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Finance Associate

Date: Aug 3, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Finance Associate

The Finance Operational Excellence Hub (OEH) provides Finance transactional support to our UK Business and through our service pledge underpins our overall Finance strategy and vision.
We are a busy team covering operational tasks supporting our clients – the business, enabling them to support their clients.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Finance Operational Excellence Hub. Part of our DNA is to continually look for ways to improve on the expectations of our clients across the business with the service we deliver. Setting up the EFC team is just one of many initiatives in the pursuit of delivering a great service to the business.
The Engagement Financial Champions will play an integral part in the delivery of Finance support to KPMG.

The OEH function:
OEH plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy, and as the Finance representative within that function this role plays a key part in delivering that strategy.
At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement – “our people are extraordinary”.

Roles and responsibilities
To work as part of the Engagement Financial Champions team, supporting the capabilities across a range of areas, including:
Develop an understanding of the business being supported, proactively learning about Finance processes.
Support the business with process and administration queries and requests which are outside of the scope of EXL and other Finance support teams, using the team’s workflow management system to log and track queries through to resolution.

Review liquidity and WIP reporting, highlighting and following up on risk and billing opportunities, and highlight Engagement Leader / Engagement Manager underperformance, where necessary.
Work with Key Stakeholders to ensure Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers fully understand the lock-up cycle and how to deliver against their lock-up targets.

Meet with Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers, as required, to discuss billing actions.
Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to, escalating deviation where necessary.
Support compliance and education around relevant finance-related processes.
Be an advocate for change programmes delivered by Finance / KBS, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation, and any other changes.

Keep team Knowledgebases and process documentation up to date.
Take ownership for own performance and identify areas for improvement and development.

Grade: E
Base location: Cross-UK
Behavioural / team skills

• Proactive attitude
• Well organised
• Able to prioritise and deal with a varied workload
• High attention to detail
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Resilient and able to work with multiple and demanding stakeholders
• Problem solving abilities
• Numeracy literate – preference for a Maths ‘A’ level or equivalent qualification

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