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Senior Project Manager - Audit Delivery

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Role


The Project Management (PM) Performance Manager has two roles: 1. to drive improved audit quality by delivering excellence in PM across the Performance Group (PG), and 2. to be an Audit Project Manager (APM), providing excellence in project delivery on any engagement(s) as required by the Performance Group Leader.

Performance Manager

• The will contribute to improved audit quality via four main levers: excellence in Project Management, Finance, Resourcing and People
• Performance Managers will be high performing Senior Managers, who allocate their time between managing performance and Project Managing significant audit(s)
• Line manage up to 9 APM colleagues at C grade
• Leverage the local support functions, Finance, Resource Management, HRBPs, Recruitment and also Performance Managers to deliver their outputs
• The Performance Manager’s reporting line will be to the partners that lead their community. Performance Managers also play an important role in implementing and managing PM across the Group, and delivering regular MI to the Centre; and therefore will have a dual reporting line to the PM Lead.

Audit Project Manager (APM)

• Provide leadership, guidance and innovation in the day-to-day running of KPMG engagements. To establish, run and evolve the team’s core capabilities that focus around excellence in project delivery and assurance.
• Working with a PMO, facilitate delivery of the engagement, and provide project support and data analysis to support management decision making and communication.
• Provide ad-hoc quality assurance to ensure work is executed in accordance with agreed objectives, and conduct reporting to ensure the various workstreams are on track.
• To line manage any assigned administrative staff. This will include imparting knowledge, skills and experience to support career development/coaching of team members and provision of best practice. The APM will support change and adoption of new ways of working.

The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and be able to respond to changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities include

People


• With the Group leader, People Partner, Group COO, and PM Lead, take responsibility for the engagement and culture of the APMs in the Group
• With the PM Lead, to drive excellence in project management in the PG, standardised across the whole of Audit
• With the HR Business Partner, run effective and efficient people calendar activities for the APMs including performance development annual activity, talent reviews, promotion cycles & reward
• With group COO, develop a high performing community of APMs, supporting them to manage their careers and ensure retention
• Drive an inclusive culture in their Group
• With Learning Business Partners, ensure coherence with the strategic priorities of the Group
• Support the recruitment process to ensure timely filling of vacancies (internal & external)

Resourcing

• Through Headcount Planning and Talent Reviews, have a deep understanding of their team’s capabilities and skills, to support resourcing, mobility & learning decisions
• Working with Resource Management, ensure engagements are resourced in line with strategic priorities for the client and development needs of people
• Actively work with Partners, Resourcing and HR to ensure talent flows across the business to meet hot spots and address development needs
• Embed Knowledge Management best practice, capturing and sharing information and promoting KM tools to improve our understanding of our wins
• Drive improved utilisation of KGS

Finance

• Working closely with the COO and PM Lead to manage the cost base of their team
• Accountable for improving key financial metrics for their team, as agreed with group COO
Audit Project Management
• Ensuring audit quality and risk are the primary considerations in the planning and allocation of resources
• Developing strong, trusting and credible working relationships with senior staff on engagements, and other key business stakeholders
• Managing resourcing requirements and on-boarding staff for engagements
• Setting project timelines and tracking the team’s progress against those goals
• Hold Audit Managers/Senior Managers to account for the delivery of their audits
• Working with Performance Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate activities on the planning and delivery of audits to optimise use of resources including KGS and ensure KPMG requirements and deadlines are achieved
• Ensuring effective audit governance through the regular reporting of audit progress, achievement of milestones, instigation of change control processes, and management of delivery risks/issues
• Ensuring KPMG’s commercial processes are being effectively managed, including over-runs
• Providing Project Management coaching support within the team
• Identification and tracking of interdependencies
• Implementation of relevant systems and tools to support the delivery of work for the engagement
• Providing and organising quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standard
• Working with Finance to manage fees and billing
• Supporting tools to manage client data and data requests
• Line management responsibilities for administrative staff within the team including: objective setting, performance management, guidance and support, specific coaching

The Person


Essential requirements:

• Proven and dynamic senior leader and manager capable of managing the other APMs and the PMO.
• Strong interpersonal skills and credibility, plus an ability to work positively with and influence a wide range of individuals and stakeholders
• Fluent written and oral English communications skills
• Clear expertise in project and programme management, and also planning, monitoring, data analysis, and reporting - including risk management
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Proven coaching skills
• Able to create effective business plans and business cases
• Experience of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
• Driven and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and an ability to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion without upsetting others
• Innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious approach
• Degree level in a business related subject or equivalent

Desirable

• Demonstrable PMO expertise plus an ability to maintain a high quality BAU service
• Experience of working in a Professional Services environment
• Experience of line managing a number of project professionals
• Experience of various project and programme management approaches
• Recognised professional accreditation in Project Management
• Experience in using Microsoft Project


Senior Project Manager - Audit Delivery

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Role


The Project Management (PM) Performance Manager has two roles: 1. to drive improved audit quality by delivering excellence in PM across the Performance Group (PG), and 2. to be an Audit Project Manager (APM), providing excellence in project delivery on any engagement(s) as required by the Performance Group Leader.

Performance Manager

• The will contribute to improved audit quality via four main levers: excellence in Project Management, Finance, Resourcing and People
• Performance Managers will be high performing Senior Managers, who allocate their time between managing performance and Project Managing significant audit(s)
• Line manage up to 9 APM colleagues at C grade
• Leverage the local support functions, Finance, Resource Management, HRBPs, Recruitment and also Performance Managers to deliver their outputs
• The Performance Manager’s reporting line will be to the partners that lead their community. Performance Managers also play an important role in implementing and managing PM across the Group, and delivering regular MI to the Centre; and therefore will have a dual reporting line to the PM Lead.

Audit Project Manager (APM)

• Provide leadership, guidance and innovation in the day-to-day running of KPMG engagements. To establish, run and evolve the team’s core capabilities that focus around excellence in project delivery and assurance.
• Working with a PMO, facilitate delivery of the engagement, and provide project support and data analysis to support management decision making and communication.
• Provide ad-hoc quality assurance to ensure work is executed in accordance with agreed objectives, and conduct reporting to ensure the various workstreams are on track.
• To line manage any assigned administrative staff. This will include imparting knowledge, skills and experience to support career development/coaching of team members and provision of best practice. The APM will support change and adoption of new ways of working.

The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and be able to respond to changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities include

People


• With the Group leader, People Partner, Group COO, and PM Lead, take responsibility for the engagement and culture of the APMs in the Group
• With the PM Lead, to drive excellence in project management in the PG, standardised across the whole of Audit
• With the HR Business Partner, run effective and efficient people calendar activities for the APMs including performance development annual activity, talent reviews, promotion cycles & reward
• With group COO, develop a high performing community of APMs, supporting them to manage their careers and ensure retention
• Drive an inclusive culture in their Group
• With Learning Business Partners, ensure coherence with the strategic priorities of the Group
• Support the recruitment process to ensure timely filling of vacancies (internal & external)

Resourcing

• Through Headcount Planning and Talent Reviews, have a deep understanding of their team’s capabilities and skills, to support resourcing, mobility & learning decisions
• Working with Resource Management, ensure engagements are resourced in line with strategic priorities for the client and development needs of people
• Actively work with Partners, Resourcing and HR to ensure talent flows across the business to meet hot spots and address development needs
• Embed Knowledge Management best practice, capturing and sharing information and promoting KM tools to improve our understanding of our wins
• Drive improved utilisation of KGS

Finance

• Working closely with the COO and PM Lead to manage the cost base of their team
• Accountable for improving key financial metrics for their team, as agreed with group COO
Audit Project Management
• Ensuring audit quality and risk are the primary considerations in the planning and allocation of resources
• Developing strong, trusting and credible working relationships with senior staff on engagements, and other key business stakeholders
• Managing resourcing requirements and on-boarding staff for engagements
• Setting project timelines and tracking the team’s progress against those goals
• Hold Audit Managers/Senior Managers to account for the delivery of their audits
• Working with Performance Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate activities on the planning and delivery of audits to optimise use of resources including KGS and ensure KPMG requirements and deadlines are achieved
• Ensuring effective audit governance through the regular reporting of audit progress, achievement of milestones, instigation of change control processes, and management of delivery risks/issues
• Ensuring KPMG’s commercial processes are being effectively managed, including over-runs
• Providing Project Management coaching support within the team
• Identification and tracking of interdependencies
• Implementation of relevant systems and tools to support the delivery of work for the engagement
• Providing and organising quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standard
• Working with Finance to manage fees and billing
• Supporting tools to manage client data and data requests
• Line management responsibilities for administrative staff within the team including: objective setting, performance management, guidance and support, specific coaching

