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Senior Manager – Tech Risk Analytics – Cloud & Innovation

Location: London

Service Line: RC Technology

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Innovation, Relief and Incentives Tax Senior Manager

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Claims and Incentives

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Assistant Campaign Manager

Location: Reading

Service Line: Market Development

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Campaign Executive

Location: Reading

Service Line: Market Development

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ERP Analytics Senior Manager - Corporates - Tech Risk Consulting

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Senior Manager – Tech Risk Analytics – Cloud & Innovation

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


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

The Role


• Operate as part of Advanced Analytics team on specific engagements, focused on enabling the development and delivery of data led solutions that accelerate our clients’ digital journeys.

• Exhibit deep understanding of financial services firms - key performance drivers, emerging technical and industry developments, general business/economic/regulatory developments and their impact to the client

• Leverage data, statistical and advanced analytical techniques to provide new insights into business performance issues for financial services firms, recommending the best technologies and implementations to help them monetise the data and accelerate their digital journeys

• Provide oversight on the delivery of data analytics projects leading teams, coach junior staff and regularly conduct trainings/knowledge sharing sessions on industry challenges and how analytics can help address those challenges

• Identify and capitalise on opportunities to expand business by building and executing on a pipeline of proactive propositions for financial services firms and capital markets clients. Assume ownership of key client relationships, identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities such as proposition development, proposal writing, pitch presentations, etc.

• Build global relationships and actively seek out the global networks best experts to address client needs

• Communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems

• Build constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures

• Ensure the firm’s quality protocols / risk management requirements are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements

• Build relationships with other departments to deliver market and client focused business solutions



The Person


• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.

• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm

• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others

• Seeks to understand others motivations

• Supports others to make brave decisions

• Cultivates a culture of resourcefulness and creative thinking



Essential Skills:


• Demonstrable expertise in providing analytical and data driven solutions to financial services to improve business/risk/regulatory performance. Experience of working with a tier 1 consulting firm or a large Financial Services Institution as a Data Scientist or Analyst is highly desirable

• Extensive experience of deploying advanced analytical techniques (such as statistical modelling, machine learning, NLP, predictive modelling, big data analytics, optimisation, simulation, forecasting, information retrieval etc.) to generate data driven insights

• Experience with best practises in analytical processing frameworks, data collection and management, developing cloud-first products using open-source programming languages (Python, Java) deployed via automated pipelines

• Experience across a range of analytical tools (Python, R, Jupyter Notebooks, GCP/AWS/Azure cloud applications, TensorFlow, AWS SageMaker, Azure DataBricks, Apache, Spark/Hive/Cassandra/Kafka/Nifi, Hadoop, Qlikview, Spotfire, Tableau, Excel (VBA, Pivot Tables), etc.)

• Proven experience working with cloud technologies and cloud native applications especially across Google (Bigtable, BigQuery, Stackdriver, Data Studio, Cloud Data Fusion, Cloud Machine Learning, Natural Language API, Anthos etc.), Amazon SageMaker and Microsoft DataBricks are highly desirable

• Proven experience working across a plethora of data sources – open source data, third party data, transactional data, PII data, structured/unstructured etc. – merging such to derive business insights

• Experience deploying models into production, with awareness of the challenges

• Familiarity with working in an agile, lean environment

• Has a collaborative approach, working with other members of imminent or extended team to innovate and create compelling data-centric stories and experiences. Also comfortable to communicate with a variety of stakeholders in the organization

• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment

• A proven ability to lead complex engagements, manage and monitor budgets and financial performance

• Proven sales experience and ability to play an active role in the business development process

• Appreciation of growth areas in wholesale banking and capital markets and how analytics can be leveraged to create values for our clients

• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face



Desirable Skills:


• Hands on experience of building Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning/deep learning models

• Experience of using technology and analytics to design and implement RPA solutions

• Applied Statistics background

• Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. FRM, CQF or CFA) is a plus


Innovation, Relief and Incentives Tax Senior Manager

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Claims and Incentives

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


Team Information

KPMG’s national Innovation Reliefs and Incentives team ("IRI") is part of our wider Corporate Tax department, where staff work with clients to help them claim tax incentives for innovation and the creative sector. We are a multi-discipline team of tax specialists, scientists, engineers and IT specialists.

