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SOX Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

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Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance - Assistant Manager - Public Sector

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Internal Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds/Manchester/Birmingham

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Internal Audit Senior Manager - IARCS

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
KPMG's IARCS practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance. The FS team is based nationally, but this role is to work in the dynamic, fast growing and supportive Insurance and Investment Management team, based in Canary Wharf.

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in managing dynamic IA teams leveraging Subject Matter Experts in order make a real value adding client impact?
- Do you want to have your voice heard at IA forums and coach individuals in the team to achieve their full potential and deliver quality services?
- Do you want to help build meaningful trusted relationships with top tier FS clients?
If so, this is a great opportunity for an individual to be involved in managing the team and supporting business development through building meaningful trusted relationships with clients.

Areas of Work
As a Senior Manager working in the Investment Management team, you will be developing client relationships and supporting business development initiatives and supporting partners/directors to lead a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- reviewing and helping to establish internal audit functions;
- creating audit plans;
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- partnering with clients to supply specialist SME resource;
- designing and implementing SoX compliant controls frameworks, including managing and directing juniors to conduct detailed testing of such controls;
- secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits and run those functions;
- performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.

The Role
- Supporting partners/directors to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and supporting the partners/directors in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
- Supporting the partners/directors in the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source/SoX framework design and controls testing or External Quality Assessments for FS Clients, particularly those operating in the investment management market.
- Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
- Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole.

The Responsibilities
- Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
- Supporting the partners/directors to prepare for business development meetings with target clients, attending those meetings and helping to manage the opportunities pipeline.
- Understanding clients’ IA needs and highlighting further work opportunities to client service teams and assisting in the development of compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
- Attending key clients meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Reviewing key client deliverables such as IA/SoX controls reports, working papers, including SoX testing, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts before final quality assurance by partners/directors.
- Sharing knowledge and insights on current and emerging FS and IA best practice, issues and trends.
- Supporting the provision of advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices in the context of providing IA services.
- Support partners/directors in the development of a multi-disciplinary network across KPMG’s service lines and contributing to any cross-selling opportunities.
- Setting, managing and monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance providing open and honest feedback.

The Person

Qualifications & Skills
- Achieved an accountancy qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, CCAB. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
- Significant Internal Audit and/or Risk Management experience, including experience of co-ordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
- SoXs design, implementation and testing experience
- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, especially Insurance or Investment Management.
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
- Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
- Strong project and people management skills.

Internal Audit Senior Manager - IARCS

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
KPMG's IARCS practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance. The FS team is based nationally, but this role is to work in the dynamic, fast growing and supportive Insurance and Investment Management team, based in Canary Wharf.

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in managing dynamic IA teams leveraging Subject Matter Experts in order make a real value adding client impact?
- Do you want to have your voice heard at IA forums and coach individuals in the team to achieve their full potential and deliver quality services?
- Do you want to help build meaningful trusted relationships with top tier FS clients?
If so, this is a great opportunity for an individual to be involved in managing the team and supporting business development through building meaningful trusted relationships with clients.

Areas of Work
As a Senior Manager working in the Investment Management team, you will be developing client relationships and supporting business development initiatives and supporting partners/directors to lead a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- reviewing and helping to establish internal audit functions;
- creating audit plans;
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- partnering with clients to supply specialist SME resource;
- designing and implementing SoX compliant controls frameworks, including managing and directing juniors to conduct detailed testing of such controls;
- secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits and run those functions;
- performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.

The Role
- Supporting partners/directors to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and supporting the partners/directors in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
- Supporting the partners/directors in the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source/SoX framework design and controls testing or External Quality Assessments for FS Clients, particularly those operating in the investment management market.
- Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
- Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole.

The Responsibilities
- Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
- Supporting the partners/directors to prepare for business development meetings with target clients, attending those meetings and helping to manage the opportunities pipeline.
- Understanding clients’ IA needs and highlighting further work opportunities to client service teams and assisting in the development of compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
- Attending key clients meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Reviewing key client deliverables such as IA/SoX controls reports, working papers, including SoX testing, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts before final quality assurance by partners/directors.
- Sharing knowledge and insights on current and emerging FS and IA best practice, issues and trends.
- Supporting the provision of advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices in the context of providing IA services.
- Support partners/directors in the development of a multi-disciplinary network across KPMG’s service lines and contributing to any cross-selling opportunities.
- Setting, managing and monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance providing open and honest feedback.

The Person

Qualifications & Skills
- Achieved an accountancy qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, CCAB. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
- Significant Internal Audit and/or Risk Management experience, including experience of co-ordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
- SoXs design, implementation and testing experience
- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, especially Insurance or Investment Management.
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
- Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
- Strong project and people management skills.

