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Return to Audit Programme - Intelligent Working

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Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Department

As one of the UK firm's largest regional teams, KPMG's Reading office employs more than 400 professionals who work with companies across the Thames Valley. Our office is located conveniently just off junction 12 of the M4 and offers parking for staff. It is also a short walk from Theale train station.

KPMG Reading has a strong reputation for supporting Thames Valley’s thriving information technology and communications businesses. We also have a large pensions’ advisory capability and one of the largest expatriate advisory practices outside London.

By combining deep sector knowledge with innovative technology, we bring fresh thinking and practical approaches. Our specialist teams in audit, tax and advisory work together to help our clients achieve their goals, including growth strategy, people strategy, cyber security, digital transformation and technology solutions.

JobDescription


We are currently looking to recruit Audit Manager who will be based in the Reading office.

This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, 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 client, 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 clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- 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 Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) 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

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

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- 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

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

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

- Recent experience as Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, mixed sector corporate clients.

- Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards

Opening date: 18th March 2020
Closing date: 16th April 2020

Salary: Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Audit Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: 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.

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit departments (comprised of Banking Insurance and Investment Management) in London during a significant period of growth.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Role:

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Financial Services clients. Your responsibilities will include:

•Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
•Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
•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 engagements, focusing on optimising profitability Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
•Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
•You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
•Being a performance manager to trainee 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

Experience & Skills required:

•Required professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
•Extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services Sector (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management)
•Extensive external audit experience at Manager level in the Financial Services sector within a professional services environment
•Practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
•Demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
•Leadership skills and ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
•Experience in identifying and pursuing business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
•Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
•Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

Opening date: 06/03/2020
Closing date: 03/04/2020

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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

Audit Manager - Leeds

Location: Leeds

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time





The Role


We are looking for a qualified accountant 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.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Owning a portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process.
• 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

The Person


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent
• External audit experience at Manager level within a 'Big 4’ or mid-tier firm
• Sound working knowledge of IFRS or UK GAAP
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills and the ability to motivate a team and effectively
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different levels of seniority
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Opening date: 13/03/2020
Closing date: 09/04/2020

Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits


Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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 Pensions Audit practice within Financial Services. We currently have opportunities in the Reading Office.

Our Pensions Audit team works with a variety of pension schemes including some of the largest schemes in the UK, working across a number of pension administrators.

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.

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of pension scheme 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
• 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

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential.
• Experience of auditing pension scheme clients is required.
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’.
• 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

Multiple positions available
Opening date 13/03/2020
Closing date 10/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

Return to Audit Programme - Intelligent Working

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Part Time



Return to Audit – as flexible as your life needs you to be

We know the corporate world can sometimes feel like you are expected to be just like everybody else – however you are an individual and we like that.

Our Audit business has designed a return to work programme to target qualified audit professionals who are looking for flexibility; ensuring that they can balance their commitments at home with a return to work. This includes people who may have taken time out and are now looking for opportunities to combine a rewarding career in a supportive working environment.

What is on offer?

Return to Audit will support individuals in roles that are structured around flexible hours and remote working, with a focus on bridging the skills gap and building confidence to return to the workplace environment. All the roles are internally focused, across the UK and based at KPMG offices with the six week school holidays built in as leave. The roles will be within our Audit Centre of Excellence IT Audit and Front Line Audit teams. They cover an array of capabilities and skills ranging from technical audit expertise to project management.

The roles broadly fall into two categories - you can either have:
1. Flexible working for 3 or 4 days per week, with one of those days working at home; or
2. Reduced hours working a shorter day from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

The roles will be a fixed term annualised days’ contract of one year with an initial month of full time training, and with a second month of training and work shadowing until you are fully comfortable. After the contract expires, candidates will be able to apply for permanent positions, depending on the success of their time at KPMG.

At the heart of the programme is a structured induction programme aimed at getting you up to speed with the latest industry developments, refreshing technical skills and becoming integrated into our professional services environment. You will receive ongoing support in the form of a working mentor and a buddy. The development opportunities won’t end once the induction is finished. You will enter an ongoing training path with check-in points to evaluate progress against goals and determine additional training needs.

Who we are looking for?


- Candidates with ACCA/ACA or equivalent qualification
- Candidates must have demonstrable experience working in Audit in the last six years
- For those looking for roles specifically in IT Audit a degree/masters qualification in IT/business and a recognised accounting and/or auditing (e.g. CISA, ACA, CIMA) qualification would also be desirable.


- Candidates will have a passion for returning to Audit working alongside our teams to deliver quality results for our clients
- Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis, looking at prior audit experience and qualifications

We aim to attract exceptional people from diverse backgrounds who can deliver real results for our clients and drive the firm forward. If this is you and you are looking for a more flexible approach to work that can fit around your lifestyle or commitments at home, then please complete the application. We want to hear from you!



FS Audit Assistant Managers - London

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are currently looking for qualified accountants at Assistant Manager Level to join our thriving Regional Financial Services Audit department based in our London office. There are multiple positions available. Our regional practice covers clients across the Financial Services sector including Banking, Insurance and Asset Management firms. Our team is distributed across the country with resource in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. This role will primarily be servicing our clients in London and the surrounding areas.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion.
- 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 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.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

-ACA, ACCA or CPA Qualified (or equivalent).
-Audit experience gained within Financial Services
-Working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
- Experience of FCA CASS rules.
- Experience gained in a ‘Big 4’ Accountancy firm.
-Experience of working on insurance audits.
-Supervisory skills, including coaching and project management


Multiple positions available
Opening date 30/03/2020
Closing date 27/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

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