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Finance Assistant

Date: Apr 8, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143666BR
Job TitleFinance Assistant
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 Description
Role Title: Finance Assistant
Role Type: FTC - 6 month
Grade: E
Working Hours: 09:30 - 17:30
Location: London


Business Partnering

- Develop an understanding of the business being supported, being proactive to learn about products / services / markets
- Support local stakeholders within the management unit to understand their engagement performance and the key drivers - including training and education
- Production of MI, data analysis and other reporting for to further assist the understanding of engagement performance as appropriate
- Support the business with complex process and administration queries and requests which are outside of the scope of EXL SoW
Financial Control / Management

- Execute processes to ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial position of the business
- Support the IT / expense / e-payables coding processes. Investigating and escalating as required
- Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to. Escalate deviation and always be forward thinking about improvements
- Support compliance and education around timesheet, suspense and other finance related processes
Plan / Budget / Forecast

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

Working Capital Management

- Review liquidity reporting, highlighting and following up on risk and opportunities
- Monitor the business actions on WIP and debt items and highlight EL/EM underperformance to ensure it is escalated and dealt with
- Meet with Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers on an “as needed” basis to discuss billing and cash collection actions
- Work with Performance leaders to ensure Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers fully understand the lock-up cycle and how to deliver against their lock-up targets
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
- Adhoc Financial Administration
- Any other financial administration duties relevant to the business finance agenda or that have a broader commercial implication
Skills and Experience

- A 'level educated with B or greater in GCSE English and Maths
- 1 - 2 years 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 Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!



Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.



Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.



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