Our staff have the opportunity to develop relationships with clients, to help them claim corporation tax relief or credits for research & development, exploiting patents and producing creative content from video games through to TV programmes. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax claims, computations and documentation for HM Revenue & Customs and giving advice on the effect of the incentives on wider business considerations such as managing effective tax rate, structuring or where to locate research and development activities.

R&D Tax Relief provides an incentive to UK businesses carrying out qualifying R&D activity and the Patent Box provides an incentive to businesses that commercialise the results of that R&D in the UK. The team works with businesses from almost every sector of the economy to identify and quantify their qualifying R&D activity and to identify whether they qualify for the Patent Box regime and to quantify the benefits available. We then work with clients to obtain the incentives available to them

The IRI team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Senior Manager in the team based in Manchester

Roles and Responsibilities

This Senior Manager level role is for an individual with experience of the UK R&D Tax Relief regime to work with the local team to accelerate the growth of our business in the North. You will be required to use your tax knowledge to help our clients in making claims for R&D Tax relief, as well as Patent Box claims.

You will also be required to:

• Manage the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief claims and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC (having responsibility for managing the overall engagement, including client engagement, technical and costing aspects)
• Work with the client's technical and tax teams to prepare and submit robust and eligible R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims
• Manage the engagement team in responding to HMRC enquiries into R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims
• Advise client on tax technical issues
• Build an internal network within the wider tax practice of the firm
• Establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients
• Work with the client's finance and tax teams to ensure that eligible R&D Tax expenditure and patent income is identified.
• Play a key role in identifying and progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients
• Contribute to the development of a specific area of the business plan

Qualifications and Skills

• Excellent communication skills in a range of situations both written and oral.
• The ability to deal with technical and finance staff on a one to one to basis, conducting structured discussions.
• Capable of reviewing documentation produced by the engagement team to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC.
• Knowledge of auditing complex costing information before submission to the client and/or HMRC.
• Providing constructive guidance to junior grades to deliver high quality work to the client/HMRC and as part of their career development.
• Capable of communicating confidently and knowledgably with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within the firm.
• Strong business development and client facing skills – proven history of being able to identify opportunities and converting them.
• Very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload, as well as junior members of the team.
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Team player

Experience and Background

• High level of tax technical knowledge of the UK’s R&D tax incentives
• Knowledge of wider tax issues (knowledge of Patent Box legislation is a bonus)
• Experience in preparing and submitting R&D tax relief claims (experience of making Patent Box claims would be desirable but not essential)
• Experience in responding to HMRC enquiries
• Knowledge of different claim methodologies, especially any industry specific challenges, over a broad range of industries.


Assistant Campaign Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Market Development

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Role

This is an Assistant Campaign Manager position focusing on campaign delivery. The individual will sit as part of the newly established Marketing Centre of Expertise team and will support the management and drive the development and delivery of our marketing programmes in conjunction with a team of marketing professionals across our Campaign Management function.

The Marketing Centre of Expertise (CoE) operates a matrix model of expertise in defined marketing capabilities and organised in clusters aligned to our business units. The CoE leads on marketing delivery, supports brand management, digital enablement and also provides account management to support the Marketing Business Partners (BP). CoE teams are experts in specialised areas and are deeply involved in co-creation and delivery.

Campaign delivery is at the core of our new operating model for marketing. The Assistant Campaign Manager will drive the effective project management of our campaigns by managing our creative, data, digital and content development processes.

The role holder will work to ensure that content, creative assets and the usage of marketing channels support the delivery of the brief, meet our brand and regulatory requirements and they actively involve our business and marketing colleagues throughout their development to ensure buy-in, quality and effectiveness.

You will have the ability to co-ordinate activities across multiple stakeholders, channels, programmes and activities prioritising both your own and other colleagues focus to ensure we hit agreed timelines.

The role will often include supporting business relationships including capturing feedback, input into content and messaging and internal engagement with a campaign.

