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Manager - MPA - Infrastructure Advisory

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Managers - Power & Utilities - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal) . The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. This advice ranges from the strategic thinking and advice to companies and investors to enable private capital to fund infrastructure to the detailed technical skills required at financial close. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We provide in depth advice on corporate finance issues and corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulation and policy, as well as other strategic issues affecting value. Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for high quality candidates to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on water and energy networks in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.

The Role

- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis and managing small to medium size projects or workstreams Supporting pitching for new business with ideas.
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness sand business development opportunities.
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
- Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models.
- Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

- Have significant experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or a consultant specialising in these sectors.
- Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of water companies and utilities more generally.
- Have a detailed knowledge of Ofwat’s current regulatory regime as well as its application, including detailed regulatory mechanics
- Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates.
- Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills.
- Be skilled in financial analysis and regulatory economics, including knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors.
- Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory.
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role.
- Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to financial or economic problems of moderate complexity.
- Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner.
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables.
- Knowledge and experience of other regulatory regimes
- Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases and knowledge and experience of econometrics ideally in a water sector context.
- 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English Degree in economics, finance, mathematics or similar; All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.

Opening Date: Tuesday 14th January 2020
Closing Date: Monday 10th February 2020
Salary: Competitive plus negotiable benefits and bonus

Senior Manager Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Client facing Senior Manager roles in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax. We are seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

· Management of client accounting related engagements, leading teams. In some instances, leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams
· Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.
· Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on specific topics.
· Lead business development effort in a sector and for Accounting Advisory service line.
· Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.
· Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works closely e.g. tax, deal advisory.
· Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.
· Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
· Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities
· Motivate and generate commitment from team members.
· Demonstrate continuous self and team development.
· Share knowledge with the team.
· Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

· Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
· Experience in an accounting advisory function within large Corporate business sector
· Technical accounting experience with IFRS
· Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge
· Experience with recent developments in accounting IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
· Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector
· Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
· Experience of leading teams and project management
· Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues
· Analytical ability and attention to detail
· Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations
· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Manager - MPA - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team





The Major Projects Advisory team works with major public and private sector entities across all sectors but principally those with major capital and infrastructure commitments or technology enabled transformation challenges in the Transport, Energy and Defence sectors.

The services we provide in relation to major capital infrastructure and technology enables projects include:

- Governance and risk management
- Reviews of programme and project controls
- Project assurance and monitoring
- Project, programme and portfolio management
- Performance and efficiency improvement
- Contract compliance and cost / commercial reviews
- Investigations
- Asset management
- Troubled project reviews
- Technology integration advisory.

The Role




The services provided by our team are wide ranging and require a level of entrepreneurial ability in each member of the team to determine how we can develop and tailor unique solutions for our clients in the market place.

As a Manager in our team you will be responsible, amongst other things, for:

- Managing the day-to-day relationship with relevant client contacts and ensuring our service is responsive to their needs
- Managing the delivery of work to clients within specialist areas to appropriate quality standards
- Financial management - ensuring timely raising of fee notes and assisting in recovery of fees, and keeping clients informed of costs and time incurred on an appropriately regular basis
- Ensuring compliance with KPMG's quality and risk management procedures
- Pro-actively keeping up to date with specific (technical) developments affecting your work, identifying opportunities for thought leadership and assisting with the development of a KPMG opinion in your specific technical area
- Understanding the suite of services offered by KPMG and identifying opportunities to collaborate and design unique solutions for our clients
- Business development - identifying potential opportunities for new assignments where KPMG can help clients
- Converting opportunities for new assignments
- Assisting on proposals and other business development initiatives
- Maintaining and extending an industry specific network
- Coaching and mentoring other staff
- Being a role model for less experienced staff and for the firm's values

The Person




Key Requirements:

- Experience working within a Consulting environment.
- Ability to demonstrate in-depth experience in project, programme and portfolio management on major infrastructure projects of technology enabled transformations.
- Ability to demonstrate experience and understanding of good practice regarding project governance, risk management, change management, benefits and value management, PMO set up, reporting and stakeholder management
- Experience with monitoring of Major Infrastructure Capital Project on transformation projects.
- Strong analytical skills
- Commercial awareness
- Strong written, communication and presentation skills
- Good track record in building and maintaining client relationships
- Sector experience in the transport, defence or energy sectors would be an advantage
- Project or management certification or Chartered Engineer status (or equivalent) would be an advantage.

Experience in one of the following areas would be beneficial:

- Contractor and subcontractor cost review
- Business process improvement in relation to capital investment portfolios and programmes
- Major capital project advisory services such as organisational design, governance and risk management
- Performance and efficiency improvement
- Project and programme controls
- Assurance and monitoring
- Troubled project reviews
- Regulatory advisory in relation to one or more of areas covered by OFWAT, OFGEM, ORR etc
- Dispute advisory or expert witness experience

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Senior Managers Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Reporting

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We have multiple positions available for client facing Senior Manager roles in the Accounting
Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients
across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical
accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis,
preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and
acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group
restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams
including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax. We are
seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and
breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.



Key Responsibilities:





·
Management of client accounting related engagements, leading teams. In some instances,
leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams




·
Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.




·
Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on specific topics.



·
Lead business development effort in a sector and for Accounting Advisory service line.



·
Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.



·
Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works
closely e.g. tax, deal advisory.



·
Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.



·
Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams


·
Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business
development activities




·
Motivate and generate commitment from team members.


·
Demonstrate continuous self and team development.




·
Share knowledge with the team.


·
Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services strategy, team management and other
non-delivery aspects of the role.








Key Qualifications and Skills Required:



·
Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)




· Experience in an accounting advisory function within large Corporate business sector



·
Technical accounting experience with IFRS




·
Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and Companies Act knowledge


·
Experience with recent developments in accounting IFRSs 9, 15 and 16




·
Experience in leading and developing client relationships within Corporate Sector



·
Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses




·
Experience of leading teams and project management



·
Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues



·
Analytical ability and attention to detail




·
Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off
situations



·
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal




· Strong MS Excel skills (or equivalent software) and ability to review complex MS Excel (or equivalent software)spreadsheets





· Experience of building internal relationships with other advisory functions for the benefit of the team and the firm







· Experienceof drafting and reviewing reports in formats such as MS PowerPoint and MS Word(or equivalent software)
















Opening Date: 26th November 2019


















Closing Date: 24th December 2019
















Salary Range: Competitive plus negotiable bonus and benefits





Manager - Accounting and Advisory Services

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time




The Role


We are looking for someone to become a key member of the growing Accounting Advisory Services team based in Manchester

The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Projects focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax.

We are seeking additional qualified accountants to work at Manager level to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

- Management of client accounting related engagements, leading small teams. In some instances, leading AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams

- Providing accounting support to transaction and tax teams answering questions on technical issues and providing input for reports

- Drafting and review of client reports and deliverables relating to technical accounting issues

- Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams

- People management and performance development

- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals

- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities

- Supporting with business development activities of the wider AAS North team


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)

- Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS and UK GAAP

- Group-reorganisation and Companies Law knowledge is preferred

- Strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRSs 9, 15 and 16

- Proven ability to build strong client and colleague relationships

- Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses

- Experience of managing teams and project management

- Analytical ability and attention to detail

- Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

- Ability to work both as part of a team and independently

- Ability to manage own workload





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