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Assistant Manager – D&A Audit methodology

Date: Feb 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141925BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager – D&A Audit methodology
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 DescriptionThe Clara Analytics Team brings together of a group of talented individuals that share a creative mind-set and an ambition to drive innovation and quality on our audits, through the use of data and analytics (D&A). They support our audit teams on their technology journey and ensure that we are delivering the audit of the future, today.
The Clara Analytics Team has been rolling out KPMG Automated Audit Procedures (KAAP) in the past years, a data & analytics tool that enables the firm’s audit engagement teams to extract data from clients’ ERP systems and perform automated audit procedures.

The individual will also be involved in the use of the firm’s new Clara platform.
This is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons in the rapidly growing and evolving discipline of D&A in the audit.



The Role



Key responsibilities

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The person will be responsible for analysing the output of complex D&A routines and assisting audit engagement teams understanding the output from both an audit methodology and ERP
functionality perspective.

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Manage the needs of multiple stakeholders. To include, but not limited to:

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maintain constant dialogue with audit teams and clients in order to manage expectations on deliverables;

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interpret routine results to audit teams to enable them to fully understand the reports;

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reacting quickly to any issues and escalating to Senior Technical Lead/Technical Lead for any complex issues.

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Attend client meetings in order to represent the firm’s D&A capabilities as and when required.

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Work closely with audit methodology teams to ensure proposed solutions are consistent with our regulator’s demands and the firm’s quality standards.

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Develop deep knowledge of audit D&A methodology and ERP systems

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Develop and present any training programmes as requested by the Senior Technical Leads or Team Leader.

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Develop and implement best practice to ensure that ‘quality’ is embedded within all activities performed by the team.

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Ensure all work and developments are appropriately considered and challenged in line with audit methodology and documentation requirements.

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Ability to independently take forward new initiatives to successful completion as identified by the team leader.




The Person

- Skills and Experience

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Minimum of 4 years external audit experience, preferably with some experience working on clients with Integrated ERP systems.

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Proven experience of working on complex Revenue and Purchases business processes in audit.

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Excellent oral and written communication skills and confidence to promote value of solutions

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Confident presenter, with ability to articulate how D&A fits into an audit approach

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Desire to learn new skills and challenge the status quo.

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Keen interest in technology and data and analytics.

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Curiosity for exploring data to understand its content and how it is used within audit.

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Ability and willingness to network both internally and externally with key decision makers.

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Proven ability to work independently and as a strong team player with excellent organisational skills

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A flexible approach and ability to multi-task, manage time effectively and handle tight deadlines

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Proven experience of working within a fast paced environment with conflicting priorities and deadlines.



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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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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