Description of the role:

• Support the development and delivery of our marketing programmes.
• Coordinate and drive the delivery of creative development, data, digital and media processes
• Draft agency briefs, review messaging and seek required client insights, business input and competitor insights as part of the campaign development process
• Ensure effective project management and budget control
• Coordinate and work alongside agency partners and other marketing teams and ensure we best use their skills and capabilities
• Support the engagement of business and marketing stakeholders in the development and approval of marketing campaigns.
• Manage the requirements of our processes across deliverables including brand, risk and data management policies.
• Capture reporting and insights from campaigns to enable our marketing effectiveness processes and suggest ideas for improvements to both campaign design and the development process
• Constantly monitor results so you can optimise and suggest changes to tactics.
• Support the activation and internal engagement for campaigns including developing internal launch plans and communications.

Leadership & Management

This role will report to the relevant Campaign Manager.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The ideal individual for this role will be energetic and highly-organised, someone who enjoys taking on responsibility and making a positive contribution to the activities of the UK Marketing and Strategic Relationships team.

You will be highly-professional, able to work within budget to the exacting standards required in a leading professional services environment.

You will take a lead in coordinating and engaging colleagues across marketing and our agency partners to support the development of a campaign and will be key to building confidence and enthusiasm in our plans and approach.

Engaging with business teams and senior stakeholders, you will be able capture their input and communicate how the marketing campaign and/or asset are tasked to respond to this and capture their feedback constructively to refine and improve our approach with support from colleagues in the marketing team as required.

Self-motivated and driven you will be embrace opportunities to work independently but seek and advice and guidance from colleagues when needed.

You will understand the importance of good relationships both within and outside the organisation, using your influencing and negotiating skills to ensure that relationships with third parties work to the best advantage of KPMG, and to promote collaboration, understanding and positive contribution internally.

Core technical competencies

• Marketing project management experience
• Experience of working to a content and marketing asset development process including email campaigns, event communications, thought leadership and social media campaigns
• Previous experience of working with agencies and the creative briefing process
• Experience of engaging business stakeholders
• Familiarity of using brand visual identity toolkits and guidelines
• Track record of marketing delivery essential and experience of B2B marketing desirable.
• Familiar with management and role of data in marketing campaigns and able to produce campaign reports and apply client insights where relevant
• Experience with marketing platforms and tools including management and setting up campaigns in solutions such as Salesforce, Marketo or Adobe.

Core behavioural competencies

You will be at heart of the delivery of world-class marketing for KPMG in the UK, able to effectively drive change through a complex matrix organisation and successfully embed our new operating model.

• Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in a complex and matrix environment
• Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to developing high quality work
• Proactive and able to identify potential future issues or challenges and propose solutions to address them
• Balance the need for creativity and innovation with the consistent application of our business processes and risk management policies
• Enjoy an agile and flexible work environment with an ability to work with different teams, business areas and campaign types on an ongoing basis
• You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a good communicator and embrace collaboration
• You will be able understand the commercial drivers for the business and identify how the marketing campaign is tasked to support these.
• You will be a capable and creative verbal and written communicator, able to present well to colleagues across both marketing and business teams

You will be a good relationship-builder, creating useful networks internally and externally, and proactively use these contacts to resolve conflicts or challenges.

Expertise/ Technical role requirements:

• BA university degree or equivalent
• Completed or working towards a professional marketing qualification (CIM) preferred.
• Experience of B2B marketing.
• Highly proficient in all MS Office packages
• Knowledge of CRM and marketing campaign systems

Skills:

• Project management techniques for marketing programmes
• Development, forecasting and report of campaign budgets
• Good creative skills including reviewing copy and visual/image selection

Campaign Executive

Location: Reading

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Market Development

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Role

The Campaign Executive position will focus on campaign delivery. The individual will sit as part of the newly established Marketing Centre of Expertise team and will support the management and development of our marketing programmes in conjunction with a team of marketing professionals across our Campaign Management function.

The Marketing Centre of Expertise (CoE) operates a matrix model of expertise in defined marketing capabilities and organised in clusters aligned to our business units. The CoE leads on marketing delivery, supports brand management, digital enablement and also provides account management to support the Marketing Business Partners (BP). CoE teams are experts in specialised areas and are deeply involved in co-creation and delivery.

