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Assistant Manager - Assurance Services Investment Management (CASS)

Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID134636BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager - Assurance Services Investment Management (CASS)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

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 DescriptionOur Investment Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.

The Assurance Services team provide regulatory advisory and assurance services to assist leading organisations in the investment management sector. KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area, and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from increasing regulatory scrutiny, supervision and demand for external assurance.

Team members possess a variety of core assurance and advisory skills, and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise of the UK regulatory environment.

Role and Responsibilities

- Delivery of client engagements, working on both small sized teams and larger, multi-disciplinary teams including planning to completion of our regulatory assurance engagements, including both audits and non-audits, reporting directly to the engagement manager and partner.
- Delivering Section 166 reviews and reporting to the FCA as part of a wider team.
- Keeping up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect investment management (IM) regulation.
- Support the provision of advice regarding regulatory requirements affecting IM firms such as Client Assets reviews.
- Assist in the preparation of presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing material.
- Technical advice responding to queries as they arise.

Specific examples of work that the individual would be involved in are:

- Assist in advisory projects relating to client assets and other regulatory projects as required.
- Assist in technical reviews of audit work and support of audit teams regarding Client Assets reporting to the FCA.
- Research and preparation of technical advice responding to queries.
- Preparation of presentations to audit and non- audit investment management clients on regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Skills

- Strong understanding of businesses, structures, governance frameworks and process & control infrastructures of firms in the investment management sector.
- Strong communication skills and ability to influence and deal with senior individuals.
- Strong project management skills.
- Background in regulation with technical proficiency in the FCA’s Client Assets sourcebook.

Experience and Background

- Educated to degree level or equivalent.
- Professional qualification preferred, with strong knowledge of regulatory rules and guidance but crucially the practical application within the investment management industry.
- Project management skills, demonstrated by a record of regulatory project delivery.
- The ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills; including an ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally.
- Understanding of regulatory developments and key current issues facing clients.
- Experience in working with teams and the ability to work independently.

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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