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Tax Insurance Director

Location: London

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Restructuring Senior Administrator

Location: London

Service Line: Restructuring

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Restructuring Associate Director, Insolvency

Location: London

Service Line: Restructuring

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Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Manager - MPA - Quantity Surveyor

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Tax Insurance Director

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The market opportunity
Significant geo-political change, combined with ongoing tax, regulatory and accounting reform, internationally and in the UK, mean tax is a priority issue for groups operating in the banking sector. Brexit and tax reform could lead to the need for significant international restructuring, whilst the OECD BEPS project has led to numerous legislative changes and increased reporting requirements, all of which need to be addressed. To further develop our capability to respond to this market opportunity, the banking practice at KPMG needs an additional director to help build the business and develop the team.
The Role
You will be the engagement lead on tax engagements for our UK and International Insurance client base, and this will involve but is not limited to:
• Leading, developing and maintaining top tier Insurance client relationships alongside other functions;
• Driving business development and taking a lead on marketing initiatives;
• Leading on design and delivery of proposals for new business opportunities;
• Enhancing KPMG’s profile in the market by supporting KPMG's wider global network;
• Leading large, multi-disciplinary projects across multiple jurisdictions; and
• Providing detailed technical advice covering a range of UK and international tax issues.
The Person
As an engagement leader, you are technically proficient but also comfortable in dealing with a wide range of people. Your experience and skills will show that you will:
• Promote the Tax practice within KPMG in order to encourage collaboration and increase internal leads;
• Build the reputation of KPMG through the quality of your work, knowledge and experience;
• Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery;
• Display technical strength in our specialist market;
• Play a key role in people development activities (coaching/ mentoring) for less experienced team members and play a key role in attracting and retaining talent to build the team as the business grows;
• Sustain a high level of drive, show enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team;
• Display an inclusive, collaborative approach and operate in an inspirational and respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community;
• Demonstrate insight and effectively apply knowledge to business and client problems; and
• Communicate with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
Experience
• Broad and deep Tax knowledge; and
• Successful track record of hinew business origination through both internal and external activities.

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.







Restructuring Senior Administrator

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Restructuring team in London and Reading are looking for a senior administrator to join their team.

The team delivers a blend of stakeholder / lender side advisory work (including support with financial restructurings), company side advisory and formal insolvency. The team provide services to a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals and also a wide range of work with public sector organisations, all typically experiencing some form of stress or distress.

The team is not aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants however should expect to work across all sectors as situations and client demand.
Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individuals’ base locations, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required.

We are currently specifically recruiting for a role in the Kprogression team where we are seeking a candidate with insolvency skills, including detailed knowledge of statutory and technical aspects of corporate insolvencies.

The role is client facing and will involve working across a range of corporate insolvency appointments. Applicants should be ready to work in a lively, stimulating and busy environment working under pressure and to deadlines. You will be part of a case progression and closure team and will report to the managers responsible for each particular case. You will have additional responsibilities to assist with the training and development of less experienced staff.

The role can be based in our Reading or Canary Wharf office.

To be an effective senior case administrator within Restructuring’s Kprogression team you will undertake the following:

- Work alongside case managers and engagement leaders to progress and provide support on Corporate insolvency engagements;
- Ownership of a portfolio of cases, with responsibility for proactive case progression, report drafting, statutory compliance and ensuring all correspondence is responded to and queries dealt with effectively;
- Produce statutory and other reports, correspondence, minutes, file notes, emails, schedules and analysis;
- Prepare budgets for an engagement or aspect of an engagement for case manager review;
- Assist with on the job training and development of less experienced staff;
- Explain routine technical matters to other colleagues, including senior staff;
- Participate in occasional marketing events to aid development of internal and external contacts;
- Attend to any other administrative task required by the role.
The Individual:

- You will have prior insolvency related work experience, ideally with a statutory and technical background;
- You will be interested in a career in insolvency with a willingness to learn quickly and operate as part of a team;
- You have an interest in commercial and financial matters are able to demonstrate practical common sense;
- You will have good time management and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise tasks to ensure that deadlines are met;
- You are conscientious and are able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work;
- You possess good people and communication skills, able to confidently and articulately deal with all parties in what can sometimes be difficult situations;
- You will demonstrate proactivity and be able to “self-start”, either individually or as part of a team;
- You will delegate tasks to less experienced team members and have the ability to provide on the job coaching to other members of the department or engagement team;
- You will have the ability to assess the various alternatives for dealing with specific case issues and present suggestions to the case manager or engagement leader (as appropriate);
- You will be willing to travel and work from a different KPMG office or a client site as required from time to time.
- Technical skills as follows: Outlook (basic level); a good knowledge of Excel and Word; Strong knowledge of IPS; A high standard of letter writing; Experience of drafting statutory reports.
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Restructuring Associate Director, Insolvency

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Insolvency Restructuring team in London are looking for an Associate Director to join their team. We are looking for an individual to work alongside colleagues in the part of the team that are responsible for providing insolvency and contingency planning advice in large, complex situations often involving multi-jurisdictional advice.


The team delivers a blend of stakeholder advisory work, typically linked to providing advice around distressed businesses and supporting restructuring via the use of insolvency procedures as well as undertaking formal insolvency work for typically large and complex institutions.


The team is not aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants however should expect to work across all sectors as situations and client demand.


Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individual s' base locations, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required. The role will involve working across a range of assignment types, as highlighted above, and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.


Role and Responsibilities


To be an effective Associate Director within this part of Restructuring you'll undertake the following:


• Frequently acting as day to day lead for delivery of client projects or significant insolvency workstreams, taking the role as a key contact on engagements.
• Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders in engagement s (including lawyers and contacts at banks and other lenders)
• Manage teams of colleagues working on the engagement, ensuring effective delegation and also multiple workstream delivery
• Manage engagement s and projects to scope, time, quality and budget comp lying with KPMG engagement management practices
• Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances
• Lead the design and development of client ready deliverables with minimal Director and Partner input
• Work with Partners/ Directors across the business development cycle, including development of proposals and client sales presentations
• Coach and develop team members providing high quality developmental feedback
• Develop insightful sector points of view on key strategic issues for your chosen sector(s)
• Identify, design and lead practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
• Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders, which in certain instances may involve consideration of formal insolvency processes.
• Significant involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.


Qualifications and Skills


• Relevant insolvency qualifications (or targeting the same)
• Desire to build wide advisory and insolvency skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings


Experience and Background


• Demonstrable experience in leading workstreams on complex insolvency assignments.
• Experience at advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders, including lenders, corporates and internal KPMG stakeholders
• Strong commercial and business acumen
• Ability to work innovatively and 'self start' as well start teams of colleagues
• Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also
often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with.


Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.

Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time






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



Our team creates added value through:





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






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






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






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






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








Role and Responsibilities



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



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



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



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



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



- Respond to ad-hoc accounting queries from audit teams



- Manage and mentor team members.






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



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



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



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



The Person




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






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



- Audit experience advantageous but not vital to role.



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






-
Professional qualification: ACA,
ACCA or CPA.






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




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



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






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Ability to motivate a team and lead














Assistant Manager - MPA - Quantity Surveyor

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



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

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

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities



The Role

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

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



The Person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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