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External Audit Manager/Senior Manager, National Markets

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Manager - External Audit - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

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.




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 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 Role:



Manage and deliver external audit engagements from planning through to completion. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:


- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KAM requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- 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 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 Senior Manager and Director 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



Skills, Qualifications and Experience:





- Must have at least Manager level experience in an External Audit role gained in a Big 4 Accounting firm
- Must have 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.
- Must demonstrate sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP.
- Must demonstrate developed supervisory skills including coaching and motivation


- Must be professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA or country equivalent


Multiple roles available





Opening date
13th July 2019


Closing date 12th August 2019


Competitive salary and negotiable benefits



External Audit Manager

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Department

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

Our Reading office is moving into a new building (Forbury Place) in the centre of Reading later this year.

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

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

The audit practice is made up of approximately 130 staff, led by 4 Partners and working in conjunction with other services, including Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Pensions, Restructuring, Corporate and Indirect taxation. The team in Reading provide audit services across a range of sectors and has a diverse client base ranging from smaller owner managed businesses and private equity backed organisations through to FTSE and AIM listed businesses. The office services clients covering a wide geographical area from Oxford in the North, London in the East, Swindon in the West and Basingstoke in the South.

Many clients have locations around the UK and overseas, so there are opportunities for people to travel and potentially work overseas. Key audit clients include a well-established Veterinary practice, an American multinational food, snack and beverage corporation, a computer solutions business, and a Japanese multinational electronics corporation. Notably, the team have also been successful in winning a number of FTSE listed businesses in recent years, including a payment processing company and a leading spirits manufacturer.

The Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP. 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 audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
· Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
· Direct, coach and mentor between 4 and 8 audit staff in a performance manager role taking responsibility for overseeing their portfolio, business and personal issues and delivering feedback throughout the year
· Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
· Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
· Assist the Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
· Preparation of reports to senior management and Audit Committees

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

The Individual

· Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
· Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
· Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing - you will be able to deepen your understanding of consolidations, group audit and review of statutory accounts and disclosures
· Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
· Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills
· Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
· Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
· Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

· Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
· Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
· IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
· Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm
· Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards
· Significant audit experience for large, mixed sector corporate clients

External Audit Manager/Senior Manager, National Markets

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


At KPMG in the UK, we continue to transform audit to help unlock value for our audit engagements. We’re leading the debate on the future shape of corporate reporting through our Restoring Trust initiative. And we’re raising the bar for audit quality. How? By leveraging our advanced technology and data analytics to interpret ever-greater quantities of information. By drawing on the natural curiosity and inquisitive minds of our highly-skilled people to provide deeper and more robust audit engagement insights.



But technology is meaningless without the talent to drive it. So we’re investing in our extraordinary people like never before. We’re giving them challenges that will fuel their ambitions, digital tools to further enhance the quality of their work and the scope they need to innovate – to help us redefine how audit is delivered.



What you’ll be doing

As external auditors, our job is fundamentally to underpin trust. We play a key role in providing the confidence that business and society needs, whether that’s supporting investment decisions in the capital markets, providing clarity over the governance of public sector expenditure or facilitating the development of small to large enterprises. Audit and assurance are essential to the effective allocation of capital around the globe – capital that powers growth, the creation of jobs, prosperity and innovation. In that sense, our work touches almost everybody and we now have opportunities for qualified professionals nationwide to work on audit engagements s across diverse industry sectors.



What we’re looking for

•Excellent project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills

•Previous experience in a similar Manager, or Senior Manager, role

•Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal

•Digital / IT capability

•Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to audit engagements s (internal and external)

•Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent



Return to Audit Programme

Do you have any friends, or family, who might be interested in the #KPMGUK Return to Audit Programme? If you have someone in mind, simply share this link (http://bit.ly/2RsZ4af) for them to discover more about this opportunity.



At #KPMGUK our ’Return to Audit’ programme is an initiative designed to attract qualified accounting professionals back into the Audit practice after a period away, either in industry or on a career break. For more information and to register for this programme visit http://bit.ly/2RsZ4af



Why join us

Innovation. Our technologies are already changing the game. KPMG Clara, our new data-enabled platform, has already allowed us to analyse 111 billion lines of data, supporting teams across KPMG’s global network to work in smarter ways and to use data more effectively. Our investment in innovative audit technology is improving our ability to challenge assumptions and through advanced data and analytics, we’re significantly enhancing audit quality and accuracy.



Support from day one. We expect a lot from you, but you can expect as much in return. From Intelligent Working and Employee Networks to great rewards and benefits, Our Deal sets out all the ways you’ll be recognised for your efforts. We’ll have regular, honest conversations about your career. We’ll also encourage you to develop through secondments. Last year, more than 300 colleagues in Audit took the opportunity to undertake an international secondment.



Diverse perspectives. Diverse challenges demand wide-reaching perspectives. That’s one of the reasons why we’re so passionate about attracting, developing and retaining the best talent from all backgrounds. We’re proud of the value we place on individuality and we’ll empower you to bring your full self to work; to help maximise your true potential.



What we’re part of

KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory services. Through the talent of over 14,000 colleagues, we bring our imagination and insight to our audit engagements s’ most critical issues.



What to do next

Live our values and embrace our quality-first culture, and we’ll give you what you need to take your career from success to success. Start your journey by clicking 'Apply' today.

Senior Manager - External Audit - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part 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




Assistant Manager - External Audit - Nottingham

Location: Nottingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: D

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. 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 assistant 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. We are looking for qualified accountants, currently in an external audit role, to join our team in the Nottingham office.

Roles and Responsibilities

Planning and project managing all aspects of external audits including:
Staffing Risk assessment Systems, controls and substantive testing (including audits of consolidations and statutory accounts)
Ensuring projects comply with KPMG and International Auditing Standards
Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager and partner
Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
Report writing for Audit Committees and management
Identification of ways to differentiate KPMG - how can we bring new and innovative ideas to our clients

Qualifications and Skills

ACA, ACCA qualified or recognised equivalent
previous external audit experience gained in at least a Top 10 or mid-tier accountancy firm
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Must be able to demonstrate a good and detailed working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS

Experience and Background

We think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people with the following skills and characteristics to join us:
Creativity
Commercial focus
Ability to think big picture, out of the box
Strong technical skills
Accountability and decision making ability
Attention to detail, organised with a commitment to quality
Willingness to take on additional responsibility and opportunities and a commitment to personal development
Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
Relationship building skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

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