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Manager - Financial Services External Audit - Birmingham

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


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 a qualified Accountant 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.


The Role:

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.


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:

the successful FS External Audit Manager candidate 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.

Opening date 12th April 2019
Closing date 10th May 2019

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits





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