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Manager - Insurance Accounting Advisory

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

•Contribute to the delivery of high-quality accounting advice to insurance clients. This may include support on M&A, IFRS 17 implementation, ad-hoc accounting and group reorganisations
•Communicate clearly analysis, observations and recommendations in writing and verbally
•Take responsibility for engagement planning and management on a day-to-day basis
•Act as day-to-day lead on client engagements, managing small teams where required
•Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect insurance financial reporting, support with analysis of emerging issues
•Prepare and delivery of presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing materials
•Support bids and proposals for new client opportunities and grow existing valued client relationships
•Develop client relationships and utilise network to identify opportunities for KPMG to perform additional services
•Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and updating senior members on progress
•Mentor staff and conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

•Strong academic background including at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
•Up to date knowledge of the financial reporting environment impacting insurers
•Possess a relevant professional qualification (such as ACA)
•Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and client presentations
•Proven technical and analytical ability to analyse client issues and propose commercial solutions
•Ability to prioritise and challenge

Knowledge & Experience:

•Extensive experience in delivering audit or accounting advisory services to insurers
•Good knowledge of insurance financial reporting and experience of applying this to a range of different issues
•A knowledge of Solvency II and UK GAAP is beneficial but is not necessary
•Ideally some consulting experience, with excellent client liaison and communication skills as well as commercial awareness
•Ability to develop new business opportunities for the accounting advisory team to deliver
•Strong project management experience
•Ability to work in a client facing and consulting role, with ability to build networks and relationships
•Proactive attitude with a desire for the opportunity for personal and professional growth

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