Pensions Centre of Excellence - Oversight Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

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Location: London

Capability: Audit

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Either Full Time Or Part Time

Service Line: Audit

Job description

*This role can be performed from any of our UK offices*

KPMG’s Pensions Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is an exciting new initiative with rapid growth and new opportunities which has been established to standardise the audits of defined benefit pension plans, driving a consistent approach and audit documentation to ensure delivery of high quality audits. Over the next few years, the PCoE will assist selected engagements with delivering the pensions audit. These engagements will vary in size and complexity but with a focus on our largest FTSE 250 listed entities across a variety of industries to gain in-depth knowledge which will aid the development of the work deliverables as well as a seamless and efficient delivery process.

We are now looking for talented Senior Managers with audit experience to join us in either a full or part-time role. You will be expected to help develop as well as lead the pensions audit delivery from planning through to execution, review and to conclusion across a portfolio of clients and will be responsible for interfacing with audit teams and audit entities. This will also involve interfacing with internal and external specialists as well as audit entity pension teams.

Senior Managers will be a key contact with the central KPMG audit team, with responsibility for assisting in managing the day-to-day relationship with KPMG Audit and for ensuring delivery to agreed timescales.

The role will consist of working to tight deadlines and delivering a seamless service to audit entities of all sizes but with a focus on our large and complex FTSE listed entities and groups across a wide range of sectors.

We are offering both full-time and part-time roles with flexible working arrangements. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Responsibility to help develop the centre of excellence including the delivery process, standardised work programmes, and the skills and experience of the staff.
• Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure timelines are met to deliver an excellent service to our clients.
• Maintain regular, open and honest communication whilst working together with the lead audit team and in some cases the audit entity.
• Understanding and challenging the risk assessment for each client, ensuring the extent of work is appropriately scoped.
• Review the completed work and ensure the audit work is delivered to a high quality in accordance with KPMG Audit Methodology.
• Reporting to audit engagement signing Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from the audit procedures performed.
• Visits to clients/ local offices as necessary.
• Seek the facts to provide insight and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists to prepare or review analysis.
• Deliver training to wider department.
• Follow KPMG best values.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
• Hold at least seven years’ experience in audit and one year as a senior manager.
• Experienced in review and development of underlying working papers.
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment.
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Well-developed team management and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate a team and lead by example.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal or external) at different levels of seniority.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service to clients (internal and external).

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Why Audit at KPMG?

Audit is the largest of our UK practices. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and expertise, so the work we undertake affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports our economic growth. Today, more than ever in disruptive times, audit is a function needed by society, and in the future, so we can capitalise, and grow. As part of the Audit team, you’ll be helping to build the confidence and trust that business and society need to thrive. We want to lead the conversation when it comes to shaping the future of the profession. And given the scale and variety of our audit engagements in both the UK and globally, we are well placed to create change. If you share our commitment to achieving excellence and working to the highest audit standards, are a natural collaborator who values different perspectives and relishes the opportunity to develop and progress - then KPMG could be the place where you can thrive.

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