Retailer and Franchise Accountant
Small Business Accounting
Service Line Information
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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.
KPMG’s Small Business and Corporate Accounting (SBCA) business is one of the UK firm’s Strategic Growth Initiatives focusing on small businesses and start-ups. KPMG has made significant investment in developing digital technology with the aim of revolutionising the delivery of services to SMEs.
The SBCA team not only works with many fast growing SME clients, but also with some of the UK’s largest FTSE100 businesses. These larger client’s typically have a large number of smaller Franchises supporting their business.
The SBCA team has significant plans for growth. To support this growth we are recruiting a Retailer and Franchise Accountant, who, supported by an online platform will support our clients with their accounting and tax needs.
The candidate will be supporting trainee and qualified Accountants with management and financial accounts reporting, variance analysis and data analytics across our Retail & Franchise clients.
Candidates should have the desire to develop the core skills of management and financial accounting. The scope of work can vary from client to client and therefore adaptability is key.
The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with clients and stakeholders. Confidence in liaising with colleagues and clients is essential, along with the ability to prioritise and manage a workload.
The individual will report in to an experienced Team Leader.
The successful candidate will have had a minimum of 1-2 years’ finance work experience.
One of the following professional qualifications is preferred but not essential -
- Degree – 2.1 (or higher) in a finance-related discipline;
- AAT – Qualified, or studying towards
KPMG offers an excellent working environment for personal and career progression.
The role is based in Birmingham.
Global Skills & Behaviours
The candidate will develop into a client facing role and so the following skills and behaviours are essential:
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.
If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.
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While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.
We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.
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