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Assistant Manager - Deal Advisory QRM

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID131810BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager - Deal Advisory QRM
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineQRM and OGC
Service Line InformationQuality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

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 Description
The opportunity:

The opportunity will provide exposure to the Transaction Services (“TS”) and Corporate Finance (“CF”) service lines within Deal Advisory helping the successful applicant to:

- understand how the firm and Deal Advisory manage risk and the guidance, tools and templates available to help client-facing Partners and staff deliver quality services to clients, whilst protecting the firm;
- develop their knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment and professional framework in which KPMG and Deal Advisory operate;
- develop an appreciation of how different parts of Deal Advisory and the wider firm integrate and deliver;
- develop wider contacts and increase their exposure within Deal Advisory (with Partners and staff of all grades) and other parts of QRM and the Office of General Counsel (“OGC”).

The successful applicant will be ready to work in a small but growing team led by the Deal Advisory Risk Management Partner. The team is loosely divided into TS and CF with support needed across both areas feeding into the two Senior Managers and three Directors in the team.

Key Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will:
- support the DA business by responding to queries received from DA practitioners in relation to professional practice, engagement and risk management matters, consulting with other professionals in the DA QRM team and wider QRM/OGC teams as required;

- assist the DA QRM team in maintaining the portal pages (a key source of guidance material, tools and templates for client-facing practitioners), assisting in processing amendments where required;

- support the process of arranging and running the annual Risk Roadshow program across Deal Advisory Assistant Manager (D grades), Manager (C grades) and Senior Managers (B grades). The Risk Roadshows are critical in promoting and setting the tone in relation to quality and risk management matters. There is potential for the individual to gain presentation delivery experience;

- be responsible for upholding and maintaining the DA QRM profile within the business and assist in raising awareness of risk management policies and procedures amongst client-facing practitioners both in terms of what the policies and procedures are and also why they are important;

- support the management and delivery of the annual Quality Performance Review (“QPR”) program across Deal Advisory which will include planning, undertaking engagement set-up reviews, helping to progress reviews, collating reports and preparing summaries/ reports of findings. The individual will be expected to (with some guidance) identify issues in engagements reviewed, gather information and ask questions of practitioners to help understand the issue, understand why something is an issue and assist in providing feedback to engagement teams;

- assist in compliance monitoring for FCA regulatory purposes;

- assist in providing introductory briefings to new joiners to Deal Advisory;

- assist in the provision of accreditation to Deal Advisory Engagement Managers and Engagement Leaders;

- support the DA QRM team with other ad hoc projects when required, including those connected to the DA Transformation Agenda.

The Person:

The successful candidate will ideally:
- be a strong performing Assistant Manager (D grade) with potential for career development;
- have a Deal Advisory client-facing background or be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of what the TS and CF businesses do;
- have a background or prior experience in risk management or demonstrate a keen interest in how the firm manages risk;
- demonstrate attention to detail and a mind-set that challenges, seeks the facts and identifies issues and potential solutions;
- be self-motivated: able to work alone on occasion and able to work closely with others;
- be able and willing to take responsibility and accountability for the quality of own work;
- be a strong and supportive team player;
- be organised, able to prioritise, manage change and be resilient;
- have excellent written and oral communication skills;
- be positive and enthusiastic in helping to raise the standards of professional practice and risk management across DA;
- be London based and able to travel within the UK when required.

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

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 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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