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Senior Manager, EMA Corporate Affairs

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Associate Director - Corporate Decarbonisation

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Corporate Responsibility Manager–Environment- 12 Month FTC

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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Corporate Responsibility Manager–Environment & Community- 12 Month FTC

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Corporate Communications Manager – Tax, KPMG Law and the South region

Location: Reading

Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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Corporate Tax Assistant Manager

Location: Leeds

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Senior Manager, EMA Corporate Affairs

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMGI Group Context and Backgound

The world is facing significant social, economic and technological change. As businesses increasingly embrace the concept of stakeholder capitalism, KPMG recognizes that our success is not solely defined in financial terms. Our purpose, to inspire confidence and empower change, defines a broader societal contribution that encompasses not just our commitment to our own people and our current and future clients but also recognizes the contribution we make to wider society, the future of the accounting profession and those issues, such as ESG, that businesses need to address.

Global Corporate Affairs is at the heart of this work. Bringing together communications, public affairs and ESG professionals, we understand the external and internal environment and provide fact-based insights to help the business take the right actions and engage proactively with the right people.
This role presents an exciting opportunity to work as part of KPMG’s international organization, building relationships with senior stakeholders throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa (the EMA Region). EMA is the largest and most complex of the regions in KPMG, comprising approximately 100 countries with FY19 revenues of $13 billion and 110,000 people.

Role Summary

- Support the build, and execute on, an EMA wide Corporate Affairs plan, which leverages from our Global Corporate Affairs strategy, thereby helping to shape, promote and protect the reputation of KPMG.
- Build an early warning system for issues related activity in the EMA region and, with our Global Issues and Media Relations Lead, and provide counsel and support if those issues materialise, particularly in those situations where there are cross-border implications or where member firms do not have the expertise to respond on their own.
- Work with Global and EMA Leadership to build capability, capacity and reach in Corporate Affairs across the region, with particular emphasis on Public Affairs, Communications and our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda.
- Lead and execute leadership communications for the EMA Chairman and EMA COO.
- Manage a Corporate Affairs network across the EMA region, working closely with Country Senior Partners and Country Heads of Corporate Affairs, Communications, ESG and Public Affairs.
- Work with the Clients and Markets team to drive impactful go-to-market campaigns, including 360-degree regional launch activity for flagship Global Communication programs.
- Help elevate regional success stories to global attention, bringing our Global Strategy to life through powerful and creative storytelling.
- Measure the impact of Corporate Affairs in the EMA region, benchmarking performance against Global KPIs.

Key Accountabilities

- 25% Building capacity, capability and reach in Corporate Affairs across the EMA region.
- 50% Issues Management support
- 25% Delivery of the EMA Corporate Affairs Plan
“Everyone a Leader” Competencies

1. Champion inclusion: creates an environment in which all people feel like they belong.
2. Drive quality: delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value and exceed client expectations.
3. Advance an ethical environment: takes personal responsibility for the ethical environment of the firm and encourages others to do the same.
4. Apply a strategic perspective: uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues.
5. Make sound decisions: exercises sound ethical and business judgment when making decisions.
6. Foster innovation: embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to create value.
7. Demonstrate self-awareness: focuses on self-development and continuous learning, using insight to build capability and confidence.
8. Build collaborative relationships: connects with individuals, teams and organizations to build lasting, collaborative relationships that enable global, firm-wide growth.
9. Develop and motivate others: engages teams, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results.

Technical Skills & Qualifications

- Exceptional communication, influencing and presentation skills.
- Strong commercial awareness, resilience, cultural respect and diplomacy.
- Issues Management
- Change Management.
- A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics / KPIs.
- Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
Experience & Knowledge

- Proven track record in Communications, with extensive experience in Issues Management
- Knowledge of Public Affairs and ESG
- Strong and proven relationship building skills, comfortable working with senior stakeholders
- Experience of working in a complex international or diverse cross-cultural environment.
- Have an eye for the detail, whilst maintaining an ability to understand the bigger strategic picture.
- Strong influencing skills, with an ability to articulate clear, compelling ideas and to persuade others to take action.
- Ability to be creative and to work independently, drawing on other regional and global teams for input and counsel.
- Forward thinking, with an ability to anticipate a diverse range of scenarios.
- Sound judgement applied to decisions objectively, often in complex and ambiguous situations.
- Globally minded with constant awareness of cultural sensitivity.
- Role model of KPMG’s Purpose and Values.
- Willingness to travel internationally, if and when required.

