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Associate Director - Integration and Seperation - Transaction Services

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Outsourced Services Senior Manager - OEH

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Manager - Deal Strategy - Transaction Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the energy market has ever seen, with the decarbonisation agenda at its core. If you’d like to apply your skills to solving problems for clients ranging from small tech start-ups to international energy incumbents across the sector, then consider joining us in our growing Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Deal Strategy practice. Led by Wafa Jafri and Amy Marshall, our team includes experienced utility professionals, bankers, strategists and engineers, to ensure an exemplary output for our clients.

We are offering a unique opportunity to gain experience of the energy sector in a multi-functional team working across a range of policy, strategic, commercial and transactional mandates. In addition to this, you will be aspire to become an energy sector expert who can support other KPMG functions such as M&A, TS, Restructuring and Valuations, so the ability to be collaborative is key.

The successful candidate will work across multiple engagements and functions at any given time, driving the ENR Deal Advisory practice through high quality deliverables.

We require someone who naturally takes on responsibility and accountability for key deliverables within projects. The ideal candidate will be able to provide direction for our Associates and Analysts whilst at the same time demonstrating the mentality to challenge senior members of the team when appropriate to do so.

Key Responsibilities
Managing and delivering on Energy Deal Strategy engagements:
• Taking on Project Management responsibility for the delivery of multiple small to medium size projects or work streams simultaneously.
• Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements.
• Building and maintaining relationships with target clients and key energy market stakeholders.
• Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
• Driving proposals for new business opportunities in the Energy sector.
• Ownership of internal KPMG Risk and Finance processes relevant to projects.
• Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:
- Ideally (but not essential) minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the Energy sector
- Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis
- Strong quantitative and Excel / modelling skills

Associate Director - Integration and Seperation - Transaction Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Overview
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Our Transactions Services group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

KPMG's Integration & Separation Advisory Team is a growing and dynamic team. We work with both vendors and acquirers on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, exits and joint ventures, both pre and post-deal.
The team offers four key proposition areas:
- Separation: Supporting vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity in place from Day 1, including supporting the definition and implementation of transitional service agreements.
- Integration: Pre and post deal integration design, planning and implementation to integrate the target business into the Buyer’s organisation whilst mitigating risk and enhancing value.
- Synergies: Understanding the potential benefits and costs generated through a proposed transaction, and the associated plans, interdependencies, risks and issues for the delivery of base and stretch case targets.
- Joint Ventures: Helping respective partners ensure the key value considerations are identified and prioritised early and delivered through the associated business plan, leveraging each party’s specific contribution and capabilities and managing broader stakeholder relationships.

Role Overview
The role of an Associate Director (AD) focuses on leading an Integration or Separation engagement at deal pace and delivering high quality client work alongside senior client stakeholders. Working in a transaction environment which may be pre or post deal, and can range from early planning, developing summary or fully detailed and costed “blueprint plans”, planning for Day 1, planning post deal implementation, and ultimately supporting execution. This will include:
- Producing and overseeing development of the initial and final draft updates, outputs and deliverables to required timescale and ahead of Partner / Director review.
- Leading client interactions and updates around the deliverables and outputs of an Integration or Separation engagement.
- Understanding of the operations of a business across all functional areas and understanding the interdependencies between organisations and the transaction workstreams.
- Project managing across the entire engagement programme or a number of different workstreams on such programme.
- Closely working with a respective Director/Partner on an engagement developing engagement strategy, budget, delivery plan etc.
- Leading any wider KPMG teams on an engagement in accordance with scope agreed with the respective Director/Partner.

