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Audit Senior Manager - Corporates

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Audit Senior Manager - Bristol/Reading

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Senior Manager - Audit Risk Operations

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Audit Manager Reading / Bristol

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an Audit Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Many of our clients have overseas operations or are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective. This opportunity can be based in either Reading or Bristol.

Role and Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP (not essential). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

· To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
· Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
· Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
· Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
· Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.
· Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
· Assist the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
· Preparation of reports to senior management and audit committees

Experience and Background

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Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP (not essential) and US GAAP (not essential)
- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
- Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen




Qualifications and Skills

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, complex clients from a variety of corporate industry sectors
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards





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 currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates department in either our Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle offices.

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 our 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Required 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 and UK GAAP
- Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential


Required Knowledge & Experience:

- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil & gas
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment



Audit Senior Manager - Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates 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 our 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Required 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 and UK GAAP
- Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential


Required Knowledge & Experience:

- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil&gas
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

Audit Senior Manager - Bristol/Reading

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


We are currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates department in either our Bristol or Reading offices.

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 our 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates 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 Corporates department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Required 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 and UK GAAP
- Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential


Required Knowledge & Experience:

- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil & gas
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment



Senior Manager - Audit Risk Operations

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

This is a pivotal role in the Firm’s Audit Risk Management team, closely supporting the Head of Audit Risk Operations in driving a step change in the efficiency and effectiveness of the core operational activities, whilst also supporting engagement teams with risk consultation queries across a range of topics and issues. Projects and change initiatives.

You will have significant input into and/ or lead a wide range of projects across Audit Risk Operations. Projects on the horizon include delivery of the Target Operating Model in Audit Risk Operations (including process rationalisation and improvement) and supporting the Firm’s expansion in the non-audit Assurance and Accounting Advice offering (“AAA”) from a risk support perspective.

Consultations & queries

You will be part of the Audit Risk Operations team, managing risk consultations and approvals for audit engagement team in line with the Firm’s policies and procedures. The role includes leading the Audit Risk Management input into contracting in the Audit Capability Group.

Projects and change initiatives

— Process rationalisation and improvement projects across core processes, such as:
o Engagement acceptance
o Consultations and approvals
o Training and accreditation
o Implementing, monitoring and reporting on controls identified through the International Standard on Quality Management 1 (“ISQM1”) implementation process.
— Support the Firm’s expansion of the AAA offering from a risk perspective, including the development of a framework for implementing policies and processes that reflect the Firm and Audit Capability Group’s risk appetite across key stages of engagement cycle
— Managing the risk in application of new IT audit tools in the audit capability
— Develop proposals for data-driven review of the audit portfolio, based on milestones incorporated into audit methodology, and of the non-audit portfolio within audit
— Leading the process for contract management and review in audit, including ownership of proforma engagement letters and content residing within automated contract production systems and continuing the process of moving the content of proforma documents into automated systems

Consultations & queries

— Handle approvals for and consultations with teams in the Audit Capability, applying judgment and making decisions within a framework for approval and escalation. Approvals may be across a range of areas including engagement acceptance and continuance (both audit and non-audit), accreditation, training requirements, acceptance of non-standard contract terms among others. Consultations may include acceptability of and scope of work for non-audit engagements
— Agree service levels for core services provided by audit risk management and monitor and report performance against these
— Identifying opportunities for off-shoring within audit risk management processes and implementing these
— Continuously identify quality and service level improvements in Audit Risk management and oversee creation of implementation plans for these

Leadership & Management:

You will manage the work of up to 2 managers and 4 administrators across various work-streams
Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
You will report via the Audit Risk leadership team to the Chief Risk Officer for Audit. The role will include interactions with senior leadership in the Office of General Council (“OGC”), Audit and Risk, and engagement teams.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

This is a role with impact across the Audit Capability Group and OGC, with accountability for significant projects within audit risk management. It may include preparation of reports and risk registers for senior leadership