Associate Director - Corporate Decarbonisation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role

Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

The Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy Team (CR&DS) leads KPMG's work on the climate topic, including around climate risk and decarbonisation strategy. As a fast-growing team focused on one of the defining issues of our time and directly supported by KPMG's UK Board, we present an exciting opportunity to potential hires, both in terms of professional opportunity and potential for real-world impact.

Our team has been formed to help clients across corporates and financial services respond to the immense, systemic challenges posed by climate change. Amongst other activities, we help clients to identify and quantify climate risks and opportunities faced by their businesses to meet regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands; analyse and assess the range of mitigation and adaptation strategies available to address climate risks (including the adoption of net zero strategies, carbon market participation and transition planning); ensure business are positioned to capture the opportunity from climate change; implement the strategies; and, finally, embed the risk, strategy, targets and governance into financial reporting, helping to pave the way to a low carbon economy.

Our vision is for the Boards of all companies to consider climate change as a key part of their Enterprise Risk Management and business strategy. The team has received extremely positive feedback from clients and is currently working with a number of FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients, playing a key role in KPMG's goal of delivering £140m of profit with purpose by 2025.

We are looking for hires who are passionate about climate change, regard this as a systemic issue and who can fit in well to a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly capable team. If this is sounds like you, please get in touch!

Roles & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

• Helping lead business development initiatives including targeting key C-Suite level individuals, proposing KPMG's services and closing opportunities
• Acting as the primary team interface with various levels of client executives up to and including C-Suite Level
• Managing the delivery of project deliverables and advising persuasively, earning the position of a trusted advisor
• Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
• Participating in the professional development of KPMG Climate Risk and Decarbonisation team members and assist with the recruiting and training of new staff
• Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

• Significant strategy experience
• Deep understanding of the climate challenge and drivers for decarbonisation
• Proven track record working with corporates
• Proven track record leading and managing teams, including:
o Ability to structure complex work programmes
o Ability to operate in the detail and to understand the big picture
o Experience in developing more junior colleagues
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
• Ability to build and nurture trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior client decision makers
• Collaborative outlook and team player


To apply
Please send your CV with a brief cover letter explaining:
1. Why you want to work in Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy
2. The skills you would bring to the team and why you think they are important for the team to have
3. Anything else you think is relevant to your application

Corporate Responsibility Manager–Environment- 12 Month FTC

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location***Flexible***can be based anywhere in the UK, with travel to London around once every couple of weeks.



The Role

Reporting to Senior Environment Manager in the Corporate Responsibility Team, you will lead the delivery of the environment strategy, working on a range of sustainability and environmental issues
This role involves supporting the Senior Environment Manager in delivery of projects with a number of teams including facilities management, engineering, procurement, finance, and workplace managers across the UK KPMG sites

This role requires strong team working and collaboration skills, comfort with complex data and information, strong employee engagement skills and above all a commitment to excellent delivery.


Responsibilities
- Drive KPMG environmental strategy across the firm in order to minimise our environmental impacts and reach our ambitious goals, working with a range of stakeholders.
- Proactively seek opportunities to work cross functionally and collaboratively with members of KBS to share information and implement environmental improvement projects
- Identify and evaluate new opportunities to follow environmental best practice and continually reduce impact of the firm, managing these through to realisation
- Manage, monitor and review environmental performance quarterly/annually (as appropriate) against KPIs reporting results to senior stakeholders
- Manage external assurance of environment and community data for inclusion in annual review
- Ensure the timely and accurate completion and submission of all necessary environmental data and performance disclosures both internally and externally
- Identify improvements and ensure corporate reporting is accurate, in line with legislative requirements and conforms to best practise.
- Oversee the ongoing ISO14001 and ISO50001 certification process supporting the development of the system in line with requirements of the standard.
- Act as environmental stakeholder for Sustainable Procurement programme, driving environmental improvement through the supply chain in line with our targets
- Liaise with client facing teams to manage detailed requests from clients on KPMGs performance and promote and develop opportunities to demonstrate KPMG’s environmental knowledge and leadership with clients
- Support with environmental communications; relevant award submissions, responding to external environmental disclosure requests, supporting client teams with complex PQQs, and promoting the environmental programme internally and externally
- Support the implementation of our employee engagement strategy
- Ensure ongoing compliance with environmental legislation
- Effectively influence and manage multiple stakeholders across the firm including ensuring the Environmental Steerco is a success
- Maintain status as internal environmental expert with specialist environmental knowledge through CPD and internal and external networking
- Liaise and knowledge share with KPMG global colleagues as appropriate
- Support the Senior Manager on adhoc projects
The individual
- 3-5 years’ experience in an Environment or Sustainability role
- Degree qualified in a relevant discipline, ideally to include an environmental element
- Environmental qualifications and ongoing commitment to CPD
- Excellent project management and organisational skills, delivering high quality work on time and to budget
- Experience of staff engagement on environmental issues
- Experience of handling complex data sheets and good analytical and numeracy skills
- Experience of providing statistical analysis and performance reporting on environmental KPIs
- Experience in managing ISO14001/ISO50001 certification process
- Experience of providing statistical analysis and performance reporting on environmental KPIs
- Experience of preparing environmental information for annual report and internal reporting systems
- Understands the views of others, anticipating, listening and addressing any concerns.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate assertively with internal stakeholders in writing and in person and a wide range of external contacts
- Acts with integrity and upholds all of KPMGs values
- A team player, who can work in collaboration and is enthusiastic and supportive
- Willingness to travel UK

