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ASK Assistant / Facilities

Location: Milton Keynes

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Business Support and Create

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time



Job Title: ASK Assistant/Facilities
Role Type: Perm
Grade: E1
Working Hours: 9am - 5pm
Location: Milton Keynes

The Role
This is a varied and interesting role where the job holder will be required to perform a number of key administrative duties alongside providing professional front of house support.


We are looking for an excellent communicator who has the ability to provide outstanding customer service, is extremely well organised and demonstrates the ability to pay close attention to detail. The job holder will need to be self-sufficient, enthusiastic, confident and assertive. The role requires the ability to prioritise workloads to meet tight deadlines.

The candidate must have high professional standards, ideally with experience of working in a professional services environment and dealing directly with clients. Whilst training will be provided, the candidate will be a self-starter who is keen to learn. The role would suit an experienced professional candidate or a less experienced candidate with a strong track record and the aptitude to learn and develop.

Description of the role:

— Be the first point of contact for in-office ASK administrative support
— Build a comprehensive knowledge of your local teams’ business and develop an understanding of KPMG’s processes and procedures
— Support in arranging and co-ordinating local events and meetings
— Scan, photocopy and bind documents
— Co-ordinate the collection of printing and binding of documents via Document Production Centre where appropriate
— Support the distribution of incoming post (including electronic post), highlight/manage urgent post and date stamp as required
— Barcode, receive and return PaperChase files, sending off-site as required
— Ensure all filing systems, archive records are accurate and hard copy filing completed for location
— Label courier packages and arrange couriers
— Hand deliver documents
— Assist with hard copy filing
— Update location activity shared calendars
— Complete, research and collate information
— Provide Filesite support, including uploading documents and providing access to folders
— Assist and support BSG colleagues when organising local events
— Answer all calls promptly and politely in accordance with KPMG’s policy, ensuring that accurate and detailed messages are taken and distributed and that all queries are dealt with professionally and effectively
— Deal with all aspects of client arrival management including booking meetings, visitor passes, car parking
— Ensure meeting rooms are maintained to a high standard throughout the day, ensuring adequate supplies of refreshments are available
— Act as a point of contact for the office by dealing with calls, emails and deliveries and ensuring information is forwarded to all relevant parties where appropriate
— Liaise with Facilities and Business Support team, contractors, the Building Landlord, tenants and IT in relation to any issues within the office and to receive updates
— Manage and order stationery
— Nominated Evacuation Marshal and First Aider, training will be provided
— IOSH Working Safely accredited, training will be provided
— Management of staff access passes
— Management of landlord access where required
— Report maintenance issues with landlord as required

Leadership & Management:
BSG / Facilities / KBS Ambassador
Ambassador for change, educating stakeholders as necessary
Full understanding of KPMG processes and procedures
Continuously seek opportunities to embrace technologies which improve our ways of working and that drive efficiencies to day to day activities.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
Communicate effectively with clients to ensure expectations and service delivery parameters
Confident negotiation skills with ability to set clear and realistic customer expectations
Excellent communication to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships
Ambassador for self-serve technology; role modelling the use of technology to support day-to-day tasks, as well as aiding stakeholders to embrace new technology-enabled ways of working

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
A role model for customer service culture across BSG, Facilities and KBS
Understand KPMG’s obligations in relation to ISO27001, ensure standards are fully adhered to at all times
Complete all mandatory and risk training
Meet all deadlines during performance development cycle
Live the KPMG values

Essential Experience:
— Preferred qualifications of 5 GCSE / O Levels or equivalent at grade A to C including Mathematics and English
Desirable
— Previous customer service / reception experience
— Experience of working in a team environment
— Knowledge of administration support service
Expertise / Technical role requirements:
— Beginnner to intermediate skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook would be a benefit
— A willingness to gain knowledge of internal technology and tools including SAP Concur, SAP Success factors, SAP Finance, CRM, MyPD and KPMG Filesite, Coupa, Skype, Teams, NowSpace, would be advantageous

Skills:
— A team player
— A good understanding of what good looks like and experience of customer service
— Flexible and easily able to adapt to change
— Organised and able to prioritise tasks in accordance with deadlines
— Excellent communicaton
— Technically fluent and embracer of all new and evolving technologies


KPMG's Commitment to Inclusion:
We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Intelligent Working:
While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Returning to work after a break:

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment.

Applying with a Disability:
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any.

Corporate Responsibility Manager

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Manager

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

FS Audit Manager (Bristol/Cardiff)

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: 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.

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 firms. These 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 Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements.

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

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.


FS Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

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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