Role and Responsibilities
- As an AD typically performs one of the leading roles on an engagement, the role on an engagement is seen as a leadership role modelling right behaviours to the team.
- An AD is expected to be challenging our people to be curious and innovative on all engagements and internal work and supportive for each other. At the same time ensuring that all outcomes are commercially focussed, value adding and effectively executed.
- Individuals are expected to actively contribute to developing pitches, proposals and external market initiatives which help us to win new work as well as look out and help to convert new opportunities on existing engagements.
- Demonstrate credibility and experience to advise and deliver on complex I&S deals (involving teams from I&S, DA and the wider firm).
- Acts as Engagement Manager for I&S projects (where appropriate).
- Acts as primary point of contact for the client across overall engagement.
- Challenges client appropriately to ensure team size and timelines are appropriate for successful delivery of scope.
- Proactively understands client expectations and how the KPMG team can add value.
- Manages stakeholders (internal and external) to minimise reputation risk on live engagements.
- Takes full ownership for delivering high quality client deliverables and provides day-to-day leadership for the team on the ground.
- Deploys I&S and DA technology on their projects, to reduce cost and improve client delivery where appropriate.
- Applies commercial mind-set to pricing and engagement profitability, whilst using professional judgement to protect the reputation of the firm.
- Focused on managing engagement profitability (not just focused on top line revenue), consistently applies a commercial mind-set to pricing and engagement profitability.
- Proactively delivers Sentinel, Client and Engagement acceptance activities, to manage the Firm's risk.
- Proactively manages WIP and Provisioning.
- Consults proactively and appropriately with P&D in relation to engagement risk management (escalating items to the Risk register as necessary).
- Actively coaches and oversees engagement team members on engagement risk activities, delegating appropriately whilst taking responsibility.

Skills and Experience
- Experience working within a Deals/M&A environment ideally within the Integration & Separation space and in a broader role with a solid understanding of operational interdependencies and implementation challenges.
- Ideal candidate would have previous experience in consulting as well as industry. The latter preferably in the M&A/Business Development team with the focus on originating and executing deals up until the operational implementation is completed.
- Experience of leading teams and developing individuals
- Project/programme management experience ideally from working on complex/large scale projects.
- Demonstrate curiosity and innovation, striving for continuous improvement, exercising professional judgement and making a positive and lasting impact.
- Professional qualifications welcome.
- Possess a genuine interest in building and commercialising relationships having the ability to interact with our clients on a consultative manner as a trusted advisor.
- An understanding of the market drivers, challenges and opportunities impacting our client’s strategies and priorities, enabling them to position solutions and ideas which take these into account.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment.
- Strong Financial acumen.
- Presentation (oral and written).
- Strong client relationship skills.
- Analysis and problem solving.
- Report writing.



Senior Managers Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We have multiple positions available for client facing Senior Manager roles in the Accounting
Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients
across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical
accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis,
preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and
acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group
restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams
including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax. We are
seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and
breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.
Key Responsibilities:



· Management of client accounting related engagements, leading teams. In some instances,
leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams


· Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.


· Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on specific topics.

· Lead business development effort in a sector and for Accounting Advisory service line.

· Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.

· Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works
closely e.g. tax, deal advisory.

· Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.

· Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams

· Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business
development activities


· Motivate and generate commitment from team members.

· Demonstrate continuous self and team development.


· Share knowledge with the team.

· Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other
non-delivery aspects of the role.



Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

· Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)


· Experience in an accounting advisory function within large Corporate business sector

· Technical accounting experience with IFRS


· Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge

· Experience with recent developments in accounting IFRSs 9, 15 and 16


· Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector


· Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses


· Experience of leading teams and project management

· Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues


· Analytical ability and attention to detail


· Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off
situations

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

· Strong MS Excel skills (or equivalent software) and ability to review complex MS Excel (or equivalent software)spreadsheets


· Experience of building internal relationships with other advisory functions for the benefit of the team and the firm





· Experienceof drafting and reviewing reports in formats such as MS PowerPoint and MS Word(or equivalent software)










Opening Date: 12th October 2020










Closing Date: 9th November 2020











Salary Range: Competitive plus negotiable bonus and benefits

Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: Leeds

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Client facing Senior Manager roles in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax. We are seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

