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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

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Audit Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – Southampton

Location: Southampton

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Audit Technical Learning Director

Location: London

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Audit Manager - FS

Location: Edinburgh

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Audit Director

Location: Milton Keynes

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Role & Responsibilities

This senior business professional leads audit and assurance engagements to consistently deliver:

- Quality
- An unparalleled client experience
- Profitable growth from audit and assurance services
- Efficient and profitable outcomes
- Value-add reporting

The key accountabilities of this role include:

- Positioning KPMG as first choice for independent audit and assurance services in the minds of clients and future clients
- Driving quality in ways responsible to stakeholders across society and responsive to external regulators
- Leading a shared team commitment to deliver quality, value-add and profitable outcomes for assurance engagements
- Driving revenue growth across existing and new service offerings
- Being a globally-minded, ethically responsible and culturally sensitive leader, professional role model and change champion
- Proactively investing in personal and team development activities that drive our high performance culture

Key behaviours essential for success

-Drives forward pragmatic and creative solutions which improve productivity and efficiencies in key processes/services
- Demonstrates broad business thinking and sound commercial judgement to add value for internal clients
- Proactively builds and maintains strategic relationship with key internal and external stakeholders
- Continuously reviews business strategy in line with changing client needs and demands
- Analyses complex business situations to identify key issues and priorities
- Helps others to understand how they can exceed expectations and contribute to the overall business strategy
- Demonstrates personal presence and earns trust and respect
- Is able to lead large teams through complex change processes
- Balances the need of the business by driving efficiencies and managing risk and cost.
- Invests in developing and retaining our most talented and motivated people
- Draws upon interdependencies between different functions to improve KPMG performance and effectiveness
- Previous experince of operating at a senior level in a professional services environment will be essntial

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 and US GAAP.

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 Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our audit client base extends across the Public Sector in London and South East, with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing and Higher Education, Central Government and Charities. As an Audit Assistant 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 assistant managers benefit from working with a varied client base.

The Person - Role and Responsibilities

Assistant 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 support the Audit Manager in managing engagements, overseeing 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
- Help 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 audit assistants 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
- Assist the Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation some draft 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 (preferred but 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 Assistant Manager in an external audit capacity
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards


Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – Southampton

Location: Southampton

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our client base extends across the Public Sector in the South East, covering London, as well as having clients across East Anglia and South Coast (East), with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing, Central Government, Charities and Higher 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


Audit Technical Learning Director

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

DPP Audit is seeking an experienced, high-performing and quality-focused Director to join a committed and enthusiastic team in leading on creating an audit technical development programme, identification of learning needs, inputting to development of learning material, delivery of learning and to support the effective working of the Quality Improvement Network.
We are seeking a Director who is a qualified professional accountant, with strong audit technical knowledge/understanding and experience of leading on developing audit technical learning strategy and programmes with experience of working with senior leadership, to work alongside the Practical Support – Methodology workstream within DPP Audit. This role would be instrumental in how we drive the quality agenda forward, working across ACE and with the stakeholders in the audit business, and how we effectively support audit teams to undertake efficient quality audits in an ever-changing environment.
The role also requires experience of leading a diverse team and strategic thinking, working alongside senior leadership and interacting with the Executive Board.
The role requires an ability to respond to changing priorities in line with changes in business needs in a dynamic environment, and to work collaboratively across DPP Audit and the wider ACE community.

Key responsibilities

There are a number of activities that DPP Audit is responsible for which would benefit from an individual with strong audit technical knowledge and experience of leading on development of audit technical programmes at a strategic level. Determine the strategic focus for technical learning through engagement with senior audit leaders and collaborate with UKL to ensure that strategic focus is embedded in the audit technical learning curriculum
• Drive the identification of priorities across the central ACE and DSG teams that require a learning intervention, and work with UKL to articulate the desired learning outcomes around which the learning should be developed
• Engaging with SMEs to identify potential learning activity for their subject matter areas and directing them to the appropriate solution – eg formal needs analysis through UKL or informally through the QIN for example
• Setting the strategy for upskilling audit teams in new UK specific technical areas – for example outcomes of the BEIS report, UK SOX etc and engage with UKL on the formal elements of that strategy
• Engaging with global learning leadership and influencing the development of the global audit technical learning programmes and solutions.
• Leading on the identification of UK additional needs and UK overlays in the suite of learning materials and programmes in respect of UK requirements, quality issues and gaps in knowledge and application understanding
• Create and oversee the implementation of a rolling programme of support for the audit practice, to run alongside and complement the formal training programme. This would be a coordinated programme involving all elements of ACE and BSG and address emerging issues in a timely manner, as part of our commitment to dynamically support the audit business by focussing on more direct support of our audit teams. This will include running frequent and targeted drop-in clinics amongst other direct interventions
• Strategically advise DPP leadership on projects that may require learning intervention
• Lead on the strategy for DPPs involvement in the delivery of audit technical courses
• As part of ISQM 1 work with UKL to establish the minimum requirements for facilitators across the central audit teams, to ensure that content delivery is impactful and achieves the desired quality outcomes
• Lead the implementation of the ISQM1 Controls for learning as they pertain to DPP SMEs and content contributors
• Working closely with stakeholders, team leads and key contacts in the ACE teams, working collaboratively with these teams eg 2LD, CAT, DPP A&R on learning content and material to ensure consistent messaging and materials are shared with UKL to effectively support the audit business and the audit strategy.
• Lead on embedding the culture of high support and high challenge in how we in DPP Audit work with the audit business and the tools we produce to support their effective execution of quality audits.
• Work independently on other ad-hoc audit technical related projects as needed.
• Lead a small team to implement the informal learning requirements generated by the above activity

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

• Audit professional qualification (eg ICAEW, CIPFA)
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals internally at different seniority levels, including at the Exec level
• Strong audit technical knowledge and understanding
• Good knowledge of the new KCw audit methodology an advantage (ie KPMG Audit Execution Guide and KPMG Clara workflow)
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good IT literacy, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Passionate and committed to audit quality
• Capable of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with other members of the team, the wider ACE teams, and stakeholders within KPMG UK, ACE leadership and the Performance Groups and relevant global leadership (eg Global Audit Learning, Global Audit Methodology Group and KGSG and Global Audit Quality Group).
• Ability to see the bigger picture and prioritise the right issues
• Strong project management skills including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Be pro-active and resilient
• Able to work flexibly (both in terms of managing time and working with people of different levels of seniority)
• Good understanding of the audit quality objectives
• Ability to work well independently and experience of leading a diverse team.
• Effective collaborative working is essential
• 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
• Capable and innovative problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious attitude to seek out resolutions and develop appropriate strategies
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Demonstrate diplomacy when challenging audit approaches
• Be able to work under pressure
• Have a desire to learn new skills


Audit Manager - FS

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset Management.

Our Asset Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and 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 coming years.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

The Role:

As a Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of AM 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:
- 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 projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
- Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
- You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
The Person:

- Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
- Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
- The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
- The ability to communicate with senior levels of management and off shore teams
- The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
- Collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
Qualifications and Skills Required:

- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam)
- Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or top-tier firm is required
- Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
- Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Some experience auditing IM clients is required
- Recent, practical knowledge of IFRS is preferable

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