Director - Accounting Advisory Services

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CountryUnited Kingdom FunctionAudit KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges. With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead of the companies we Audit – rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to deliver quality in everything that we do.Service Line GroupAudit Job PreviewClient facing Director in the Accounting Advisory Services team providing specialist advice for accounting implications in corporate deals and often involves working with cross functional teams.Job DescriptionClient facing Director in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Provides specialist IFRS accounting advice to clients across a range of areas however specifically focussed on the accounting implication arising in corporate deals. Projects may arise from mergers and acquisitions as well as disposal activity which may include accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams often including Transaction Services, and Corporate Finance.We are seeking additional leaders and qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of accounting based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.Key Responsibilities:• Operational accountability and responsibility for the delivery of accounting advisory engagements. Demonstrates a strong tone and culture supporting quality through communication, consultations, engagement support and commitment to maintain objectivity, professional scepticism, ethics and integrity. This includes leading KPMG engagements with clients and AAS input into larger, multi-disciplinary teams.• Providing accounting support including reports and presentations to client issues relating to IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP (FRS101/FRS 102/UK Companies Act 2006). This may include:o Assessing the impact of recently adopted and new accounting standards (i.e. IFRS 9, 15 and 16)o Support the preparation of historical financial information for regulatory filings in accordance with relevant accounting framework(s)o Supporting transaction teams with IFRS 3 analysis and model reviews with relevant accounting frameworks.o Providing accounting support to identify implications of business reorganisation plans.o Assessing the accounting impact of any change in the operation of an organisation.o Ad hoc accounting support including development and delivery of training and reports based on relevant client needs.• Ownership and delivery of quality, efficient and profitable engagements.• Strong technical accounting skills equivalent to a subject matter expert / thought leader on specific topics.• Lead and be accountable for driving business development effort in a sector/AAS service line.• Build and maintain excellent relationship with senior client staff.• Build and maintain excellent relationship with other departments with whom AAS works closely e.g. tax, deal advisory.• Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams• Deliver compelling engagement proposals which result in winning engagements.• Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams• Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities• Motivate and generate commitment from team members.• Demonstrate continuous self-development and commitment to others development through coaching and leadership.• Share knowledge with the team.• Oversight and lead key pillars of AAS strategy, take accountability for overall team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.Key skills and competencies required:• Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)• Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, UK GAAP (FRS 101/102) and Companies Act• US GAAP knowledge would be beneficial• Strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRS 9,15 and 16.• Experience in leading and developing client relationships• Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses• Experience of oversight of teams• Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues of all levels• Experience working as an Accounting Advisory Director in a Top 10 Audit firm working within large corporate sectors preferred• Business development experience including generating sales with new clients and developing internal networks• 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.Intelligent WorkingOur employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.Applying with a disabilityAs a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring a great experience for colleagues with a disability. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any adjustments that you may require with your recruitment contact.KPMG's commitment to diversityWe are proud of the value we place on individuality. We want you to bring your full self to work and maximise your potential. KPMG is a place where everyone can thrive, whatever their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.Policy for AgenciesKPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: PolicyLocation: London

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