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Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assistant Manager - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Business Support and Create

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team



KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within National Markets 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 and advisory projects. Clients are based in both the private and 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.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the National Markets team in our Birmingham office.

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
• Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
• Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
• Delivering specific advisory projects
• Business development, responding to RFPs, developing product propositions and proposal 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.
• Event management – Assisting with the organisation of internal events for clients (e.g. internal audit breakfast sessions)
• Overseeing the preparation and dissemination of monthly thought leadership updates for clients

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

• Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent)
• Strong understanding of risks, processes and controls
• Private, public sector and/or professional services experience
• SOX testing experience would be beneficial
• 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)
• Experience of managing subject matter in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits
• 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, Risk & Compliance Assistant Managers - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Business Support and Create

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team



KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within National Markets 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 and advisory projects. Clients are based in both the private and 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.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the National Markets team in our Birmingham office.

The Role & Responsibilities

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
• Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
• Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
• Delivering specific advisory projects
• Business development, responding to RFPs, developing product propositions and proposal development
• 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
• 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.
• Event management – Assisting with the organisation of internal events for clients (e.g. internal audit breakfast sessions)
• Overseeing the preparation and dissemination of monthly thought leadership updates for clients

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

• Fully qualified accountant, with relevant qualification (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent)
• Experience of working in a large consultancy environment, advising clients on risks, processes and controls
• Experience of working on private, public sector and professional service clients
• SOX testing 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)
• Experience of managing subject matter in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits
• Experience of report writing
• Experience in project management
• Experience of planning, running and delivering a full internal audit, including managing resources, budgets, and client interaction.
• Experience of advising clients on emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards.




Multiple positions available

Opening date: 15/10/2019

Closing date: 12/11/2019

Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

Senior Consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



Background

The market is increasingly competitive and KPMG is committed to enabling and empowering its people to win new business effectively and efficiently.

The EMA KPMG Way Team is a small, but highly impactful group of Sales/BD subject matter experts and consultants that are responsible for embedding business development best practice within EMA member firms and strategic accounts. The team’s objective is to support key stakeholders (EMA Heads of Market, Global Lead Partners and Client Service Teams) with enhancing the client experience and driving top-line revenue group. The group works closely with the broader EMA markets team (PMO, Operations and Pursuits) to deliver value to our collective regional stakeholders.

In the quest for growth across our global network, the KPMG Way team plays a key role in supporting the delivery of one the region’s top priorities – the EMA Growth Program. The EMA Growth Program consists of priority accounts that are headquartered across the EMA region, where we are investing heavily to drive significant growth (growth in client relationships, client trust, client experience and revenues).

This role will be focused on leveraging your direct sales, consulting and client-facing business development experience to professionalise sales in our priority Markets and accounts. You will have experience with creating sustainable sales change programmes in a Partnership or like organisation, specifically helping to drive mind set, skillset and discipline change where it is not always mandated.

Role

This is a new and exciting role, developed to deliver regional growth through support of the EMA Growth Program, as well as key business development initiatives and sales transformation engagements across the region. You will be an independent, confident and outcome-focused consultant, responsible for working directly with key internal stakeholders to define their needs, create pragmatic business development solutions and help professionalise sales within our priority member firms and accounts.

- Work shoulder to shoulder with Markets leaders, Global Lead Partners and key members of priority accounts, providing strategic advice, coaching and constructive challenge around sales and business development.
- Promote the Firm’s best practice, methodologies and coaching including: account management, account planning, client relationship management, opportunity co-creation/conversion and pipeline management.
- Create scalability of best practice by training and mentoring “virtual team members” and local Markets teams, increasing the skills and capability within member firms and across the region.

Accountability

- Support KPMG Way Regional Lead (EMA) with delivering key objectives, including the delivery of the EMA Markets Growth Program and Member firm support
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to co-create relevant, bespoke and pragmatic solutions aligned to specific sales and business development requirements.
- Take the lead on specific projects and initiatives with key stakeholders and be accountable for delivering end-to-end solutions (with the support of the broader team).
- Serve as Markets & Business Development subject matter expert, and consult/coach stakeholders with best practice account management, account planning, opportunity management and pipeline management.
- Provide advice, direction and coaching to the Global Lead Partners (GLPs) and Client Service Teams (CSTs).
- Lead and facilitate meetings, workshops and training sessions with GLPs and CSTs (and other senior stakeholders).
- Create scalability and transfer knowledge by empowering local member firms and priority accounts.
Qualifications and Skills

- Significant experience in a front line sales and business development environment which must include substantial direct sales experience, pipeline management and negotiations.
- Highly experienced using and deploying sales methodologies such as Miller Heiman.
- Ability to create impactful, and often bespoke presentations based on stakeholder requirements (proficient in PowerPoint).
- Experience of working in a large and complex professional services environment essential.
- Experience working outside home market, or in a regional role is an advantage.

