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Manager - External Audit, Financial Services - Birmingham

Date: Jun 8, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143854BR
Job TitleManager - External Audit, Financial Services - Birmingham
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Manager level to join our thriving Financial Services External Audit department in the Midlands. Based in our Birmingham office, you will be part of a collaborative team in a fast paced and challenging environment.

KPMG is one of the leading Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. As a member of our team you will benefit from extensive training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in regulation, accounting and auditing standards.

As a Manager you will be involved in all aspects of overseeing and ensuring the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction and provide you with exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Recent client wins have prompted growth and expansion of the sector.

As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a partner to assist with your career development and performance management to help you in meeting your professional goals. Our top performers are often encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in project based work across the firm.


The Role:


- You will build a portfolio of clients and have responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and reviewing audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management
- Keeping partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.
- Preparing and reviewing reports to senior management and audit committees.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff
- On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for senior level client staff throughout the year
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, identifying sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
- Involvement in the department leadership team aiming to continue the growth of our Financial Services department in the Midlands.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Successful FS External Audit Manager candidates will meet the following criteria:

- Must be professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA.
- Must demonstrate significant financial services external audit experience within a Big 4 Accountancy firm
- Must demonstrate sound & practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Must demonstrate well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Must show examples of resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment.
- Must have IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!



Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.



Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.



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We are proud of the value we place on individuality. We want you to bring your full self to work and maximise your potential. KPMG is a place where everyone can thrive, whatever their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

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