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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job description – Group reorganisations and structuring accounting advisory


Client facing Senior Manager role in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS/UK GAAP accounting advice to large corporates and mid-market clients across a range of sectors with a focus on group reorganisation and structuring projects. Group reorganisation projects involve advising clients on the accounting impact of a restructuring project (including, but not limited to, the transfer of trade and assets and investments, distributions, rationalising intercompany balances, reducing legal entities etc.). The projects involve working with cross-functional teams, including Tax, Legal and Deal Advisory teams. We are seeking qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and below.


Key Responsibilities:

Management of multiple engagements and leading AAS input into larger multi-disciplinary project teams. This involves liaising with specialists, overseas member firms and external advisers.

Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.

Knowledge of structuring steps to achieve business objectives and identifying issues from an accounting perspective on such steps.

Technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert on common control transactions, distribution requirements and share capital requirements.

Strong IFRS knowledge and experience of application to client situations.

Lead business development effort and proposal activity.

Build and maintain excellent working relationships with key client contacts and internal KPMG contacts.

Identify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams and play an active role in introductions.

Actively promote the team and personal profile to internal networks in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads.

Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery.

Demonstrate continuous self-development.

Coaching and developing junior members of staff.

Actively contribute to Accounting Advisory Services’ strategy, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

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

Key Qualifications and Skills Required:

Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)

Experience in an accounting advisory function within the large Corporate business sector

Technical accounting experience with IFRS, UK GAAP and UK Companies Act

Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others

Experience of leading teams and project management

Experience of collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams

Experience in leading and developing client relationships within the Corporate Sector as well as cross-functional relationships

Strong motivation to develop and coach junior team members

Display an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in a respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

Analytical ability and attention to detail

Problem solving attitude and proven ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


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