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FS Audit Manager

Date: Jul 24, 2019

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Why KPMG

We are currently looking for a qualified Accountant at Manager level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in the Regions. Based in our Leeds 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.

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.



The Role:


· 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 and Skills:



The FS Audit Manager candidate will meet the following criteria:


· Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA.


· Significant audit experience including practical experience within a Big 4 Accountancy firm or mid tier firm.


· Significant exposure to Financial Services audits is required


· Sound & practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP


· You are required to possess well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.


· Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment


· Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.


IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.


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