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Assistant Manager - MPA - Quantity Surveyor

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Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

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Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

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Senior Business Development Manager - Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen

Service Line: Coverage Central

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Audit Manager - Insurance

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ACE - Senior Manager, DPP Accounting & Reporting

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Assistant Manager - MPA - Quantity Surveyor

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Major Projects Advisory practice is a global practice within KPMG, working in USA, Australia, South Africa, India and the Middle East. The UK practice is well established with a team of circa 40 people who work mainly in the UK but also on overseas assignments. Our focus is on major capital projects for public and private sector clients in the following sectors:

· Defence
· Transportation
· Natural resources
· Power and utilities
· Oil, gas and process engineering

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities



The Role

The MPA team in the UK are based in London, Birmingham and Manchester. This role will be based in London but may require frequent travel to client locations throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.

The role is for an Assistant Manager level Quantity Surveyor with a good level of experience and understanding of commercial management and the project controls services for major construction projects.



The Person

The role requires a reasonable level of post-qualification experience with the following attributes:

· Have a good understanding of the issues that impact project performance
· Ability to quickly assess new situations and data to provide a basis for developing an understanding of the causative issues
· Set out a clear approach to tackling a new project issue in the most efficient manner
· Analytical approach to problem solving
· Capable of articulating effective solutions to project issues base on own knowledge and experience
· Clear, concise, fact-based report writing
· Understanding of standard industry contractual forms
· Achieved or working towards RICS or similar professional qualification
· Competent in producing and assessing project commercial reports

In addition to the above, experience in some of the following areas would also be of benefit to the candidate in the environment that we work in:

· Project management
· Project Controls
· Earned value management
· Estimating
· Risk management
· Programme management
· Claims, disputes, dispute avoidance
· Governance and control of projects

In addition to the technical requirements of the role we also expect the right candidate to:

· Be capable of working alone or in a team
· Provide appropriate advice to clients and manage client relationships
· Maintain your requirements for continuing professional development
· Assist with business development
· Coach and mentor staff where appropriate

Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time






The Accounting Consultation team
provides in-depth technical accounting knowledge to the audited entities in
KPMG’s Banking Audit practice. The team brings technical knowledge with
practical insights and experience in the banking sector to advise our audit
teams on their most complex and judgmental technical accounting and reporting
issues.



Our team creates added value through:





-Seamless integration into
investment and retail banking audit teams to assist and deliver on the most
technical accounting aspects of their audits.






- Translating subject matter
expertise on complex accounting areas such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting and
structured transactions into comprehensible and practical solutions.






- Be at the forefront of, and drive
best practice in, financial instruments reporting across the KPMG audit
practice.






- Provide high quality and
practical training and education for external and internal audiences.






- Maintain close links with KPMG
UK’s national and global technical departments








Role and Responsibilities



- Advise on a wide range of accounting and reporting areas, with a focus
on financial instruments for our retail and investment banking clients.



- Integrate into audit teams to deliver responsive support based on strong
project management skills.



- Direct interaction with clients on our biggest clients and/or areas that
attract significant accounting risk.



- Inspection of financial statements of Public Interest Entity clients prior
to issuance



- Develop internal and external training on accounting and financial
reporting matters



- Respond to ad-hoc accounting queries from audit teams



- Manage and mentor team members.






- There will also be opportunities to get involved in some advisory
engagements and projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support
is required, e.g. IBOR replacement, Brexit, Finance transformation and
transaction services.



- Responsible for delegating, coaching and leading a team of assistant
managers who specialise in technical accounting alongside other managers and
under guidance of Partners/Directors to support our most complex banking
audit clients.



- Direct interaction with Banking audit Partners/Directors and regular
interaction with senior members of Banking audited entities' accounting
policy and finance functions, delivering insights in GAAP compliant solutions
to the audited entities most complex technical challenges.



- Responsible for delivering technical accounting solutions to maintain
industry leading audit quality to a range of complex audited entities
including global investment banks, mid-tier building societies and smaller
private banks. Solutions will be provided post internal consultation within
the team.



The Person




- Work experience in an accounting firm or finance function focusing on
financial instruments related technical accounting relevant to financial
institutions.






- Experience of evaluating complex technical issues, requiring analysis
of facts and circumstances and consideration of alternatives culminating in
provision of sound practical GAAP compliant accounting solutions.



- Audit experience advantageous but not vital to role.



- Knowledge of finance processes, particularly accounting processes and/or
financial reporting.






-
Professional qualification: ACA,
ACCA or CPA.






- Strong technical knowledge of accounting
standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial
Services clients (IAS 32 and 39, IFRS 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16, and FRS 102
sections 11 and 12) and crucially their practical application within the
banking industry.




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Excellent
written and communication skills; including delivering presentations and an
ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally.



- Strong project management skills, demonstrated by a record of accounting
project delivery;






-
Ability to motivate a team and lead














Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior 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 Investment 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 from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UKs. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. Your role will include executive level client interaction across multiple clients, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

The Role:


As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality
- Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
- Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
- Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Investment Management audits
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
- Be part of the Investment Management department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Performance manager for other qualified 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

The Person


Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Demonstrates gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
Knowledge & Experience:

- Significant financial statement audit experience
- Extensive external audit experience in the Asset Management sector
- Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Investment Management expertise
- Experience in US GAAP preferable, though not essential
- Experience in CASS rules preferable, though not essential
- Experience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essential
- Experience working on tenders preferable, though not essential
- Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
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.



Senior Business Development Manager - Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen

Capability: Coverage Central

Service line: Coverage Central

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Roles and Key responsibilities

Based in Aberdeen you will lead the regional origination and sales team for the north of Scotland. The Origination team is at the forefront of our efforts to establish, build and retain business within our selected markets. Sales is a high profile opportunity within KPMG and you play a key role in helping to drive the business forward and will be part of a dynamic team culture offering strong internal networks and support. Your role will be to originate and pursue opportunities supported by other colleagues to generate revenues and future pipeline.

This is a key leadership role within Aberdeen reporting directly to the Office Senior Partner and working alongside senior colleagues to drive origination activity across the North of Scotland. The focus will be regionally based Private Enterprise ‘target’ companies where you will drive relationships, raise awareness of KPMG’s brand, originate and create opportunities, oversee strategic proposals and materially contribute to increasing revenue and profits.


Client relationships/Sales Leadership

- Lead and drive the business development activity on a diverse portfolio of regional targets focused on creating relationships and originating new opportunities
- Spend 80% of time engaged in sales and market facing activities
- Identify and gather information on new client issues through primary (face-to-face) meetings
- Personally lead development of relationships where KPMG has no existing relationship and support other colleagues to embed relationships with new clients
- Coordinate client relationship events and identify and build relationships with regional influencers by attending events to raise profile externally
- Take responsibility for leading the regional sales team efforts including hosting internal sales meetings, sharing best practice and supporting the development of origination activities across the region
- Take lead responsibility for developing the regional sales pipeline and converting opportunities
- Focus on current issues to ensure that time sensitive solutions and ideas are communicated to clients using internal network to identify KPMG’s angle and develop a proposition to take to the prospective client
- Coach teams in sales/proposal best practice
- Build a strong and extensive external network, raising your profile with key businesses and multipliers, including sector specialists lawyers, banks, etc

Key Measures

- Origination activity - number of “new” corporate meetings arranged
- New relationships initiated/developed this year and examples of strengthening of existing relationships
- Wider contribution to the regional sales effort
- Sales Pipeline, specifically on new relationships
- Growth v PY and v budget
- Feedback comments from Senior Leadership