Corporate Responsibility Manager–Environment & Community- 12 Month FTC

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location***Flexible***can be based anywhere in the UK, with travel to London around once every couple of weeks.

The Role

Reporting to Senior Environment Manager in the Corporate Responsibility Team, you will lead the delivery of the environment strategy, working on a range of sustainability and environmental issues
This role involves supporting the Senior Environment Manager in delivery of projects with a number of teams including facilities management, engineering, procurement, finance, and workplace managers across the UK KPMG sites

This role requires strong team working and collaboration skills, comfort with complex data and information, strong employee engagement skills and above all a commitment to excellent delivery.


Responsibilities
- Drive KPMG environmental strategy across the firm in order to minimise our environmental impacts and reach our ambitious goals, working with a range of stakeholders.
- Proactively seek opportunities to work cross functionally and collaboratively with members of KBS to share information and implement environmental improvement projects
- Identify and evaluate new opportunities to follow environmental best practice and continually reduce impact of the firm, managing these through to realisation
- Manage, monitor and review environmental performance quarterly/annually (as appropriate) against KPIs reporting results to senior stakeholders
- Manage external assurance of environment and community data for inclusion in annual review
- Ensure the timely and accurate completion and submission of all necessary environmental data and performance disclosures both internally and externally
- Identify improvements and ensure corporate reporting is accurate, in line with legislative requirements and conforms to best practise.
- Oversee the ongoing ISO14001 and ISO50001 certification process supporting the development of the system in line with requirements of the standard.
- Act as environmental stakeholder for Sustainable Procurement programme, driving environmental improvement through the supply chain in line with our targets
- Liaise with client facing teams to manage detailed requests from clients on KPMGs performance and promote and develop opportunities to demonstrate KPMG’s environmental knowledge and leadership with clients
- Support with environmental communications; relevant award submissions, responding to external environmental disclosure requests, supporting client teams with complex PQQs, and promoting the environmental programme internally and externally
- Support the implementation of our employee engagement strategy
- Ensure ongoing compliance with environmental legislation
- Effectively influence and manage multiple stakeholders across the firm including ensuring the Environmental Steerco is a success
- Maintain status as internal environmental expert with specialist environmental knowledge through CPD and internal and external networking
- Liaise and knowledge share with KPMG global colleagues as appropriate
- Support the Senior Manager on adhoc projects
The individual
- 3-5 years’ experience in an Environment or Sustainability role
- Degree qualified in a relevant discipline, ideally to include an environmental element
- Environmental qualifications and ongoing commitment to CPD
- Excellent project management and organisational skills, delivering high quality work on time and to budget
- Experience of staff engagement on environmental issues
- Experience of handling complex data sheets and good analytical and numeracy skills
- Experience of providing statistical analysis and performance reporting on environmental KPIs
- Experience in managing ISO14001/ISO50001 certification process
- Experience of providing statistical analysis and performance reporting on environmental KPIs
- Experience of preparing environmental information for annual report and internal reporting systems
- Understands the views of others, anticipating, listening and addressing any concerns.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate assertively with internal stakeholders in writing and in person and a wide range of external contacts
- Acts with integrity and upholds all of KPMGs values
- A team player, who can work in collaboration and is enthusiastic and supportive
- Willingness to travel UK

Corporate Communications Manager – Tax, KPMG Law and the South region

Location: Reading

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



An exciting opportunity has come up within KPMG UK’s Media Relations Team to undertake a Corporate Communications Manager role leading the firm’s PR for Tax and KPMG Law, as well as the PR and internal communications for the South region.

