Senior Manager, Audit Accounting Advisory Services

Job Description



You've got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we're committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do. When you join KPMG you'll be one of over 227,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 146 countries. With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there's no limit to the impact you can make.

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The Opportunity:

KPMG's Accounting Advisory Services in Toronto is looking for a Senior Manager and/or experienced Manager (depending on years of relevant experience) to join their dynamic team supporting Financial Services (FI) The Accounting Advisory Services team is a group of dedicated professionals, with a collaborative working environment that leverages the strengths of the members, who are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients.

We are currently looking for individuals who are passionate about using their financial services industry technical accounting, financial reporting and project management skills in a fast-paced cross functional environment to conquer a wide spectrum of accounting and financial reporting challenges, including in technical areas such as IFRS 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 including understanding/experience with financial instrument valuation principles, and equivalent US GAAP and ASPE, and associated finance and business operational process/systems and controls.

The successful candidates will provide services to both private and public clients primarily within the financial services (banks, credit unions, insurance, broker dealers) industry within and outside Canada. Individuals who independent thinkers, have strong project management skills, excellent research and writing skills, an aptitude for problem solving, an ability to communicate technical concepts and solutions in plain language, and enjoy brainstorming accounting and operational solutions to evolving fact patterns in a team environment will thrive in this role.

In addition, a penchant for being pragmatic/practical is key; knowing the right answer is not as helpful/valuable if we cannot advise clients on how to successfully and practically implement it. Working in this role will provide the opportunity to enhance one's existing technical and operational accounting skills and to build upon analytical, written and oral communication skills. This role will also provide candidates with opportunities to develop skills related to maturity and business acumen within financial services, new business development, management and personal growth which would also support further career progression within Accounting Advisory and KPMG.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a depth of expertise that combines financial reporting knowledge and practical experience to proactively help clients address their accounting and financial reporting challenges. The successful candidate needs to be malleable and interested in doing 'a different thing every day' supporting a large range of functions and individuals. Being a quick learner with an aptitude towards technical accounting and have the organizational skills to juggle competing deadlines are also key.

Audit experience or technical accounting experience in industry is beneficial. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to identify opportunities for new business by leveraging existing relationships, building new relationships and being able to successfully identify a client needs and align the KPMG solution to successfully address that need and win the engagement. The successful candidate should also be savvy with technology applications including excel (writing macro etc), to be able to support clients with their implementation of such applications, in addition to data modelling.

Experience with R, Matlab, C++ etc would be an asset. What you will doYou will lend your knowledge and experience to: Executing the delivery of accounting advisory engagements under IFRS and take ownership of the engagements from start to finish, which will require strong project management skills, including managing client deliverables and expectations. Remain current on applicable and evolving financial reporting standards and securities and regulatory requirements and developing accounting/business issues.

Assist clients with a broad scope of financial reporting activities, including the preparation of financial statements, preparation of working papers and liaising with the clients' auditors. Assist clients with evaluating the requirements of accounting, reporting and disclosure standards, preparing supporting analyses, including drafting reports and presentations, and analyzing differences between different accounting frameworks. Develop fit-for-purpose solutions through obtaining understanding of clients' preferences and business constraints.

Assist clients to operationalize financial reporting, risk management reporting and regulatory reporting requirements/needs. Work with broader KPMG advisory teams including Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory, in support of process/control redesign and advising on other business implications to your clients when assessing the impact of accounting change. What you bring to the role Relevant post-secondary degree and/or CPA, CA (or recognized national accounting designation).

CFA or FRM designations would be a strong asset. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities and a desire to enhance technical skills through researching and analyzing accounting standards, including an ability to distill the principle out of complex accounting standards (including basis for conclusions and implementation guidance) and an ability to process complex fact patterns and scenarios. Knowledge of relevant accounting topics including at least IFRS 9/IAS 39 and as many of IFRS 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17.

Experience working in the financial services industries including banks, insurance, credit unions, broker dealers. Excellent written and oral communication skills (including preparation of technical memos and presentations), with the ability to 'uncomplicate the complicated' by expressing ideas clearly, convincingly and concisely to both external and internal stakeholders. Strong project management skills, with the ability to deliver assignments on time, as well as manage competing demands, without sacrificing attention to detail.

Versatility and adaptability to a dynamic and often fast-paced environment. Extensive knowledge of Excel and experience with advance functions within Excel including experience writing macros.

Experience with tactical or strategic system implementation, including data discovery, configuration and/or testing. Roles may also require the ability and willingness to travel, sometimes extensively, within Canada and the U.S., as well as internationally (when legally permissible) Keys to your success: A 'client first' mentality, with the ability to understand the client's business and maintain internal and external networks. A pragmatic/practical approach to understanding and applying principles to complex transactions of fact patterns.

A self-starter who proactively leverages available resources and tools and applies sound judgment throughout the process to formulate pragmatic solutions. Demonstrated ability to work under time constraints and manage multiple and competing priorities. Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) complex information to various audiences in a clear, understandable and persuasive manner. A positive, productive and pragmatic approach to problem solving.

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