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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

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Senior Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Cardiff

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Audit Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – Southampton

Location: Southampton

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Director of Workforce Management Operations

Location: Watford

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

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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

Senior Manager - Financial Services Audit

Location: Cardiff

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

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.

The Team

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of Financial Services firms from sectors such as insurance, banking, building societies and investment management. The team is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

Our Cardiff office is next to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay and has glorious views across the bay with parking facilities available for the use of staff. As a smaller office, it mixes the benefits of working for a Global Organisation with a small office feel, with staff working closely with each other across all departments.

The Role

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit department in Cardiff or Bristol during a significant period of growth.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile Financial Services clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required.
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters.
- Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise.
- 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 insurance and Investment Management 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 Investment Management or Insurance department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives.
- Performance manager for other qualified 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

The Person

Experience & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services sector
- Recent and extensive external audit experience at Senior Manager level in the Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management) sector.
- Recent demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
- Experience working on tenders
- 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 adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
- 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

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 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


Director of Workforce Management Operations

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Reporting to: Head of Operational Excellence
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf) and remote working

Department Information

The Supply Chain Operations Hub provides operational support to all stakeholders for Experienced Hire and Internal Recruitment, Contingent Hire, and Resourcing. (Circa 100 staff in total). The Supply Chain hub will be the fulfillment engine for all internal and external recruitment and resourcing and supports Direct Supply Chain in delivering all source of the workforce ‘just-in-time’ to meet the tactical and strategic needs of the business.

Role Description

You will be empowered to lead and manage the delivery of our Supply Chain Operational Excellence Hub (OEH): this will include managing operational services for Experienced Hire and Internal Recruitment, Contingent Hire, and Resourcing covering both onshore and offshore. You will be responsible for delivering services across all levels of the business ranging from our Partner group to graduates. You will report into the Head of Operational Excellence and work closely with the UK Head of Direct Supply Chain.

Working closely with the Supply BPs, HR Leads, Direct Supply Chain COE, and the wider OEH Management Team, you will develop and drive operational excellence, ensuring services provided are fit for purpose, client focused and supportive in progressing the overall UK strategy.

You will manage 3rd party providers, ensuring the service provision supports our overall vision of creating an excellent experience for all our colleagues, whilst operating within a controlled and governed framework.

You will develop and manage the service delivery to agreed SLAs and within the scope of your operational budget. Your focus on continuous improvement of service delivery will help to drive incremental improvements to operating costs and also improve the employee experience for the services provided.

The Role

• Lead the supply chain operations hub strategically, have three-year plans in place that move the supply chain operations team to best in class, including technology, process improvements and vendor management
• Lead the OEH contractor team to get the best people at the quickest time, with the best cost model.
• Lead the OEH resourcing team to make sure the right people are on the right engagement in a timely way, with the best cost model.
• Review all process across all of supply chain, understand the improvements that can be implemented, using the following leavers, technology, offshore, outsource, and process improvements. What synergies can be put in place within the three areas.
• Have correct MI in place that measures, outcomes, productivity, efficiencies and quality.
• Work with the supply chain team to communicate to the business so they have correct information on time
• Draws upon interdependencies between different functions to improve KPMG performance and effectiveness
• Invest in developing and retaining our most talented, motivated people.
• Work with key HR, supply chain and KBS OEH stakeholders and potential vendors in helping to operationalise strategic solutions across the business.
• Responsible for change management and transition of key services into the OEH, identifying service efficiencies and opportunities to implement best in class service provision.
• Oversee the delivery of timely, effective and high quality service from the shared service operation and our 3rd party providers.
• Improve capability across the operation with a robust and sustainable development programme in place for all colleagues and management roles.
• Manage the implementation and change into business as usual service delivery of a series of Supply Chain transformation projects across process and technology
• Provide strong leadership to the OEH team, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained across the team and the appropriate levels within the business.
• Maintain and manage vendor budgets against commercial terms and the operations budget against the plan.
• Manage and review the performance of the 3rd parties based on agreed contractual SLAs and performance measures.

The Person

• A strong transformation leader driving to deliver the transformation across Supply Chain.
• Deputise where required on behalf of/ and in the absence of the Head of OEH.
• Proactively builds teams from different areas to tackles shared problems and issues
• Creates an environment where people are supported to innovate and experiment
• Is able to lead teams from different areas of KPMG to tackle shared problems and issues
• Demonstrate influential and adaptable style of leadership, and maintain integrity when dealing with complex situations arising from risk, issue and change management.
• Be a key leader, advocate and representative for the entire People function and undertake leadership responsibilities accordingly

Essential skills and experience

• Experience in the operational management of a large Shared Services environment within the UK across all disciplines.
• Proven credibility to lead a key function and provide leadership and direction during a period of change.
• Experience of partnering with the business at a senior level as well as knowledge and experience of operational delivery.
• Experience with managing large budgets.
• Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a focussed, simple and commercially relevant manner.
• Experience of a complex, fast-moving environment.
• Change and project management skills and results orientated.
• Strong influencing skills (able to build business partner relationship) with the ability to challenge at all levels. Ability to influence at a senior level and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
• Leadership skills and personal drive to deliver results.
• Experience of managing 3rd Party vendors, including relevant governance frameworks.
• Able to drive operational efficiencies – Lean and Six Sigma being methods of familiarity and or experience within.
• Experience of working cross functionally, especially across Centres of Expertise, with Recruitment and Resourcing Business Partners and matrix organisations.
• Technology literate; familiar with SAP Success Factors, Service Now and management of HR Systems support teams (in-house and outsourced models).
• Transformation mindset
• Experience of working with and/or dealing with Professional services and within a matrix organisation

Desirable skills:

• Experience of programme management and delivering large change projects.
• Commercial awareness and strong operational delivery.
• Experience in managing both in-house and outsourced Shared Services (offshore and nearshore operations).
• Experience in outsourcing Shared Services from contract to go-live of service delivery.
• Experience in the automation of supply chain processes.
• Experience in the implementation, coordination and development of relevant systems
• Experienced in Transformation.


Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

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. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.

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

Our Investment 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 from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UKs. 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 executive level client interaction across multiple clients, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

The Role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:

Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality
Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients
Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise
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 Investment Management 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 Investment Management department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
Performance manager for other qualified 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

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
Demonstrates 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
Knowledge & Experience:

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 your area of Investment Management expertise
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
Experience working on tenders preferable, though not essential
Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
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
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 may 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.



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