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Audit Assistant Manager (Cambridge)

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to multiple engagement on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:
- Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagement
- Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings and supervision, and delivery of audit work
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
- Building relationships with the engagement staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
Qualifications and Skills
- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
- Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or mid-tier firm is required
- Extensive external audit experience in a range of sectors, such as Telecommunications, Media, Energy, and Retail
- Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Demonstrating practical knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP
Experience and Background
- Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
- The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
- The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to engagement (internal and external)

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