Fund accounting and Technology Manager-GDC

KPMG India
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Competitive salary
21 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
Job role
Experience level
The Manager should have prior experience in subject matter expert role on technology implementations with a fund administrator and have exposure in fund accounting and technology/fund accounting systems.
Broadly, the key responsibilities are:
• Assist in building new analytics/automated solutions by closely working with the development team and the business
• Translate business requirements by preparing comprehensive BRDs; work closely with the technical team during the development process; assist in the testing process by creating test cases and testing of the solutions; preparing various documentation as needed by various stakeholders
• Be a coach / mentor to a team of Seniors and Associates and train them to deliver high Quality industry specific work on time and within the time estimates made and agreed with the US engagement teams / key stakeholders
• Develop and maintain relationships with key KPMG US industry leaders and contacts to grow GDC business
• Establishing expectations of value to be delivered on the engagements worked on from GDC
• Building industry specific knowledge and capabilities within the GDC teams
• Work closely with the ET to transition new engagements and services to GDC while maintaining high quality
• Identify opportunities to standardize and optimize audit processes across a portfolio of clients and the industry to improve efficiency
• Develop an understanding of KPMG (US and specific to GDC) Quality and Risk Management procedures, and ensure these are embedded into the GDC team's work papers
• Proactively discuss audit procedures with the counterparts, allocating right resources (wherever needed) to work and monitor performance against standards by performing continuous reviews
• For select engagements/projects, perform US Senior / Manager level reviews of work prepared by GDC teams as approved by the US engagement teams under the guidance from DPP or the risk teams
• Monitor and manage key industry specific Performance Quality metrics for the GDC teams
• Understand scope of GDC offerings across all lines of businesses to provide overall solutions for engagement teams' needs (D&A, IDEA, KAAP & Advisory)
• Demonstrate professionalism, industry competence and clarity of communication when dealing with the ET
• Use technology (on specific areas of work), continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery
• Contribute to technical/functional and soft-skills training to continually develop the team's skills on industry specific areas of work
Manage people -
• Be a performance manager to guide and coach GDC professionals on career advancement and provide continuous feedback throughout the performance year on their development areas
• Actively participate and lead overall performance development and feedback process at team level and at overall GDC level
• Prior team and people management skills and ability to handle stakeholder relationships are essential.
Lead projects -
• On business and industry specific knowledge development initiatives at GDC
• Lead / participate in firm's strategic initiatives and/or corporate social responsibility programs


Education and Experience Requirements
• Qualified CA / US CPA along with Bachelors' degree in Finance & Accounting with first division (60%)
• Demonstrates an expert level understanding of fund accounting processes, concepts and terminologies in a reporting/audit environment
• 7 - 9 years of post-qualification experience in Global Investment Company / Bank / Fund Administrator with the following work profile:
• Worked on technology implementation projects as a business analyst / subject matter expert Data Analysis and Data Visualization (good to have) experience
• Experience with Big 4/leading Audit firms/GIC or their shared service center would be preferred

Enabling Skills
• Good knowledge of MS Office (with an emphasis on MS Excel skills)
• Effective Project Management Skills
• Strong English communication abilities (Oral & Written)
• Attention to detail and quality consciousness
• Self-Motivated and a critical thinker
• High-energy, independent decision-making capability with ability to manage priorities and conflicts with prioritization skills
• Be a quick learner and demonstrate adaptability to change
• Resilient and demonstrate ability to lead change by effectively building commitment and winning support for initiatives through influencing, negotiation, collaboration and relationship building skills
• Should be willing to and capable of delivering under tight timelines, basis the business needs including working on weekends

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