behaviours and service deliverables.
- A strong transformation leader to help deliver the transformation across HR,
- Experience, Qualification and Skills


Essential skills and experience required

- Experience in the operational management of a large HR Shared Services environment (15000+ colleague base) within the UK across all disciplines.
- Proven credibility to lead a key function and provide leadership and direction during a period of change.
- Experience of partnering with the business at a senior level as well as knowledge and experience of operational delivery.
- Experience with managing large budgets
- Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a focussed, simple and commercially relevant manner.
- Experience of a complex, fast-moving environment.
- Change and project management skills and results orientated.
- Strong influencing skills (able to build business partner relationship) with the ability to challenge at all levels. Ability to influence at a senior level and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
- Leadership skills and personal drive to deliver results.
- Experience of managing 3rd Party vendors, including relevant governance frameworks.
- Able to drive operational efficiencies – Lean and Six Sigma being methods of familiarity and or experience within.
- Experience of working cross functionally, especially across HR Centre of Excellences and matrix organisations - with strong working relationships across HR Centres of Excellence, HR Business Partners and wider business units.
- Familiar with Success Factors/Sap HR products - management of HR Systems support teams (in-house and outsourced models).
- Transformation leader


Desirable skills:

- Experience of programme management and delivering large change projects.
- Commercial awareness and strong operational delivery.
- Experience in managing both in-house and outsourced HR Shared Services (offshore and nearshore operations).
- Experience in outsourcing HR Shared Services from contract to go-live of service delivery.
- Experience in the automation of HR processes.
- Experience in the implementation, coordination and development of HR systems (SAP, Success Factors).
- Experienced in HR Transformation

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