The role will be based in Bristol or Reading, however we are very flexible on location and support hybrid working.

The Role
We are looking for an individual who is proactive, loves news and thrives on developing impactful, UK wide PR on tax and legal issues, which connects with relevant audiences. It is a busy and newsworthy beat.

Working with national and trade media, your PR could be responding to the Chancellor’s Budget or delivering proactive media mapped against the team’s commercial strategy to support growth.

You will work closely with the global marketing and communications teams to identify joint opportunities, for example through the promotion of reports and other marketing activities.

You will also be adept at responding to media interest in our business and be confident to gather the facts and respond within tight deadlines.

For the South region aspect of the role, we are looking for someone who can generate proactive PR targeted at relevant audiences via regional media outlets, alongside supporting local leadership teams with their internal communications and social media campaigns, including the development of blogs for channels including LinkedIn.

The successful candidate will work closely with our Regional Chair, Office Senior Partners and wider comms team to build KPMG’s voice in the South on the issues that matter to organisations large and small across our regional economies, ranging from growth, devolution, productivity, M&A, tax, talent and technology. This will involve both generating your own press materials, being adept at responding to journalist queries and localising materials produced by other PRs in the team to use in your region. Once restrictions ease, the ambition would be for you to be out and about visiting offices in your region.

You will also have solid experience of internal communication and driving employee engagement and brand advocacy and combine the ability to give sound strategic communication advice to internal clients with the knowledge and enthusiasm for delivering the tactics.


Experience and Skills Required

The successful individual will:
- have proven experience in tax and/or legal PR would be desirable.
- have proven cross communications experience, including internal
- be a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders, and provide both proactive and reactive media relations advice and strategic counsel covering long-term profile-raising needs
- thrive on creating impactful media PR linked to a long-term commercial strategy
- have the ability to respond quickly to reactive press queries and juggle multiple issues without missing deadlines
- have strong journalist relationships
- understand the value of reporting, monitoring and analysing press coverage to plan for future activity
- have managed and worked alongside agencies, industry bodies and other third-parties
- be adept at creating opportunities out of third-party activity and identifying proactive media relations activities
- support the planning and execution of leadership events and communication that increase leaders’ engagement and improve two-way interaction between leaders, managers and staff
- collate, share and act upon feedback from staff and specific internal communication measurement to inform and improve future activity
- be confident to escalate issues to senior members of the team as required


Expected skills and behaviours

- understanding of the wider business environment, political landscape and the impact actions can have on client relationships
- evidence of an ability to spot issues-led media opportunities ahead of time
- ability to produce rapid reaction statements in response to media enquiries
- ability to work hand-in-hand with other parts of the KPMG business to deliver campaigns, including marketing, public affairs, digital, strategic and internal communications.
- comfort advising senior stakeholders with often competing demands
- willingness to innovate
- adherence to KPMG’s values.


Corporate Tax Assistant Manager

Location: Leeds

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

The KPMG North tax team is a fast growing part of the KPMG tax practice and we are looking for excellent candidates with a proven track record who are seeking a dynamic and challenging working environment within a strong supportive leadership management team. The marketplace is diverse with a client and target base of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and family owned groups.

The successful tax candidate will be a self-starter with a confident outward facing skillset willing to invest time and effort in the marketplace. The role will be based from our Leeds Office.

The Responsibilities

The role involves a mix of tax advisory services and compliance management. This will include:

• Managing client relationships and becoming the focal tax point of contact.
• Understanding the client's business and identifying areas for the provision of tax and other services.
• Managing the tax compliance process (delivered by our Tax Centre of Excellence)
• Driving the tax advice on a wide range of projects, working to a range of senior managers.
• Managing teams and coaching and developing staff.
• Ensuring all risk procedures are adhered to.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
• Strong knowledge of UK Corporation Tax and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas. M&A tax and/or international tax experience would be an advantage but is not a requirement
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• Ability to work as part of a multifunctional team
• Strong task and time management skills
• Ability to build strong relationships, both with clients and within the team
• Good computational and excel skills

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