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Senior Manager - External Audit - Birmingham

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Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol, Southampton, Reading and Plymouth

Location: Bristol

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FS Audit Senior Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Cardiff

Service Line: Audit

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FS Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool

Location: Leeds

Service Line: Audit

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FS Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol, Southampton, Reading & Plymouth

Location: Bristol

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Audit Manager - Banking

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Senior Manager - External Audit - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


In the UK, KPMG audits more listed companies than any other professional services firm. Our success and reputation rests upon the quality and integrity of our services - not to mention our people. Rest assured; you will be working as a highly valued member of our 3,000 strong UK Audit practice.

We are looking for qualified accountants, currently working at Senior Manager level, to join the audit practice in our Birmingham office.

Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an audit senior manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Many of our clients are international and have subsidiaries all over the world, giving our work a truly global perspective.




The Responsibilities:




Manage and deliver external audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP. US GAAP would be beneficial but not essential. 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 Manager work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KAM 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, KAM and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers and 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
- 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 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 Individual:




- Currently working at Senior Manager level and able to demonstrate 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 external 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, UK GAAP. US GAAP would be beneficial 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:




- Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA or country equivalent
- Significant experience as Senior Manager gained in an external audit capacity in a Big 4 Accounting firm
- Currently in a Big 4 Accounting firm
- Demonstrate experience of current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS





Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol, Southampton, Reading and Plymouth

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



We are looking for qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Bristol, Southampton, Reading and Plymouth offices. As an Assistant manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. Many of our clients are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective.

Planning and project managing all aspects of audits.
Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager on a day to day basis.
Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability.
Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and IAS.
Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits.



Qualifications and Experience


Recently qualified ACA or equivalent qualification.
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Good working knowledge of e-audit
Good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
Coaches less experienced staff.
Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.
Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

FS Audit Senior Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Cardiff

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Team

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

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

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

The Role

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

Responsibilities:

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

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required.
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability.
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters.
- Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry insurance and Investment Management audits.
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work.
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team.
- Be part of the Investment Management or Insurance department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives.
- Performance manager for other qualified accountants to help them reach their full potential .
- Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

The Person

Experience & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Recent and extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services sector
- Recent and extensive external audit experience at Senior Manager level in the Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management) sector.
- Recent demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
- Experience working on tenders
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.


FS Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool

Location: Leeds

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are currently looking for a qualified accountant at Assistant Manager Level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in either of our Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool offices.

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.

As an Assistant Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP, and experience of FCA CASS rules is also preferable. You are required to possess well developed supervisory skills, including coaching and project management.

Roles and Responsibilities

• 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.

Qualifications and Skills

The Assistant Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:

• Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent) is essential.
• Significant audit experience (preferably in Financial Services) is essential, with practical experience gained in a ‘Big 4’ Accountancy firm desirable.
• Experience of working on insurance audits is desirable.
• Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
• You will possess well developed supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

FS Audit Assistant Manager - Bristol, Southampton, Reading & Plymouth

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of Financial Services clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies.

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

The Role

As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a senior member of staff to assist with your career development and performance management to help you in meeting your professional goals. Our top performers are often encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in project based work across the firm.

We are looking for qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Bristol, Reading, Southampton or Plymouth offices. As an Assistant Manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be working on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier FS clients.

Responsibilities

You will build a portfolio of clients and have 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 carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.

- Keeping managers and partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
- Preparing reports to senior management and audit committees.
- On-site involvement and being the key point of contact.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, helping to identify sales opportunities within your client base.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal Assistant Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or international equivalent. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year will also be considered.
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills.
- You are required to have ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment.

Knowledge and Experience

- Recent and significant external audit experience is essential including practical experience in an accountancy practice firm.
- Exposure to large Financial Services audits is preferred however not essential. We will also consider candidates with a genuine interest in moving into Financial Services with knowledge of developments within the Financial Sector.
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP is ideal but not essential.
- Commitment to building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

Audit Manager - Banking

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 to consolidate our leading position within the Banking marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified Accountants at 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 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 Banking clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an on-going basis, as well as daily tasks such as:



- Leading a field work team including supervising, mentoring and coaching junior members of staff to help them reach their full potential
- Managing a portfolio of audit clients by delivering high quality audit and assurance services, reporting directly to audit Partners and Directors
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs and managing audit finances
- 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 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 and tenders across the audit function
- Be part of the Banking department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being a performance manager to trainee 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

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