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ACE Senior Manager - DPP Audit

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are currently looking for talented professionals to join us at Senior Manager level. The location of the role is negotiable, but ideally based in our London, Watford or Birmingham office.

The role will focus on the audit quality agenda and includes responsibility for developing audit technical guidance, examples and work papers in certain key areas, particularly D&A methodology; working closely with the senior managers in the team and the business and managing the content on the technical guidance portal and websites. This role also includes direct support of the business and audit teams by working on the audit helpline and contributing to developing learning material.

As a member of DPP Audit Support, you will be working on projects which directly relate to the UK's deployment of the new KPMG Clara workflow in an environment where strong teamwork, communication and project management skills are key along with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

This role provides the right candidate with excellent development opportunities and the chance to play a key role in helping the UK Audit function drive their quality agenda forward.

Key responsibilities

Quality agenda
• Playing an active part in work-streams within the quality agenda including those related to the deployment of KPMG Clara workflow
• Working with other subject matter experts and stakeholders from the business
• Drafting of new audit technical guidance (eg Briefings/ Directives)
• Developing templates and examples to support consistent execution of quality audits
• Assisting other team members/senior managers preparing guidance and examples
Maintenance of auditing guidance on portals and websites
• Updates as required and maintaining appropriate content
• Ongoing maintenance/ improvement of information structure on our internal website
• Identification /drafting of Auditing FAQs and project managing the process for keeping Auditing FAQs up to date.
Targeted support for audit teams working in specific industries
• Working with the business and the wider quality agenda to identify needs for additional guidance/templates/examples in certain areas of the business (e.g. Banking audits)
• Develop appropriate guidance/templates/examples and input to training, working with the relevant contacts in the audit practice.

DPP Audit Helpline

• Discussing issues with audit teams and answering queries, drafting appropriate responses, having consulted with other members of the team if necessary
Required Experience and Background
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
• Good technical knowledge and understanding of Auditing Standards and our audit methodology, and strong experience with audit reporting tools
• Experience of working with eAudIT/KAM
• Experience of managing audits or large projects, including leading teams and being the first point of contact for clients (internal or external)
• Proven track record of managing large audits or complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders
• Ideally, previous experience in an audit technical support role and with developing and delivering audit technical learning material.

Qualifications and Skills

• Fully ACCA/ACA qualified or international equivalent
• Good audit technical knowledge and understanding of the ISAs and relevant requirements
• Proactive individual who can effectively manage their own time; an ability to work independently and as a strong team player, effective cross team communication
• Strong project management skills, particularly managing stakeholders’ expectations and proactively communicating issues, solutions and progress
• Proven ability to lead and drive change initiatives to successful completion
• Strong multi-tasking skills with excellent judgement to work with potentially competing demands and handle tight deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective upward management and cross team communication.
• Develops networks; who enjoys interaction with staff from various parts of the firm and displays a flexible approach to work
• Ability to function effectively in changing circumstances
• Desire to learn new skills and challenge the status quo
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

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