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External Audit Manager/Senior Manager, National Markets

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Manager - Mobility - Infrastructure and Government, Strategy Team

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

Location: London

Service Line: Deal Advisory Central

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Client Co-ordinator - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Audit

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Client Co-ordinator - Bristol

Location: Leeds

Service Line: Audit

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External Audit Manager/Senior Manager, National Markets

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


At KPMG in the UK, we continue to transform audit to help unlock value for our audit engagements. We’re leading the debate on the future shape of corporate reporting through our Restoring Trust initiative. And we’re raising the bar for audit quality. How? By leveraging our advanced technology and data analytics to interpret ever-greater quantities of information. By drawing on the natural curiosity and inquisitive minds of our highly-skilled people to provide deeper and more robust audit engagement insights.



But technology is meaningless without the talent to drive it. So we’re investing in our extraordinary people like never before. We’re giving them challenges that will fuel their ambitions, digital tools to further enhance the quality of their work and the scope they need to innovate – to help us redefine how audit is delivered.



What you’ll be doing

As external auditors, our job is fundamentally to underpin trust. We play a key role in providing the confidence that business and society needs, whether that’s supporting investment decisions in the capital markets, providing clarity over the governance of public sector expenditure or facilitating the development of small to large enterprises. Audit and assurance are essential to the effective allocation of capital around the globe – capital that powers growth, the creation of jobs, prosperity and innovation. In that sense, our work touches almost everybody and we now have opportunities for qualified professionals nationwide to work on audit engagements s across diverse industry sectors.



What we’re looking for

•Excellent project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills

•Previous experience in a similar Manager, or Senior Manager, role

•Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal

•Digital / IT capability

•Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to audit engagements s (internal and external)

•Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent



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Why join us

Innovation. Our technologies are already changing the game. KPMG Clara, our new data-enabled platform, has already allowed us to analyse 111 billion lines of data, supporting teams across KPMG’s global network to work in smarter ways and to use data more effectively. Our investment in innovative audit technology is improving our ability to challenge assumptions and through advanced data and analytics, we’re significantly enhancing audit quality and accuracy.



Support from day one. We expect a lot from you, but you can expect as much in return. From Intelligent Working and Employee Networks to great rewards and benefits, Our Deal sets out all the ways you’ll be recognised for your efforts. We’ll have regular, honest conversations about your career. We’ll also encourage you to develop through secondments. Last year, more than 300 colleagues in Audit took the opportunity to undertake an international secondment.



Diverse perspectives. Diverse challenges demand wide-reaching perspectives. That’s one of the reasons why we’re so passionate about attracting, developing and retaining the best talent from all backgrounds. We’re proud of the value we place on individuality and we’ll empower you to bring your full self to work; to help maximise your true potential.



What we’re part of

KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory services. Through the talent of over 14,000 colleagues, we bring our imagination and insight to our audit engagements s’ most critical issues.



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Live our values and embrace our quality-first culture, and we’ll give you what you need to take your career from success to success. Start your journey by clicking 'Apply' today.

Manager - Mobility - Infrastructure and Government, Strategy Team

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



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

The Role

KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients. The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.


We are looking for someone with experience in the mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.


As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.


Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, Product capability assessment and development roadmaps)
– Portfolio Investment Strategy & Management (including Project appraisal, Business case development (all levels inc. Green Book), Funding strategies (commercialisation / partnerships (inc. PPP’s))
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Commercial strategies and scheme design (inc. SPVs), Commercial scheme development (inc. complex bi- and multi-lateral negotiations))
– Innovation Strategy & Delivery (including. Innovation Strategy development
– Proof of Concept, Pilot & MVP development, Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design

It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.

To be an effective Manager within the team, applicants will be expected to:
– Design and run small projects and / or large, complex work streams with limited oversight.
– Generate hypotheses and play a leading role in storyboarding client deliverables
– Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
– Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review
– Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
– Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
– Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in the sector with a demonstrated passion for public issues
– Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
– Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity
– Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
– Develop highly relevant and professional thought leadership related to the future of mobility
– Contribute to service line development for Future Mobility services delivered by the SAS team
– Participate in team governance activities
– Contribute to personal development of the team

Most project work is undertaken in engagement specific, multidisciplinary teams drawn from across KPMG. As such, appreciating and managing management responsibilities and reporting lines, which change over time, is critical.

