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Manager - Legal Services, Commercial - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:
You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by an established legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
You are excited by the idea of being a member of a team that will grow significantly
You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

What KPMG Legal Services is looking for from its lawyers:

Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
Lawyers with a passion for the law
Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive commercial law advice to support their decision-making
Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
Providing our clients with a seamless multi-disciplinary legal implementation service on national and global projects
Assisting clients in the development of new businesses in the start-up phase or when wishing to enter new markets
Advising clients on the legal aspects of changes to their business models,including as a result of adoption of digital and other technologies.
Supporting clients with the legal implementation of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes
Helping clients create, manage, exploit and protect their intellectual property assets.

Qualifications and Skills:

The applicant will be a commercial lawyer with experience of information technology law and agreements. The applicant will have experience in contractual drafting and negotiation gained on national and international projects, across a range of disciplines including:

Outsourcing arrangements (both ITO and BPO)
Software licensing, IT services and IT infrastructure arrangements (including public cloud and data centre arrangements)
IP licensing and also research and development agreements
The applicant should also have sufficient data protection experience to draft and advise on data transfer, data processor and data-sharing agreements.
Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.

Experience and Background:

The applicant must be a qualified lawyer with at least 4 years PQE
The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills toinclude working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues,he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.

An interest in helping to build the team’s business and relationships will benefit the applicant.
The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further.

The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.

The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events , giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.

Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:

Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
Transportation (bus, rail, automobiles, mobility as a service)
Energy
Life Sciences
Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
Retail


Senior Manager - Legal Services, Commercial London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:

You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by an established legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
You are excited by the idea of being a member of a team that will grow significantly
You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

What KPMG Legal Services is looking for from its lawyers:

Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
Lawyers with a passion for the law
Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

Role and Responsibilities:

Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive commercial law advice to support their decision-making
Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
Providing our clients with a seamless multi-disciplinary legal implementation service on national and global projects
Assisting clients in the development of new businesses in the start-up phase or when wishing to enter new markets
Advising clients on the legal aspects of changes to their business models,including as a result of adoption of digital and other technologies.
Supporting clients with the legal implementation of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes
Helping clients create, manage, exploit and protect their intellectual property assets.

Qualifications and Skills:

The applicant will be a commercial lawyer with experience of information technology law and agreements. The applicant will have experience in contractual drafting and negotiation gained on national and international projects, across a broad range of disciplines sectors including:

Agreements for the supply of goods and services (intra-group, B2B and B2C)
Agency,distributorship, channel and franchise arrangements
Outsourcing arrangements (both ITO and BPO)
Software licensing, IT services and IT infrastructure arrangements (including public cloud and data centre arrangements)
IP licensing and also research and development agreements
The applicant should also have sufficient data protection experience to draft and advise on data transfer, data processor and data-sharing agreements.

Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.

Experience and Background:

The applicant must be a lawyer with at least 7 years PQE, and be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills to include working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.
The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues,he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
An interest in helping to build the team’s business and relationships will benefit the applicant.
The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further.


The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.


The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.

Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:

Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
Transportation (bus, rail, automobiles, mobility as a service)
Energy
Life Sciences
Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
Retail.


Legal Counsel (Senior Manager/Senior Counsel)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for a lawyer specializing in technology of at least 7 years p.q.e. to join KPMG’s legal team based either London or Reading

KPMG LLP and the OGC Commercial team

KPMG LLP is the UK member of the KPMG network of professional services firms. The OGC Commercial team support KPMG’s client facing legal requirements and is part of the UK Office of General Counsel.

This position

We are seeking an experienced technology lawyer to work as part of our collegiate team. The role involves advising KPMG partners and senior stakeholders on a wide range of legal, risk and commercial issues relating to a broad range of professional services with a focus on complex technology contracts.

The successful applicant will be involved in the following:

• advising, drafting and negotiating technology and framework agreements with major clients, strategic alliances and customer provided contracts;
• creating standard terms for new technology offerings;
• advising senior KPMG stakeholders on commercial, risk and contractual issues within a complex, regulatory environment;
• assisting with the development and training of our offshored legal support team;
• providing ad hoc support on a variety of other contractual agreements including RFPs, engagement letters, confidentiality and other agreements;
• assisting in maintaining the team’s internal know-how and QA processes; and
• providing advice and training to business teams.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• relevant commercial experience (having worked for a professional services firm or in businesses providing varied technology services will be an advantage);
• excellent knowledge of commercial and contract law;
• good negotiating, drafting and people management skills;
• ideally, a track record of working in a regulated environment; and
• commercial awareness and effective risk management skills.

