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Senior Manager - Legal Services - Global Entity Management

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description

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 Global Entity Management Team sits within Legal Services, KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the corporate secretarial adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients in relation to compliance and governance matters.

Over the next few years, this team will grow and Legal Services as a whole will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

KPMG Legal Services is for people who are:

- Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
- Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally
- People with a passion for a career within the field of company secretarial/project management services
- Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work.
- Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients.
- Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally.
- Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

Why you might want to join KPMG Global Entity Management:

- You want to continue to develop your project management capabilities within an international environment.
- You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team.
- You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a corporate secretarial team in a leading global professional services firm.
- You are excited by the idea of being a member of a team that will grow significantly.
- You want to broaden your experience and become a well-rounded professional.
- You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

What the key responsibilities of the role are:

Project managing the overall delivery of outsourced corporate secretarial projects for our clients, including managing a portfolio of your own clients and supervising junior team members, overseeing the provision of services for their clients

Acting as relationship manager for your portfolio of clients, including regular communications, hosting update calls/meetings and obtaining/reviewing feedback for improvement in services

Supporting clients with the coordination of more complex multi-jurisdictional projects

Coordinating our international network firms to ensure delivery of our services to required standards for our clients. Working to identify and resolve issues and establish and maintain best practice.

Lead the business development process including progressing opportunities, pitching and taking responsibility for contract negotiation and agreement

Working with other team members to develop marketable service propositions

Ensure strong working relationships, both with clients and colleagues alike

Line managing junior team members as well as providing coaching and technical support for other team members

Managing the risk and commercial aspects involved in the delivery of services including financial, planning and governance aspects

Identify opportunities to deliver additional support for clients on specialist subjects, including delivering training sessions

Follow KPMG best practice and policy

Education and qualifications:

- The applicant will have achieved a 2:1 or higher degree qualification in a relevant degree discipline.
- In addition, the applicant may have achieved a project management qualification (such as PRINCE 2), although this is not a requirement.

Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the company secretarial profession, supporting a wide range of corporate secretarial tasks for a large portfolio of clients

Strong technical knowledge of international corporate secretarial matters and processes

Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences;

Proven track record of project management and leadership skills – will be able to manage teams to deliver projects, even under pressure;

Proven track record of people management

Experienced in understanding and mitigating the risks and financials associated with client engagements;

Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind;

A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed;

Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

Good working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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