Experience and Background

Essential

— Awareness of the different types of service delivered out of the Audit Capability Group and the key differences between financial statement audit and key non-audit services
— Experiencing delivering either financial statement audit or non-audit reporting engagements
— Decision making around engagement acceptance at manager level or above in an audit or professional services practice
— Understanding and documenting policies, processes and controls, identifying weaknesses and making and implementing recommendations
— Identifying and reporting on trends in data
— Project management of multiple workstreams alongside unpredictable consultation workload
— Able to get to grips with technical content including law, regulation, assurance standards, contracts and policy and recommend how to apply to practical scenarios
— Confident in exploring opportunities with engagement leaders
— Awareness of the nature and effect of key clauses in professional services contracts.

Desirable

— Experience of delivering a range of services at manager level or above within an audit practice, for example non-financial assurance, grant reporting and agreed-upon procedures
— Experience of drafting and agreeing scope of work, liability and release of report sections in professional services contracts and hold harmless agreements
— Experience of performing risk assessments, scoring risks and preparing risk registers

Qualifications and Skills

— Recognised accountancy qualification
— Leadership
— Team working
— Project management
— Written and spoken communication
— Negotiation

Senior Manager - Audit Regulatory Affairs

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

Regulatory affairs

As the Firm moves towards operational separation and the FRC establishes their continuous supervision processes, we need a Senior Manager that can work with a wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders to ensure communications are accurate and timely.

Consultations & queries

You will be part of the Audit Risk Management team, managing risk consultations and approvals for audit engagement team in line with the Firm’s policies and procedures. The role includes leading the Audit Risk Management input into contracting in the Audit Capability Group.

Regulatory affairs

— Manage requests from the regulator and co-ordinate responses internally.
— Oversee the register of regulatory commitments and hold action owners to account across the business, whilst maintaining a robust stakeholder management process.
— Prepare monthly updates for key governance bodies, including the Audit Executive and the Risk Executive.
— Co-ordinate briefings for senior partners’ attendance at regular Financial Reporting Council meetings (e.g. Chairman, Chair of Audit Quality and Head of Audit).

Consultations & queries

— Handle approvals for and consultations with teams in the Audit Capability, applying judgment and making decisions within a framework for approval and escalation. Approvals may be across a range of areas including engagement acceptance and continuance (both audit and non-audit), accreditation, training requirements, acceptance of non-standard contract terms among others. Consultations may include acceptability of and scope of work for non-audit engagements

You will manage the work of up to two Managers and four Administrators across various work-streams and report
via the Audit Risk leadership team to the Chief Risk Officer for Audit. The role will include interactions with senior leadership in the Office of General Council (“OGC”), Audit and Risk, and engagement teams

This is a role with impact across the Audit Capability Group and OGC, with accountability for significant projects within audit risk management. It may include preparation of reports and risk registers for senior leadership

Experience and Background

Essential
— Awareness of the different types of service delivered out of the Audit Capability Group and the key differences between financial statement audit and key non-audit services
— Experiencing delivering either financial statement audit or non-audit reporting engagements
— Decision making around engagement acceptance at manager level or above in an audit or professional services practice
— Understanding and documenting policies, processes and controls, identifying weaknesses and making and implementing recommendations
— Identifying and reporting on trends in data
— Project management of multiple workstreams alongside unpredictable consultation workload
— Able to get to grips with technical content including law, regulation, assurance standards, contracts and policy and recommend how to apply to practical scenarios
— Confident in exploring opportunities with engagement leaders
— Awareness of the nature and effect of key clauses in professional services contracts
Desirable
— Experience of delivering a range of services at manager level or above within an audit practice, for example non-financial assurance, grant reporting and agreed-upon procedures
— Experience of drafting and agreeing scope of work, liability and release of report sections in professional services contracts and hold harmless agreements
— Experience of performing risk assessments, scoring risks and preparing risk registers

Qualifications and Skills

— Recognised accountancy qualification
— Leadership
— Team working
— Project management
— Written and spoken communication
— Negotiation

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