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Manager Procurement and Supply Chain (IFM)

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Head of Technology Category

Location: Watford

Service Line: Finance

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FS Audit Manager (Bristol/Cardiff)

Location: Bristol

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol

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Audit Manager - Pensions Audit, Bristol/Cardiff

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Manager Procurement and Supply Chain (IFM)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



Roles and Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced Procurement professional to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team. Our team helps clients build leading practice capability across plan, source, make, move and sell - focussing on large corporate clients in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses.


In the Procurement domain we are recognised as industry leaders by clients and analysts including:


•ALM Vanguard leader in Sourcing and Procurement Consulting
•A Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know
•A Leader in Business Consulting Services (IDC)


We are specifically seeking for an individual with skills and experience in Procurement of facilities management and Integrated Facilities Management


What you will be doing, and what our key services are:

The Manager will be responsible for managing teams and/or working as part of a team alongside clients on complex commercial or transformational engagements.


The key services are outlined below:

Integrated Facilities Management


•Providing market insights on the integrated facilities management market and vendors
•Advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex Facilities Management outsourcing including service and commercial models
•Planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
•Planning and managing vendor transition and service transformation


As well as being capable of managing the delivery of these solutions, Managers are also expected to contribute to practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be involved in business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and support the management team.


Procurement Analytics


•Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and Should cost modelling
•Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.


Procurement Transformation


•Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
•Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
•Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
•Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
•Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
•Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
•Supporting our clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay Process including business partnering, benefits realisation, procurement analytics, category management, sourcing, contract management supplier management and purchase to pay
•Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.


Digital Procurement Strategy


•Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
•Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
•Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
•Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements


Cost and Cash Optimisation


•Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
•Identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
•Delivering savings/value creation initiatives through strategic sourcing, contract improvement, outsourcing, supplier management, demand management, cash process improvement, contract audits and other approaches
•Tracking value to the client’s P&L and locking in benefits

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.

Experience and Background

Experience of integrated facilities management programmes in large multi-national corporates including vendor selection, commercial development, service transition and transformation. To ensure you are best placed to advise your clients you will have good and working knowledge of the external trends and best practice in the category including the service provider landscape and capabilities.

You will also have experience of:



- Developing Facilities Management sourcing strategies and leading the implementation of medium to large scale programmes.
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
- Significant broader procurement experience with a strong understanding of procurement and supply chain processes.

Head of Technology Category

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services to clients with these client-facing functions supported by a central function, KPMG Business Services (KBS). Within KBS, the firm has an established Procurement function resourced with qualified procurement professionals, supported by an outsourced procurement services provider, responsible for supporting the firm’s £450m+ expenditure on bought-in goods & services.

The Procurement function‘s objectives are:

- To be regarded as an invaluable business partner by the firm’s Infrastructure functions (in particular Facilities, HR , Marketing and IT) and by the wider business functions (Audit, Tax, Advisory and Markets)
- To drive the continuous improvement of third-party goods & services and minimise the risks associated with commercial contracting activities through the application of best-practice procurement across the firm
- To support the business with technology investments to enable profitable revenue growth
- To deliver year-on-year financial benefit to the firm

Overview of the Position


Procurement’s sourcing activities are managed by five core category teams; Facilities & Marketing Services, HR & Professional Services, Technology Services and Travel Services. The Head of Technology Category, reports to the Chief Procurement Officer.

Technology spend overall for KPMG LLP is circa £90m per annum, including both KBS Technology spend and Front Office Technology spend. Whilst KBS Technology spend represents a large proportion of this spend and managed separately within the KBS Technology Services category, the Front Office category has both spend and revenue exposure as the services are more directly associated to external KPMG client delivered solutions.

The Head of Technology Category is responsible for maximising the contribution of the Technology Services category to the firm. Leading and working together with the retained KPMG procurement leadership team and outsourced Procurement service provider to provide commercial, contractual and risk management expertise to the firm’s KBS and Client facing functions, including Client facing teams including Technology, Tax, Audit, Risk and Management Consultancy capability groups.

Providing strategic support of the key stakeholders and budget-holders responsible for expenditure and supplier relationships in related category supply chains. Stakeholders will operate in multiple business market sectors and deploy a broad range of services and solutions often underpinned by third party technologies and via strategic business partnerships.