The Person


Essential requirements:

• Proven and dynamic senior leader and manager capable of managing the other APMs and the PMO.
• Strong interpersonal skills and credibility, plus an ability to work positively with and influence a wide range of individuals and stakeholders
• Fluent written and oral English communications skills
• Clear expertise in project and programme management, and also planning, monitoring, data analysis, and reporting - including risk management
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Proven coaching skills
• Able to create effective business plans and business cases
• Experience of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
• Driven and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and an ability to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion without upsetting others
• Innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious approach
• Degree level in a business related subject or equivalent

Desirable

• Demonstrable PMO expertise plus an ability to maintain a high quality BAU service
• Experience of working in a Professional Services environment
• Experience of line managing a number of project professionals
• Experience of various project and programme management approaches
• Recognised professional accreditation in Project Management
• Experience in using Microsoft Project


Senior HR Business Partner, Audit (fixed-term)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


Purpose of Role

To act as the primary point of contact for assigned internal client group(s), managing and delivering an outstanding HR business service to clients supporting the annual calendar or events and the relevant business strategy. Also acts as a key facilitator and enabler of the matrixed organisation and a driver of change.

Major Functions / Accountabilities

Account Management:

•Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients, specifically with the Performance Group Leader (PGL), People Partner, Service Line Partners, Head of Performance & Operations (HoPO) and, via the HoPO, the Performance Leaders.
•Develop a deep understanding of the client group, e.g., what they do, the commercial levers, their strategic priorities, pipelines of potential work etc.) to deliver the best service possible.
•Provide support, trusted advice and challenge to clients.
•Partner with colleagues from the wider Performance Group Operations teams (Finance, Resourcing etc.) to drive activities for the business.

Delivery of people strategy / performance group people plan and annual People Calendar:

•Working with the relevant PGL/Leader, People Partner and HoPO, provide input to form or inform the strategic people plan based on knowledge, needs and analysis of the client group.
•Work with leaders within your performance group to roll out that plan and monitor its progress.
•Operate autonomously within the parameters of the agreed people plan to deliver the requirements of the function, with oversight from HR Lead.
•Analyse management information to identify themes and trends, suggest HR interventions to address accordingly.
•Be a champion of KPMG’s culture, values, behaviours and IDSE (Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality) agenda in all activities building understanding and confidence within the client group.
•Act as a role model and influencer for change initiatives, proactively driving the internal client forward using a range of change management techniques to achieve their desired initiatives.
•Manage the consistent delivery of the people calendar (includes GPS, performance management, salary and bonus, promotions and talent review cycles) in accordance with the KPMG guidelines and the client group’s people plan.
•Work with People Function CoEs and People Operations colleagues to ensure HR policy is implemented consistently and effectively.

Recruitment:

•Work closely with People Partner, HoPO and the Recruitment and Resourcing teams to ensure that they understand the future requirements of the client group at all levels, including Graduate/Student recruitment.
•Advise on the structure of packages to be offered to new hires.
•Challenge around IDSE in hiring of external talent.



HR advice:




•Provide trusted strategic and operational advice to Leadership and HoPOs on HR matters.
•Working with the HR Advisory Team, support their resolution of highly complex and/or high risk people issues and flag high risk issues to HR Lead as appropriate.
•Provide coaching support to others (e.g. Performance Leaders and other business leaders) in effective people management.
•Provide HR support in firm-wide restructuring / acquisitions / ER initiatives (where applicable).
Proactive collaboration with other HRBPs to facilitate and enable the matrixed organisation:
•Liaise with other HRBPs within your specific client HRBP team to ensure a shared understanding of the strategic priorities and to enable synergies across the relevant client group.
•Liaise with the other HRBPs in the People function to drive consistency across the business and to share best practice.
•Liaise with other People Function teams, e.g., Recruitment and Learning, to provide a seamless service to the client group on strategic projects and calendar processes.



