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IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

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IT Internal Audit Manager - Technology Risk -

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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IT Risk & Controls - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Audit Director

Location: Milton Keynes

Service Line: Audit

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Audit Senior Manager - Banking

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Audit Assistant Manager – Public Sector Audit

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IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Within the IT Audit (ITA) team, a large amount of our work involves providing support and opinions over the environment supporting the financial statement audits and regulatory frameworks. As an IT Audit Specialist, this includes understanding and assessing, and evaluating an audited entity’s IT systems and processes, IT risks, IT general controls and IT application controls. This work is often delivered part of the external integrated audit engagements. The ITA team works across the Financial Services sector – including Banking, Insurance and Asset Management, with specialist skillsets to support the nuances of each industry, and supports specialist services including SOAR reporting and CASS audits.




Responsibilities:


Work with Partners and Directors in delivering IT External Audit to the Financial Services sector.


Take responsibility for a portfolio of audit clients (external audit) and deliver IT audit services to this portfolio to time, budget and quality.


Take responsibility for the overall engagement output including scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, quality and review of deliverables.


Ensure quality of deliverables to the highest standards and in compliance with regulatory benchmarks.


Building and maintaining excellent relationships with external and internal stakeholders.


Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, particularly in the wider IT Audit practice.


Participate and contribute towards audit tenders and pitches.


Coaching, mentoring and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing).



Skills and experience required:


Proven experience in an IT audit environment and managing a large IT External Audit portfolio.


Able to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.


Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple engagements simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver engagements on time and to budget.


Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.


Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising senior leadership, key client stakeholders, prospects and/or internal staff.


Able to motivate and lead small teams and work on own initiative.


Experience in core business processes within a financial services environment.


Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within a financial services environment.



IT Internal Audit Manager - Technology Risk -

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Within the FS Technology Risk team, our work involves providing advisory, assurance and IT Internal Audit services to clients on their IT systems and processes. Our focus is on IT risk management, IT controls testing, IT project assurance, GRC, Emerging Tech and the Technology and Data aspects of regulation. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, large scale consulting projects and as part of internal audit engagements.

The Role

Responsibilities:

• Managing delivery of IT Internal Audit services in the Financial Services Sector.
• Taking responsibility for the overall output from client engagements including scoping, financial management, risk management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables.
• Building and maintaining excellent relationships across a range of clients and prospects including senior leadership.
• Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities and supporting the team with sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations.
• Participating in service line development, reporting to the service line leader on progress of development, sales and delivery.
• Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, in particular in the wider IT Advisory practice.
• Coaching, mentoring and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing).

The Person

Experience and Background :

• Proven experience of successfully delivering IT internal audits to, or within, medium to large multi-national clients with complex IT environments and applications.
• Experience in identifying and assessing complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
• Experience of auditing cloud (GCP, Azure, AWS) including cloud security controls within a Financial Services environment.
• Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver projects on time and to budget.
• Able to add value to assignments through an analytical approach to work, and adept at challenging existing processes to identify and implement smarter ways of working.
• Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.
• Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising groups of clients, prospects and/or internal staff.
• Excellent team player as well as able to deliver engagements independently
• Professional services experience (big 4 or similar FS IT Internal Audit industry experience).
Degree qualification.
• CISA or equivalent auditing qualification preferred

IT Risk & Controls - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age.
We are expanding our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls due to the ever-increasing challenges that clients are faced with. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence. One area of growth is Risk Assurance and specifically the opportunity to provide support to our clients in relation to their IT General Controls e.g. SOx)

KPMG are growing their FS Emerging Technology Risk team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience. We are looking for an individual that has a passion for technology and has experience of working in or assessing cloud environments to help be part of a dynamic and growing team.

Job Description: Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role

• Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
• Deliver technology risk consulting projects in Financial Services leading teams and working independently providing client-side advice
• Deliver technology risk control testing and transformation projects, providing support on advice to first and second lines of defence on operating models, frameworks, taxonomy, risk and control services
• Deliver client services on IT control testing, cloud technology and other technology risk related projects.
• Take responsibility for client liaison and relationship
• Take responsibility for delivering projects and engagements.
• Quality assure testing undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
• Identify revenue-generating opportunities and support business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
• Develop relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO)

The Person

• A collaborative team player who can bring others with them.
• A self-starter with a can does attitude.
• Someone who is looking for an exciting and dynamic challenge, with an appetite and ambition to progress.
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Seeks to understand other motivations
• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven experience of successfully delivering large IT risk and control projects or audit engagements either within a Big 4 firm or a large Financial Services Institution
• Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification
• Experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment especially in relation to 404.
• Knowledge and experience of the cloud would be ideal, but not essential.
• Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
• Experience of managing IT Risk and Control projects or audits in the FS sector with experience of working in teams
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• Ability to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Good knowledge of different operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies from an IT risk and controls perspective
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure



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


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