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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services - Transport

Date: May 21, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144744BR
Job TitleManager - Accounting Advisory Services - Transport
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

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 Team

KPMG’s dedicated transport advisory team provides specialist financial, commercial and strategic advice to the transport sector (both public and private sector participants), focusing on the rail and bus markets in the UK and globally.
We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our services, both in the UK rail franchised market, where KPMG is the dominant provider of financial and commercial advice, and within the wider transport industry including Network Rail and bus operations. Successful candidates would initially work on engagements supporting clients to develop financial forecasts and business plans, through working in a management role within KPMG finance teams. Typical engagements will be supporting transport client teams to generate and challenge costs and revenues to underpin their business plans, whether for a specific contract or transaction, market entry into a new country, or across a whole business unit for a defined planning period.

There will also be opportunity to work on other transport focussed projects in the department. Recent projects have included advising Network Rail on its financial forecasts in relation to its regulatory settlement, market entry studies for public and private sector transport contractors, financial due diligence on transactions across the rail industry value chain, contract mobilisations, and supporting a public sector transport body with financial and commercial advice in relation to a new Integrated Smart Ticketing offering.

The Role

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Providing specialised financial and commercial advice and support to UK public and private sector transport clients.

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Providing financial and commercial challenge to help clients develop robust and competitive bids and credible financial forecasts.

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Serving as a senior member of the KPMG team on rail franchise bids, supporting the finance workstream lead and leading sub-workstreams.

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Serving as a senior member of the KPMG team on other engagements focused on financial planning and commercial advice to transport operators.

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Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.

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Contributing to practice management, including thought leadership, business development activities and general practice development.

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Candidates are expected to become active members of KPMG’s wider transport network, developing sector knowledge to help grow the wider global transport practice.

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People management and development, for example by acting as a Performance Manager for more junior staff.

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Engagement management.

The Person

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Qualified accountant (or highly financially literate).

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Significant experience in a finance role in the transport industry in either public or private sectors.

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Examples of experience required includes one or more of UK rail, UK bus, or UK rail infrastructure. Including for example understanding of the wider UK rail and/or bus sector, the key stakeholders, and their strategic and commercial priorities. Understanding of key risks facing transport operators, and how to mitigate them.

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Other desirable experience would include working within UK rail supply chain, rolling stock manufacturers, ROSCOs or international transport.

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Experience of rail franchise bidding highly desirable, but not mandatory for exceptional candidates.

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Proven ability to motivate people and work in a team.

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Proven track record of being able to act on own initiative and be able to develop innovative solutions.

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Experience of working as an external advisor in a consultancy capacity desirable, particularly in multi-disciplinary teams including specialists such as modellers and technical advisors.

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Experience and knowledge of the risk and engagement management process at KPMG or another similar regulated professional services firm.

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Analytical ability and attention to detail.

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Network of existing clients in the rail and/or bus industry.

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Willingness to learn and to try new things, and to be deployed across a variety of other KPMG projects (including outside the transport sector) as required.

Our Deal

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