Experience and Background

- A deep understanding of the end-to-end sales cycle and the ability to leverage relevant prior learning experience.
- Credibility and ability to coach, challenge and influence the most senior stakeholders within the firm.
- Fast learner - this is a new role which requires an ability to think innovatively to make things happen.
- Ability to work under pressure with challenging deadlines, multiple stakeholders and opinions.
- Driven and results focussed, enabling key client facing teams to build trusted client relationships and achieve growth ambition through pragmatic coaching.
- Ability to chair/facilitate workshops and deliver present complex messages with impact and influence to multiple stakeholders.
- Evidence of commercial and common sense approach to problem solving, and an ability to ‘think on one’s feet’.
- Forward thinker, ability to anticipate what might happen next, ensuring others are pre-prepared for likely outcomes.
- Strategic thinker, ability to provide strategic direction but also able to roll up your sleeves to help local teams embed and implement best practice.
- Strong organisational and project management skills.
- Effective challenging and negotiation.
- Ability to travel is essential and estimated at 50%, dependent on volume and location of KPMG Way opportunities

Senior QA Engineer

Location: Manchester

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team
The Technology & Engineering team we help KPMG and hundreds of other organisations around the world to envision and build digital products that empower their employees and serve their customers — all with people, business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping a business become more relevant to its customers, people in Technology & Engineering we are creators at heart. We find gaps, develop hypotheses and build beautiful ecosystems, inspiring our clients to push the boundaries of what’s possible. From a junior researcher to the head of development we possess a clear vision of the future and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking solutions that solve today’s challenges for a better tomorrow.


The Role
You will be embedded in the Product Engineering team and work in multidisciplinary product squads, to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for our products.
We welcome QA engineers from all technical backgrounds who are happy to bring their experiences on board. You will have to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and being able to come up with creative solutions. You should be passionate for technology and eager to learn. We gladly sponsor certifications and training courses.
You will be expected to take an automation-first approach to the QA process and make use of some of the latest automation tools and frameworks to build pipelines which support continuous testing.


The Person
You are expected develop your technical skills within the following areas:
• Programming in languages such C# / Java / JavaScript
• Unit and integration testing
• API test automation
• Web and mobile test automation with tools such as Selenium or Katalon Studio
• Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
• Performance testing
• Maintaining test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity
• Cross platform, cross browser testing using technologies such as BrowserStack
• Agile test management using tools such as Jira and Confluence

Expected role behaviours:
• Advocate QA best practices in the engineering team, with an automation-first approach
• Work in mixed capability product squads, following and advocating agile principles
• Take technical responsibility for your solutions
• Effectively negotiate requirements and timescales for your tasks
• Explain your solutions to non-technical stakeholders
• Effectively collaborate and defend and discuss your solutions with the other team members, including colleagues from other capabilities (e.g. software engineers, business analysts, UX designers)
• Identify inefficiencies and recommend solutions
• Take an active role in mentoring and supporting development of junior team members


Day to day tasks:
• Write and execute manual functional test scenarios
• Maintain and enhance test automation frameworks
• Create and execute automated functional test scenarios and raise defects
• Execute mobile automation test scripts
• Execute performance test scripts
• Contribute to accessibility test strategy and apply tooling to uncover defects
• Contribute to improving delivery by carrying out evidence-based test analysis and design





Senior Campaign Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Market Development

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



The Role

The Senior Campaign Manager will be a creatively-minded marketing generalist with a strong, in-depth knowledge of building and overseeing the delivery of Marketing and Strategic Relationship programmes across the full range of activities encompassing both traditional and digital channels.

Our Marketing Centre of Expertise (CoE) operates a matrix model of expertise in defined marketing capabilities and organised in clusters aligned to our business units. The CoE leads on marketing delivery, supports brand management, digital enablement and also provides account management to support the Marketing Business Partners (BP). CoE teams are experts in specialised areas and are deeply involved in co-creation and delivery.

As such, the individual will be responsible for working with Marketing BPs to co-create and then deliver exciting new integrated end-to-end programmes designed both to improve the firm’s position in the market and to ensure consistency with KPMG’s ‘One Firm’ market-facing approach.

