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Retailer and Franchise Accountant

Date: Jan 11, 2017

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID119484BR
Job TitleRetailer and Franchise Accountant
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineSBA
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Job Description
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.

Job Specification – KPMG Small Business Accountant


KPMG has recently launched ‘KPMG Enterprise’, one of the Firm’s Strategic Growth Investments focusing on small businesses and start-ups. Included within KPMG Enterprise is KPMG’s Small Business Accounting (SBA) Services team. The offering utilises a dedicated Accountant supported by an online platform to provide accounting and tax services including:

- Bookkeeping and management accounts reporting using Xero (cloud accounting software)

- VAT compliance (incl EC sales lists and Intrastats, reverse charges and partial exemption where applicable)

- Corporate tax compliance

- UK statutory accounts

- Payroll and company secretarial services (provided by separate specialists)

The SBA team works with large volumes of fast growing SME clients. The goal of the SBA offering is to dominate professional services in the SME marketplace. As the time it takes fast growing start-up companies to become significant players is decreasing all the time it is important for KPMG that we are helping these businesses from the outset on their journey. The SBA team will be key to achieving this objective.

Based in KPMG’s UK Tax Centre of Excellence in Birmingham, the SBA team supports business owners by allowing them more time to focus on growing their business, whilst the SBA team focusses on ensuring compliance and financial obligations are taken care off.

The SBA team has significant plans for growth. To support this growth we are looking to recruit a Small Business Accountant with a strong core accounting and tax knowledge.

The role

Qualified candidates should be studying towards or have recently qualified through ACCA, ACA or recognised equivalent qualifications. Candidates should ideally have experience of providing excellent client service in practice. Specific experience of working with either tech start-ups or SMEs will be favoured but is not essential, as we seek candidates who have had to provide/front a range of services to clients. Candidates should have the core skills of accounting, tax and experience of VAT compliance work. The scope of work varies from client to client so candidates should be adaptable. This is a delivery and client facing role, so the candidate will be required to liaise with and be responsible for their own portfolio of clients. They will report directly into an experienced team leader.

KPMG offers an excellent working environment for personal and career progression.

Global Skills & Behaviours

The role is client facing and the employee will be required to liaise directly with the clients, arranging work schedules in respect of the relevant input. The following skills and behaviours are essential:

- 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.

- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.

- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.

- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

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

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our policy.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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