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IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

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Platform Security Manager

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Commercial Manager

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Service Line: Market Development

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Corporate Tax Manager

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Corporate Tax Assistant Manager (Inhouse)

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IFRS Specialist – Senior Manager - International Standards Group (ISG)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Position: IFRS Specialist - Senior Manager – International Standards Group (ISG)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Grade: Senior Manager
Opening date: 18/6/2020
Closing date: 16/07/2020
Salary: Competitive + Benefits



KPMG UK are seeking a new Senior Manager to work in our International Standards Group as an IFRS Specialist. The role involves developing content including publications, guidance, training and other communications to support the consistent interpretation and application of IFRS Standards. As part of this role, you will support one or more global IFRS technical topic teams, participate in technical discussions and queries, author or review content, and support leadership in their interactions with the International Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the role provides support to the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader in discharging their responsibilities.



Role overview:

- Develop KPMG positions on interpreting and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), other than standards related to insurance contracts or financial instruments.
- Remain abreast of accounting developments and assist with providing feedback to global accounting standard setters
- Respond to technical consultations
- Identify emerging issues, conduct research, perform analysis and develop technical guidance
- Contribute to KPMG thought leadership by preparing internal and external communications/publications
- Develop training materials and deliver training. Review internal/external training materials for technical accuracy.
- Assist with managing one or more Global IFRS Topic Teams
- Learning from, and building relationships with, senior leadership around the world, including global topic team leadership and senior country representatives.
- Attend meetings held by the International Accounting Standards Board
- Assist the Chief Operating Officer / People Leader with:
- Budgeting and business planning
- Internal management reporting and external financial reporting
- Recruitment and people management
- Communicating with and obtaining input from stakeholders including global leadership, global groups and member firms




Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

- Relevant professional qualification - ACA, or international/local equivalent (ACCA, CPA)
- Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience interpreting and applying IFRS Standards
- Recent, extensive technical accounting experience gained through working in a technical department of a “Big 4” accounting firm
- Demonstrable experience in evaluating technical issues, analysing fact patterns, consulting internally and arriving at solutions across a range of complex IFRS technical accounting matters
- Communication skills – ability to explain complex ideas simply, convey key messages convincingly, experience preparing internal and/or external communications
- The right mindset – can see the big picture whilst giving attention to detail, ambitious, enthusiastic
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Personal effectiveness - strong organisational and project management skills, ability to successfully manage projects and deliver on time, ability to work effectively within teams and independently with a commitment to high performance and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrable experience participating in working groups, conveying views in technical discussions to arrive at an agreed outcome.

Platform Security Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team



ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities, and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.


The Role



KPMG’s Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber attack through timely detection, investigation, and remediation of potential threats. The Platform Security Manager is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all services provided by GSOC Engineering, working collaboratively with a variety of service stakeholders and vendors identifying improvements, driving efficiency, and ensuring effective performance. Deputy GSOC Infrastructure Services Manager, reporting to GSOC Infrastructure Services Manager, will be part of a team working in a fast-paced environment driving enablement, performance, service maturity, and reliability of the GSOC infrastructure services on Physical and Cloud platforms, as well as all service components associated with the services provided by the GSOC.


•Responsible for timely management of GSOC infrastructure services and projects by creating timelines, adhering to budgets, and assigning staff members.
•Responsible for defining and implementing an overarching service strategy consistent with ITIL Version 3 practices integrated into the GSOC Service Management framework.
•Coordinate with various vendors, other KPMG teams, and business stakeholders on work related to design and setup activities at different stages of a technical project.
•Custodian of all the necessary documentation for all system designs, builds, and modifications.
•Manages and assesses the performance of personnel
•Responsible for coordination and delivery of user training and training material.
•Adhere to strict Service Level Agreements for fault resolutions and service requests completions.
•Maintain a good working knowledge of current infrastructure and future trends
•Identify, liaise and, manage any escalated faults with third-party suppliers for major incidents, network improvements, or correction of recurring problems.
•Ensure work is completed in such a way that complies with established compliance, privacy, and security controls.
•Responsible for mapping the technical road map of all infrastructure services within the GSOC.
•Manage a dossier on all vendors within the GSOC, with recommendations of suitability of the technology sets and providing solutions, both tactical and strategic, for the GSOC.