Team management:




•Manage, mentor, co-ordinate and motivate the HRBP team, ensuring delivery of first class support (through annual objective setting, regular performance reviews, work allocation, coaching, etc.).
•Foster Project Management skills in HRBPs.
•Lead the delivery of HR projects / change initiatives to support KPMG’s people strategy and the function people plan.

Key Metrics & Measures

•MI, e.g., Attrition.
•Client feedback (Whilst the line report is into the people function, the key source of feedback is the client group).
•Delivery of projects / change initiatives (effectiveness, timeliness and quality).
•Successful completion of HR Calendar activities.
•Employee engagement, GPS/Pulse score for client group.
•Inclusion and diversity target zones for client group.
•Quality and timeliness of advice.
•Satisfactory resolution of complex ER cases.
•Feedback from colleagues in the People Function.

Key Behaviours & Skills

•Deep and broad HR knowledge (CIPD qualification or equivalent).
•Demonstrable commercial acumen and understanding of the business.
•Strategic thinker and ability to translate business needs into people plans.
•Ability to work autonomously to deliver agreed people plans.
•Ability to inspire and lead other HRBPs to deliver people plans.
•Strong client relationships and influencing skills to establish credibility.
•Honed collaboration skills, understanding how to operate in a complex, matrixed organisation.
•Project management experience of large scale / cross-functional activities.
•Confidence in presenting to Partners and Performance Group leadership.
•Demonstrated ability to evaluate and manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment with senior level leaders.
•Data orientated with proven experience of using data to influence client initiatives and actions.
•Resilience.
•Knowledge, and use, of a range of change management techniques.
•Analytical and problem-solving skills and strong delivery focus.
•Developed mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations.
•Management, coaching and mentoring skills.
•Excellent IT skills (advanced Excel and Powerpoint).

Internal clients

•Performance Group Leader.
•Partners in Performance Group.
•Head of Performance and Operations (HoPO).
•People Partner.
•Performance Leaders (PL).

Reports to

•This role reports to the HR Lead.

Senior Project Manager - Audit Delivery

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



The Role



The Project Management (PM) Performance Manager has two roles: 1. to drive improved audit quality by delivering excellence in PM across the Performance Group (PG), and 2. to be an Audit Project Manager (APM), providing excellence in project delivery on any engagement(s) as required by the Performance Group Leader.


Performance Manager


• The will contribute to improved audit quality via four main levers: excellence in Project Management, Finance, Resourcing and People
• Performance Managers will be high performing Senior Managers, who allocate their time between managing performance and Project Managing significant audit(s)
• Line manage up to 9 APM colleagues at C grade
• Leverage the local support functions, Finance, Resource Management, HRBPs, Recruitment and also Performance Managers to deliver their outputs
• The Performance Manager’s reporting line will be to the partners that lead their community. Performance Managers also play an important role in implementing and managing PM across the Group, and delivering regular MI to the Centre; and therefore will have a dual reporting line to the PM Lead.


Audit Project Manager (APM)


• Provide leadership, guidance and innovation in the day-to-day running of KPMG engagements. To establish, run and evolve the team’s core capabilities that focus around excellence in project delivery and assurance.
• Working with a PMO, facilitate delivery of the engagement, and provide project support and data analysis to support management decision making and communication.
• Provide ad-hoc quality assurance to ensure work is executed in accordance with agreed objectives, and conduct reporting to ensure the various workstreams are on track.
• To line manage any assigned administrative staff. This will include imparting knowledge, skills and experience to support career development/coaching of team members and provision of best practice. The APM will support change and adoption of new ways of working.


The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and be able to respond to changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.


Key Responsibilities include


People


• With the Group leader, People Partner, Group COO, and PM Lead, take responsibility for the engagement and culture of the APMs in the Group
• With the PM Lead, to drive excellence in project management in the PG, standardised across the whole of Audit
• With the HR Business Partner, run effective and efficient people calendar activities for the APMs including performance development annual activity, talent reviews, promotion cycles & reward
• With group COO, develop a high performing community of APMs, supporting them to manage their careers and ensure retention
• Drive an inclusive culture in their Group
• With Learning Business Partners, ensure coherence with the strategic priorities of the Group
• Support the recruitment process to ensure timely filling of vacancies (internal & external)


