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Location: Milton Keynes

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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

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Audit Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

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Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – Southampton

Location: Southampton

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Audit Manager - FS

Location: Edinburgh

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Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

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Audit Director

Location: Milton Keynes

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Role & Responsibilities

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

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

The key accountabilities of this role include:

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

Key behaviours essential for success

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

Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP and US GAAP.

Audit Senior Manager - Banking

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking to consolidate our leading position within the Banking marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified Accountants at Senior Manager level within our Banking Audit department in London.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development opportunities within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier banking clients.


The Role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Banking clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

Supervising, mentoring, and coaching Banking audit staff
Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to banking audits
Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
Be part of the Banking department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and CASS. Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential

Knowledge & Experience:

Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services
Extensive external audit experience with financial services clients, ideally in the Banking sector
Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Audit Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our audit client base extends across the Public Sector in London and South East, with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing and Higher Education, Central Government and Charities. As an Audit Assistant Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. We have a number of high profile clients in the Public Sector including several large NHS Foundation Trusts, Universities and Social Housing Groups and our assistant managers benefit from working with a varied client base.

The Person - Role and Responsibilities

Assistant manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS102). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- To support the Audit Manager in managing engagements, overseeing audit assistants’ work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Help oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor audit assistants to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Assist the Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation some draft reports to senior client management and audit committees

The Person - Experience and Background

- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Experience in working with Public Sector audited entities (preferred but not essential)
- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
- Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen

Qualifications and Skills

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Assistant Manager in an external audit capacity
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards


Audit Manager – Public Sector Audit – Southampton

Location: Southampton

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our client base extends across the Public Sector in the South East, covering London, as well as having clients across East Anglia and South Coast (East), with key sectors being Healthcare (NHS), Social Housing, Central Government, Charities and Higher Education. As an Audit Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. We have a number of high profile clients in the Public Sector including several large NHS Foundation Trusts, Universities and Social Housing Groups and our managers benefit from working with a varied client base.

The Role and Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS102). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.
- Assist the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior client management and audit committees

The Person - Experience and Background

- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Experience in working with Public Sector audited entities (not essential)
- Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
- Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
- Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen

Qualifications and Skills

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Manager in an external audit capacity
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards


Audit Manager - FS

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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

Our Asset Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the coming years.

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

The Role:

As a Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of AM clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:
- Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
- Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
- Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
- You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
The Person:

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

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

Senior Manager, Accounting Consultation, Banking Audit

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Accounting Consultation team provides in-depth technical accounting knowledge to the audited entities in
KPMG’s Banking Audit practice. The team brings technical knowledge with practical insights and experience in the banking sector to advise our audit teams on their most complex and judgmental technical accounting and reporting
issues.


Our team creates added value through:



- Seamless integration into investment and retail banking audit teams to assist and deliver on the most
technical accounting aspects of their audits.



- Translating subject matter expertise on complex accounting areas such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting and
structured transactions into comprehensible and practical solutions.



- Be at the forefront of, and drive best practice in, financial instruments reporting across the KPMG audit
practice.



- Provide high quality and practical training and education for external and internal audiences.



- Maintain close links with KPMG UK’s national and global technical departments




Role and Responsibilities

- Advise on a wide range of accounting and reporting areas, with a focus on financial instruments for our retail and investment banking clients.

- Integrate into audit teams to deliver responsive support based on strong project management skills.

- Direct interaction with clients on our biggest clients and/or areas that attract significant accounting risk.

- Inspection of financial statements of Public Interest Entity clients prior to issuance

- Develop internal and external training on accounting and financial reporting matters

- Respond to ad-hoc accounting queries from audit teams

- Manage and mentor team members.




- There will also be opportunities to get involved in some advisory engagements and projects led by other KPMG teams where accounting SME support is required, e.g. IBOR replacement, Brexit, Finance transformation and transaction services.

- Responsible for delegating, coaching and leading a team of assistant managers who specialise in technical accounting alongside other managers and under guidance of Partners/Directors to support our most complex banking audit clients.

- Direct interaction with Banking audit Partners/Directors and regular interaction with senior members of Banking audited entities' accounting policy and finance functions, delivering insights in GAAP compliant solutions to the audited entities most complex technical challenges.

- Responsible for delivering technical accounting solutions to maintain industry leading audit quality to a range of complex audited entities including global investment banks, mid-tier building societies and smaller private banks. Solutions will be provided post internal consultation within the team.


The Person

- Work experience in an accounting firm or finance function focusing on financial instruments related technical accounting relevant to financial institutions.




- Experience of evaluating complex technical issues, requiring analysis of facts and circumstances and consideration of alternatives culminating in provision of sound practical GAAP compliant accounting solutions.

- Audit experience advantageous but not vital to role.

- Knowledge of finance processes, particularly accounting processes and/or financial reporting.




- Professional qualification: ACA, ACCA or CPA.




- Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 32 and 39, IFRS 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16, and FRS 102 sections 11 and 12) and crucially their practical application within the banking industry.

- Excellent written and communication skills; including delivering presentations and an ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally.

- Strong project management skills, demonstrated by a record of accounting
project delivery




- Ability to motivate a team and lead



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