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Audit Assistant Manager - National Markets, London

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID131898BR
Job TitleAudit Assistant Manager - National Markets, London
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 Department

Our KPMG London National Markets audit team consist of approximately 110 client facing staff led by 9 Partners, who service clients across a variety of sectors, including: mining, media, construction, retail, recruitment, telecommunications and sports. The audit team also works in conjunction with other services including Corporate Tax, Deal Advisory, Pensions and Restructuring.

Our audit clients, who are both listed and non-listed, vary in size from large multi-national groups through to small owner managed business based across Central London, Greater London, and the South East. There are opportunities to diversify your portfolio as well as specialise. Our teams lead large international audits as well as working with overseas parent companies which gives our work a truly international perspective. Some have travelled to parts of Europe, the Americas, East Asia, and Russia to service our clients.

The Responsibilities

As a newly qualified auditor you would join KPMG as an Audit Assistant Manager, reporting directly into an Audit Manager. At this level you can expect to be in charging smaller teams of up to two-three people on smaller clients in year one. In your second year you typically build your portfolio to in charge larger jobs in teams of four-six people. We can offer you exposure to IFRS, UK GAAP, US GAAP, IAS and SOX in this role. KPMG provides you the chance to take ownership of planning and project managing all aspects of audits, involving working at the client site and leading teams on the ground.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
- Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits

The Individual

- Identifies and pursues business opportunities
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback
- Coaches less experienced staff
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)

Qualifications and Skills

- Recently qualified ACA or equivalent qualification
- We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and/or nearing full qualification
- Recent and significant experience as an external auditor in a professional services environment, including exposure to mixed sector corporate clients
- Good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

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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