· Management of client accounting related engagements, leading teams. In some instances, leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams
· Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
· Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on specific topics.
· Lead business development effort in a sector and for Accounting Advisory service line.
· Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.
· Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works closely e.g. tax, deal advisory.
· Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
· Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
· Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities
· Motivate and generate commitment from team members.
· Demonstrate continuous self and team development.
· Share knowledge with the team.
· Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

· Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
· Experience in an accounting advisory function within large Corporate business sector
· Technical accounting experience with IFRS
· Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge
· Experience with recent developments in accounting IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
· Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector
· Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
· Experience of leading teams and project management
· Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues
· Analytical ability and attention to detail
· Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations
· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: 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. We have one position available in our Birmingham office.

The 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.

Qualifications and Skills

- 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

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

- Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA or CPA.
- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments 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- 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 by example.


Opening date: 28th September 2020
Closing date: 26th October 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

Outsourced Services Senior Manager - OEH

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Facilities

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Operational Excellence – OEH Outsourced Services Manager


KPMG Overview:

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.


Job Description:

Grade: C
Service Line: OEH – KBS
Reporting to: Head of Strategy and Projects - OEH
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf)


Function Information

OEH plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy, and as a representative of OEH this role plays a key part in delivering that 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”.


Context of role

This role plays a pivotal role in the delivery of the OEH strategy and deliverables. You will be responsible and empowered to manage the relationships with all our outsource providers of OEH services. You will drive a customer centric and continuous improvement culture across the operation, helping to develop and achieve our overall managed service strategy within KPMG Business Services.

You will manage 3rd party providers, ensuring the service provision is delivered in line with our agreed contracts and the best way to support our overall vision of creating an excellent experience for our colleagues, whilst operating within a controlled and governed framework. You will develop and have overall responsibility to manage the service delivery and ensuring agreed SLAs are met and achieved within the OEH budget. Your focus on continuous improvement of service delivery will be gained through building, influencing and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external customers, including leaders across OEH, KBS and beyond.

You will deputise for the Head of OEH in matters relating to the outsource providers.
As a member of KPMG, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values at all times.



Role and Responsibilities
- Oversee and ensure timely and a high level of service is continually provided from the shared service operation and our 3rd party providers (approximately 220 personnel). 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 take a strategic approach to ensure that root causes are established to prevent recurrence.
- Build and develop close working relationships with key stakeholders and senior leadership teams both in the providers, OEH, KBS and beyond 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).
- Maintain and manage vendor budgets (total contract value c.£3.5m) 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.
- Manage current reporting suite to all internal & external Stakeholders ensuring fit for purpose and providing the required information.
- Work closely with the Service Management team ensuring consistency in reporting and SLA’s.
- Oversight of the number of Improvement Initiatives that have been implemented and work with Service Provider to implement transformation initiatives.
- Oversight of the BPO Supplier to hold them to account on efficiency & productivity improvements.
- Provide BPO Supplier with cross OEH Comms and a view of KPMG.
- Continually seek opportunities to outsource OEH services.
- Manage Rewards & Recognition across Suppliers and continually analyse attrition.
- Manage and coordinate OEH BCP planning for 3rd party providers.
- Work with IT to understand ongoing cross functional technology issues, improvements and resolutions.
- Work with the OEH function leads/Service Delivery Managers to review the operational contract needs:
- Change requests to SOWs and/or change orders
- Contract administration
- Budgeting
- Billing
- Gain sharing and productivity gains
- Tracking of charges / service credits / service penalties across the contract

Experience, Qualification and Skills


Essential skills and experience required

- Experience in the operational management of a Shared Services environment within the UK across all disciplines.
- Experience with managing 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.
- Possess change and project management skills, and be result 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

Desirable skills:
- Experience of programme management and delivering large change projects.
- Commercial awareness and strong operational delivery.
- Experience in managing outsourced Shared Services relationships.
- Experience in outsourcing Shared Services from contract to go-live of service delivery.
- Experience in the automation of operational processes.

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