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Manager - Audit Regulatory Affairs

Location: London

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Audit Manager Nottingham / Birmingham

Location: Nottingham

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Audit Manager - Southampton

Location: Southampton

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: Manchester

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Audit Assistant Manager - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

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Audit Senior Manager - Reading

Location: Reading

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Manager - Audit Regulatory Affairs

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

This is a pivotal role in the Firm’s Audit Risk Management team, supporting a team of senior managers and 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.
The role will support the wider Audit Risk Management team in consultations and queries from engagement teams and a wide range of project initiatives whilst certain responsibilities will be specific to each of the three areas noted above.

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.

Projects and change initiatives

— Provide support to a wide range of projects and change initiatives within and outside of Audit Risk, ranging from process improvement within Audit Risk to supporting Firm-wide change programmes.

Consultations and queries

— Handle approvals for and consultations with teams in the Audit Capability, applying judgment and making decisions within a framework for approval and escalation

Coaching & mentoring

— Provide coaching and mentoring support for junior members of the Audit Risk Management team.

Regulatory affairs

— Provide support to the Head of Audit Regulatory Affairs and Senior Manager in Audit Regulatory Affairs in managing requests from the regulator and co-ordinating responses internally
— Monitor the register of regulatory commitments to facilitate ownership and accountability of actions across the business
— Support the preparation of monthly updates for key governance bodies.Support the co-ordination of briefings for senior partners’ attendance at regular FRC meetings

Managing the work of up to two Assistant Managers and four administrators across various work-streams and reporting 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 audit firms and the key differences between financial statement audit and key non-audit services
— Experience of managing audit or assurance engagements
— Decision making around engagement acceptance at manager level or above in an audit practice in audit or other professional services engagements
— 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

Qualification and Skills

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

Audit Manager Nottingham / Birmingham

Location: Nottingham

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 Nottingham or Birmingham.

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 Manager - Southampton

Location: Southampton

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.

The Responsibilities


Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP. 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
The Individual
- 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)
- 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

Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: Manchester

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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


Audit Assistant Manager - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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.




The Role and Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of B2B, B2C and G&I engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to multiple engagement on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagement
• 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 audit issues
• Building relationships with the engagement 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
• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
• Working on audit tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team on these tenders. Tasks may include: reviewing global engagement records in sentinel, analysing and categorising the records, contacting partners globally for engagement information, preparing data and drafting independence reports, liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

The Person - Experience and Background:

• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to engagement (internal and external)

Qualifications and Skills:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2021
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or mid-tier firm is required and some external audit experience in a range of B2B, B2C or G&I sectors, such as Telecommunications, Media, Energy, Utilities and/or Oil & Gas





• 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
• Demonstrating practical knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP is preferable




Audit Senior Manager - Reading

Location: Reading

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



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