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Assurance Assistant Manager - Corporates

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The role
KPMG 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.
Our Corporates Assurance business works with a range of companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE 100. We provide a broad range of Assurance (audit related) services both to audit and non-audit clients including:
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formal Assurance opinions under ISAE 3000
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grant claims Assurance
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ad hoc Agreed Upon Procedures (AUPs)
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Assurance required by regulations (e.g. in the energy sector)
To support our objective of centralising and growing our Assurance work across Corporates Audit we have a fantastic opportunity for Assistant Managers to join our team. They will be responsible for delivering these engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub.

We appreciate that everybody has their own unique circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate yours, creating a schedule that works for you and allows you to have the work-life balance that you are looking for.
Our Intelligent Working scheme covers a variety of options among which:
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Part-time working

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Glide time, which means starting work between 8:00am and 10:00am and finishing between 4:00pm and 6:00pm

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Working from home for one or more days every week

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Unpaid leave, in which you choose to take up to three months off work without pay



Many members of our team currently make use of our flexible working policy. Follow the link below to find out more about how this works for them, but also how you could benefit from it too:

https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/who-we-are/being-inclusive/intelligent-working



Areas of responsibility
Engagement delivery
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Liaise directly with clients to plan Assurance fieldwork and information requirements
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Juggle multiple client requests when working on different Assurance engagements
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Assist manager in completing engagement and client acceptance procedures
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Draft engagement letters for known/current/ongoing Assurance work
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Prepare e-AudIT file (KPMG’s electronic audit file) at the start of each Assurance engagement
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Oversee work performed by onshore and offshore juniors
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Help develop template e-AudIT files for different types of Assurance engagements
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Prepare final Assurance reports for manager review.
Resolve queries as they are raised.
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Ensure e-AudIT file is complete prior to Assurance report being signed
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Support manager in engagement finances and budgeting
General
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Support manager in preparing and monitoring engagement budgeting
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Direct and coach onshore and offshore juniors to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements
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Support in developing and improving the standardised Assurance work programmes
Qualifications and Skills
Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CA or international equivalent, with at least two years of experience within Audit at either a Big 4 or mid-tier firm.Experienced in preparing audit/Assurance working papers.Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.Good communication skills, both written and verbal.The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.Strong project management techniques including analytical skills, time management, prioritisation and organisation skills.Strong IT literacy, including Excel and Word.


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