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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

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Audit Senior Manager - Nottingham

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Senior Manager – Banking Accounting Advisory

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ACE Senior Manager - DPP Audit

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Audit Senior Manager - Manchester/Leeds/Liverpool/Newcastle

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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking to consolidate our leading position within the Banking marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level within our Banking Audit department in London.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development opportunities within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier banking clients.


The Role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Banking clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

Supervising, mentoring, and coaching Banking audit staff
Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to banking audits
Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
Be part of the Banking department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and CASS. Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential

Knowledge & Experience:

Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services
Extensive external audit experience with financial services clients, ideally in the Banking sector
Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Audit Senior Manager - Nottingham

Location: Nottingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


We are looking for an Audit Senior Manager with proven experience in audit delivering to a variety of clients in the corporate sector. You will hold a relevant professional qualification; CA or ACA qualified and possess excellent networking and client relationship skills. Working with your portfolio of clients you will operate cross functionally with colleagues across all of KPMG's service offerings across the region. Located in either our Birmingham or Nottingham offices.

· Establishing and building client relationships
· Assisting with targeting activities as part of KPMG's growth agenda
· Planning and project managing a portfolio of audit clients
· Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of an audit department, focusing on optimising profitability
· Leading, inspiring and motivating an audit department, reporting to the audit partner group
· Report writing and reviewing for Audit Committees and management reviews
· Driving new ways to differentiate KPMG - how can we bring new and innovative ideas to our clients?
· Mentoring and coaching junior staff

Qualifications and Skills

At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us, with the following skills and characteristics:

· Creativity Commercial focus
· Strong technical skills Accountability and decision making ability
· Attention to detail, organised with a commitment to quality
· Willingness to take on additional responsibility and opportunities and a commitment to personal development
· Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
· Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
· Relationship building skills
· Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
· CA or ACA qualification
· Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
· Significant exposure working with IFRS
· Significant practical external audit experience in large corporate sectors




Senior Manager – Banking Accounting Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
Our team provides a wide range of accounting advisory services including the following:


Technical accounting support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, UK GAAP, FINREP, Pillar 3, Brexit, IBOR reform, and ESG reporting.


Accounting advice on transactions and financial reporting such as on-call accounting advisory, design or review of accounting policy manuals and financial statements.


Accounting advice with respect to securitisations and other structured transactions.


Providing subject matter expertise support on multi-disciplinary finance transformation and deal advisory projects such as business structuring, group reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. Accounting focus areas include IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 2, IFRS 3, IFRS 10 and the UK Companies Act requirements.


Providing high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences.


Providing valuable expert resources to clients to assist finance and reporting teams on the enhancement of financial reporting processes, implementation of complex finance changes or transactions requiring technical expertise.


Role and Responsibilities



As part of our team, you will be working closely with other high impact functions within KPMG to develop client propositions.

Your responsibilities as a Senior Manager in the Banking Accounting Advisory team will include:


Leading the delivery of live accounting advisory client engagements and leading technical accounting work streams of larger multi-disciplinary engagements.


Providing subject matter expertise on technical accounting as well as practical implications relating to new accounting standards.


Responding to clients’ ongoing ad-hoc accounting queries.


Leading analysis of client transactions or structures and detailed technical accounting analysis, including formal accounting opinions where required, e.g. structured transactions or deal accounting.


Providing clients with advice on technical accounting issues and broader impacts of new accounting standards and regulatory changes.


Assisting clients in their implementation programme for new accounting change or development and post-implementation review programme through delivering client workshops/training, direct assistance in performing the assessment and/or review of clients’ assessment, review of technical accounting and risk interpretations prepared by clients e.g. IFRS 9.


Writing and reviewing client reports based on analytical exercises (e.g. review of clients’ technical accounting decisions, stakeholder interview) to present findings and recommendations.


Leading client and internal workshops and training.


Driving the identification of business development opportunities, client targeting, developing KPMG’s client propositions and thought leadership collateral, and responding to client proposals, with a primary focus on Financial Services (in particular, Banking clients).


