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Internal Audit Assistant Manager - Financial Services - Leeds

Date: Feb 18, 2019

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138989BR
Job TitleInternal Audit Assistant Manager - Financial Services - Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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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 DescriptionThe Team

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to Internal Audit, Internal Control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are based across all sectors, but KPMG has a particularly strong presence in the FS market. 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.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the FS internal audit (IA) team in the Leeds office, working across the North and Midlands. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit in the large/medium-sized FS sector. The FS Regions team works with blue chip clients in FS, including retail banks, insurers, building societies, pension schemes and other FS institutions and organisations.

The Role:

As an Assistant Manager in IARCS, there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for these blue chip clients covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- Creating audit plans
- Delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects
- Partnering with clients to supply specialist resource
- Designing, implementing and testing SOX compliance programmes
- Secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits
- Performing external assessments of internal audit functions
- Delivering training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA and industry hot topics

You will work directly with our audit partners and directors both to deliver IA services (i.e. outsource or co-source) as well as perform External Quality Assessments to evaluate our client’s internal audit functions. You will have responsibility for maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders and developing a 360 degree view of our clients’ businesses. These interactions will allow you to expand you industry knowledge and ultimately deliver insights and best practices to our clients.

At KPMG, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of people, including seasoned internal audit practitioners that will help you to grow steadily in your role, as well as peers that will support you throughout you career.


- Assisting KPMG managers and partners / directors to deliver services for a UK-wide portfolio of clients in the FS arena, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and be responsible 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 their clients
- Assisting managers to undertake 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 your clients
- Developing internal audit strategies which address all internal audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained, or performing internal audit fieldwork yourself to obtain the evidence, ensuring it is sufficient and in line with KPMG methodology
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
- Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
- Assisting management to produce Audit Committee papers
- Assisting management to set budgets for engagements and monitoring delivery against the budget
- 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 opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
- Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals; assisting directors / partners in general business development

Qualifications and Skills:

- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- Overseeing and conducting fieldwork for internal audit, external quality assessments on internal audit functions and/or risk management engagements.
- Experience of being the main or secondary client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at senior management level.
- Experience of managing subject matter specialists in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits.
- Strong communication and project management skills, with the ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders.
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within the FS sector.
- SOX testing experience would be beneficial.
- An understanding of financial regulations in either banking or insurance, for example ILAAP/ICAAP, IFRS 9/15 and operational regulations such as MIFID/EMIR, Single Customer View.

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

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.

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