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Assistant Manager - External Audit - Birmingham

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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 Birmingham 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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