Campaign delivery is at the core of our new operating model for marketing. The Campaign Executive will support the project management of our campaigns by delivering our creative, data, digital and content development processes.

The role holder will manage projects to ensure that content, creative assets and the usage of marketing channels support the delivery of the brief, meet our brand and regulatory requirements and they actively involve our business and marketing colleagues throughout their development to ensure buy-in, quality and effectiveness.

This includes undertaking the requirements of our brand and regulatory processes and supporting the business review of content and marketing campaign assets.

You will have the ability to work on activities across multiple stakeholders, channels, programmes and activities ensuring that your work and focus aligns to the relevant project timelines and any issues or challenges are flagged to the relevant colleagues in a timely and effective way.

The role will include engagement and interaction with business stakeholders, marketing agencies and colleagues across the marketing function to capture their input, feedback and work to ensure their buy-in throughout the campaign development process.

Description of the role:

• Support the development of our marketing programmes with a focus on project coordination, completing process requirements and required documentation and reporting.
• Contribute and drive the delivery of creative development, data, digital and media processes
• Input to, collate and manage the distribution of agency briefs, data and client insights.
• Manage the application of business feedback and amendments to campaign assets and identify areas of conflict or concern to Campaign Managers and relevant stakeholders
• Deliver campaign financial processes including PO management, reconciliation and campaign spend forecasts
• Coordinate and arrange collaboration with agency partners and other marketing teams including booking in relevant support requests
• Deliver the requirements of our brand and regulatory processes across deliverables including brand, risk and data management policies.
• Extract and arrange for the submission of campaign reporting, CRM data management and third party data sources including client insights and competitor activity
• Lead on the deployment of internal launch plans and communications for marketing campaigns.

Role dimensions

Leadership & Management

This role will report to the relevant Campaign Manager.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The ideal individual for this role will be energetic and highly-organised, someone who enjoys taking on responsibility and making a positive contribution to the activities of the UK Marketing team.

You will be professional, able to work within budget to the exacting standards required in a leading professional services environment.

Proactively engaging with business teams and senior stakeholders you will be able contribute to conversations around business feedback and how the campaign and the resources supporting its development can respond to address this feedback effectively.

Bringing initiative and drive you will be comfortable working independently but seek and advice and guidance from colleagues when needed.

You will understand the importance of good relationships both within and outside the organisation, using your influencing and negotiating skills to ensure that relationships with third parties work to the best advantage of KPMG, and to promote collaboration, understanding and positive contribution internally.

Core technical competencies

• Marketing project management experience
• Experience of the development process for marketing campaigns including content, digital campaigns, event communications and social media including agency management
• Stakeholder engagement including business contacts and agency partners
• Administrative skills for key marketing process including budget, meeting management and coordination
• Familiarity of using brand visual identity toolkits and guidelines
• Effective written communicator and able to contribute to messaging development and review
• Able to apply risk and compliance processes effectively
• Understand the role of data for marketing and comfortable managing data and using Excel as part of campaign reporting and targeting
• Experience with marketing platforms and tools including management and setting up campaigns in solutions such as Salesforce, Marketo or Adobe.

Core behavioural competencies

You will be at heart of the delivery of world-class marketing for KPMG in the UK, able to effectively drive change through a complex matrix organisation and successfully embed our new operating model.

• Effective organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in a complex and matrix environment
• Good attention to detail and a commitment to developing high quality work
• Proactive and able to identify potential future issues or challenges, working as part of a team to address them
• Balance creativity and innovation our business processes and risk management policies
• Enjoy an agile and flexible work environment with an ability to work with different teams, business areas and campaign types on an ongoing basis
• You will have strong interpersonal skills, be a good communicator and embrace collaboration
• You will be inquisitive around the commercial drivers for the business and how the marketing campaign is tasked to support these.

You will understand the need to build good relationships, creating useful networks internally and externally, and proactively use these contacts to support you in resolving conflicts or challenges.

