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Assistant Manager, Financial Sector Accounting Services (FSAS)

  • Birmingham ( West Midlands )
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

We are seeking a qualified accountant to join our growing Financial Services Accounting Advisory Services (FSAS) team based in Birmingham. The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Engagements focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular providing financial instrument accounting advice (including hedge accounting), accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including FSAS London, FSAS Regulatory, Accounting Advisory Services - Birmingham, Audit and Tax.

We are seeking additional qualified accountants to continue to extend the depth and breadth of financial services accounting based services in our Birmingham office, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

- Assist with the delivery of live accounting advisory client engagements and provide input to technical accounting work streams of larger multi-disciplinary engagements
- Providing subject matter expertise on technical accounting issues relating to the implementation of new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16)
- Reviewing technical accounting and risk interpretations related to new accounting standards prepared by clients (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16), provide challenge and recommendations
- Assist in drafting responses to clients’ and audit teams’ ad-hoc accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals
- Monitor, coach and develop others you work with on engagements

Key skills and competencies required:

- Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent). Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered
- Understanding of accounting developments and key current issues facing clients
- Strong ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients and attention to detail
- Problem solving attitude and ability to apply accounting concepts to unusual one-off situations
- Excellent people and communication skills, both written and verbal

Experience and Background

- Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, especially related to financial instruments (IAS 32, IAS 39 (including hedge accounting), IFRS 7 and IFRS 9)
- UK GAAP and Companies Law knowledge is preferred Relevant experience within Financial Services. For example, working with building societies, other mutuals, intermediaries or banks
- Knowledge of finance processes, in particularly accounting processes and / or reporting requirements advantageous
- Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverables to a range of stakeholders
- Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the Financial Sector