Resource Advisor - Tax, Pensions & Legal (9 month FTC)
KPMG
London, United Kingdom
45d ago

Line Information KPMG Overview KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services.

Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

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.

Job Description

KPMG's Tax, Pensions and Legal Services (TPL) practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. This role is part of a team that provides a professional Resource Management service to the KPMG client-

facing teams in TPL. The role delivers the efficient and effective utilisation of on and offshore resources through building excellent knowledge of the business and skill sets at Capability, Service Line and individual level.

The role supports the business to make critical decisions through the insight gained from accurate management information (MI).

Delivery

  • Allocation of client facing staff to projects; drawing on robust negotiation skills to resolve conflicts and escalating issues when necessary.
  • Influencing key stakeholders on resource selection and strategic solutions to achieve maximum utilisation and effective skills / grade mix on projects including increased offshore usage.
  • Support Resource Management projects and initiatives where appropriate to aid continuous improvement of the RM function, e.
  • g. career clinics, Performance Leader roadshows and MI.

  • Be responsible for the tracking and understanding of headcount movements working closely with recruitment, HR and Heads of Performance Operations.
  • MI & Reporting

  • Report on available resources, or those working on non-chargeable activities, escalating issues where appropriate.
  • Analyse resource data and highlight concerns relating to periods of peak holiday, training or non-chargeable activities that will impact business performance.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness when reporting to stakeholders on MI such as forecast, actual utilisation and lending and borrowing rates, monitoring and investigating discrepancies between the data on a weekly / monthly basis and providing insight to the management team, highlighting any potential concerns of shortfall / over utilisation and any budget challenges.
  • Responsible for chasing down and tracking variances between against forecast and actual utilisation.
  • Understand and be aware of headcount movement to feed into the Headcount Tracker.
  • Contribute relevant MI and feedback where appropriate to Performance Leaders for use in moderation meetings for grades B to E within the team.
  • Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Performance Leaders, Head of Performance Operations and Performance Managers to support resourcing processes and feed back when required on performance management issues.
  • Develop strong relationships across the wider resourcing community (UK and international); sharing resources across practices where appropriate.
  • Support the Performance Management of individuals by working closely with Performance Managers to identify the right opportunities for individuals to allow them to grow and develop.
  • Responsible for the regular promotion of KGS and Graduates within their team to maximise learning and growth.
  • Meet and greet all new joiners to introduce Resource Management processes and understand their skills and career aspirations.
  • Key Deliverables

  • Achieve / exceed utilisation targets across the Service Line group in line with business objectives applying insightful resourcing solutions and optimisation.
  • Cascade accurate MI reports that support the business in making key strategic decisions in relation to resources and engagements.
  • Provide robust weekly commentaries on current utilisation rates, MI and resource challenges / successes so the business are kept up to date on the current resource situation.
  • Key Skills

  • Strong commercial awareness
  • A strong team player
  • Flexibility and tenacity
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative and influence key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Confident, assertive and resilient and is able to prioritise their workload during busy periods and comfortable to 'push back' and challenge when necessary
  • Ability to build a solid understanding of the Capability within which they operate as well as their strategic direction and business plans of those areas
  • Ability to understand and balance the business goals along with individual goals
  • Ability to build relationships with client facing staff and represent their needs in resourcing decisions
  • Proactive in thinking of new and creative ideas; an out of the box thinker
  • Our Deal 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.

    Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards.

    In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

    Flexible Working 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.

    Applying with a Disability KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool.

    As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process.

    Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

    KPMG's commitment to diversity

    KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25.

    We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential.

    We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective -

    that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

    Returning to work after a break

    At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals.

    We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment.

    This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

    Policy for Agencies

    KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies : Policy

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