Managing and mentoring junior engagement team members, including taking on a performance manager role for junior team members within BAA.


Leading aspects of practice management.


Researching relevant technical and industry developments, participating in and facilitating internal and external technical training and knowledge sharing sessions.


In addition, you will:


Oversee and ensure effective knowledge management of the team.


Work with Partners and Directors to sell/deliver solutions to clients.


Drive development of accounting advisory collateral and tools.


Develop thought leadership and technical accounting training material under the supervision of Partners and Directors.


You may be given opportunities to present to internal and/or external audience at various events.


Lead and deliver presentations to current and target clients.


Build and maintain long lasting client relationships.


Qualifications and Skills



Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.


In-depth technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 16, IFRS 15). Extensive experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking and Financial Services industry.


Strong analytical skills in relation to impairment under IFRS 9, effective interest rate and other relevant valuation techniques.


Strong people manager with the ability to lead teams and develop others.


Strong communicator with a proven record in building strong and lasting client relationships.


Excellent project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality programme, project or assignment outputs.


Ability to lead and manage complex technical accounting client engagements with no supervision.


Strong work ethic, professional and personable.


Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skill.


Strong influencing skills.


Experience and Background



Relevant accounting advisory or technical accounting experience within Financial Services particularly in Banking, with a minimum 4 to 5 years of post-qualification experience in a Banking technical accounting role. Any additional Financial Services experience such as asset management would be advantageous.


In-depth technical understanding of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients, primarily banks, (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IFRS 16, IFRS 15) and how these impact them.


Extensive experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking industry. Strong experience in IFRS 9 impairment process, derivatives or hedge accounting experience is desirable, as well as demonstrated experience in accounting change projects.


Strong technical understanding of non-financial instruments accounting standards and other relevant requirements as relevant to deals accounting and finance transformation (IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 2, UK Companies Act requirements). Practical experience of application of these standards in the Banking industry is desirable.


Sound understanding of Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting. Prior experience with FINREP and other regulatory reporting within CRDIV would be advantageous.


Good understanding of issues and challenges facing the finance functions of Financial Services clients.


Excellent understanding of leading practices for financial management / financial processes / trends in finance.


Experience in identifying and driving business opportunities and development whilst maintaining a solution mindset as well as resilience to deliver in a pressured environment.


Experience in proposal writing and presenting to clients.


Demonstrated leadership ability with experience of managing a team of professional staff as well as stakeholder and relationship management skills.


Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through high quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the Banking and Financial Services industry.


Passionate about technical accounting advisory and building a career in consulting within Banking and Financial Services.


Experience in practice management.



ACE Senior Manager - DPP Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking for talented professionals to join us at Senior Manager level. The location of the role is negotiable, but ideally based in our London, Watford or Birmingham office.

The role will focus on the audit quality agenda and includes responsibility for developing audit technical guidance, examples and work papers in certain key areas, particularly D&A methodology; working closely with the senior managers in the team and the business and managing the content on the technical guidance portal and websites. This role also includes direct support of the business and audit teams by working on the audit helpline and contributing to developing learning material.

As a member of DPP Audit Support, you will be working on projects which directly relate to the UK's deployment of the new KPMG Clara workflow in an environment where strong teamwork, communication and project management skills are key along with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

This role provides the right candidate with excellent development opportunities and the chance to play a key role in helping the UK Audit function drive their quality agenda forward.

Key responsibilities

Quality agenda
• Playing an active part in work-streams within the quality agenda including those related to the deployment of KPMG Clara workflow
• Working with other subject matter experts and stakeholders from the business
• Drafting of new audit technical guidance (eg Briefings/ Directives)
• Developing templates and examples to support consistent execution of quality audits
• Assisting other team members/senior managers preparing guidance and examples
Maintenance of auditing guidance on portals and websites
• Updates as required and maintaining appropriate content
• Ongoing maintenance/ improvement of information structure on our internal website
• Identification /drafting of Auditing FAQs and project managing the process for keeping Auditing FAQs up to date.
Targeted support for audit teams working in specific industries
• Working with the business and the wider quality agenda to identify needs for additional guidance/templates/examples in certain areas of the business (e.g. Banking audits)
• Develop appropriate guidance/templates/examples and input to training, working with the relevant contacts in the audit practice.

