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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

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Head of People Analytics - Senior Manager

Location: Watford

Service Line: People

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Microsoft Dynamics Project Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Exceptional Items

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

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Powered Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

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ERA Senior Administrator, Insolvency - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Restructuring

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Responsibilities

— The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Finance Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution
— Be a champion for both technical and functional leading practice with the Finance Solution.
— Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities
— Collaborate with the Global team to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365 functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset
— Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and attention to detail as our client engagements
— Define training needs within the team and coach other team members
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.
— Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.
— Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.
— Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

— Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365.
— In particular deep knowledge of all core Finance concepts and processes including, Enterprise Structures, GL, AP, AR and reporting.
— Good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies, ..
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle,
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— Degree Qualification

Experience and Background

— Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant
— Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.
— Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Solution Architect role
— Experience of large scale ERP implementations
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery
— Pre-sales experience
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge


The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The Salary to be paid is competitive.

Head of People Analytics - Senior Manager

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This role is a 9 month fixed term contract opportunity


The Role



The UK Head of People Data & Analytics has specific responsibility for ensuring design, implementation and monitoring of key components of the overall People strategy. The role leads the People Data agenda, ensuring:

• The KPMG UK People Data & Analytics approach develops continuously to meet the firm’s changing needs and that its findings are applied across the firm so that it supports all colleagues in the UK
• Best in class data science practices are utilised to identify, advise and inform the wider People Leadership team – Centres of Excellence and HR Business Partners - on key people issues which impact their specialisms or areas of the firm
• Generate and manage projects that maximise the value produced from workforce analysis and advanced model development
• Workforce data is addressed, repeatable processes are identified and insights are developed to inform future decision making and predictive modelling
• The People function is partnered with other analytical groups throughout the organisation to share data and insights and leverage knowledge.
• The organisation anticipates internal and external forces that may affect future business growth and direction, future-proofing wherever possible.
• KPMG develops and executes an appropriate data communications strategy with the different business functions that shares relevant and dynamic information and insight.

Who is the right candidate?

We are looking for a driven, capable Head of People Data & Analytics who has a real passion for unlocking human capital data to improve engagement, retention and overall performance.

The successful candidate is likely to be someone who has experience of navigating professional services, operating within a matrix structure.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player able to support and contribute to the People Leadership Team beyond their core competence.

Objectives & Key Deliverables


• As designer of the People Data & Analytics strategy the role holder will ensure it meets business requirements, the people strategy and provides a differentiated offering from our competitors
• Ensure the design and delivery of the people data strategy integrates with the other areas of the People function i.e. Reward, Performance, Inclusion & Diversity, Talent and Recruitment.
• Engage with the business and HRLT to facilitate the provision of analytical advice that is relevant and critical to strategic decision-making
• Generating data from multiple sources that is easily consumable and actionable and communicating your findings in clear business language, and across various channels
• Leading a small DI team, providing leadership and clear direction
• Maintain a rolling programme of HR reporting and review, ensuring resources are aligned to develop responses, achieve sign off and manage outward communications
• Support the UK Head of People and the Leadership team in the ongoing development of the wider HR strategy
• Oversight of all People MI and analytics including culture measurement.
• Take the lead on ensuring any key interventions that the organisation should make in response to the People MI data set are delivered and owning the prioritisation of those interventions.

Qualifications and Experience


• Significant progressive experience in an HR Data or Workforce Planning role, ideally with exposure to a professional services or consulting environment
• Proven Analytical expertise in a complex organisation, plus wider knowledge of how technology solutions can be leveraged to support insights and predictive analysis
• A strategic but hands on mind-set and an ability to articulate complicated concepts clearly and with confidence to a diverse senior internal client group.
• Ability to consult with and influence multiple stakeholders on strategic projects often incorporating both design and technology implementation solutions
• Project management experience with ability to work cross-functionally
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent PowerPoint skills – good at presenting information to senior stakeholders in an informative, clear and professional way
• Confidence in working in an ambiguous, constantly changing environment and preparedness to be responsive and flexible
• Strong people management experience
• Strong external/market awareness, networks and understanding of the broader industry trends and challenges

Location


The role will be based in Watford, with travel to our KPMG offices across the UK. International travel may be required occasionally to represent the UK region at Global meetings, or to share best practice.

Microsoft Dynamics Project Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG Microsoft Business Solution we implement best in class solutions for ERP and CRM. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas, enabling us to provide our clients with an integrated end-to-end solution. Our solutions are based on the Microsoft Dynamics range of products which enables us to deliver, powerful, adaptable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to our customers. Such systems are strategic IT solutions which integrate all the management information across an entire organisation into one single intuitive software application. They embrace all departments of a company from finance to manufacturing to customer relationship management, HR and sales, in one single system.

The Role:
The Project Manager runs projects of any size in an efficient and effectivemanner, and is responsible for their delivery within agreed timescales, budgetsand conformance to agreed requirements. This person is also responsible for the efficient utilization of assigned staff and any associated third parties and for ensuring that all project activities conform to the company’s quality management standards and processes.