Personal qualities

Key personal qualities required are:

• pragmatism;
• a commitment to high quality work
• the ability to communicate effectively;
• the ability to build relationships and act as a trusted advisor;
• flexibility and willingness to support colleagues.

Remuneration

Salary will be market competitive and KPMG offers an above average benefits package and flexible working arrangements.

Senior Legal Advisor

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a legal team of excellent calibre ina global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broadenyour range of legal skills and experience.

KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMGnetwork of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit,tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a small team based in threecountries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, andsupports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. Italso supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing withlegal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.

The role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the GeneralCounsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety ofmatters involving cross-border legal risk and regulation, internalinvestigations, governance, structural matters, investments, businessrelationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection anduse of the organisation’s brand.

Some international travel may be required.

The Person





Qualification, Skillsand Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 5 years PQE (orequivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on corporatematters in areas such as governance and structural matters, investments(including equity and debt), acquisitions, disposals and cross border legalrisks and regulations. Some contentious experience or experience advising onsignificant brand and legal risk matters will be advantageous. All candidateswith demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent legal technical skills

- Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position

- An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations

- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development

- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a small, supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work

- Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels

- Ability to deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way





Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Corporate Treasury Services team is focused on serving the world's leading Corporate Treasuries with their most complex business challenges, and is currently experiencing an exceptional rate of growth. The team offer deep treasury expertise in financial products and markets, risk management, systems, governance, valuation and accounting, and work closely with other high impact functions within KPMG such as Audit, Risk Consulting and Management Consulting to provide a wide range of treasury advisory and audit services, including:

- Undertaking reviews and implementations of Treasury strategies, policies, target operating models, cash management processes, and technology and systems
- Risk management assessments including foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and commodities
- Providing specialist support to external audit teams, including derivative valuations, hedge accounting, and financial instrument classifications
- Internal audits on treasury functions ranging from FTSE100 to Housing Associations and Charities, including benchmarking
- Technical support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, new UK GAAP, EMIR and Basel III


Role and Responsibilities

- Assist with delivering Treasury advisory and audit projects ranging from strategy reviews, target operating models, and audit support, including providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams
- Assist senior management in providing clients with advice on technical treasury and accounting issues
- Assist in the preparation of presentations, thought leadership collateral and marketing material
- Support the business development of KPMG’s IFRS 9 client proposition/offering, and assisting in the responses to IFRS 9 client proposals, with a primary focus on Corporates

There will also be opportunities to be involved in other accounting areas, as well as regulatory areas, e.g. EMIR, Basel.


Qualifications and Skills

- Must possess professional qualification - ACA, ACCA or CPA. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered
- Sound technical knowledge of IAS 39 and IFRS 9 standards, and their practical application
- Strong analytical skills and ability to complete client deliverables/solutions
- Very good project management skills, demonstrated by a record of project delivery
- Excellent communication skills, including delivering presentations and communicating well with clients in writing and verbally, as well as advising and building relationships with senior client personnel
- Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to the team and help it grow


Experience and Background

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Prior work experience in a Corporate Treasury function with good technical knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, treasury strategies, systems, governance and controls
- Strong knowledge of accounting for financial instruments under IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP
- Experience with evaluating technical issues, analysing facts, consulting and delivering solutions to clients
- Understanding of accounting developments and key current issues facing clients
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset, as well as drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverables to a range of stakeholders

Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Work as a key member of our growing Financial Services Accounting Advisory Services (FSAS) team based in Birmingham. The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Engagements focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular providing financial instrument accounting advice (including hedge accounting), accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including FSAS London, FSAS Regulatory, Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Risk Management, Audit, Tax and Forensics.


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



Key Responsibilities:


- Managing the delivery of live accounting advisory client engagements and leading technical accounting work streams of larger multi-disciplinary engagements
- Providing subject matter expertise on technical accounting as well as practical implications relating to new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16)
- Reviewing technical accounting and risk interpretations related to new accounting standards prepared by clients (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16), provide challenge and recommendations
- Respond to clients’ and audit teams’ ad-hoc accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
- Managing and mentoring engagement team members
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals
- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities


Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


- Qualified accountant (ACA or international equivalent qualification)
- Must be able demonstrate strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, especially related to financial instruments (IAS 32, IAS 39 (including hedge accounting), IFRS 7 and IFRS 9)
- Must have previous financial sector experience – for example, working with building societies, other mutuals, intermediaries or banks
- Must be able to demonstrate strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
- Must have experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
- Must have experience of managing teams and project management





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