DPP Audit Helpline

• Discussing issues with audit teams and answering queries, drafting appropriate responses, having consulted with other members of the team if necessary
Required Experience and Background
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
• Good technical knowledge and understanding of Auditing Standards and our audit methodology, and strong experience with audit reporting tools
• Experience of working with eAudIT/KAM
• Experience of managing audits or large projects, including leading teams and being the first point of contact for clients (internal or external)
• Proven track record of managing large audits or complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders
• Ideally, previous experience in an audit technical support role and with developing and delivering audit technical learning material.

Qualifications and Skills

• Fully ACCA/ACA qualified or international equivalent
• Good audit technical knowledge and understanding of the ISAs and relevant requirements
• Proactive individual who can effectively manage their own time; an ability to work independently and as a strong team player, effective cross team communication
• Strong project management skills, particularly managing stakeholders’ expectations and proactively communicating issues, solutions and progress
• Proven ability to lead and drive change initiatives to successful completion
• Strong multi-tasking skills with excellent judgement to work with potentially competing demands and handle tight deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective upward management and cross team communication.
• Develops networks; who enjoys interaction with staff from various parts of the firm and displays a flexible approach to work
• Ability to function effectively in changing circumstances
• Desire to learn new skills and challenge the status quo
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

Audit Senior Manager - Manchester/Leeds/Liverpool/Newcastle

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


We are looking for an Audit Senior Manager with proven experience in audit delivering to a variety of clients in the corporate sector. You will hold a relevant professional qualification; CA or ACA qualified and possess excellent networking and client relationship skills. Working with your portfolio of clients you will operate cross functionally with colleagues across all of KPMG's service offerings across the region. Located at either our Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle offices.




· Establishing and building client relationships



· Assisting with targeting activities as part of KPMG's growth agenda



· Planning and project managing a portfolio of audit clients



· Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of an audit department, focusing on optimising profitability



· Leading, inspiring and motivating an audit department, reporting to the audit partner group



· Report writing and reviewing for Audit Committees and management reviews



· Driving new ways to differentiate KPMG - how can we bring new and innovative ideas to our clients?



· Mentoring and coaching junior staff







Qualifications and Skills




At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us, with the following skills and characteristics:




· Creativity



· Commercial focus



· Accountability and decision making ability



· Strong technical skills



· Attention to detail, organised with a commitment to quality



· Willingness to take on additional responsibility and opportunities and a commitment to personal development



· Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model



· Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment



· Relationship building skills



· Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken



· CA or ACA qualification



· Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word



· Significant exposure working with IFRS



· Significant practical external audit experience in large corporate sectors




Investor Engagement Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. As part of this vision the Investor Engagement programme engages with the investor community on the future of audit and how we, as an audit firm, can reflect their priorities and concerns in the audits we conduct on their current and potential investments. The objective is to listen to and understand investor needs and determine the actions our firm should take in response.



Engaging with shareholders is vital to ensuring our work remains relevant. They are the primary audience of our audit opinions and listening to what they have to say and acting on that information is something we have always taken very seriously.



At a time when business, government and the investor community are focused on the future of audit, we are looking for a talented Senior Manager, with an interest in understanding the views of the investor community and how those views could guide what the future of audit looks like. Responsibilities will include managing the programme on a day-to-day basis, working with the Investor Engagement Director and sponsoring Partners and guiding the activities of one Analyst.



This will involve deciding who within the investor community we should engage with and how and then taking feedback from meetings and events with the community and translating it into a series of topics/actions which we need to respond to. The role will work closely with professionals in audit and other specialist teams to create content for the community delivered through thought leadership and events.