Plans and manages assigned projects, keeping customer and senior management informed about project progress;
Compiles and agrees the project plan with the client.



Compiles and agrees with the client any Statements of Work in line with contractual arrangements with the client.

Monitors progress against project plan and budget, correcting and / or escalating abnormal situations Maintains the Project Plan, in particular with forecast completion dates and impact analysis;

Tracks actual costs vs plan (using Microsoft project and our internal Dynamics AX time recording system);

Maintains awareness of all ongoing non-trivial problems towards their solution. Ensures that project objectives are met;

Monitors and controls all individuals allocated to the project ensuring that all project activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate standards. This includes ensuring that activities are planned and executed in line with the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution project delivery methodology;


Manages any third parties that may be involved as sub-contractors within the project, as relevant, and ensures that any deliverables are produced on time, to required quality standards, and in line with agreed commercials; refers as needed to the Program Manager in case any escalations are required.

Ensures Risks and Issues are being correctly assessed and reported. Pro-actively predicts and mitigates risk;
Ensures Decision and Action logs are being maintained from the key project governance meetings;


Ensures the Change Log is maintained and that Change Control is being effectively applied;

Applies solid configuration management principles in managing the overall Project Document library for KPMG Microsoft Business Solution deliverables to be handed over to the client;

Maintains and publishes the project dashboard by obtaining the critical data either directly from internal systems or from the relevant project resources:

Weekly Product Backlog Stats/ Burndown graph / Risks and issues stats / Defect and % complete stats /Task Completion Stats / Change Log Stats

Prepares weekly reports for review by the KPMG Microsoft Business Solution Program Manager, prior to distribution to the client;

Participates in client reporting sessions, including weekly progress review meetings

Tracks actual vs. budgeted costs and effort on a weekly basis;


Plans and monitors any validation activities with the customer to ensure that all requirements are met;

Plans and monitors any internal verification activities, including any reviews, walkthroughs and testing, and versees the correction of non-conformities to ensure quality of all project deliverables;
Plans and monitors release and implementation activities (e.g. release and/or implementation plans, hand over/support documentation, etc.);


Works very closely with the Solution Architect on an ongoing basis in ensuring the overall quality of deliverables prior to release to the client;

Receives, analyses and co-ordinates the implementation of project/system live changes requested by the customer when applicable;

Addresses all project customer satisfaction issues, escalating feedback as necessary for further action;

Participates in KPMG Microsoft Business Solution resource management, utilisation and capacity planning processes. Liaises with the Resource Manager and other Project Managers to ensure optimum utilisation of allocated resources in line with contracted commercial endeavours;


Contributes towards continuous refinement and improvement of our best practice project delivery methodology Liaises with peers to provide assistance and convey lessons learnt as required, in order to promote and improve the overall program and project delivery capabilities of KPMG Microsoft Business Solution;

Tracks any sub contracts and work orders in consultation with the finance function;

Liaises with the purchasing department to in raising Purchase Orders to cover approved work orders;

The Person:



An established Project Manager with a proven track record of delivery of software implementation projects. Full lifecycle implementation experience is required;

Experience managing third party sub-contractors, ideally including independent software vendors (ISV’s);
Proven successful delivery of projects exceeding 750 man-days in services delivery effort;
Experience in managing teams of more than 10 staff;
Very strong Microsoft Office skills particularly with Microsoft Project, Excel and SharePoint;



Prince 2 Practitioner / certified APM professional preferred;


Experienced in Agile project management, ideally with direct experience and knowledge of tools including Jira, VSTS, TFS, and of methodologies including Scrum and Kanban;
Ideally experience and specialism in ERP and / or CRM implementation projects, preferably utilising the Microsoft stack;


Excellent time management skills with demonstrable experience of working under pressure to tight deadlines and managing a high workload with conflicting priorities;

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and manage a range of relationships in a complex environment;

Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening): an ability to present information concisely, to communicate in a manner applicable to all levels;

Able to produce high quality and professional presentations;


Excellent attention to detail and ability to ensure documents are consistent in language, terminology and style;

Flexible approach to work with a focus on delivery to deadlines and high standards;


Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact and discretion;




Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for an experienced Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) Technical Architect to be accountable for the technical design of D365FO solutions and the supporting infrastructure. You will work closely with both the functional team and the clients of KPMG. Your day-to-day function will require you to work closely with Consultants in designing solutions tailored to the customers’ requirements, which are often large-scale enterprise D365FO projects. This will require you to take a hands-on approach in designing and leading the technical implementation of Dynamics products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. You will need to demonstrate an effective balance between management skills and a broad range of technical skills.

The D365FO Technical Architect is a key role to KPMG. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within an established and market-leading global firm that is KPMG.

