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Internal Audit Senior Manager - National Markets (Reading/Southampton)

Location: Southampton

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Senior Manager - NM IARCS

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Internal Audit Manager – National Markets (Birmingham)

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Internal Audit Senior Manager - Investment Management

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Assistant Manager - Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

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 London office Canary Wharf.

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 Senior Manager - National Markets (Reading/Southampton)

Location: Southampton

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time



The Team


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. It provides services relating to Internal Audit and Internal Control. Clients include both the private and public sector. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial. We have an opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our IARCS team in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market and / or large corporates environment.


The Role


As a senior manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

- reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- creating audit plans
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects
- partnering with clients to supply specialist or additional resource
- process improvement projects
- risk identification workshops and control reviews
- control and risk self-assessment training and delivery
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
- corporate governance reviews
- risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
The responsibilities for this role include:

- Spotting, pursuing and winning opportunities in conjunction with the wider practice
- Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of clients, maintains relationships with senior client staff and is responsible for the financial performance of these accounts
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
- Undertaking KPMG's risk management and client acceptance and continuance procedures
- Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect their clients
- Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Recognising where specialists are required and involves other KPMG staff, managing their input
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient
- Ensuring work in progress in monitored and controlled and fees are raised promptly
- Able to spot and exploit additional fee billing possibilities
- Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
- Setting objectives with the team, provides support and coaching to more junior staff and feeds back on performance
- Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
- Assisting partners in general business development
Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:

- Graduate recruitment interviews
- Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
- Forecasting and reporting on client engagements

The Person



Experience required:

- Fully qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within the corporate sector is essential.
- SOX testing experience and implementation projects is beneficial.
- Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Audit Committee level).
Personal attributes:

- Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal and facilitation
- Ability and willingness to think 'outside the box'
- Mobility / flexibility

Senior Manager - NM IARCS

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

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. It provides services relating to Internal Audit and Internal Control. Clients include both the private and public sector. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial. We have an opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our IARCS team in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market and / or large corporates environment.

The Role

As a senior manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

■ reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
■ creating audit plans
■ delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects
■ partnering with clients to supply specialist or additional resource
■ process improvement projects
■ risk identification workshops and control reviews
■ control and risk self-assessment training and delivery
■ Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing, corporate governance reviews
■ risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services

The responsibilities for this role include:

■ Spotting, pursuing and winning opportunities in conjunction with the wider practice
■ Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of clients, maintains relationships with senior client staff and is responsible for the financial performance of these accounts
■ Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
■ Undertaking KPMG's risk management and client acceptance and continuance procedures
■ Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect their clients
■ Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
■ Recognising where specialists are required and involves other KPMG staff, managing their input
■ Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient
■ Ensuring work in progress in monitored and controlled and fees are raised promptly
■ Able to spot and exploit additional fee billing possibilities
■ Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
■ Setting objectives with the team, provides support and coaching to more junior staff and feeds back on performance
■ Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
■ Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
■ Assisting partners in general business development

Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:

■ Graduate recruitment interviews
■ Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
■ Forecasting and reporting on client engagements

The Person

Experience required:

· Fully qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
· Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
· Private sector and/or professional services experience within the corporate sector is essential.
· SOX testing experience and implementation projects is beneficial.
· Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Audit Committee level).

Personal attributes:

- Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal and facilitation
- Ability and willingness to think 'outside the box'
- Mobility / flexibility

Internal Audit Manager – National Markets (Birmingham)

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part 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. IARCS is an integral part of our rapidly growing National Markets Consulting practice. As a multi-disciplinary practice we deliver a comprehensive range of consulting services that our clients demand. IARCS provides services relating to Internal Audit, Internal Control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are based in the private sector, in businesses from FTSE 50 to private equity backed and Owner Managed businesses. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial.


We also work closely with other consulting teams, for example cyber security specialists, digital experts, or other SMEs to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and service.


Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Manager based in our Birmingham office. Whilst the role will be based in Birmingham, it will include travel across the Midlands; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently domestically (and internationally on occasions).




The Role



As a Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:


- Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- Assurance mapping
- Creating annual internal 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 resources were needed
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ongoing SOX testing
- 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 internal audits
- Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
- - Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects





Roles & Responsibilities



- Retaining management responsibility for a 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
- Undertaking 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 their clients
- Developing audit strategies which address all 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
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA Standards and KPMG methodology
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain internal audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
- Reporting to Partners / Directors all salient points arising from assignments
- Producing quarterly Audit Committee papers
- Setting budgets for engagement 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



Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:
- Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
- Forecasting and reporting on client engagements



The Person


Experience required:

- Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
- SOX testing experience is preferable and experience of SOX implementation projects is beneficial.


Project management:
- Experience of being the main client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level.



Skills/Qualifications


- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- 2.1 degree





Internal Audit Senior Manager - Investment Management

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

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. It provides services relating to Internal Audit, Internal Control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are based in both the private sector and our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial.





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, but also working on engagements at multiple client sites.


- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in managing dynamic IA teams leveraging fellow SMEs skills and experience 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.




The Role

As a Senior Manager working in the Investment Management, 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;


- 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.




Responsibilities will include:


- 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

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate having achieved the following:


- 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.


- SOx design, implementation and testing experience


- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, especially 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.


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