Technical Skills & Qualifications




•Demonstrable experience as a manager responsible for managing complex technical environments operational on a global scale.
•Solid understanding of log management (format, storage, transport, etc.) and different types of log sources.
•Proven ability with RSA SecOps and Security Analytics is essential. Ability in other SOC applications is highly desirable.
•Experience of Azure and O365 management and security logging capabilities.
•Understanding of content management and writing detection logic on SIEM platforms.
•Understanding of security vulnerabilities in common operating systems, web, and applications, including knowledge of remediation procedures.
•Solid technical background in a hosted services environment - physical and cloud infrastructure, networks, hardware, and software.
•Experience with using automated monitoring tools.
•System administration and ITIL processes experience is essential so that the GSOC can operate smoothly within the KPMG Global CM ITIL methodology.
•Broad understanding of the roles of and relationships between infrastructure typical in a corporate IT environment including authentication technologies, servers, storage arrays, backup technologies, web applications, email/ calendaring/messaging services, voice applications, etc.


Description of Level of Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or MBA a plus.
•Multiyear experience with IT Architecture and with organisations similar to KPMG (international, services companies).
•Confidence in dealing with staff, managers, and partners across the firm.
•Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.


Experience & Knowledge

•Experience with performing analytical and strategic thinking, and of moving strategic plans into action.
•Experienced with IT architecture development.
•Experienced with IT development.
•Experience in working independently or as a member of various project teams, personally managing their own work packages.
•Experience with interacting with all levels of the organisation (from junior staff to senior executives).
•Experience with working effectively with a distributed international team, across cultures and time zones with minimal supervision.


Commercial Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Market Development

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives.


KPMG provides a multi-disciplinary market offering. Market Development is a driving force for sustainable sales growth for the Firm. It focuses on how the Firm can originate and convert client opportunities, making sure such arrangements are commercially viable and profitable, and to ensure they are building enduring, sustainable retained market relationships. Our focus is on creating demand, building capability in our people and enabling sales through the KPMG Way, the Firm’s global framework for business development.


The Market Development function builds the Firm’s brand and reputation and provides the information, tools, support and challenge required to identify, win and retain clients and to deploy our high performing sales and marketing team to win our most important opportunities.



Role and Responsibilities

The Commercial Management team exists to grow the Firm’s ability to build long term commercially resilient and profitable relationships with clients. This is achieved by leveraging our in-depth understanding of major clients bid processes and providing advice on positioning fees, tender responses and working with client procurement teams.







The role will operate across National Markets with a focus on theInfrastructure, Government and Healthcare sector. Key activities to lead on:










- Provide commercial guidance and support on engagement opportunities £1m- £5m
- Undertake discussions and commercial negotiations with KPMG clients concerning engagements and framework agreements-Influence and up skilling Partners, Directors and Client Service Teams on how to structure commercial frameworks and approach negotiations
- Work alongside Commercial Leadership team and assist them as needed in structuring, preparing and facilitating commercial proposals and client discussions
- Identify and lead on opportunities to improve commercials on existing contracts, MSAs and proposals
- Guide on participation in competitive tendering processes, including client use of eAuctions and take a lead on developing alternative commercial model
- Regular review of pipeline reporting, identifying and analysing opportunities for commercial involvement
- Support Commercial Management Leadership team in the continuous evolution of the Commercial Management function
- Development and leveraging of market intelligence, taking responsibility for sharing this with Client Service Teams and Client Lead Partner
- Promote profile and impact internally and externally
- Build relationships with stakeholders.

Requirements:

- Able to demonstrate substantial procurement experience with a proven track record in a FTSE 100- 350 or equivalent sized enterprise.
- Degree & MBA – desirable
- Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or international equivalents – desirable
- Skills Behaviours – A commercially minded individual who is culturally aligned to KPMG values and understands the delicate balance required to succeed in a partnership.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Resilient influencing skills developed through previous procurement and commercial roles
- Confident and assured style with ability to adapt to the context
- Mind-set – understands the need for this function to exist within KPMG and can appreciate the scope responsibility, size and potential of the role.
- Stakeholder Management – demonstrates influence and appropriate gravitas towards KMPG account leaders and the Business Development Community.
- Demonstrable approach to continuous development of their commercial acumen.
- Experience of working and dealing with Professional Services
- Demonstrable understanding of wider commercial activities which include:
- Competitive procurement practices and their varied routes to market
- Master Services Agreement
- Rate cards
- Contracts structure and governance
- Reporting to One of the Senior Commercial leaders for either National Markets, Financial Services or Corporates
- Functional reporting to other members of Commercial Management Leadership group
- As a small and agile team there will be an expectation and opportunity to work across coverage areas and support colleagues as the workload and demand arises

Corporate Tax Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG Overview

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.