You will be expected to manage the investor engagement programme from planning through execution with the support of the Investor Engagement Analyst and will be responsible for interfacing with audit engagement teams, internal specialists, Marketing/PR, Learning & Development, Finance, etc.



Roles and Responsibilities



Knowing the investor community


Complete and manage to approval a regular review of the target audience for the programme.


Assess, collate and disseminate data from various sources on news and changes affecting the investor community.


Managing engagement with the investor community


Collate information from across the firm, and from programme stakeholders, in order to develop an annual engagement plan for the investor community.


Manage the organisation of events including meeting with speakers and agreeing content and format, drafting invitations, agreeing target audience and designing strategies to ensure maximum attendance.


Assess collated data on internal resources available for investors (conferences, access to events and programmes etc.) for their applicability to the programme, and to individual contacts within the Investor Community, and recommend where the programme should be investing in accessing the resources


Managing content for the programme


Review thought leadership collated by the team and recommend where it could be useful to the Investor Community. Author and review relevant content (articles/blogs for KPMG and external publications, internal thought leadership/ guidance, audio-visual content, social media); assist the Investor Engagement Director with implementing plans for release.


raft feedback requests, review collated feedback and roll up into themes. Ensure all parties interested in the feedback are kept up-to-date. Manage to completion any actions required as a result of the feedback received.


Managing communication about the programme and its findings


Use the feedback received to create reporting for the Audit Executive on what the programme is discovering and how the firm might consider taking action. Develop communications for the Investor Community when action is taken by the firm as a result of feedback to demonstrate the firm's willingness to respond.


Communicate the programme’s achievements in regular reporting to the Audit Executive, the Audit Board and the Public Interest Committee as required. Recommend to the Audit Executive when achievements should be communicated to the Audit Practice, to the firm or to the Investor Community.


Review feedback themes and recommend where they should be translated into training for the Audit Practice or the firm. Co-ordinate organising the training with the L&D team. Meet and brief speakers.


Meet with the PR team to ensure that, where required, there is a proactive PR strategy for events and content releases. Work with the PR team to monitor any media response to the programme. Manage action required as a result of any media response and ensure that all necessary parties are kept informed.


Translate major themes from feedback and market analysis into communications and tools for the audit practice (verbal and electronic) on what the information means for how we should deliver audits.


Acting as the Voice of the Investor within KPMG


Contribute to major audit tenders to ensure the investor perspective is communicated by the audit partner to senior management and audit committees at companies where KPMG is bidding for the audit.


Act as the liaison between the Investor Engagement Programme and other internal programmes to ensure the voice of the investor is represented within the internal programme.


Where required, manage the submission of input from the Investor Engagement Programme and associated SMEs into internal programmes in order to ensure the views and needs of the Investor Community are properly represented.


Managing internal process


Manage the development of the annual budget for the programme using the annual engagement plan and manage the approval process with the Performance Leader and Resourcing.


Develop ad-hoc budget requests for the programme as they arise, liaising with Finance for rates and templates. Manage the approval process with the Performance Leader and Resourcing.


Track and document performance of the programme against agreed KPIs. Recommend and manage action to improve performance.



Qualifications and Skills


Good at stakeholder management including building relationships internally, able to influence and persuade and resolve conflicting priorities.


Good communication skills including being able to develop communications for internal and external use, focussing on key messages.


Deep knowledge of the institutions and personnel in the institutional investor community in the UK, and of international institutional investors in UK companies considered an advantage.


Awareness and understanding of ongoing policy developments that affect financial reporting, audit and corporate governance themes affecting companies, investors and auditors.


Experience of auditing listed companies is desirable but not essential.


Strong project management abilities including defining activities and timescales, working to a budget and managing team members, and other people in the firm, to deliver to time.


A good understanding of knowledge management and how to capture content for reuse at a later stage.


Good understanding of using social media to understand the community and to raise awareness of the programme within it.



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