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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory- Banking

Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138355BR
Job TitleSenior Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory- Banking
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionThe Banking Accounting Advisory team has live accounting advisory and change project experience in the market as well as in-depth understanding of technical accounting and insights into practical application issues and challenges. The team’s experience enables us to anticipate and proactively address the future challenges in the banking sector and our proven track record have resulted in significant growth which require dynamic and skilled individuals to deliver.

Our team provides a wide range of accounting advisory services including the following:
- Technical accounting support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, UK GAAP, FINREP, Pillar 3, Brexit
- Accounting advisory on transactions and financial reporting such as on-call accounting advisory, design or review of accounting policy manuals and financial statements
- Accounting advisory with respect to business structuring
- Providing subject matter expertise support on multi-disciplinary Finance transformation and Deal advisory projects
- Audit support on technical accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Providing high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences

Our team is expanding fast and need to continue building and delivering pipeline of new opportunities to meet our ambitious growth targets. As a result, an opportunity has arisen for senior manager level resources to help KPMG to meet our demanding pipeline. As part of our team, you will be working closely with other high impact functions within KPMG to develop client propositions such as Risk Consulting, Management Consulting and Banking Audit. As part of Banking Accounting Advisory team, there will also be opportunities to get involved in some regulatory areas as well as projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support is required, e.g. FINREP, Brexit, Finance transformation.

Your responsibilities as a Senior Manager in the Accounting Advisory team will include:

- Leading 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
- 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
- Leading client and internal workshops and training
- Driving KPMG’s propositions/client offerings and assisting in the responses to client RFPs, with a primary focus on financial services (in particular banking clients)
- Writing and reviewing client reports based on analytical exercises (e.g. review of clients’ technical accounting decisions, stakeholder interview) to present findings and recommendations
- Respond to clients’ and audit teams’ ad-hoc accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Managing and mentoring engagement team members

In addition you will:

- Oversee and ensure effective knowledge management of the team
- Work with Partners and Directors to sell/deliver solutions to clients
- Drive development of accounting advisory collateral and tools
- Develop thought leadership and technical accounting training material under the supervision of Partners and Directors
- You may be given opportunities to present to internal and/or external audience at various events
- Lead and deliver presentation to current and target clients
- Build and maintain long lasting client relationships

Qualifications and Skills

Successful candidates should have a strong Banking finance knowledge (including an understanding of the interactions with risk functions) and demonstrate the following skills:

- Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA is preferable)
- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IFRS 16, IFRS 15) and crucially the practical application within the banking industry
- Good analytical skills in relation to impairment techniques
- Strong people manager with the ability to lead teams and develop others
- Strong communicator with a proven record in building strong and lasting client relationships
- Excellent project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality programme, project or assignment outputs
- Ability to lead and manage accounting change client engagements with no supervision (e.g. IFRS9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16)
- Strong work ethic, professional and personable
- Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skill

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for 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.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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