Associate Director - CFO Advisory (IFRS/Deal Advisory)


KPMG’s CFO Advisory practice combines deep industry knowledge with technical accounting and reporting excellence; we partner with CFOs and finance teams to help them meet the challenges of a complex and evolving business environment. Leveraging our firm wide expertise, CFO Advisory offers services including: finance function establishment, integration, separation and review; financial and regulatory process and control assessments/(re)design; performance monitoring; finance project, change management and resource support; transaction structuring; and accounting standards interpretation and implementation advice.

Your new role:

With continued growth in our CFO Advisory team, we are now seeking a number of Associate Directors to join our Sydney and Melbourne practices. With a specific focus on providing technical accounting advice under IFRS/AASB, you will support and drive our strategy by:

  • Managing the delivery of implementation projects for new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 15 Revenue, IFRS 16 Leases and IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts) with our clients. This includes technical accounting support, project management, and embedding change across finance functions to cater for the new reporting requirements
  • Working closely with our Deal Advisory teams, leading the accounting aspects of large transactions to ensure appropriate accounting and reporting outcomes including both pre deal accounting assessments/structuring and post deal implementation of accounting arrangements
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships, identifying opportunities for continued growth, developing propositions and contributing to business development initiatives
  • Project managing engagements including developing key client deliverables, drafting client reports and presentations, liaising with senior leadership and external advisors

You bring to the role:

  • CA (or equivalent) qualifications with a strong accounting and/or audit and assurance background gained in Professional Services
  • Strong understanding of the AASB/IFRS framework with experience in implementing accounting standards changes and/or Deals (IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue, IFRS 16 Leases, IFRS 17 Lease Contracts, and Service Concessions preferred but not essential)
  • A commercial and analytical mindset with complex problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and present your ideas with impact to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Experience in leading teams and providing training and guidance to build performance
  • Project management skills including experience in making strategic decisions across multiple engagements

What we offer you:

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online including resume and cover letter. For further information, please contact Amanda Atherton on 02 9295 3840.

Are you viewing this job on LinkedIn? Click here to apply