A Manager would be expected to:
– Have responsibility for managing an engagement specific team (of varying size)
– Be an active participant in the SAS team, leading practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
– Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback– Build client relationships during project delivery, be seen as the ‘go to’ person on-site and maintain contact appropriately when projects end
– Participate in scoping projects and building budgets on standard engagements
– Proactively manage upwards communication with the Partner and Director group
– Take on roles, projects and practice development opportunities for the SAS team or the wider Infrastructure Advisory Group
— Manage workstreams or small engagements on a day-to-day basis
— Maintain engagement documentation including risk management (supported by the relevant teams within the firm) and escalate issues appropriately to Engagement Leaders
— Participate in business development activity for the team alongside client deliverable responsibilities
— Have responsibility for delivering against individually set financial targets, as agreed at the beginning of each relevant period

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

– Experience of working with clients and having a strong understanding of the issues facing the mobility sector
– Ability to lead parts of complex projects or programmes in the relevant sectors
– Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements or responding to RfP/ITT’s
– Experience of contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities

Desirable
— Current UK security clearance to SC or above

Technical requirements
— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities

Skills:
— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
— Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
— Able to adapt quickly in changing circumstances, be an active learner and build innovative solutions
— Structured thinking skills combined with creativity

Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Deal Advisory Central

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG’s Technology, Media, Sport and Telecoms (TMT) Practice are looking for an Associate Director to join the Strategy & Deal Advisory team, in London.

The team advises TMT focused Private Equity funds and Corporates throughout their investment cycle, helping to shape strategic investment decisions and value creation programmes based on Buyouts, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Strategic Partnerships, Digital Innovation, Operational Improvement, and International Expansion.

The team blends together strategic and financial skills to enable and support both organic and inorganic value enhancement initiatives. Key service offerings include Growth strategy, M&A strategy/origination, Commercial due diligence, Financial business planning, Portfolio strategy, 100-Day Planning and Enterprise-wide transformation.

The team works closely with and brings to bear other functional capabilities inside KPMG Deal Advisory and the wider firm, including Transaction Services, Integration & Separation, Data & Analytics, Pricing, Customer Experience and the IOT competence centre.

This role is ideal for a bright, high energy and intellectually curious individual that thrives in fast paced client engagements and wants to develop into a strategist with an investor mindset.

Roles and responsibilities

To be an effective Associate Director within Strategy & Deal Advisory, applicants will be expected to:

•Support the design of complex engagements and take responsibility for leading day to day delivery
•Translate the client brief into manageable work streams
•Lead hypothesis generation, complex storyboarding and shape the overall problem solving approach to develop insights and recommendations
•Coordinate and inspire other members of the team, providing coaching, direction and constructive feedback
•Ensure quality control and consulting best-practices adoption (analytical accuracy, best-in-class data insights, infographics, reports and written/verbal delivery)
•Interact with the senior client team credibly and effectively
•Support client development activity including thought leadership, pitches preparation and proposals writing
•Actively develop own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sub sector(s) of choice Identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
•Build and maintain a strong internal network across the global TMT practice
•Understand risk and ensure the Firm’s risk management frameworks are adhered to

Qualifications and Skills

To succeed in this demanding role an applicant will need to demonstrate the following:

• A first class degree from a leading institution (MBA a strong plus)
• Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
• Detailed knowledge of preferably one or more of the TMT sectors with the ability to talk credibly to C-level clients on the key issues, technological changes, competitive dynamics and strategic considerations facing the industry
• Structured thinking skills combined with creativity (‘both brains’ thinking)
• Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
• Ability to evaluate complex scenarios and produce insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
• Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills
• Other language skills would be a strong bonus

Experience & Background

Applicants will need to display the following:

• Significant experience of working for a strategy house or corporate strategy/development team of a highly acquisitive TMT company
• Detailed understanding of the commercial and financial value drivers within one or more of the TMT sectors
• Considerable experience of managing complex projects in at least one among the technology, media, entertainment, SaaS / business information or telecommunications sectors
• Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior stakeholders
• Demonstrable ability to build and commercialise relationships with senior executives in corporate or private equity environments

Client Co-ordinator - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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.

Role is at D1 level and will be based in the office or client sites on a Permanent Contract.

As one of the UK's leading firms, we offer a stimulating working environment. At KPMG you will provide account management services to the client service team, in particular the audit team. This role requires a high quality, driven and motivated individual to work in a dynamic and challenging client service environment.

The Responsibilities

Project Management


• Manage key deliverables timetable in line with Group Instructions;
• Assist in producing project management reports for the audit team;
• Drive the project management of the Global audit account to ensure all agreed actions are followed up, and compliance procedures and client deadlines are met; and
• Work with Managers to ensure staff bookings reflect the team's requirements

Client Relationship and Communication

• Own and manage the Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool ensuring it is accurate and up to date;
• Develop and maintain an accurate and detailed client relationship matrix;
• Identify key publications and events of relevance to the client;
• Liaise with the team and the client to arrange meetings, produce meeting agendas and collate minutes and action points;
• Identify and organise appropriate internal events and client events, at senior client management level including an initial Audit Transition Conference and annual Global Audit Planning Conferences thereafter; and
• Circulate client audit committee meeting dates and key dates, confirm KPMG's attendance to client, ensure audit packs are delivered and received to the appropriate KPMG individual.

Finance

• Assist the team with the preparation of budgets / client model;
• Analyse costs to budget for the client at least on a bi-weekly basis;
• Monitor hours charged, and challenge team and specialists where necessary when budgets have been exceeded;
• Review all discrepancies with Partners / Managers;
• Take responsibility for producing a billing schedule for the client as well as producing all related fee notes, inter-office notes and fee allocations;
• Responsible for producing a billing schedule for client approval, then proactively raising fee notes/inter office debit notes according; and
• Annual review of client expenses and issue of fee note, once approved by the client.
• Support the engagement team in tracking engagement over-runs

Independence and Compliance (including Sentinel)

• Distribute Independence confirmation, track and document responses in order to provide an audit trail and identify potential breaches that may need to be reported;
• Manage the completion of the CEAC risk management process for the audit team, with the use of available resources and research tools.
• Manage the Sentinel tree structures to ensure they remain up-to-date and compliant with KPMG risk management procedures;
• Process Sentinel Entity Clearance requests on behalf of the Partner;
• Undertake regular discussion of subjective independence and compliance matters, including regular meetings with relevant delegates of the Lead Partner to discuss pending requests, provide updates on compliance with pre-approval limits and discuss any necessary safeguards for services to be provided;
• Maintain administrative SAP updates for accurate financial reporting;
• Prepare a monthly report of all fees billed (globally) for audit and non-audit services for submission to management and the Audit & Risk Committee;
• Develop and maintain relationship with the client’s relevant compliance team to ensure the KPMG and client approvals process is aligned; and
• Maintain complete and accurate documentation related to pre-approval and independence/.

Client Service

• Support the client lead partner in organising the Client Insights Group (Client Service Team) meetings, including preparing agenda and Management Information (MI) for the meetings, recording and circulating minutes, and following up agreed actions;
• Contribute as part of the Client Insights Group, including initiatives for improving the account management process; and
• Identify and respond to client service opportunities.

Management Support and Office Management

• Support and work with the audit team in order to deliver an effective audit;
• Manage introduction of all staff joiners to team. Distribute joiner briefing pack setting out organisation charts, team structure, facilities, IT and timesheet information. Review joiner pack content on a regular basis updating information as necessary;
• Develop a network of appropriate internal KPMG and external client contacts to ensure that services are delivered efficiently using the most appropriate resource;
• Ensure that external client working relationships are maintained to a high level of professionalism;
• Organise the filing system (both hard copy and electronic) to support the audit;
• Look after client site facilities, including client site security passes and maintaining satisfactory stocks of stationery at client premises;
• Act as first point of contact for all KCentral users (a SharePoint site) or any client pre-approved collaboration site; and
• Assisting in the preparation of Audit & Risk Committee presentations using PowerPoint.

Team

• Coach and mentor client administrators or KGS resources to ensure both effective and efficient delivery of tasks to the audit team; and
• Participate in sessions and activities.

The Individual

• Strong organisational skills, including the ability to identify, plan and prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines;
• Knowledge of financial concepts including budgets, debtors and key performance indicators
• Sound knowledge and application of Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
• Ability to collate and analyse data, and think creatively to solve problems;
• Strong interpersonal and networking skills;
• Ability to manage a team of senior professionals in a respectful, positive and enthusiastic manner and build relationships at all levels;
• Flexible in approach and able to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities;
• Ability to deal discreetly with sensitive client information and issues; and
• Acts in line with KPMG values and with integrity at all times.

Qualifications

• 5 GCSE's/O'levels including Maths and English
• 2 years of references available on request

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 is why we are 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 is 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 will 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.


Client Co-ordinator - Bristol

Location: Leeds

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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.

Role is at D1 level and will be based in the office or client sites on a Permanent Contract.

As one of the UK's leading firms, we offer a stimulating working environment. At KPMG you will provide account management services to the client service team, in particular the audit team. This role requires a high quality, driven and motivated individual to work in a dynamic and challenging client service environment.

