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Assurance Senior Managers - Corporates

Date: Jul 22, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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 fantastic opportunities for Senior Managers to join our team. They will be responsible for overseeing and delivering Assurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub, and for driving forward our growth plans.

The role can be fulfilled flexibly (both timing and location) based on arrangements to be agreed. 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:

- Part-time working
- Glide time, which means starting work between 8:00am and 10:00am and finishing between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
- Working from home for one or more days every week
- 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:

Areas of responsibility

Engagement Delivery:

- Leading a variety of Assurance engagements, from start to finish, including overall project management.
- Managing and mentoring a team of managers, assistant managers and juniors who will be part of the Assurance team.
- Working directly with Audit risk management to determine acceptable forms of Assurance to be provided to clients and building a quality framework for delivering our work.

Client and KPMG relationships:

- Own and strengthen key client relationships where leading Assurance engagements.
- Identify new opportunities with existing clients.
- Develop new business networks, both externally and within KPMG.

Business Development:

- Taking a leading role in driving our Assurance business growth objectives. To include being a client account owner and/or developing and presenting proposal documents at client pitches.
- Taking ownership for key parts of our business plan, including internal/external marketing and financial forecasting/analysis.
- Engaging in initiatives to develop new technology/data & analytics for delivering Assurance engagements. This may include working with specialist teams and developing delivery tools.

Required Qualifications and Skills

- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent.
- Recent and extensive experience with reviewing and developing Audit/Assurance working papers at Senior Manager level in either a Big 4 or mid-tier firm.
- Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities.
- Strong track record of project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Experience of working directly with and reporting to senior client stakeholders, including being able to identify and resolve issues directly with clients, or escalate as appropriate.
- Ability to demonstrate strong business development acumen.
- Solid ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal and external) at different levels of seniority, both in writing and verbally.
- Very good IT literacy, including Excel and Word.
- The desire to work in a diverse environment and undertake new challenges.
- Strong ability to monitor and uphold high quality of service to clients (internal and external).

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