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Audit Manager – Centre of Excellence (banking) **UK WIDE**

Location: London

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Audit Manager – Centre of Excellence (Listed Clients) **UK WIDE**

Location: London

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Assistant Manager

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Manager

Location: Reading

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

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Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

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Audit Manager – Centre of Excellence (banking) **UK WIDE**

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


**Location - UK wide**

Roles and Responsibilities


There are a number of manager and senior manager opportunities within the KPMG UK’s Second Line of Defence (2LD) team. The 2LD team is part of KPMG UKs Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE) department, which centrally oversees guidance and support provided to UK audit teams. The 2LD team’s primary objective improve the quality of audit execution and documentation during the course of the audit, before audit opinions are signed through the performance of in-flight reviews for audited entities subject to review by the UK regulator, the FRC. The 2LD team is a major part of KPMG UKs strategy to improve and maintain audit quality and has seen significant investment in the size of the team since its inception 6 years ago.
As a member of 2LD you will have operational responsibility to coach audit engagement teams on their planning, execution, evidencing and reporting of audit engagements. You will provide technical insight and guidance as well as ensuring audit teams are correctly applying KPMG UK audit methodology & guidance, and meeting the expectations of the UK regulator, the FRC. You will demonstrate strong integrity and professional scepticism and a commitment to remain objective. You will support audit teams during the audit but will not deal directly with management at the audited entity.
We are looking for individuals with experience of auditing large entities in the financial services & banking sector, this experience can be either in audit delivery or in a support role similar to 2LD. The role will require you to interact directly with audit engagement leaders, helping them lead engagement teams to plan and deliver consistent high-quality audits. You will have direct access to subject matter experts to support you in this role and will be expected to consult with others in 2LD on a daily basis.

Your responsibility will primarily be working simultaneously with several audit teams where you will:
- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their panned audit approach
- Coach them in the delivery, execution and evidencing of the audit procedures
- Challenge the clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
You will have significant scope to influence the performance of these engagements. The role is focussed on engagements within the scope of the FRC’s Audit Quality Review team, which is typically UK listed entities. You will also contribute to the development of sustainable improvement actions to be implemented across all audits at KPMG UK.

Qualifications and Skills
- ACCA or equivalent

Experience and Background
- Currently acting as a Manager
- Exposure to Banking clients

PLEASE NOTE ANY INTERNAL APPLICANTS WILL BE TREATED AS A SECONDMENT

Audit Manager – Centre of Excellence (Listed Clients) **UK WIDE**

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


**Location - UK wide**

Roles and Responsibilities


There are a number of manager and senior manager opportunities within the KPMG UK’s Second Line of Defence (2LD) team. The 2LD team is part of KPMG UKs Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE) department, which centrally oversees guidance and support provided to UK audit teams. The 2LD team’s primary objective improve the quality of audit execution and documentation during the course of the audit, before audit opinions are signed through the performance of in-flight reviews for audited entities subject to review by the UK regulator, the FRC. The 2LD team is a major part of KPMG UKs strategy to improve and maintain audit quality and has seen significant investment in the size of the team since its inception 6 years ago.
As a member of 2LD you will have operational responsibility to coach audit engagement teams on their planning, execution, evidencing and reporting of audit engagements. You will provide technical insight and guidance as well as ensuring audit teams are correctly applying KPMG UK audit methodology & guidance, and meeting the expectations of the UK regulator, the FRC. You will demonstrate strong integrity and professional scepticism and a commitment to remain objective. You will support audit teams during the audit but will not deal directly with management at the audited entity.
We are looking for individuals with experience of auditing large corporate entities (non-financial services), this experience can be either in audit delivery or in a support role similar to 2LD. The role will require you to interact directly with audit engagement leaders, helping them lead engagement teams to plan and deliver consistent high-quality audits. You will have direct access to subject matter experts to support you in this role and will be expected to consult with others in 2LD on a daily basis.

Your responsibility will primarily be working simultaneously with several audit teams where you will:
- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their panned audit approach
- Coach them in the delivery, execution and evidencing of the audit procedures
- Challenge the clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
You will have significant scope to influence the performance of these engagements. The role is focussed on engagements within the scope of the FRC’s Audit Quality Review team, which is typically UK listed entities. You will also contribute to the development of sustainable improvement actions to be implemented across all audits at KPMG UK.


Qualifications and Skills
- ACCA or equivalent

Experience and Background
- Currently acting as a Manager
- Exposure to Corporate Listed Clients

PLEASE NOTE ANY INTERNAL APPLICANTS WILL BE TREATED AS A SECONDMENT

Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Assistant Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This role can be based in any of the following locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Reading, London, Glasgow.

The Team
KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. We are now looking for talented Assistant Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to coordinate the pensions audit delivery from planning through execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of entities on behalf of the audit team as part of the centre of excellence. You will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and internal specialists across all of KPMG's UK offices along with our offshore team who assist with delivery of work. You will also be working with external experts and audit entity pension teams.

The Role
Assistant managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales. The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of allsizes from mid-market to FTSE listed groups and across a wide range of sectors. We are offering both full andpart-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Coordinate the completion of audit work and ensure it is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
Responsibility to work across a portfolio of audits and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our audit entities.
Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
Develop the skills and experience of others within the centre of excellence team.
Reporting to lead audit team Managers and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
Develop and improve the standardised work programmes.
Follow KPMG values.

The Person-Qualifications and Skills:
Fully qualified ACCA/ACA or international equivalent
Hold at least numerous years' experience in audit.
Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
Well-developed team working skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).



Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*
















KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity to gain in-depth knowledge across a variety of industries which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



















We are now looking for talented Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.



















Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.



















The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes from mid-market to FTSE listed groups and across a wide range of sectors.



















We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.



















Roles and Responsibilities:





















•Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence includingthe delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills andexperience of the staff.
•Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met todeliver an excellent service to our clients.
•Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst workingtogether with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
•Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client,ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
•Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered toa high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
•Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on allsalient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
•Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
•Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues,preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare orreview analysis.
•Deliver training to wider department.
•Follow KPMG best values.













Qualifications and Skills:















•Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
•Hold at least five years' experience in audit and one year asmanager.
•Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
•Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
•Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
•Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
•Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals(internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
•Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
•The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
•Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
•Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
•Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).













Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*


KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity but with a focus on our largest FTSE 250 listed entities across a variety of industries to gain in-depth knowledge which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



We are now looking for talented Senior Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through to execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.





Senior Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.





The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes but with a focus on our large and complex FTSE listed entities and groups across a wide range of sectors.





We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.





Roles and Responsibilities:




• Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence including the delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills and experience of the staff.
• Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our clients.
• Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
• Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
• Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
• Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
• Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
• Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
• Deliver training to wider department.
• Follow KPMG best values.



Qualifications and Skills:




• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
• Hold at least seven years’ experience in audit and one year as a senior manager.
• Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).




Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*


KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity but with a focus on our largest FTSE 250 listed entities across a variety of industries to gain in-depth knowledge which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.



We are now looking for talented Senior Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through to execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.





Senior Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.





The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes but with a focus on our large and complex FTSE listed entities and groups across a wide range of sectors.





We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.





Roles and Responsibilities:




• Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence including the delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills and experience of the staff.
• Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our clients.
• Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
• Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
• Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
• Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
• Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
• Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
• Deliver training to wider department.
• Follow KPMG best values.



Qualifications and Skills:




• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
• Hold at least seven years’ experience in audit and one year as a senior manager.
• Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).




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