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Internal Audit Manager - Glasgow/Edinburgh

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (“IARCS”) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential and is an integral part of our rapidly growing Risk Consulting practice. As a multi-disciplinary practice we deliver a comprehensive range of consulting services that our clients demand. IARCS provides services relating to Internal Audit, internal controls, advisory projects and risk management. Our clients are based across the public and private sectors, which provides a unique opportunity in professional services to have a diverse portfolio in internal audit and risk management services. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial.

We also work closely with other consulting specialist teams for example Cyber Security, Information Governance, Tax, Forensic and Digital experts or other Subject Matter Experts as required (“SME’s”) to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and service.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Manager based in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office. Whilst the role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, it will include travel across the central belt in Scotland; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently domestically when required although under COVID-19 arrangements most staff are currently working remotely from home until guidance from the Scottish Government changes.

The Role

As a Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

• Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
• Creating annual internal audit plans for clients
• Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
• Assurance mapping
• Managing and directly delivering individual and /or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
• Client stakeholder management which includes Executive and Senior Management as well as members of the Board and relevant Governance Committee’s
• Where applicable, working with client’s in-house internal audit function to supply specialist or additional resources where needed. This may involve up-skilling in-house teams.
• Process and control improvement projects
• Enterprise Risk Management. This will include working with clients to improve risk management processes, governance, risk identification and control reviews, dynamic risk assessment and risk training.
• Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
• Corporate governance reviews
• Contract compliance internal audits
• Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
• Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams and SMEs
• Secondments to clients to assist with client specific projects

Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ongoing SOX testing.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of clients, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and responsibility for the financial performance and delivery of these accounts
• Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect clients
• Managing the individual delivery of each stage of the internal audit process and/or related service engagements, including the performance and line management of junior staff
• Undertaking KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures
• Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect our clients
• Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
• Recognising where specialists/SME’s are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client and our KPMG internal risk management processes linked to the use of SME’s
• Reviewing all audit evidence obtained, ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA Standards and KPMG methodology, and it supports the deliverables provided to our clients
• Conducting meetings with clients to explain internal audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
• Reporting to Partners / Directors all salient points arising from assignments
• Producing Audit Committee reports and attending/presenting at Audit Committee’s as required
• Setting budgets for engagement and monitoring delivery against the budget
• Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees/invoices being raised promptly
• Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
• Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back on performance
• Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internal audit methodology
• Identifying and developing new business opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
• Writing and supporting the creation of proposal documents, including presentations to clients for new business where required

The Person

Experience and Skills

• Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing cross-functional teams.
• Good understanding of the requirements and differences between public and private sector internal audit
• Demonstrable experience of client facing roles or external stakeholder management
• Business development experience preferred

Project management:

Experience of being the main client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level.


• Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAS or equivalent)

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