The Campaign Management team provide dedicated support to their business area and are responsible for building a robust delivery plan and overseeing its development including assessing creative, developing content, messaging and supporting stakeholder communications to ensure the effective delivery of the marketing plan. They also provide account management to support the Marketing Business Partners.

Collaboration is at the heart of our new operating model for Marketing and, as a senior manager, this role holder will be key to ensure teams from across Business Partners, Marketing Centre of Expertise and support teams work together to plan and deliver world-class marketing for KPMG in the UK.

Description of the role:

• Responsible for working closely with the Marketing Business Partners and the Marketing Manager(s) in their team to oversee the development and deployment of Marketing and Strategic relationships programmes
• Provide account management support to dedicated business areas
• Accountable for project management, financial management and resource (people) allocation of programmes
• Defining the optimal marketing campaign plan to deliver the objectives set including channel selection and role of digital marketing
• Lead, with input from the Business Partner, the development of the media strategy, content, creative development and agency management
• Role drives the development of internal campaign launch plans and the ensures that lead management and campaign reporting processes are in place and effective
• Ensuring marketing effectiveness and adherence to budget management framework.
• Support the Marketing Business Partners to ensure that the business effectively leverage our Marketing and Strategic Relationship programmes for commercial impact

Role dimensions

Leadership & Management

The individual will have responsibility for Marketing Manager(s) and for developing virtual teams across the CoE to deliver specific campaigns.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The Senior Manager will be a capable individual with a high level of emotional intelligence.

You will be comfortable with running multiple projects at once, working with the Campaign Delivery and Business Partner teams to ensure strong delivery of programmes, striking a balance between getting sufficiently involved with the detail to keep the content sharp on the one hand, and maintaining a broad, strategic view on the other.

Core Technical Competencies

• Understanding and track record in marketing strategy and planning processes, managing budgets and optimising the effectiveness of marketing spend.
• Expertise in brand and value proposition development, demonstrating ideas for advancing the brand and managing an editorial/content strategy.
• Excellent understanding of digital, event, content, performance marketing and account based marketing approaches and strategies
• Able to define effective approaches for the development of marcomms across online and offline channels,
• Proven stakeholder skills to capture their feedback and engagement during the development process to ensure key messages and client issues are effectively presented.
• You will be adept at managing and translating complex issues for diverse audiences.
• Ability to develop, enhance and execute relationship-building and revenue-generating programmes, acting within the strategic aims of the business to deepen and extend client relationships.
• Demonstrable deep understanding of business trends and issues to develop strategies which make a positive impact in our priority areas and add value to the business. You will identify and instigate third-party affiliations to ensure KPMG is the partner of choice.

Core Behavioural Competencies

• You will have a strong understanding of the commercial drivers for the business and be adept at using data and applying new methodologies, tools and technologies to develop and communicate insights.
• You will be creative, leading creative thinking, and stimulating creativity in others; constructively challenge new ideas to ensure they contribute to the overall goals of marketing in general.
• You will be a good, intuitive coach, able to adapt your technique and use objective feedback to enable others to stretch and develop.
• You will be an innovative and creative verbal and written communicator, able to present well to audiences of any size and to encourage others to share information and ideas in a group setting.
• You will be a motivating leader, creating a team environment that constantly reinforces KPMG’s values, focusing team members on a positive path and developing and managing strategies for deepening the impact of positive change.
• You will take personal responsibility for making tough decisions, acting quickly to diffuse or prevent conflicts and able to share resources and information to create teamwork across the firm.
• You will be commercial help to maximise the ROI for marketing and ensure its contribution to the firm; adjust plans to adapt to changing circumstances.
• You will be a consummate relationship-builder, creating useful networks internally and externally, and serving as an advisor and arbitrator for escalated conflicts or unresolved issues.
• You will be able to create teams with a strong sense of shared purpose and goals, building collaboration across project teams, service lines, sectors and Areas.

Expertise/ Technical role requirements:

• BA university degree or equivalent
• Professional marketing qualification (CIM) preferred
• Proven experience in capability marketing
• Highly proficient in all MS Office packages
• Knowledge of CRM systems

Skills:

• A good general knowledge of the business, economic, political and social issues prevalent within the UK, Europe and internationally
• Previous experience of marketing in a professional services organisation is highly desirable
• At interview, you will be able to demonstrate good knowledge of KPMG’s key strengths and brand proposition

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