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Audit Assistant Manager - Private Equity Group

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID128755BR
Job TitleAudit Assistant Manager - Private Equity Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line Information

KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job DescriptionWe are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within the Private Equity Group. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.

Our Private Equity audit team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from the largest buy-out private equity houses to niche funds with specific industry, asset or geographical focus. Many of the businesses our PE clients back will be familiar to you as household names.

The strength of our PE sector knowledge is a key component of our successful department. We continue to grow because we are PE specialists and our clients recognise the value we bring on topics such as investment valuations, developing industry trends and the regulatory environment.

We deliver services to both fund and management entities across our client base. Our clients invest globally and operate across jurisdictions and we mirror these arrangements with close relationships and shared working practices across the wider international Private Equity Group.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

The Role

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 PEG clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

- Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and both statutory and non-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

The Person

- Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
- Demonstrates strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
- Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
- Has the ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary - Communicates confidently and professionally with senior levels of management and off shore teams
- Has a desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment - Works with a collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

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) in 2017
- 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 PEG clients is preferable
- Recent, practical knowledge of IFRS is preferable

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy

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