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Group & Corporate Accounting Assistant Manager

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Description:
To support in delivery of the quarterly consolidation on a financial reporting basis, be responsible for financial accounting and reporting of certain KPMG UK entities, including overseas reporting where relevant and provide support for the external audit, both in the UK and overseas.

Group consolidation

- Review of underlying input data for consolidation, for both core UK entities and overseas.
- Liaise with overseas operations as required for supplementary information and support.
- Calculation and preparation of consolidation journals required on a quarterly basis.
UK legal entities
- Preparation and review of quarterly trial balances including the preparation or collation and review of all balance sheet reconciliations, to ensure mis-postings are identified and resolved quickly.
- Liaise with relevant KBS departments to solve queries and problems as they arise.
- Preparation of financial statements for legal entities, including all supporting documents for year end audit.
UK and overseas audits
- Support and co-ordination of external audit requirements as required, liaising with KBS and other KPMG teams to collate full and comprehensive responses to queries.
- Preparation of ad-hoc reporting required for new overseas working as and when they arise, co-ordinating all aspects of reporting and overseas audit.Other
- Coaching and managing team E grades to assist in delivery of consolidation and entity reporting and audit.
- Assisting in other ad hoc projects, including technical review, as required.
Skills required:
- Qualified accountant or working towards an accounting qualification, with a strong understanding of financial reporting conceptual framework and good understanding of International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS).
- Experience with SAP is preferred.
- Good Microsoft Office skills essential. Aptitude for working with data.
- Good communication skills – the ability to communicate with all levels of staff and partners and act appropriately on requests.
- Proactive thinking but also willing to learn and work as part of a team.
- Good organisational skills – ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.
- Attention to detail and respect for confidential information.

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