Resourcing


• Through Headcount Planning and Talent Reviews, have a deep understanding of their team’s capabilities and skills, to support resourcing, mobility & learning decisions
• Working with Resource Management, ensure engagements are resourced in line with strategic priorities for the client and development needs of people
• Actively work with Partners, Resourcing and HR to ensure talent flows across the business to meet hot spots and address development needs
• Embed Knowledge Management best practice, capturing and sharing information and promoting KM tools to improve our understanding of our wins
• Drive improved utilisation of KGS


Finance


• Working closely with the COO and PM Lead to manage the cost base of their team
• Accountable for improving key financial metrics for their team, as agreed with group COO
Audit Project Management
• Ensuring audit quality and risk are the primary considerations in the planning and allocation of resources
• Developing strong, trusting and credible working relationships with senior staff on engagements, and other key business stakeholders
• Managing resourcing requirements and on-boarding staff for engagements
• Setting project timelines and tracking the team’s progress against those goals
• Hold Audit Managers/Senior Managers to account for the delivery of their audits
• Working with Performance Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate activities on the planning and delivery of audits to optimise use of resources including KGS and ensure KPMG requirements and deadlines are achieved
• Ensuring effective audit governance through the regular reporting of audit progress, achievement of milestones, instigation of change control processes, and management of delivery risks/issues
• Ensuring KPMG’s commercial processes are being effectively managed, including over-runs
• Providing Project Management coaching support within the team
• Identification and tracking of interdependencies
• Implementation of relevant systems and tools to support the delivery of work for the engagement
• Providing and organising quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standard
• Working with Finance to manage fees and billing
• Supporting tools to manage client data and data requests
• Line management responsibilities for administrative staff within the team including: objective setting, performance management, guidance and support, specific coaching


The Person



Essential requirements:


• Proven and dynamic senior leader and manager capable of managing the other APMs and the PMO.
• Strong interpersonal skills and credibility, plus an ability to work positively with and influence a wide range of individuals and stakeholders
• Fluent written and oral English communications skills
• Clear expertise in project and programme management, and also planning, monitoring, data analysis, and reporting - including risk management
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Proven coaching skills
• Able to create effective business plans and business cases
• Experience of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
• Driven and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and an ability to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion without upsetting others
• Innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious approach
• Degree level in a business related subject or equivalent


Desirable


• Demonstrable PMO expertise plus an ability to maintain a high quality BAU service
• Experience of working in a Professional Services environment
• Experience of line managing a number of project professionals
• Experience of various project and programme management approaches
• Recognised professional accreditation in Project Management
• Experience in using Microsoft Project






Audit Business Insight Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

You will use your knowledge of Audit to work closely with the Audit HOPO and the central Audit Leadership team, helping to support the growth of the business by meeting the MI and other operational needs of the ALT.

Responsibilities

• You will use your strong analytical skills to help solve problems and will learn to use new analytical tools to do this.
• You will develop ad hoc analysis and reporting for the ALT – working closely with the EA to finance, HR, resourcing and recruitment.
• You will help the Audit HOPO to provide financial and operational challenge, support and oversight – working closely with the PG HOPOs and their business partners – helping to develop MI that will enable us to make better business decisions and drive efficiencies
• You will assist in creating monthly reporting to various KPMG committees including the ALT, AOC and Executive Board
• You will prepare reports and papers to help support and challenge key decisions.
• You will undertake ad hoc projects as required.

Key skills

• Excel – strong excel skills are essential. You will be able to manipulate large volumes of data using functions such as VLOOKUP. You will be able to draw data from more than one source; and use this to prepare insightful analysis and recommendations that meet the needs of the audience
• Attention to detail – you will have excellent attention to detail and be able to quickly spot errors in data and information
• Problem solving – you will be comfortable being presented with a complex problem and developing a draft response, obtaining information and input from a variety of data sources and stakeholders
• You will have a good commercial awareness of the Audit business, Strategy and typical issues
• You will be able to use your strong communication skills to prepare insightful, varied communications to suit a variety of audiences which convey the key messages in a clear and compelling way
• You will be confident interacting at the most senior levels, while at the same time able to interact well with peers and other more junior members of the team
• Reporting directly to the Head of Performance and Operations for Audit, you will enjoy being part of a team, building new relationships and developing existing ones. You will need to be comfortable dealing with confidential, sensitive information.

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