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Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Manager - Technical Architect - CIOA

Location: London

Service Line: MC Technology

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FS Audit Senior Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Cardiff

Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Manager - Actuarial Non-Life

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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GI Actuarial Assistant Manager- London

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Associate Director - Head of Technology Enabled Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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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.






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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.




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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














Assistant Manager - Technical Architect - CIOA

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:



• Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG

• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions

• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client

• Deliver business and technology advisory services around cloud platforms

• Develop advisory assets, toolkit's and thought leadership around our advisory services to contribute to market

growth

• Contribute to our wider capability group by participating in and leading people and capability initiatives.

• Deliver high quality advisory services which bring insight to complex technology problems.

• Contribute to disciplined execution of advisory services by adhering to budget and schedule

• Good stakeholder management

• Provide insight across cloud technologies.

• Contribute to business development including Requests for Proposals and new assets

• Build strong client relationships, through high quality delivery and close attention to underlying business problems

• Adhere to internal risk/engagement management processes

• Contribute to the development of a vibrant and profitable Technology Architecture Capability Group.

• Contribute to thought leadership.


• Collaborate with colleagues to maximise and share our knowledge and experience.




Skills, qualifications and experience required



• Subject matter expertise and experience from either industry, product or consulting background.

• Experience in delivering high quality strategy and technology architecture work.

• Good communication skills and client-facing stakeholder management experience

• Industry awareness of key methodologies, approaches and market trends such as the role of open source in cloud

tooling

• Experience in working with cloud architecture and tooling.

• Experience of working with the following: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as Service (SaaS).

• Practical experience in delivering large scale, enterprise wide, complex transformations.

• A natural interest in technology, being passionate about the benefits that technology can bring.

• High energy levels, coupled with a desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable time frame.

• Self-motivation and ability to inspire and motivate others.

• Experience of providing the following: Technical reviews and assessments, technical road maps, architecture and solution designs, IT sourcing, IT strategy.

• Experience in: Azure, AWS, Coupa, Office365, Force.com, Open PaaS, BlueMix, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry


OPENING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15/06/2020
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13/07/2020
COMPETITIVE SALARY PLUS NEGOTIABLE BENEFITS AND BONUS



FS Audit Senior Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Cardiff

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.

The Team

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of Financial Services firms from sectors such as insurance, banking, building societies and investment management. The team is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Role

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit department in Cardiff or Bristol during a significant period of growth.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile Financial Services 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 insurance and 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 or Insurance 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

Experience & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services sector
- Recent and extensive external audit experience at Senior Manager level in the Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management) sector.
- Recent demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
- Experience working on tenders
- 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
- 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’ll 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.


Assistant Manager - Actuarial Non-Life

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role:


We are seeking additional Assistant Managers to continue to support the length and breadth of actuarial based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be able to assist the engagement team on any of our core propositions, namely: reserving; capital; and pricing projects.

•Calculation of reserves, using different assumptions, by applying a variety of actuarial techniques:
• Ability to review reporting outputs.
• Ability to use existing knowledge of reporting and apply to the UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, FCA Returns
• Assist in completing due diligence in advance of transactions
•Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
•Providing technical input to a number of projects
•Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
•Drafting reports and presentations.
•Managing projects.
•Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
•As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.


Skills, qualifications and experience:

•The successful candidate may be required to manage small teams.
•Nearly qualified Actuary, with significant practical actuarial experience
•Maintain a strong record of progress in the actuarial examinations.
•Significant experience of working in a non-life consultancy along with Audit, Validation and stress testing experience would be helpful.

•Ability to perform basic actuarial calculations such as loss ratios and IBNR
•Experience in reserving a key requirement as well as experience in pricing and capital
•Experience of preparing benchmarks
•Experience of working in a financial services firm
•Experience of working in an emerging market
•Have a strong network base across UK and emerging markets.
•Strong Excel skills.
•Knowledge of UK regulatory regime for non-life insurers.
•Knowledge of UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, PRA Returns.
•proficient in SAS
•Knowledge of Solvency II pillars, particularly the quantitative requirements Lloyd’s market experience;
•Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to explain actuarial concepts to non-actuaries.
•A broad knowledge of non-life insurance products
•Flexible and enjoy working on a wide range of projects.




Multiplepositions available
Opening date 22/06/2020
Closing date 20/07/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits







GI Actuarial Assistant Manager- London

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

We are seeking additional Assistant Managers to continue to support the length and breadth of actuarial based services, in the areas listed above and beyond

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be able to assist the engagement team on any of our core propositions, namely: reserving; capital; and pricing projects.

•Calculation of reserves, using different assumptions, by applying a variety of actuarial techniques:
• Ability to review reporting outputs.
• Ability to use existing knowledge of reporting and apply to the UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, FCA Returns
• Assist in completing due diligence in advance of transactions

•Ability to perform basic actuarial calculations such as loss ratios and IBNR
•Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
•Providing technical input to a number of projects
•Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
•Drafting reports and presentations.
•Managing projects.
•Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
•The successful candidate may be required to manage small teams.
•As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.
•Maintain a strong record of progress in the actuarial examinations.

Skills, qualifications and experience:

•Nearly qualified Actuary, with significant practical actuarial experience
•Significant experience of working in a non-life consultancy along with Audit, Validation and stress testing experience would be helpful.
•Experience in reserving a key requirement as well as experience in pricing and capital
•Experience of preparing benchmarks
•Experience of working in a financial services firm
•Experience of working in an emerging market
•Have a strong network base across UK and emerging markets.
•Strong Excel skills.
•Knowledge of UK regulatory regime for non-life insurers.
•Knowledge of UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, PRA Returns.
•proficient in SAS
•Knowledge of Solvency II pillars, particularly the quantitative requirements Lloyd’s market experience;
•Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to explain actuarial concepts to non-actuaries.
•A broad knowledge of non-life insurance products
•Flexible and enjoy working on a wide range of projects.


Associate Director - Head of Technology Enabled Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team:

The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful Procurement technology programme involves some ground-breaking activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement technologists to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement Technology delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement Cloud Technology transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for Procurement Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our technology delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area. To join us, therefore, you’ll need to be inquisitive and have a strong, informed point of view. Of course, this will need to be balanced with an unwavering client focus. You’ll have excellent listening skills, and a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Procurement Technology solutions including but not limited to Coupa, Ivalua, Basware and/or SAP Ariba.

The Person:

We are looking for a Senior Manager with a proven track record of selling, procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have led procurement technology strategy programmes, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementation. This is a high-profile role within the team, requiring a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Director of Powered Procurement.

Essential Experience:

• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the technology expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others

Key Skills:

• Sales and Business Development
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of technology solutions in a consulting environment
• Facilitation and conflict resolution
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and procurement transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis

Location:

UK based. Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time (UK, Europe and internationally), so will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.





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