Knowledge/Communication/Coaching

- Leverage KPMG network by encouraging and facilitating cross- functional involvement in business development activities
- Act as a focal point for communications between prospective clients and KPMG team
- Facilitate communication amongst team members; develop client knowledge to encourage communication and discussion amongst the sales team
- Share knowledge of sales and relationship management by informally seeking opportunities to coach and mentor partners and emerging leaders
- Understand the wider offerings of the firm and gain a good understanding of broader sector / client trends, issues,needs, and potential applicability / relevance across own portfolio

Skills & Experience Required

- Ability to drive value-adding business conversations with clients
- Tangible evidence of successful origination and income generation
- Setting the standard for insight and opinions delivered to the client
- Knowledgeable on client business issues and KPMG solutions, effectively matching the two
- Confident interaction at the most senior levels internally and externally, while at the same time able to interact well with peers and other more junior members of the team
- Strong questioning and listening skills with ability to see the bigger picture
- Effective networker with ability to understand client needs
- Good thinker with ability to understand concepts and with relevant industry experience
- Mature in outlook, with strong influencing skills (internal and with client) and diplomacy
- Positive and enthusiastic manner in dealing with a cross section of people
- Enthusiastic self-starter
- Practical and strategic
- Well organised, detail-conscious, proactive, hard-working, and resilient
- Flexible in approach and able to work under pressure
- Experience of a client-facing professional role and understanding of professional services markets will be an advantage
- Experience within the energy, food and drink or business services sectors will be an advantage

Audit Manager - Insurance

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Insurance marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. Our insurance audit department is expected to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. In addition, the forthcoming new requirements from the IASB will generate a significant amount of change in the insurance industry. As a trusted partner within the industry, KPMG will be supporting insurance companies throughout this accounting change across a range of disciplines including financial reporting, actuarial, IT and management consulting disciplines.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be working on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier insurance clients.


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 Insurance 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:

- Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff to help them reach their full potential 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 projects, 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

The Person:


Qualifications & Skills:


- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback

Knowledge & Experience:


- Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services
- Extensive external audit experience with financial services clients, ideally in the Insurance sector
- Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and topical matters relevant to insurance audits
- Experience in IFRS 17, US GAAP, Solvency II and CASS rules preferable, though not essential
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

ACE - Senior Manager, DPP Accounting & Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG is looking for a new Senior Manager for their Technical Accounting Department. The Department of Professional Practice (DPP) Accounting & Reporting team is part of our wider Audit National group and advises our audit teams on the most difficult technical accounting and reporting issues, driving the quality of what we do as a firm. They advise on issues relating to companies that KPMG either audits or advises, across the country and across sectors, and they have a high degree of direct contact with partners and directors. Our teams provide:


- Solutions for accounting and reporting issues to our audit teams
- Online guidance on the above matters for all staff in the business
- Training for all staff in the business
- Training support for our graduate trainees
We are currently looking for a Senior Manager to join our DPP team on a full-time basis in our London office.





Roles and Responsibilities







The Role:




- Advise on a wide variety of accounting and reporting queries from KPMG audit teams across all markets and across the UK on the application of financial reporting requirements – both IFRS and UK GAAP – as well as regularly on UK company law
- Undertake reviews of the accounts of our listed clients prior to issuance
- Develop training and internal guidance for UK staff on financial reporting matters
- Maintain knowledge management in the team, including management a team responsible for key accounting standards (e.g.: IFRS 15)
- Deliver training sessions and develop publications
- Manage and mentor team members





Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:


- ACA qualification or international equivalent
- Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and practical experience of IFRS and International Auditing Standards (UK & Ireland), including IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16
- Recent, extensive technical accounting experience gained through working in a technical department of a “Big 4” accounting firm
- Strong ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult internally and arrive at solutions
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to make complex matters understandable to staff in other departments.
- Solid project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality programmes, projects or assignment outputs
- Strong resilience and ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
- Well-developed team management and supervisory skills
- Practical experience with UK GAAP and UK Company Law
- Substantial performance management experience with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example


Opening date: 03/06/2020
Closing date: 30/06/2020

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


















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