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Dynamics 365 CE -Solution Architect

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IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

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Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Technical Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:
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 from a top University;
— A relevant degree within a computational discipline.

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

Dynamics 365 CE -Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description




We are looking for an experienced Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Solution Architect with experience in solution development and functional analysis into large-scale enterprise Dynamics 365 architecture with a hands-on approach in designing and leading the implementation of Dynamics 365 products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. The focus of this role will be on all presales activities around the Dynamics 365 platform as well as methodology diagnostics and high-level solution architecting. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentor junior andoffshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to KPMG Microsoft business solutions customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions. 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 Microsoft Business Solutions.



Responsibilities





The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions



Be a champion for both technical and functional solutions across the Microsoft platform, driving the adoption of new features and technology




Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities





Lead the design and development of sector specific templates 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 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.











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.
















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



Deep 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.





Broad knowledge of functional capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement – including core solution of Accounts, Contact and Activity management and at least one of the following:





- Sales Management






- Marketing automation







- Project Services Automation








- Customer Service Management









- Field Services












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














- Visual Studio Team Service

















Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams


















Experience of Agile Methodology




















Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial





















Knowledge of other Marketing products are desirable





















– Click Dimension or Adobe Marketing Cloud






















Microsoft Dynamics CRM Certifications (CRM , 2013, 2015, 2016, 365) are desirable























Graduate from a top University

























A relevant degree within a computational or business discipline


























Minimum 4 years hands-on proven functional experience in CRM configuration, standard customisation, standard workflows, dashboards, forms, views and standard reports development is a must;


























Experience and Background






























Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as CRM consultant



Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.




Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Design Consulting role





Experience of large scale CRM 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














IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Position: IFRS Specialist - Senior Manager – International Standards Group (ISG)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Grade: Senior Manager
Opening date: 18/6/2020
Closing date: 16/07/2020
Salary: Competitive + Benefits



KPMG UK are seeking a new Senior Manager to work in our International Standards Group as an IFRS Specialist. The role involves developing content including publications, guidance, training and other communications to support the consistent interpretation and application of IFRS Standards. As part of this role, you will support one or more global IFRS technical topic teams, participate in technical discussions and queries, author or review content, and support leadership in their interactions with the International Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the role provides support to the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader in discharging their responsibilities.



Role overview:

- Develop KPMG positions on interpreting and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), other than standards related to insurance contracts or financial instruments.
- Remain abreast of accounting developments and assist with providing feedback to global accounting standard setters
- Respond to technical consultations
- Identify emerging issues, conduct research, perform analysis and develop technical guidance
- Contribute to KPMG thought leadership by preparing internal and external communications/publications
- Develop training materials and deliver training. Review internal/external training materials for technical accuracy.
- Assist with managing one or more Global IFRS Topic Teams
- Learning from, and building relationships with, senior leadership around the world, including global topic team leadership and senior country representatives.
- Attend meetings held by the International Accounting Standards Board
- Assist the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader with:
- Budgeting and business planning
- Internal management reporting and external financial reporting
- Recruitment and people management
- Communicating with and obtaining input from stakeholders including global leadership, global groups and member firms




Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

- Relevant professional qualification - ACA, or international/local equivalent (ACCA, CPA)
- Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience interpreting and applying IFRS Standards
- Recent, extensive technical accounting experience gained through working in a technical department of a “Big 4” accounting firm
- Demonstrable experience in evaluating technical issues, analysing fact patterns, consulting internally and arriving at solutions across a range of complex IFRS technical accounting matters
- Communication skills – ability to explain complex ideas simply, convey key messages convincingly, experience preparing internal and/or external communications
- The right mindset – can see the big picture whilst giving attention to detail, ambitious, enthusiastic
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Personal effectiveness - strong organisational and project management skills, ability to successfully manage projects and deliver on time, ability to work effectively within teams and independently with a commitment to high performance and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrable experience participating in working groups, conveying views in technical discussions to arrive at an agreed outcome.

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

Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

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.

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.

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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.
- 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.







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