Department Information

We are the in-house tax team for KPMG International (“KPMGI”). This is a unique opportunity to work in an internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.


KPMGI carries on business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG network firms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms of high-quality Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to their clients. For example, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG network firms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for the benefit of these entities.


The team works on a wide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Some of the work is UK focused, but much of the work is international, dealing with a variety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, which means understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice and ensure that tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and we operate in a challenging and stimulating environment.



Like many in-house tax teams, KPMGI outsources its compliance and also appoints advisors to assist on specific projects. Where we use outside advisors, the tax team is responsible for actively managing the advisors, scoping their work, agreeing their fees, receiving and reviewing output and communicating findings and action points to the business.



Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a full time manager who will be based in Canary Wharf, London. There is minimal travel required. The role reports into a London based Tax Director, with the Head of Tax based in the US. Other than the Head of Tax, all of the in-house direct and indirect tax team are based in London.


The successful applicant will demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude by working on and helping to run a portfolio of advisory and compliance projects. You will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast changing environment and relish a role which is constantly changing according to the needs of the business and the requirements of the KPMG network firms globally. We are a close knit team and you will receive guidance and support from other team members to develop and grow.


Typically, projects involve interaction with other teams within KPMG International (e.g. commercial, legal, finance) and with the tax team at the relevant KPMG member firm, and might include:

- Helping to assess the corporate tax obligations in various territories and coordinating with the finance team and local tax advisors in order to fulfil these obligations.
- Understanding the changing business activities and helping to advise on proposed restructuring steps, including understanding the accounting position and providing input into legal documentation.
- Understanding the business model for any new services to be provided and coordinating with the business and legal teams, and in some cases, other KPMG member firms, in order to recommend and implement an appropriate operating structure.
- Taking responsibility for organising the team’s training programme.
- Liaising with KPMG Member Firm’s in-house tax teams on the tax treatment of their transactions with KPMGI.
- Monitoring the implementation of significant tax legislative changes around the world (e.g. BEPS) and assessing its impact on KPMGI’s tax position.
- Being responsible for tax compliance filings in a number of different jurisdictions, including overseeing the gathering of information and managing advisors.
- Dealing with enquiries from local tax authorities.
- You will also be responsible for mentoring and coaching junior staff.

Qualifications and Skills

Qualified CTA or equivalent, with a corporate tax background and experience in industry. Some indirect tax experience preferred but not essential.



Experience and Background

- High level of drive and enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about new taxes.
- Enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world, and good at quickly building different networks according to the demands of each project.
- Passionate about developing an exceptionally performing team.
- Strong project management skills; comfortable in dealing with issues crossing over multiple taxes and multiple jurisdictions, and a practical approach to resolving issues and providing advice.
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) both in writing and orally, with tax specialists and non-tax specialists, in the UK and overseas.
- Ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others. Must be a team worker.
- Strong UK and international tax knowledge and experience
- Comfortable with reviewing overseas tax calculations (based on advice from local advisers), experience with understanding and interpreting financial statements and accounting data.


GSOC Vulnerability Management Service - Service Lead

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team



ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities, and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.
IMSS VMS helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber-attack, through timely scan, detection, investigation and reporting of potential vulnerabilities across IT systems.


The Role




The purpose of the IMSS VMS Service Lead role is to ensure sound delivery of VMS systems and services for the ITS Global and Member Firms. IMSS VMS Service Lead will be responsible for planning service and product road map to align with IMSS and ITS Global strategy and leading projects to deliver meaningful enhancements and expand/standardise service offering portfolio. IMSS VMS Service Lead will mentor and coach the IMSS VMS team to work efficiently in a fast paced environment driving performance, reliability and supporting the IMSS objectives and infrastructure hosted on Physical and Cloud platforms when delivering IMSS VMS services. An IMSS VMS Service Lead also:


•Engages and coaches the team to drive consistency in documentation, procedures and operations
•Organises brainstorming workshops to maximise ROI on existing tool kits and establishes close relationship with vendors to prioritise KPMG-relevant features in their product road maps
•Reviews Root Cause Analyses(RCA) of incidents with team to engineer service and process improvements
•Promotes IMSS VMS products, initiatives and services within ITS Global, the functions and member firms
•Addresses urgent requirements, escalations and concerns from IMSS VMS customers and delivers best practice solutions expanding on IMSS VMS toolkit and abilities
•Supports integration of new technologies, applications and member firms to IMSS VMS global platform
•Supports IMSS security policies and governance
•Enables consistent adoption of ITS Global standards, principles and models
Technical Skills & Qualifications


•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams
•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting
•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation
•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders
•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management
•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders
•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cybersecurity projects while minimizing risks




Description of level of Qualifications




•Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or MBA a plus.•5+ years’ experience with implementing/integrating/managing cybersecurity solutions across enterprise IT Architecture and with organizations similar to KPMG (international, services companies).•Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.•Network security and/or (ISC)² Security Certification.•Other industry standard certificates or product certifications like Qualys etc. are preferred.

Experience & Knowledge




•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cyber security projects





Corporate Tax Assistant Manager (Inhouse)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Department Information



We are the in-house tax team for KPMG International(“KPMGI”). This is a unique opportunity to work inan internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.

KPMGI carries on business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG networkfirms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of themain purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms ofhigh-quality audit, tax, and advisory services to their clients. Forexample, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenanceof uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG networkfirms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for thebenefit of these entities.

The in-house tax team for KPMGI works on awide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Someof the work is UK focused but much of the work is international, dealing with avariety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, whichmeans understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with avariety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice and ensurethat tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and weoperate in a challenging and stimulating environment.




Like many in-house tax teams, KPMGI outsources its compliance and also appointsadvisors to assist on specific projects. Where we use outside advisors,the tax team is responsible for actively managing the advisors, scoping theirwork, agreeing their fees, receiving and reviewing output and communicatingfindings and action points to the business.

Role and Responsibilities



Weare looking for a full time assistant manager who will be based in CanaryWharf, London.
There is minimal travelrequired.
The role reports into aLondon based Tax Director, with the Head of Tax based in the US.
Other than the Head of Tax, all of thein-house direct and indirect tax team are based in London.


The successful applicant will demonstrate anentrepreneurial attitude by working on a variety of advisory and complianceprojects. You will need to be capable of taking ownership of tasks and thinkingthrough technical and business issues, and will relish a role which isconstantly changing according to the needs of the business and the requirementsof the KPMG network firms globally. We are however a close knit team and youwill receive guidance and support from other team members to develop and growin this dynamic environment.

Typically, projects involve interaction with other teams within KPMGI (e.g.commercial, legal, finance) and with the tax team at the relevant KPMG memberfirm. With the support and guidance of other in-house tax team membersprojects might include:

• Being responsible for tax compliance filings in a number of differentjurisdictions, including overseeing the gathering of information, managingadvisors and reviewing tax returns.
• Dealing with enquiries from local tax authorities.
• Assessing the corporate tax obligations in various territories andcoordinating with the finance team in order to gather relevant data and localtax advisors in order to fulfil any tax filing obligations.
• Assisting on a wide range of ad hoc advisory projects in the UK and overseas,including consideration of financial information and reading relevant legaldocumentation.
• Assisting with the practical implementation of ad hoc projects, both from acompliance process perspective and a one of transaction / project perspective.
• Monitoring the implementation of significant tax legislative changes aroundthe world (e.g. BEPS) and assessing its impact on KPMGI’s tax position.

Qualifications and Skills


Qualified CTA or equivalent, with a corporate tax background. Some indirect taxexperience preferred but certainly not essential.

Experience and Background


• High level of drive and enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about newtaxes.
• Enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world, andgood at quickly building different networks according to the demands of eachproject.
• Strong team player but also capable of working independently and using initiativeto find practical solutions to tax technical and business matters.
• Strong project management skills; enjoy dealing with issues crossing overmultiple taxes and multiple jurisdictions.
• Ability to communicate effectively (internally and externally) both inwriting and orally, with tax specialists and non-tax specialists, in the UK andoverseas.
• UK and international tax knowledge and experience, including experience intax compliance and reading financial information, and preferably (but not anabsolute requirement) some knowledge of indirect taxes.




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