The Head of Technology Category main responsibilities are;

Relationship Management


- Develop and deliver strategies which deliver enablement-focussed sourcing and commercial advisory expertise to KPMG Client-services teams to provide a low-friction procurement service which optimises quality, cost, and time to market outcomes for KPMG and its Clients.
- Delivering quality client service careful management of potential tensions between business requirements and the application of procurement bestpractice
- Operate as a trusted business advisor to the client function and become accepted as an integral member of the internal client’s management team Procurement Leadership
- Contribution to the overall strategic direction of Procurement through active participation on the Procurement Leadership Team (PLT)
People Management


- Where applicable, provide management & leadership of category team resources (direct and remotely deployed). Activities may include implementation of Managing for Excellence methodologies in respect to recruitment, staff retention and personnel development (including goal-setting & appraisal) and optimal allocation of resources to projects & activities. People management responsibilities will not apply in respect to the outsourced providers’ resource.
Strategy and Innovation


- Strategic management of the category including analysis, planning, target-setting and performance monitoring, working in conjunction with the outsourced provider to seek the optimum strategic approaches and maximising value add.
- Embedding wider Firm or team-driven innovation into category management and client support activities
Execution


- Execution of a category plan; oversight and effective management of all sourcing & contracting activities (including support of applicable client activities & projects, contract renewals, extensions, variations, terminations etc.) and category development activities
- Application of the firm’s independence & reciprocity policies, and application of the department’s standard processes, tools, templates & systems to all sourcing & contracting activities
- Appropriate consideration of CSR & diversity criteria in all sourcing & contracting activities and active participation in the firm’s Supplier Diversity & CSR Programme
In particular the position requires:

- Broad procurement experience with a proven track-record of successfully delivering and/or contributing to the development & implementation of procurement solutions across the spectrum of people, policy, process, systems etc.
- Proven track-record of successfully creating category strategies, leading and executing sourcing projects within the Technology category to deliver quality, service risk and commercial benefits across the spectrum of IT software (purchase, development, support), hardware & infrastructure (End User Services, Server/Storage, Data Centre & Cloud), services (applications development, on & off-shore managed services, support & maintenance, integration services etc.) and Network & telecoms (voice, data, mobile, networks) etc.
- Service-centric approach, evidence of using commercial acumen as well as a clear understanding of objectives and priorities to consistently deliver positive outcomes for Stakeholders, including the realisation of solutions delivered both internally and directly to a client of the firm.
- Experience in complex solutions and services engagements, including strong experience in complex Information Protection and Risk Assurance processes
- Experience of working in a leveraged Procurement function, supported by an outsourced provider, within a blended delivery service of both on-shore, nearshore and off-shore
Qualifications and Experience

- Degree qualified (or equivalent)
- Preferably a fully qualified member of applicable national Procurement institute (eg. CIPS, NEVI etc.)
- Substantial demonstrable experience in procurement or equivalent commercial roles, preferably with the majority within the Technology Services category, with direct exposure the specific solutions of the leading innovative Technology solutions
- Relevant industry experience; Professional Services, Financial Services etc.

FS Audit Manager (Bristol/Cardiff)

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

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 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

Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

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.

KPMG is one of the leading audit practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. If you join our audit team, you could benefit from increased amounts of training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in audit regulation and accounting and auditing standards.

The KPMG audit department in South West & Wales is split across three office locations: Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth. Across the three, we service clients in a wide variety of industries in most Corporate, Financial Services and Public Sector sectors. Clients include Renishaw plc, Unite Group plc, BBC, General Electric, Admiral plc, Barchester Healthcare and a number of Housing Associations.

The department is led by seven Partners and five Directors and is supported by other services; including Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Pensions, Corporate Finance, Transactions Services and Restructuring. We have seen significant growth over the last four years and we are now looking to further grow the team. If you are a highly motivated newly qualified accountant with experience of leading audit teams on clients on a range of both IFRS and UK GAAP, then we’d like to hear from you. We are also able to provide US GAAP and SOX experience in role. Our staff are always flexible and are expected to work across the region to get the best possible experience and exposure.

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.

We are looking for qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Bristol office. As an Assistant Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. Many of our clients are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective.

The Responsibilities:

-Planning and project managing all aspects of audits.
-Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager on a day to day basis.
-Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability.
-Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and IAS. Experience of US GAAP would be an advantage although not essential.
-Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
-Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
-Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
-Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
-Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits.

The Individual:


-Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
-Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
-Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
-Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
-Coaches less experienced staff.
-Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
-Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.
-Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

Qualifications and Skills:

-Recently qualified ACA or equivalent qualification. We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and approaching full qualification / membership.
-Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
-Good working knowledge of e-audit
-Good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS

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

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