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Audit Assistant Manager - Asset Management

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of AM clients. The role will include interaction at the executive level and exposure to multiple audited entities on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:
Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects

Qualifications and Skills

Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam)
Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or top-tier firm is required
Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Some experience auditing IM clients is required
Recent, practical knowledge of IFRS is preferable

Experience and Background

Financial statement audit experience
Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to Asset Management audits
Experience in US GAAP preferable, though not essential
Experience in CASS rules preferable, though not essential
Experience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essential
External audit experience in the Asset Management sector preferable, though not essential
Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

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