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Assistant Manager - Reward Consulting, London

Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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.

The Reward practice at KPMG is a dedicated national team that advise on the design, tax, market practice, corporate governance, regulatory and accounting aspects of management and broader employee incentive structures. The business has recently received approval from the partnership to make a strategic investment in expanding the practice, to focus on the all-employee reward proposition. The practice has recruited an Associate Partner from a leading consulting firm as a first step and is looking for a team to support the establishment and development of that service line.

This role provides the opportunity to join the London Reward Consulting team that sits within KPMG’s National Market’s business which services those clients based primarily in the UK. The National Markets client base ranges from technology start-ups to FTSE 250 companies, allowing for an exciting mix of work from a highly diverse client base. This provides an opportunity for consultants to work closely with other internal functions (Tax, Accounting, Legal and Advisory) to deliver joined-up and commercial solutions to clients.

Both the London National Market business and the wider Reward team have grown significantly in recent years, and this role offers candidates the opportunity to join a business area which has wider leadership support to build upon its success and continue to grow.

We are looking for talented, energetic new hires to bring the plan to life and who are excited by the opportunity to create something new in the marketplace. Personality fit is all – we want people who will enjoy and are not afraid by the journey. In turn, we can offer unparalleled opportunity to progress on an accelerated basis without barrier.

This will be a varied role but some of your main responsibilities will include:

• Partnering with consultants and clients to conduct analysis, review the client issues and develop solutions that support companies’ business strategies, and enable them to attract, retain and engage talent
• Analysis is likely to include job levelling and architecture, pay benchmarking, effectiveness of pay programmes and incentives including sales incentives. There may also be opportunities to assist on Executive Compensation matters.
• Modelling reward structures and conducting financial impact analyses of alternative designs
• Project Management of smaller projects
• Performing market research and contributing to the development of intellectual capital (e.g. market reports, white papers etc
• Developing awareness of legal, regulatory and legislative trends that relate to reward
• Drafting documents and helping to present the team’s analytical work and solutions to client audiences
• Drafting newsletters and alerts on topical reward matters to share with clients

• Bachelor’s Degree. An analytical subject e.g. economics, finance, mathematics, business, statistics an advantage but not essential
• Work experience that demonstrates strong technical and/or client service skills
• Direct experience (at least 2 years) in the Reward field, ideally in a consulting role, although a relevant corporate role would also be considered
• Ability to be a self-starter and work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel

This role is suitable for
• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Proactive professionals who take ownership of their matters
• Flexible people who can deal with a fluid, changing work environment
• Individuals with a relevant reward background who want to get a better understanding of all-employee and executive reward and the evolving nature of pay in today’s environment

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