SOX Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within Corporates is an area of the firm which continues to post tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management, SOx and related assurance and advisory projects. Our services to clients deliver added value through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic and operational risks, as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams through our Connected Consulting business of Risk and Regulatory Driven Transformation and our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to help ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Manager based in the Corporates team in London


Role and Responsibilities:

As an Manager in Corporates IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for Corporate clients and your role will involve:

- Drive and lead the day-to-day execution of Advisory Engagements (Sarbanes-Oxley assistance, Risk Assessments, Maturity Assessments, Internal Controls Diagnostics Reviews) for clients, including activities such as; Design and development of risk assessments, annual assurance plans, working papers, development of assurance reports to provide summarised testing results, and other deliverables based on the specific engagement requirements.
- Serve as a coach and mentor and provide opportunities for on-the-job training for staff, as well as other team members.
- Identify and clearly communicate performance improvement opportunities and leading practices to client personnel and senior management.
- Work with partners and directors to assist in practice management including resource allocation, career development of staff, and other administrative decisions.
- Support KPMG thought leadership communications by sharing and participating in the development and publication of best practice and thought leadership papers, including development of new service offerings and benchmarking.
- Develop and maintain a positive, productive, collaborative professional relationship with the client and engagement or project teams to provide well-coordinated and consistent high performance results


Skills, Qualification & Experience:

At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us, with the following skills and characteristics:


Qualifications

- Strong experience in assurance, controls and / or corporate compliance-related experience, including consulting, auditing, risk management, and experience should include performing internal or external audits from the beginning of an engagement or project through completion
- Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to use data effectively identify and resolve issues
- Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)
- Advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, SOX, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations and/or Control Objectives for Information and related Technology control framework
- Previous experience leading teams and managing projects, and accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements


Experience

- Experience in evaluating Design and Operating Effectiveness under Internal Controls Framework, ICFR assessment, and Internal Audit experience in the relevant sector.
- Prior experience in Consulting is required.
- Prior experience with a Big 4 is desirable.

*Candidates must be eligible for SC Clearance*

Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance - Assistant Manager - Public Sector

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Assistant Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

The Team

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within IGH is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management and related assurance projects. Clients are based in the public sector and our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams including our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for our clients covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
• Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
• Assurance mapping
• Creating annual audit plans for clients
• Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
• Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
• Working with client’s in house internal audit function to supply specialist or additional resource needed
• Process improvement projects
• Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
• Risk identification workshops and control reviews
• Delivering control and risk training
• Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
• Corporate governance reviews
• Contract compliance audits
• Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
• Business development

Responsibilities

• Assisting management to retain responsibility for a UK-wide portfolio of clients, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and is responsible for the financial performance and delivery of these accounts
• Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
• Understanding and assisting managers to undertake KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures
• Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect your clients
• Developing internal audit strategies which address all internal audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
• Delivering against those audit strategies
• Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
• Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA and PSIAS Standards and KPMG methodology
• Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
• Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
• Assisting management to produce quarterly Audit Committee papers
• Assisting management to set budgets for engagements and monitoring delivery against the budget
• Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees being raised promptly
• Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
• Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
• Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back on performance
• Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internal audit methodology
• Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
• Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals.
• Assisting partners in general business development.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

• Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent)
• Strong understanding of risks, processes and controls
• Private, public sector and/or professional services experience
• Experience overseeing and conducting fieldwork for internal audit, external quality assessments on internal audit functions and/or risk management engagements
• Experience of being the main or secondary client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level (i.e. stakeholder management)
• Effective report writing
• Strong project management

Personal Attributes:

• Demonstrable commitment to developing career in governance, risk and advisory space within a high-performing professional services firm:
• Commercial awareness
• Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
• Mobility / flexibility
• Drive and resilience
• Self-motivation
• Team player
• Curiosity and interest
• Client service mind-set

Internal Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds/Manchester/Birmingham

Location: Leeds

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. The FS team is based nationally and covers all elements of the FS industry (Banking, Insurance and Wealth and Asset Management).

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role a dynamic IA team leveraging Subject Matter Experts in order make a real value adding client impact?
- Do you want to have your voice heard at IA forums and coach individuals in the team to achieve their full potential and deliver quality services?
- Do you want to help build meaningful trusted relationships with top tier FS clients?
If so, this is a great opportunity for an individual to be involved in the team and supporting business development through building meaningful trusted relationships with clients.

Areas of Work
The Assistant Manager will play a key role in driving delivery on various Internal Audit plans for clients across the FS sector. The individual will have the opportunity to perform internal audit and governance, risk and control reviews around key operational, financial, regulatory and business risks to clients including hot topics such as ESG, Operational Resilience, Third Party Risk Management and other risks relevant to the organisation.


