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Audit Manager - Leeds

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Audit Assistant Manager - Newcastle

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Audit Managers - National Markets, Gatwick

Location: Gatwick

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Audit Manager - National Markets, Southampton

Location: Southampton

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Audit Assistant Manager - Pensions Audit, Milton Keynes/Watford

Location: Milton Keynes

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Audit Manager - Leeds

Location: Leeds

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


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.

Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for qualified accountants currently at Audit Manager Level to join the audit practice in our Leeds office, with proven experience in delivering audits to a variety of clients in the corporate sector.

The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP. US GAAP would be beneficial but 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:

- Managing engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KAM requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Overseeing and directing the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KAM and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Directing, coaching and mentoring 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
- Nurturing and seeking worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Contributing 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
- Assisting the Partner 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

Qualifications and Skills

Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA or country equivalent Significant experience as a Manager in an external audit capacity Demonstrate experience of current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK GAAP. US GAAP is preferred but not essential for the right candidate

The Individual


- Currently working at Manager level and able to demonstrate 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 external 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. US GAAP would be beneficial 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.


Audit Assistant Manager - Newcastle

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


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.


We are looking for newly qualified auditors to join the audit practice within our Regions service line in our Newcastle office.

You will work on a portfolio of clients within a cross functional office, alongside our advisory and tax functions.

The Responsibilities:

Planning and project managing all aspects of audits including:
-Staffing Risk assessment Systems, controls and substantive testing (including audits of consolidations and statutory accounts)
-Ensuring projects comply with KPMG and International Auditing Standards
-Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
-Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager and partner
-Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
-Report writing for Audit Committees and management
-Identification of ways to differentiate KPMG - how can we bring new and innovative ideas to our clients?

Qualifications and Skills:
-ACA, ACCA qualified or equivalent
-Strong IT literacy, including Excel, Powerpoint and Word
-Must demonstrate a good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS

Experience and Background:

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

-Creativity
-Commercial focus
-Ability to think big picture, out of the box
-Strong technical skills
-Accountability and decision making ability
-Attention to detail, organised with a commitment to quality Willingness to take on additional responsibility and opportunities and a commitment to personal development
-Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
-Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
-Relationship building skills
-Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.


Audit Managers - National Markets, Gatwick

Location: Gatwick

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Responsibilities:

We are looking for qualified accountants to join our Audit practice. We currently have multiple positions in our Gatwick office. As a manager you will get to work with a wide range of audit engagements within a cross functional office. Our audit engagement base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. Many of our audit engagements are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our
work a truly international perspective.


- Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS
and UK GAAP. You will have your own portfolio of audit engagements with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- Manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with audit
engagement, statutory and KPMG 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 audit engagement, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability.



- Direct, coach and mentor between 4 and 8 audit staff in a performance manager role taking responsibility for overseeing their portfolio, business and personal issues and delivering feedback throughout the year.



- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with audit engagements, 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 audit engagement base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.

- Contribute 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 audit engagement focus change.


- Assist the Partner/Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly

- Prepare reports to senior management and Audit Committees


- There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as working on tenders for potential new audit engagements and assisting with training courses for in-charges and audit assistants.


- Execute audits consistently, in line with the requirements of the applicable professional standards



- Demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team


- Build the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience


- Monitor and upholds high quality of service to audit engagements


Qualification and Skills Required:



- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model

- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges

- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing - you will be able to deepen your understanding of consolidations, group audit and review of statutory accounts and disclosures

- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation

- Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills

- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written

- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge

- Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our audit engagements on a day to day basis

- Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent

- Sound working knowledge of IFRS

- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word

- Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an external audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm

- Significant audit experience for large, mixed sector corporate audit engagements


Opening Date: 18th November 2019

Closing Date: 16th December 2019

Salary Range: Competitive plus negotiable bonus and benefits




Audit Manager - National Markets, Southampton

Location: Southampton

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


In the UK, KPMG audits more listed companies than any other professional services firm. Our success and reputation rests upon the quality and integrity of our services - not to mention our people. Rest assured; you will be working as a highly valued member of our 3,000 strong UK Audit practice.

We are looking for qualified accountants at manager level to join the audit practice in Southampton or our Reading offices.

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 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

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) 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 a Manager in an external audit capacity, working in consumer and industrial markets
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards

Audit Assistant Manager - Pensions Audit, Milton Keynes/Watford

Location: Milton Keynes

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Department

Our small but growing KPMG London FS Regions team based in Milton Keynes and Watford is our London Region Centre of Excellence for pension’s audit. The team, led by a Director and supported by 1 other Director and 3 managers, is responsible for the audit of c.75 pension schemes based across the wider London Region and South East. Our schemes include defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid and earmarked pension schemes, typically with assets up to £500million.

The London Region Centre of Excellence is one of 6 operating across the UK and as a firm, KPMG audit some 620 schemes including 36 of the top 100 schemes by size making us No. 1 in this market.

The London FS Regions team sits alongside KPMG Northern Home Counties National Markets audit team based across the Milton Keynes and Watford offices and consisting of around 130 client facing staff led by 5 Partners and 7 Directors, who service clients across a variety of sectors, including: retail, media, construction, mining, recruitment, telecommunications and sports. Their audit clients, who are both listed and non-listed, vary in size from large multi-national groups through to small owner managed business based across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northants, Hertfordshire, North London and the surrounding areas. The National Markets London audit department also works in conjunction with other services including Corporate Tax, Deal Advisory, Pensions and Restructuring.

We are currently looking for a qualified accountant at Assistant Manager Level to join our Financial Services Audit department in Watford and Milton Keynes.

KPMG is one of the leading Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. As a member of our team you will benefit from extensive training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in regulation, accounting and auditing standards.

As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in UK GAAP and Pension SORP. You are required to possess well developed supervisory skills, including coaching and project management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, working with Trustees and scheme administrators, briefing those that work with you (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and completion of audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.
- Keeping Managers and Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
- Preparing reports to senior client management and audit committees.
- On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for the client.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and helping to identify sales opportunities within your client base.

Qualifications and Skills:

The Assistant Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent) is essential.
- Significant audit experience for pension schemes.
- Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP, Pensions SORP.
- You will possess well developed supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- 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.

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