Expertise/ Technical role requirements:

• BA university degree or equivalent
• Completed or working towards a professional marketing qualification (CIM) preferred.
• Experience of B2B marketing.
• Highly proficient in all MS Office packages
• Knowledge of CRM and marketing campaign systems

Skills:

• Understanding of project management techniques
• Marketing campaign skills including digital marketing
• Understanding of budgeting and forecasting
• Creative skills including reviewing copy and visual/image selection

ERP Analytics Senior Manager - Corporates - Tech Risk Consulting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



The Team



Our ‘ERP analytics’ capability sits within Technology Risk Consulting, but works across all our functions, i.e. across Audit, Tax and Advisory. ERP analytics delivers a large amount of assurance and advisory work in helping clients get more value out of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Management systems, specifically SAP, Oracle as well as GRC and/or data analytical solutions on top of the ERP.


Our projects include extracting, analysing and visualising data from our clients ERP systems to support audit and advisory engagements covering: process control, process & control optimisation, robotics, security, and ERP related GRC services. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, or as part of external and internal audit, or wider advisory engagements.


A Senior Manager with a focus on ERP analytics would typically be responsible for ensuring the quality, value and timely delivery of a significant pipeline of engagements. This will include supporting delivery of the high demand for data and analytics for some of our largest and most complex external and internal audits, but also supporting Consulting and Tax projects.


Alongside this, you would be responsible for driving growth of the ERP analytics capability by developing new business from existing clients across the firm, as well as from new prospects.


As a Senior Manager, you will join our ERP analytics leadership team and hence also get involved in product development and innovation activities, to ensure that KPMG’s ERP analytics capability remains market leading on a global scale, as well as the development of our ERP analytics people.


This role requires specific SAP and/or Oracle and data analytics (and/or GRC) experience. Delivering ERP process controls, data analytics and assurance services. The successful candidate will be involved in client facing and client relationship building across of range of corporate clients.



The Role



Responsibilities:


Will include some or all of the following:
- Audit and advise clients that operate SAP or Oracle systems including GRC.
- Advise clients on enhancing their own ERP data analytics capability.
- Engagement lead / SME on SAP/ Oracle/ GRC control and/or data analytics engagements.
- Building and managing excellent client relationships across a range of clients.
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, but in particular in the wider Advisory areas.
- Contributing to practice management, e.g. innovation, training, knowledge management.
- A good understanding of SAP, Oracle, data analytics and/or GRC technology platforms.
- Ability to identify and assess complex ERP risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express clear views.


The Person



Experience and Skills


A combination of the following:
- Proven experience of successfully delivering SAP/ Oracle business process, security, control, data analytics and GRC services (including external/ internal audit) to medium/ large, multi-national clients. Including, for example, experience in Oil & Gas, Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Utilities and Life Sciences sectors.
- Similar proven experience of winning new business in this area, as well as growing existing clients and engagements


- Auditing and advising clients that operate SAP/ Oracle.
- Business process and functional experience of key SAP/ Oracle Financials modules, ideally including SAP HANA and/or Oracle Fusion
- Functional experience of GRC, Financials, BPC and BI.
- Experience of design, build and delivery of data analytics related capabilities, including:


* data extraction and processing (i.e. ETL),


* design and build of data analysis routines,


* design and build of data visualisation formats,


* interpretation of data analytics results, and ability to derive insightful and quantifiable business insights using data analytics outputs,


* Identifying root causes to detected exceptions and translating these to actionable recommendations, e.g. ERP process or system changes.


* integration into a suitable IT infrastructure, including architecture design and system configuration


- Experience of using data analysis tools in an ERP environment, e.g. SQL, R, Python, Alteryx, Celonis, Qlik, PowerBI, Tableau.
- Proven experience of successfully winning and delivering technology risk services.
- “Big 4” professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment experience.
- Supporting service line through innovation and knowledge management.


Qualifications



SAP/ Oracle Certifications (Desirable).
Data analytics tools certifications (Desirable)


Accounting Audit Qualifications: ACA or equivalent (Desirable).
IT Assurance Qualification CISA or equivalent. (Desirable)
Preferably degree educated or proven commercially demonstrated experience

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