Posted on :
8 Sep, 2017
8 Sep, 2017
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
Our purpose is to inspire confidence and empower change. We have a notable ‘Africa Footprint’ serving clients across the continent. Our East Africa practice comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Our Dar es Salaam office services clients across Tanzania, drawing on additional experience from the Nairobi office as required.
KPMG IDAS Africa coordinates projects throughout Africa to ensure consistency of delivery, results and development impact. Our country and programme experience in Africa is extensive and we pride ourselves as a leading service provider to development initiatives and delivering impact and results using innovative solutions. Our diverse team includes people of different professional backgrounds and nationalities, and this mix is fundamental to our success. Typically, we assemble teams of senior
professionals that comprise specialised development expertise combined with core KPMG knowledge in financial and risk management.
To support the growth of the IDAS practice in West Africa, KPMG is looking to recruit an Associate Director, KPMG International Development Advisory Services.
Job Title: Associate Director
Key roles and responsibilities
Reporting to the Partner responsible for International Development Advisory Services the duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Lead and develop business in KPMG IDAS in West Africa
Participate in the development of the firm’s strategy in IDAS and earn and maintain KPMG’s competitive edge in these areas
Build and maintain relationships in order to win significant work and client satisfaction and not only sustain your business case as a Director, but also expand it to that required of a Partner
Manage delivery of work in compliance with KPMG’s risk management and quality performance standards, and in particular lead and guide teams to ensure compliance.
Spearhead the people agenda by remaining up-to-date with the firm’s strategy, particularly in recruitment, performance management and CSI, and inspire our people to realize their potential and deliver value to the firm and our clients
Develop and maintain global networks both within the larger KPMG as well as externally that will enable you to continue to grow and bring new insights into the firm and to the work of IDAS and other global initiatives in KPMG
Maintain your personal case as a leader through exemplification of our values and leadership of your unit as confirmed by feedback mechanisms
(including 360° review among others).
Qualifications and experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent level qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level qualifications
Recognised professional qualification such as Accounting.
10 years significant experience of international development in Africa, especially West Africa, including a track record of leading/managing people and assignments.
Fluent in English with a very good working knowledge of French.
Skills and attributes
The ideal candidate must be able to provide support to various management and leadership levels, and work well independently with the following skills and attributes:
Demonstrate and articulate KPMG values as well as
Understands and appreciates core tenets of organisational development
Strong communications skills – liaising with clients, management and staff, in person, by phone or in writing
Excellent proposal-writing and presentation skills
Ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines and resolve conflicting demands
Ability to lead a team and to work as a member of a team sharing knowledge and providing guidance and technical advice where necessary
Well-developed problem solving abilities and strong analytical skills
Willingness to travel throughout Africa
Socially confident and able to create a strong presence with clients and the KPMG team, and generate business through relationship selling
Experience working in a complex, fast moving environment and dealing professionally with multiple stakeholders
Ability to build collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the organisation
A fantastic opportunity to work on exciting development programmes across Africa (www.kpmg.com/das)
Continuous learning and development
Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative
How to Apply
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your application letter and CV giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting IDAS/09/2015 Associate Director IDAS on or before 30 September 2017 to [email protected]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted