Senior Managers - Audit Quality

Location: London

Capability: Audit

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Job details

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Audit

Job description

The role

We are recruiting for multiple Audit Quality Senior Managers in Second Line of Defence (2LD) The role will require you to interact directly with audit teams within the Asset Management sector to support and coach them in delivering high quality audits. You will be responsible for giving robust challenge to the audit approach, whilst providing ongoing guidance to the teams you work with. You will be expected to work with teams to enhance the quality of the audit including by helping the team understand and apply Asset Management industry best practise guidance, auditing requirements, and KPMG guidance.

You will work with colleagues within the KPMG Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE)in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams. You'll be expected to be a champion for audit quality within KPMG and contribute to the development and delivery of sustainable improvement actions.

2LD is central to KPMGs strategy of consistently delivering high quality audits, which is fundamental in protecting the firm and enhancing the brand.

You will be responsible for working with several audit teams in the Asset Management sector during their audits:

- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their audit strategy
- Coach them in the execution and documentation of the audit procedures
- Challenge the team's clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
- Perform detailed in flight reviews of certain audit working papers followed by working with teams to help them to address observation raised
- Meet regularly with audit teams to provide continual coaching and guidance, including sharing of best practise
- Provide insight on the application of KPMG's auditing methodology and associated guidance
- Actively collaborate with colleagues in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams to enhance their audit quality

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required

- ACA/ICAS or equivalent qualification
- External Audit Manager or Senior Manager
- Track record in delivering audits of high quality
- Understanding of International Auditing Standards and IFRS
- Worked within an Asset Management audit division
- Worked within an audit function at a Big 4 firm
- Understanding of UK audit regulatory regime
- Be assertive, resilient and adaptable
- Good written and verbal communication
- A desire to challenge the status quo and be comfortable providing achallenging viewpoint in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to interact directly with engagement leaders
- Be proactive and work independently
- Excel at coaching
- Ability to work on multiple engagements at the same time and prioritising appropriately

Opening date: 14/11/19
Closing date: 11/12/19

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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