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Assurance Assistant Managers - London

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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:

- formal Assurance opinions under ISAE 3000
- grant claims Assurance
- ad hoc Agreed Upon Procedures (AUPs)
- 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.
The role can be fulfilled flexibly.

The Role:

• Liaise directly with clients to plan Assurance fieldwork and information requirements
• Juggle multiple client requests when working on different Assurance engagements
• Assist manager in completing engagement and client acceptance procedures
• Draft engagement letters for known/current/ongoing Assurance work
• Prepare e-AudIT file (KPMG’s electronic audit file) at the start of each Assurance engagement
• Oversee work performed by onshore and offshore juniors
• Develop template e-AudIT files for different types of Assurance engagements
• Prepare final Assurance reports for manager review. Resolve queries as they are raised.
• Ensure e-AudIT file is complete prior to Assurance report being signed
• Support manager in engagement finances and budgeting.
• Support manager in preparing and monitoring engagement budgeting
• Direct and coach onshore and offshore juniors to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements
• Support in developing and improving the standardised Assurance work programmes

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CA or international equivalent.
• 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.

Multiple positions available
Opening Date: 14/08/2019
Closing Date: 11/09/2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

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