As an Assistant Manager working in the Financial Services team, you will be developing client relationships and supporting delivery of Internal Audit engagements as a key member of our client centric delivery teams. You will be responsible for delivery of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- reviewing and helping to establish internal audit functions;
- creating audit plans;
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- partnering with clients to supply specialist SME resource;
- designing and implementing SoX compliant controls frameworks, including managing and directing juniors to conduct detailed testing of such controls;
- secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits and run those functions;
- performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.

The Role
As an Assistant Manager in FS IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for FS clients and your role will involve:
- Supporting the partners/directors in the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source/SoX framework design and controls testing or External Quality Assessments for FS Clients.
- Supporting engagement teams in the full portfolio of engagement management activities from client acceptance, risk management and engagement financial management.
- Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
- Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole.
- Supporting partners/directors to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and supporting the partners/directors in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.

Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of this role will include:
- Developing internal audit strategies which address all internal audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
- Leading delivery on Internal Audit engagements for a portfolio of existing IA clients, taking engagement risk and profitability into consideration.
- Developing relationships with key stakeholders.
- Keeping up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect your clients
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
- Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
- Attending key client meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Developing key client deliverables such as IA/SoX controls reports, working papers, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts before final quality assurance by partners/directors.
- Monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Supporting engagement managers with forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Supporting the partners/directors to prepare for business development meetings with target clients, attending those meetings and helping to manage the opportunities pipeline.

The Person
- Individuals would have ideally achieved an accountancy qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, CCAB. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
- Internal Audit and/or Risk Management experience.
- SoX design, implementation and testing experience would be beneficial.
- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients.
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders.
- Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
- Strong project and people management skills.

This role can be based in Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham.

Audit Compliance Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


As the Firm moves towards operational separation and the FRC enhances their remit in readiness for the establishment of ARGA in 2023, we need a Senior Manager level candidate to manage the day-to-day activity of the Audit Compliance Team and the engagement process with senior internal and external stakeholders.


You will play a key role in managing the Audit Compliance Team with the purpose of ensuring KPMG Audit UK has transparent, credible and respectful relationships with our Audit regulators built on trust and audit quality.


Develop and maintain a regulatory compliance framework to ensure that KPMG Audit UK are able to understand and effectively manage its exposure to regulatory risk, ensuring a best practice approach is adopted and regulatory requirements are met. This is achieved through:


Providing respected advice and guidance on regulatory matters to the Audit business.


Providing strong independent challenge and oversight of the business.


Providing respected assurance to the Audit Executive and the Audit Board.


Having a strong and positive relationship with regulators.

Administration of stakeholder management with the FRC and Recognised Supervisory Bodies.


Mange process for dealing with information requests from regulators including co-ordination and tracking the response to all commitments made by the business.


Ownership of the planning process for Audit Compliance to ensure that all regulatory commitments are met and resources are effectively allocated in relation to regulatory risk priorities.


Management of regulatory administration framework including, regulatory registrations (e.g. Third Country Regulators) and regulatory approvals and consultations.


Maintain a governance framework for managing and internal reporting of regulatory risks and issues. This includes documenting the operational process and procedures for the Audit Compliance Team and supporting the Head of Audit Compliance with internal MI and governance meetings and action tracking.


Maintain a register of all regulatory reporting and notification requirements and manage the process to ensure that they are met.

3.1. Management:



You will help the Head of Audit Compliance to plan and manage the work of the Audit Compliance team of 3 colleagues.

3.2. Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:



You will report to the Head of Audit Compliance but also be required to interreact regularly with the Audit Executive, Audit Board and Risk Executive.

3.3. Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:



This is a management role in an area of major risk, impacting across Audit. The role will require excellent organisational skills and will include the requirement to ensure regulatory commitments and deadlines are met.

4.1. Experience



Essential



Awareness of the different types of service delivered out of the Audit Capability Group and the key differences between financial statement audit and key non-audit services


Experiencing delivering either financial statement audit or non-audit reporting engagements.


Decision making around engagement acceptance at manager level or above in an audit or professional services practice


Understanding and documenting policies, processes and controls, identifying weaknesses and making and implementing recommendations


Identifying and reporting on trends in data


Project management of multiple workstreams alongside unpredictable consultation workload.


Able to get to grips with technical content including law, regulation, assurance standards, contracts and policy and recommend how to apply to practical scenarios


Confident in exploring opportunities with engagement leaders


Awareness of the nature and effect of key clauses in professional services contracts


Desirable



Experience of delivering a range of services at manager level or above within an audit practice, for example non-financial assurance, grant reporting and agreed-upon procedures



Experience of drafting and agreeing scope of work, liability and release of report sections in professional services contracts and hold harmless agreements



Experience of performing risk assessments, scoring risks and preparing risk registers


4.2. Expertise / Technical role requirements



Recognised accountancy qualification

4.3. Skills:



Team working


Project management


Written and spoken communication


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