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Senior Finance Associate - Leeds

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140787BR
Job TitleSenior Finance Associate - Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineFinance
Service Line InformationWith a turnover in excess of £1.5 billion and a payroll of close to 16,000 partners and staff across UK offices, our Finance team covers a huge spectrum of work. It spans everything from being closely involved in supporting the organisation's business strategy to tightly managing critical business functions like employee payroll, expenses, accounts payable and billing.

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 DescriptionBusiness Partnering

Develop an understanding of the business being supported, being proactive to learn about products / services / markets
Support local stakeholders within the supported business area to understand the business performance and the key drivers
Produce MI, data analysis and other reporting for local stakeholders per the organisation design, mandating the use of centralised MI and other tools as appropriate
Support the business in the understanding, use and reporting of all performance KPIs - especially those that have a commercial impact
Be the subject matter expert for engagement related performance questions from engagement teams – including training and education
Support the business with complex process and administration queries and requests which are outside of the scope of OEH SoW

Commercial Management

Support the preparation for Deal Board and other pre-engagement processes -especially around engagement budgeting
Support in-flight commercial reviews as directed by the AFM

Plan / Budget / Forecast

Support the Finance work-stream in relation to Business planning, budgeting and forecasting

Financial Control / Management

Execute processes to ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial position of the business
Review cost management processes to ensure good controls are in place around spend
Support the IT / expense / e-payables coding processes. Investigating and escalating as required
Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to. Challenge deviation and always be forward thinking about improvements
Be aware of and support timesheet, suspense and other finance related processes and the implication for financial results

Working Capital Management

Support the FBP in the management and review of Working Capital KPIs for the MU
Monitor the business actions on WIP and debt items and highlight EL/EM underperformance to ensure it is escalated

Team Management

Day to day supervision of junior team workload and job cover arrangements
Support recruitment across Business Finance as required
Take on some training / mentoring responsibilities for junior and new members of the team

Finance Community

Play a role in the broader finance community, including active participation in meetings, forums and projects
Be an advocate for change programmes delivered by Finance / KBS, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation and any other changes in ways of working

Skills and Experience

AAT or relevant degree or relevant experience of accounting in an operational or professional services environment
Resilient and able to work with multiple and highly demanding stakeholders
Problem solving abilities
Attention to detail

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.

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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