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Senior Manager - External Audit, Financial Services - Birmingham

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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.

We are currently looking for a qualified Accountant for a Senior Manager role to join our thriving Midlands Financial Services Audit department based in Birmingham. You will be part of a collaborative team in a fast paced and challenging environment.

Our Financial Services department in the Regions deliver a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include ‘challenger’ banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. As a Senior 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 (including attendance and presenting to Board Committees) and provide you with exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Recent client wins have prompted growth and expansion of the department.

As part of a high performing team you will be offered extensive professional development and support. You will be allocated a senior member of staff 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 successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace and will be exposed to excellent career development within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier FS clients.


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 (including Executive) 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 Regions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The successful Senior Manager candidate will meet the following criteria.

- Must be professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must have significant audit experience at manager or senior manager level including practical experience in a Big 4 accountancy firm
- Must have experience of working on Financial Services External Audits
- Must have an excellent working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.
- Must be able to demonstrate well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Must have examples of business development.
- Must have IT literacy with a sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.

Opening date 16th April 2019
Closing date 14th May 2019

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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