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Audit Senior Manager - Bristol/Reading

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Audit Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: Manchester

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Senior Manager- FS Assurance

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Project Manager (24 Month FTC, Nottingham, Watford and Milton K)

Location: Nottingham

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Audit Assistant Manager (Aberdeen)

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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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory 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, Listed and Regulatory sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders



- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment





Audit Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset Management. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.

Our Asset Management team works with a variety of market leading entities ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.
We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. Your role will include interaction at the executive level across multiple audited entities, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Asset Management clients. Your responsibilities will include:
• Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
• Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits
• Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection. Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
• Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
• Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
• Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
• Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential
• Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Qualifications and 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


Experience and Background

• Significant financial statement audit experience
• Extensive external audit experience in the Asset Management sector
• Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to Asset Management audits
• Experience in US GAAP preferable, though not essential
• Experience in CASS rules preferable, though not essential
• Experience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essential
• 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

Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team - Our client base extends across the Public Sector in the North West and Yorkshire, with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing and Higher and Further Education. As an Audit Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. We have a number of high profile clients in the Public Sector including several large NHS Foundation Trusts, Universities and Social Housing Groups and our managers benefit from working with a varied client base.

The Role and Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS102). 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.
- 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 client management and audit committees

The Person - Experience and Background

- 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 and UK GAAP
- Experience in working with Public Sector audited entities (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
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards


Senior Manager- FS Assurance

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


• Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of allocated assurance projects on Financial Services clients in accordance with ISAE 3000 and the firm’s quality standards







• Managing a portfolio of complex clients across multiple sectors, maintaining contact with the client and members of the client delivery team
• Managing and mentoring managers, assistant managers and trainees.







• Planning and performing effective assurance procedures and overseeing the delegation of work across the team and the involvement of subject matter experts







• Reviewing assurance work, exercising professional scepticism







• Preparing assurance opinions, issues logs and management reports, agreeing assurance findings with the Engagement Leader and the client







• Managing engagement budgets, profitability and any fee overruns
• Responsible for developing and improving the standardised FS Assurance work programmes







• Responsible for resolving complex assurance issues through consultation or escalation as appropriate.











Owning and strengthening key client relationships where leading FS Assurance engagements and acting as an ambassador for the firm.






• Developing new business networks, both externally and within KPMG.






• Taking a leading role in driving our overall FS Assurance business growth objectives.






• Supporting the team in business development initiatives and managing the sales pipeline






• Taking ownership for key parts of our business plan, including internal/external marketing and financial forecasting/analysis.





Qualifications and Skills (SM)

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.






- Familiarity with the role of key functions in Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.






- Knowledge of new regulatory developments impacting Financial Services clients. Subject matter expertise in areas such as UK Stewardship Code, ESG or regulatory (capital and liquidity) reporting may be advantageous.






- Experience (minimum 6 years) in a related field, including experience of delivering assurance engagements for global FTSE 100 clients





- A 2:1 degree or above from a recognised university or institution






- Relevant financial qualifications may include CFA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent.






- Significant risk management experience at Senior Manager level






- An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.






- Strong presentation skills and the confidence to facilitate meetings and interviews both internally and externally






- Outstanding communication and reporting writing skills and ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment






- Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail






- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/ PowerPoint







Audit Project Manager (24 Month FTC, Nottingham, Watford and Milton K)

Location: Nottingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are seeking an experienced person to work within the Project Management Centre of Excellence in the Audit Practice to provide Project Management support to audit and assurance engagements that support the delivery of effective and high quality work.

Location Nottingham, Watford and Milton Keynes



The Project Manager role is to provide high quality project management services to improve the day-to-day running of engagements being delivered by KPMG. It will be your job to establish, run and evolve the engagement teams’ core capabilities that focus around excellence in project delivery and assurance.

From a delivery excellence perspective the Project Manager, working with a PMO will be responsible for providing the tools and capabilities to support the delivery of the engagement, as well as providing project support and analysing data to support management decision making and communication.

The PM role will also provide ad-hoc quality assurance and health-checks to ensure work is being carried out in accordance with agreed objectives, and undertake various levels of reporting to ensure the various workstreams demonstrate achievement of the stated objectives.

