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Manager - Pensions Audit - Birmingham

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID134983BR
Job TitleManager - Pensions Audit - 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
Audit is at the core of KPMG. With a global team of over 4,000 people, as of May 2017 we serve more listed companies than any other professional services firm.

Here in the UK, we serve thousands of clients – from some of the largest multi nationals and best-known brands to public bodies and individual entrepreneurs. Joining us is an opportunity to get to grips with different types of organisations, gain new insights and truly advance your professional skill-set.

Quality underpins everything we do. Across our network of member firms, it is woven into how we work every day. So whether you’re based with us in London, New York or Singapore, you can expect to receive the same level of coaching and professional development – ensuring you’re always up to speed with the latest technical and regulatory standards.
You can also expect to gain exposure to the latest technological developments. In line with emerging trends, we’re bringing people on board with technology skills and by focussing on advanced data and analytics we’re significantly enhancing the quality of our work, allowing us to provide deeper and more robust client insights.

We’ll also encourage you to develop through secondments. These can be taken in different areas of our business nationally or in international audit functions across our global member firms. The latter in particular are a great way to experience the global nature of KPMG first hand. Last year more than 300 colleagues in Audit took the opportunity to undertake an international secondment. Live our values and embrace our quality-first culture, and we’ll give you what you need to take your career from success to success.

The Role:

- Drives forward pragmatic and creative solutions for clients that differentiate KPMG
- Operates as an ambassador for KPMG internally and externally
- Disseminates knowledge and expertise throughout the business
- Draws upon interdependencies between different functions to improve KPMG performance and effectiveness
- Invest in developing and retaining our most talented, motivated people.

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.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

- Qualified ACA, ACCA or possesses another internationally recognised accounting qualification
- Practical experience of auditing UK Pensions and the regulatory requirements
- Currently auditing UK pension funds within a putative Top 6 UK accounting and advisory firm
- Sound & practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.

Opening date 25/09/18
Closing date 22/10/18

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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