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About KPMG International and the Global Resource Centre
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and territories and have 207,000 people working in member firms around the world and with FY18 revenues at more than US$28.96 B. KPMG International, a matrix organization, works at the global level and sets strategy, ensures global consistency and provides expertise to support member firms in the achievement of their business and Employer of Choice objectives. Many of the resources to support member firms, within KPMG International have been centralized with the Global Resource Centre (GRC) in Toronto. The GRC provides Global Marketing & Communications, Learning & Development, Procurement, Risk, Finance and IT.
Overview of the opportunity:
The Manager, Global Finance will oversee Finance activities of KPMG Global Resource Centre, a wholly owned subsidiary of KPMGI. Key elements of the role include overseeing outsourced accounting operations in Toronto to ensure all processing is timely and accurate. Review and analyze the financial statements and management accounts highlighting issues and areas of concern to the Financial Controller.
The Manager, Global Finance will also support Global Finance Core Operations daily activities, assisting with various projects and initiatives in Finance Operations. The role is based in Toronto, Canada.
This role will work directly with outsourced service provider, monitor and report on quality of delivered services against established KPIs.
The successful candidate will be experienced at using different accounting systems in a similar role in a similar sized organization, preferably a multinational or professional services firm, working with outsourced Finance Providers. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills with the ability to scope out difficult tasks, set objectives and goals, develop schedules, prioritize multiple activities, and anticipate roadblocks.
What you will do:
On a day to day basis the successful candidate, with the full support of our Finance Provider, will be responsible for the following.
Oversee KPMG GRC accounting operations; Work closely with the outsourced provider to ensure accuracy in Accounts payable, profit and loss accounts and balance sheet
Monitor all day-to-day GRC financial activities. Provide guidance and assistance on any accounting matter.
Prepare IFRS financial statements, working papers and any additional information for the interim and annual audit. Analyse year end movements in the financial statements for review by the Financial Controller
Oversee monthly closing processes. Work with outsourced provider on constant improvement of monthly reporting outcome
Perform an initial review of quarterly KPMG GRC financial statements and analysis identifying and resolving any issues or inconsistencies prior to review by the Financial Controller
Examine and reconcile monthly MSLP invoices to payroll register, T&E reports and GL and AP Glide
Monitor monthly invoicing of the GRC expense transactions by cost centre for consolidation of GRC expenses in KPMGI
Examine and analyse quarterly true up of allocation costs. Agree all allocation costs to the Services Agreement. Resolve all discrepancies with MSLP directly and escalate to the Financial Controller if required
Oversee and monitor the weekly cash balances. Ensure timely requests submitted for the funds advances. Provide information required for accurate cash forecasting
Review and approve weekly payment supporting documentation prior to Director of Finance authorization in rotation with other members of the Finance team
Assist Financial Controller with KPMGI Cash Management and Treasury activities as required
Oversee compliance of KPMGI vendor maintenance and payment process in accordance with IRS 1099 and 1042 reporting requirements. Manage annual 1099 and 1042 filing process
Assist Financial Controller and the internal tax team with all tax documentation requirements related to KPMGI account receivable activities, i.e. tax certificates, protocols, declaration letters
Support oversight of KPMGI AR collection and escalation process, interest charges on long-outstanding membership dues
Responsible for preparation of KPMGI Dutch Statistical Returns in accordance with established guidelinesProvide support with various Global Finance projects and initiatives as required
What you bring to the role:
Professional Accounting Designation and a degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or Business Administration
Keys to your success
Prior experience – At least 5 years of Accounting experience in a similar role in a similar sized organization preferably within a Big 4 accounting firm; Systems savvy: SAP S4 HANA, Advance user of Excel, experience managing large volumes of dataSpecific skills required:
The ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial or business reports, statements and projections.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to scope out difficult tasks, set objectives and goals, develop schedules, prioritize multiple activities, and anticipate roadblocks
Ability to use own initiative to identify practical solutions to resolve issues that arise
Proven communication and relationship building skills with the ability to present financial and non-financial information in a clear and effective manner
A “self-starter” – ability to work independently on a daily basis with minimum supervision
Track record in building excellent relationships with offshore Finance Providers, and ensuring that they consistently provide high quality work within pre agreed deadlines.
Management Accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and corporate tax activities
Financial Accounting including month end, interim and year end processes
Various projects and initiatives support
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