Additionally, the Project Manager will have line management responsibility for any assigned administrative staff. This will include imparting knowledge, skills and experience to support career development/coaching of team members and support provision of best practice. In undertaking these duties, the Project Manager will support change and adoption of new ways of working.

The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and be able to respond to changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Developing strong, trusting and credible working relationships with senior staff on engagements, and other key business stakeholders where applicable
• Overseeing resourcing requirements and on-boarding staff for engagements
• Working with Engagement Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate activities on the planning of audits to ensure KPMG planning requirements and deadlines are achieved
• Setting project timelines and tracking the team’s progress against those goals
• Working with Audit Managers, optimise the use of resources including KGS offshore and improve efficiency in audit delivery
• Hold Audit Managers/Senior Managers to account for the delivery of their audits
• Ensuring effective audit governance through the regular reporting of audit progress, achievement of milestones, changes to agreed delivery plan and delivery risks/issues
• Ensuring KPMG’s commercial processes are being effectively managed (WIP, Lock-up, and Additional Scope)
• Providing Project Management coaching support within the team, to build capability
• Identification and tracking of interdependencies between key pieces of work being delivered on the engagement.
• Development and delivery of required executive reporting at various levels.
• Implementation of relevant systems and tools to support the delivery of work for the engagement.
• Providing and organising quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standard.
• Working with Finance to oversee management of fees and billing.
• Supporting tools used by the engagement team to manage client data and data requests.
• Line management responsibilities for administrative staff within the team including: objective setting, performance management, guidance and support, specific coaching.
• Organising initiatives to keep team engagement high throughout the project.

Essential requirements:
• Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals and stakeholders involved in audit planning and delivery.
• Capable of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with members of Transformation and Managed Services team, Senior Managers, Directors, Partners, project teams and 3rd party service providers.
• Demonstrates strong leadership and management skills to be capable of managing the PMO.
• Demonstrates credibility within the programme and project delivery environment and ability to influence others.
• Clear knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, data analysis, reporting etc., including risk management.
• Good knowledge and demonstrable use of project and programme management methodology and techniques
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Good understanding of risk based resource allocation
• Proven coaching skills
• Able to create effective business plans and business cases.
• Experience of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
• A self-starter, with high initiative, driven and enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a strong sense of ownership to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion without upsetting others.
• Fluent written and oral English communications skills and strong interpersonal skills that can be executed credibly to inspire confidence in you and the delivery of the project.
• Capable and innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious attitude to seek out resolutions.
• Experience of working in a Professional Services environment would be advantageous.
• Experience of having line managed a number of project professionals would be an advantage.
• Demonstrable PMO expertise with experience of having set-up and evolved PMO capabilities are desirable as well as the ability to maintain a high quality BAU service.
• Degree level in a business related subject or equivalent

Desirable
• Experience of various project and programme management approaches
• Recognised professional accreditation in Project Management
• Experience in using Microsoft Project

Audit Assistant Manager (Aberdeen)

Location: Aberdeen

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team -Job Description

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

Why Audit at KPMG?

Audit is the largest of our UK practices. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and expertise, so the work we undertake affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports our economic growth. As part of this team, you’ll be helping to build the confidence and trust that business and society need to thrive.
We want to lead the conversation when it comes to shaping the future of the profession. And given the scale and variety of our audit engagements in both the UK and globally, we are well placed to create change. When you join our Audit team, we’ll make sure you can stretch your skills across diverse engagements and broad opportunities. This will include ongoing training and development through a mix of internal and external learning initiatives. We’re looking for people who share our commitment to achieving excellence and working to the highest audit standards. Natural collaborators who value different perspectives and relish the opportunity to develop, progress and help us create an environment where talent thrives and quality outcomes are intrinsic to everything we do.

The Role - Responsibilities

- Planning and project managing all aspects of audits.
- Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager on a day to day basis.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
- Building relationships with audited entity staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits.

The Person - Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Recently qualified chartered accountant holding an internationally recognisable qualification
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Recent relevant external audit experience
- We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and nearing full qualification / membership.
-Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP/US GAAP, IFRS, and IAS
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work. Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback
- Coaches less experienced staff. Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).


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