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Corporate Responsibility Manager

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Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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Audit Manager - Pensions Audit, Bristol/Cardiff

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Assistant Manager – Social Infrastructure

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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FS Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol

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FS Audit Manager (Bristol/Cardiff)

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


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The Team:

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The Department is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Role:

As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a senior member of staff to assist with your career development and performance management to help you in meeting your professional goals. Our top performers are often encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in project based work across the firm.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be working on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier FS clients.

Responsibilities

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Insurance clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

- Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff to help them reach their full potential
- Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection. Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
- Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work .
-Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
- Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
- You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function.
- Coaching trainee accountants

The Person:

Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or international equivalent.
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team.
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback

Knowledge & Experience:

- Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services.
- Extensive external audit experience.
- Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS.
- Experience in US GAAP, Solvency II and CASS rules preferable, though not essential.
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set.
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders.
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment.
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Corporate Responsibility Manager

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Role


In this varied and rewarding role 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 in order to minimise our environmental impacts
- 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 the Environment Assistant Manager
- Manage and monitor environmental performance quarterly/annually against KPIs reporting results to senior stakeholders and completing necessary disclosures
- Manage the external assurance process of environmental data. Identify improvements and ensure corporate reporting is accurate, in line with legislative requirements and conforms to best practise
- Oversee the ISO14001 and ISO50001 certification process developing the system in line with requirements of the standard. Support the development of local facilities teams to take ownership of the local elements
- Ensure compliance with Environmental Legislation including SECR
- Lead environmental communications; identify relevant award submissions and produce content, respond to external environmental disclosure requests and PQQs and maintain the website/intranet to promote the environmental programme internally and externally
- Act as environmental stakeholder for Sustainable Procurement programme, driving environmental improvement through the supply chain
- Develop external presence of KPMG as a leader in environmental excellence, and identify opportunities to promote our expertise externally
- Liaise with client facing teams to manage requests from clients on KPMGs performance and promote and develop opportunities to demonstrate KPMG’s environmental knowledge and leadership with clients
- Manage, coach and mentor Environmental Champions, encouraging and motivating them to take action in their workplace and identify new opportunities for improvement
- 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
- Support the Senior Manager on ad-hoc projects

The individual

- 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 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-wide

Audit Manager - Pensions Audit, Bristol/Cardiff

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


The Team:

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The Department is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Responsibilities:

You will manage and deliver pensions audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, working with Trustees and scheme administrators, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:
• To manage a portfolio of pensions audit engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of high quality audit engagements
• Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
• Providing coaching and guidance to both on- and off-shore staff working on your engagements
• Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
• Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
• Assist the Director in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
• Preparation of reports to senior management and Trustee boards
• Assist with business development opportunities. This would involve initial meetings, preparing proposal documents and presenting at pitches.
There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as assisting with pensions-specific training courses for in-charges and audit assistants, involvement in local client events and taking on a performance manager role.

The Individual:

• Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Partner, Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
• Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing including applying this to the pensions sector
• Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
• Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
• Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
• Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

• Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
• Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
• Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm
• Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards
• Significant audit experience for pension schemes

Assistant Manager – Social Infrastructure

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time







Our Infrastructure Advisory Group is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial, commercial and strategic advisors in infrastructure. We have won many awards for Financial Advisor of the Year at major industry events in recent years. In the UK, our multidisciplinary team is organised as a single national team. It comprises over 150 professionals, with a presence in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial and commercial issues driving the largest UK infrastructure projects across power and utilities, transport, and social infrastructure.





In Social Infrastructure, we are a market-leading advisor on the delivery of major capital projects, ranging from new facilities for the provision of healthcare and education to wider development and regeneration sponsored by local government. Our role includes advising both the public and private sectors on the commercial structuring, funding, financing and business case for infrastructure development. Current and recent projects include advising on a new university research and enterprise campus, the redevelopment of a major hospital and the financing strategy for a new football stadium. Projects are diverse but hold a common thread in private capital or expertise being used to finance large-scale infrastructure development.




We are looking for driven, numerate and commercially-focussed Associates with a keen interest in high-profile projects to join our team.




Responsibilities



- Key responsibilities of the role include:
- Supporting the delivery of multiple engagements in Social Infrastructure.
- The development of high-quality financial models, commercial analysis, reports and other client deliverables.
- Supporting effective project planning, delivery and closure.
- Supporting proposals for new business and other business development initiatives.
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients.
- Other duties commensurate with the role.






The ideal candidate would possess:

- Previous experience of infrastructure projects within the public arena, either as a bidder, investor, public procurer or lender.
- A keen interest in the UK social infrastructure market, including healthcare, education, housing, regeneration, leisure, justice and defence.
- Knowledge of financing structures and related commercial considerations.
- Commercial focus.
- Strong financial modelling skills and analytical capability.
- Strong writing skills for client reports and business proposals.
- A willingness to think independently and contribute to solving problems.
- A willingness to engage with clients and interact with wider transaction stakeholders.
- A highly motivated and proactive approach to take advantage of the opportunities this position offers.






FS Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of Financial Services clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The team is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.
The Role

As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a senior member of staff to assist with your career development and performance management to help you in meeting your professional goals. Our top performers are often encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in project based work across the firm.

We are looking for qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Bristol and Cardiff Office. As an Assistant Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be working on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier FS clients.

Responsibilities

You will build a portfolio of clients and have responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.

- Keeping managers and partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
- Preparing reports to senior management and audit committees.
- On-site involvement and being the key point of contact.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, helping to identify sales opportunities within your client base.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal Assistant Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or international equivalent. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year will also be considered.
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills.
- You are required to have ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment.

Knowledge and Experience

- Recent and significant external audit experience is essential including practical experience in an accountancy practice firm.
- Exposure to large Financial Services audits is preferred however not essential. We will also consider candidates with a genuine interest in moving into Financial Services with knowledge of developments within the Financial Sector.
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP is ideal but not essential.
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

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