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Manager- Financial Services Advisory

KPMG Fakhro

Posted on March 26, 2019

8 - 10 years Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce), Bachelor of Business Administration(Management). Any Nationality

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Position Title
Manager Financial Services Advisory
Job Code
Service Group
Service Line
Financial Services
Reporting To
No. of Direct Reports
Manages one or more financial services advisory engagements or components of large scale financial services moderate complexity. Provides technical knowledge, coaching and training to junior team members. Ensures effective engagement management by achieving the required realization, revenue and profitability targets. May participate in day to day management of team on engagements including coaching, providing constructive feedback and performance development. This role also has an increased focus on business development and building networks.
Key Responsibilities
Client Management
Manages one or more client financial services advisory engagements of moderate complexity independently consulting with Partners/Directors as appropriate.
Manages financial services advisory, commercial aspects of an engagement to achieve desired levels of Quality and profitability; including expected utilization and productivity targets.
Develops and maintains external networks, including peers in other organizations, KPMG alumni, global contacts, social contacts and existing clients.
Uses knowledge of KPMG s broad service offerings to actively generate new business opportunities.
Contributes towards the development of financial services advisory case studies, proposals, deliverables or other valuable engagement know ledge. Ensures such know ledge is recorded appropriately to enable access and use by others within the firm.
Starts to specialize and contribute to a technical/practice area. Develops greater industry know ledge and continues to demonstrate credible know ledge of economic, political and market trends.
Maintains an awareness of market trends, competitor activity and products/services.
Quality Management
Executes financial services advisory projects to a level that meet member firm s Quality standards within commercial context.
Manages financial services advisory related engagements scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
Anticipates current and future needs of the firm based on extensive research and deep understanding of client business/industry.
Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.
Works on CPD to maintain professional status/accreditation.
People Management Responsibilities
Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
Meets KPMG deadlines throughout the Performance Development cycle for self and team [if Performance Manager] including; seeking quality feedback, goal-setting, providing input into engagement/project reviews, cascading own goals and regular conversations with apraisees and team members, to a standard expected under Open Performance Development.
Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by and escalates as appropriate.
Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
Builds constructive working relationships across different teams and countries. Shares internal networks with others to support an understanding the breadth of capabilities at KPMG.
Shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of know ledge resources.
Embraces Global People Survey (GPS) and/or wider people focused actions and initiatives which drive cultural improvement across their local team(s).
Manages on boarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.
Performs other responsibilities and tasks as directed by the TBD In order to meet objectives.
Bachelor s degree/Master s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting with a focus banking and financial services.
Professional Certifications Preferred
Qualified chartered/management accountant
Years of Experience
Minimum of 8 - 10 years of relevant experience with at least 3 - 4 years in a similar role.
Nature of
Experience in bidding for and executing projects related to strategy and operations within management consulting assignments with Financial services clients
Knowledge and experience of working with New Age solutions in financial services to include digital banking, AI, machine learning, customer experience etc.
Subject matter expert in one or additional FS domains such as banking, insurance, asset management etc. Preference will be given to commercial banking experience with a focus on retail/corporate/treasury/SME etc.
Knowledge and experience in working with leading methodologies such as lean/cost optimisation/revenue enhancement etc.
Knowledge and experience in working both with private sector and/or public financial institutions
Work experience with Big 4/Strategy houses/Boutique firms and or internal consulting role within large and prestigious organisations.
Job Specific
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
Self-starter who possesses flexibility to work in a fast-changing environment and ambiguous situations.
Ability to meet ambitious deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule.
Business Language Skills
Fluent written and spoken English essential.
Fluent written and spoken Arabic preferable.

Accounting & Auditing

Finance / Treasury


Manager- Financial Services Advisory


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KPMG Fakhro

KPMG in Bahrain was founded in the year 1968 and had a humble beginning as a small local accounting firm. Over the years, the company has become one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The company specializes in offering audit, tax & corporat e services, advisory, and enterprise services to clients in the financial services, Islamic finance, government & public sector, technology, media, telecommunication, and energy & natural resources sectors.

At the heart of everything it does lies the company’s aim to maintain its reputation of being the most prestigious and preferred name in the industry. Towards this end, it is committed to understanding the unique needs of its clients and offering tailored solutions that contribute to their business success.

In Bahrain, KPMG has an employee base of over 380 hard working professionals from 17 different nationalities. The company is also committed to drawing on local talent which is evident from the fact that a large percentage of its employees across all management levels are Bahrainis. The company takes pride in helping its people grow by helping them pursue higher education, offering required technical training, and giving professional opportunities to work abroad. The company is constantly looking for bright individuals passionate about the industry to join its team.

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