Responsibilities

— The D365FO Technical Architect will lead the technical delivery of D365FO;
— Be a champion for technical solutions on the Microsoft platform with a strong understanding of Dynamics D365FO development practices, and a good knowledge of other development techniques;
— Provide capability to develop sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box D365FO functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset;
— Deliver high quality development services to clients;
— Work closely with the architecture team to design and develop our most complex customer needs, providing development only where these requirements cannot be met through configuration - Creating high quality and sustainable client solutions and project documentation;
— Deliver training needs within the team and coach junior staff members;
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Project Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan;
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary;
— Communicate progress updates to relevant parties both formally and informally;
— Participate in pre-sales activities as requested;
— Support practice development activities such as defining and configuring industry specific templates;
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the Directors;
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training;
— Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times.


Qualifications and Skills:

— Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
— Excellent presentation and consultancy skills;
— Ideally a minimum of 4-years hands-on experience with Dynamics AX 2012 and 2009, including appropriate certification;
— Experience with or exposure to Dynamics 365FO will be considered a strong positive;
— Experience of using PowerApps, Logic Apps, Common Data Service and other Azure Services;
— Knowledge of Lifecycle Services and Visual Studio Team Services;
— Experience in other technologies such as SQL, PowerBI, SharePoint along with a good knowledge of .Net;
— Knowledge of end to end D365FO implementation;
— Experience with D365FO interfacing and integration;
— Knowledge in gathering technical requirements;
— Knowledge of Agile and other Sure Step methodologies;
— Good understanding of functional capabilities of D365FO – including certification in one of the following:
- Financials
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
- Retail
- Others
— Experience in responding to RFPs and RFQs would be beneficial;
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams;
— Graduate degree from a University;


Experience and Background


— Expertise in providing development solutions in a D365FO environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant;
— Experience with D365FO in a Development Consulting role;
— Experience of at least two large scale ERP implementations;
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort;
— Pre-sales experience;
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills;
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge;
— Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff.
- Experience defining and implementing Integration Design Patterns
- Experience defining and implementing a Data Migration Strategy
- Experience working with and deploying code packages and environment update releases
- Experience defining and implementing a BI Reporting Strategy

The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The Salary to be paid is competitive.

Powered Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Responsibilities

— The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Powered Finance Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution
— Be a champion for both technical and functional leading practice with the Powered Finance Solution.
— Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities
— Collaborate with the Global Powered team to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365 functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset
— Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and attention to detail as our client engagements
— Define training needs within the team and coach other team members
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Powered Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.
— Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.
— Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.
— Represent KPMG Crimsonwing in a professional and positive manner at all times.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

— Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365.
— In particular deep knowledge of all core Finance concepts and processes including, Enterprise Structures, GL, AP, AR and reporting.
— Good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies, .Net development and PowerBI.
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle, development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support.
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive), including:
- Azure SQL / SQL Server
- PowerApps, LogicApps, Flow and Common Data Service
- CRM modules – Sales, Service, Marketing, Field service
- DevOps
- Lifecycle Services
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— A relevant degree within a computational or business discipline

Experience and Background

— Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant
— Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.
— Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Solution Architect role
— Experience of large scale ERP implementations
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery
— Pre-sales experience
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge
— Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff

ERA Senior Administrator, Insolvency - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s Restructuring team are looking for a specialist experienced Employee Claims Senior Administrator to join their team. The team of trusted advisors offer a full range of services to stressed and distressed businesses, ranging from formal insolvency through to advising profitable businesses on enhancing value and solving issues. This role will be focusing purely on employee related matters arising on our distressed advisory and insolvency engagements.

The successful will join our national Employee Claims team, the work services a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals, right across the UK. Whilst this role would primarily be office based, periodic travel (often at short notice) to deal with employee matters on live engagements will be required. This will on occasion require travel across the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support engagement manager on insolvency assignments in dealing with all employee aspects of the case.
- Oversee completion process for employees of relevant forms to seek to ensure submission on a timely basis.
- Prepare employee related correspondence for manager approval, including letters, emails and file notes of key employee related decisions.
- Attend employee meetings to assist in answering employees’ queries, including potentially leading challenging meetings alongside more senior staff.
- Ensure minutes of any employee meetings are taken and maintained on file.
- Liaise with company HR staff to ensure all employee records are retained.
- Liaise with the engagement manager, company payroll staff (or a payroll bureau) and our cashiers to ensure that wages are paid where required.
- Ensure tax and RTI payments and filings are completed on an accurate and timely basis.
- Work closely with our Pensions team on any pension and auto-enrolment matters.
- Update and maintain IPS for employee information.
- Agree employees’ preferential and unsecured claims for manager approval.
- Field any ongoing employee queries throughout the life of an insolvency case.
- Provide specialist advice to our team on advisory engagements where insolvency may be a possible outcome.
Key skills and competencies required:

- Experience in a similar role in an insolvency practice, preferably using IPS.
- Previous payroll/HR experience in wider industry preferable, although not essential.
- Highly organised and have an ability to prioritise effectively.
- Have flexibility to be able to respond to sudden and sharp changes in workload.
- Common sense and an eye for detail/accuracy.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm and professional in times of stress.
- The confidence and ability to challenge more senior staff on matters such as employee consultation.

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