The Responsibilities

Project Management


• Manage key deliverables timetable in line with Group Instructions;
• Assist in producing project management reports for the audit team;
• Drive the project management of the Global audit account to ensure all agreed actions are followed up, and compliance procedures and client deadlines are met; and
• Work with Managers to ensure staff bookings reflect the team's requirements

Client Relationship and Communication

• Own and manage the Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool ensuring it is accurate and up to date;
• Develop and maintain an accurate and detailed client relationship matrix;
• Identify key publications and events of relevance to the client;
• Liaise with the team and the client to arrange meetings, produce meeting agendas and collate minutes and action points;
• Identify and organise appropriate internal events and client events, at senior client management level including an initial Audit Transition Conference and annual Global Audit Planning Conferences thereafter; and
• Circulate client audit committee meeting dates and key dates, confirm KPMG's attendance to client, ensure audit packs are delivered and received to the appropriate KPMG individual.

Finance

• Assist the team with the preparation of budgets / client model;
• Analyse costs to budget for the client at least on a bi-weekly basis;
• Monitor hours charged, and challenge team and specialists where necessary when budgets have been exceeded;
• Review all discrepancies with Partners / Managers;
• Take responsibility for producing a billing schedule for the client as well as producing all related fee notes, inter-office notes and fee allocations;
• Responsible for producing a billing schedule for client approval, then proactively raising fee notes/inter office debit notes according; and
• Annual review of client expenses and issue of fee note, once approved by the client.
• Support the engagement team in tracking engagement over-runs

Independence and Compliance (including Sentinel)

• Distribute Independence confirmation, track and document responses in order to provide an audit trail and identify potential breaches that may need to be reported;
• Manage the completion of the CEAC risk management process for the audit team, with the use of available resources and research tools.
• Manage the Sentinel tree structures to ensure they remain up-to-date and compliant with KPMG risk management procedures;
• Process Sentinel Entity Clearance requests on behalf of the Partner;
• Undertake regular discussion of subjective independence and compliance matters, including regular meetings with relevant delegates of the Lead Partner to discuss pending requests, provide updates on compliance with pre-approval limits and discuss any necessary safeguards for services to be provided;
• Maintain administrative SAP updates for accurate financial reporting;
• Prepare a monthly report of all fees billed (globally) for audit and non-audit services for submission to management and the Audit & Risk Committee;
• Develop and maintain relationship with the client’s relevant compliance team to ensure the KPMG and client approvals process is aligned; and
• Maintain complete and accurate documentation related to pre-approval and independence/.

Client Service

• Support the client lead partner in organising the Client Insights Group (Client Service Team) meetings, including preparing agenda and Management Information (MI) for the meetings, recording and circulating minutes, and following up agreed actions;
• Contribute as part of the Client Insights Group, including initiatives for improving the account management process; and
• Identify and respond to client service opportunities.

Management Support and Office Management

• Support and work with the audit team in order to deliver an effective audit;
• Manage introduction of all staff joiners to team. Distribute joiner briefing pack setting out organisation charts, team structure, facilities, IT and timesheet information. Review joiner pack content on a regular basis updating information as necessary;
• Develop a network of appropriate internal KPMG and external client contacts to ensure that services are delivered efficiently using the most appropriate resource;
• Ensure that external client working relationships are maintained to a high level of professionalism;
• Organise the filing system (both hard copy and electronic) to support the audit;
• Look after client site facilities, including client site security passes and maintaining satisfactory stocks of stationery at client premises;
• Act as first point of contact for all KCentral users (a SharePoint site) or any client pre-approved collaboration site; and
• Assisting in the preparation of Audit & Risk Committee presentations using PowerPoint.

Team

• Coach and mentor client administrators or KGS resources to ensure both effective and efficient delivery of tasks to the audit team; and
• Participate in sessions and activities.

The Individual

• Strong organisational skills, including the ability to identify, plan and prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines;
• Knowledge of financial concepts including budgets, debtors and key performance indicators
• Sound knowledge and application of Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
• Ability to collate and analyse data, and think creatively to solve problems;
• Strong interpersonal and networking skills;
• Ability to manage a team of senior professionals in a respectful, positive and enthusiastic manner and build relationships at all levels;
• Flexible in approach and able to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities;
• Ability to deal discreetly with sensitive client information and issues; and
• Acts in line with KPMG values and with integrity at all times.

Qualifications

• 5 GCSE's/O'levels including Maths and English
• 2 years of references available on request

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 is why we are 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 is 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 will 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.


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