KPMG India Pvt Ltd
Manager - Accounting Advisory Services
We are recruiting for a Manager in the Accounting Advisory Services team. Working as a Manager in this team, your responsibilities will include:
Managing a team of staff to execute on client engagements and US practice development initiatives related to technical accounting and transaction advisory. This will include:
Working directly with the onshore engagement team on a daily basis to deliver work to onshore clients;
Managing a team of staff to support the engagement delivery and managing staffing resource decisions as required for the engagement
Reviewing staff work and providing feedback and training as required
Acting as a performance manager for the staff and being involved in the career development of the staff
Training the staff on various US GAAP/IFRS/SEC Reporting guidance
Delivering on a range of technical accounting and transaction advisory engagements. This will include:
Acting as a Subject Matter Expert on technical accounting matters (US GAAP/IFRS).
Providing accounting advisory support and research to clients, including implementation assistance with new accounting standards
Assisting with Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory filings for spin-offs, carve-outs, initial public offerings (IPO), debt offerings, and other acquisition filings for both domestic and cross-border transactions
Providing conversion services to U.S. and foreign registered companies that need a change in their financial reporting to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Providing transaction oriented accounting and reporting assistance for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, complex capital raising and financing structures, financial instruments, revenue recognition, and provide fresh-start accounting support to clients upon emergence from bankruptcy
Coordinating with on-shore technical accounting teams to understand their accounting issue(s) and provide research assistance on an as-needed basis on U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting pronouncements.
Authoring on an as-needed basis white-papers, position papers, etc., on technical accounting matters for which research was performed. To research and author proactively, accounting white papers, position papers, etc. relating to current and anticipated industry/economic developments in such a way that these can then be used to pitch to potential clients for firm services.
Supporting onshore business development related to areas such as proposals for new business, US GAAP/IFRS convergence, new accounting pronouncements and other regulatory changes which impact accounting decisions
Take an active role in building and developing the AAS practice at KGS. This will include:
Acting as a member of the AAS management team at KGS and making decisions on a range of practice operations and development initiatives, including staff training, performance management, and business development.
Taking an active role in developing the skill sets and competencies of the staff members
Building relationships with the onshore teams in order to drive hours offshore.
Essential skills required
Education / professional qualifications
CA / CPA / ACCA
Chartered Accountant (ICAI or ACCA) or CPA with 9 yrs of post qualification financial audit experience with a public accounting or advisory firm plus training experience in same or similar organization, or equal number of experience in financial reporting/ consolidation experience with a Fortune 500 organization or similar large organization in India.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited college/university projects and must have good knowledge of IFRS / USGAAP
Project and Team management exposure
Prior experience in project scoping, effort estimate, project work planning, team handling, staffing, providing feedback, etc.
Led team on projects and experience of handling direct reportees including their performance management
Credible record of operating as an independent contributor and also working as part of a team during larger projects
Evidence of managing client / stakeholder relationships, preferably in an off-shore / on-shore environment.
Strong understanding of US GAAP and/or IFRS. Ability to research, read, comprehend and critically examine accounting standards and other pronouncements in order to have an informed point of view is a MUST.
Additional expose to SEC reporting requirements is preferred.
Demonstrated strong analytical skills and the ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
Behavioral / team skills
Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations without compromising on quality and ethical standards and values
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player; self-driven and ability to work independently as well as able to motivate team members.
Ability to travel internationally.
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