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Audit Assistant Managers - Financial Services- London

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.
We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Financial Services in London, comprised of Banking, Insurance and Asset Management.

Our Financial Services business has experienced significant growth and investment over the past year. We maintain a leading market share in the Financial Services Audit sector and have a unique opportunity to achieve transformational growth.

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 Financial Services 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 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 audit issues
• Building relationships with the 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
• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
• Working on audit tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team on these tenders.
• Reviewing global engagement records in sentinel, Analysing and categorising the records, Contacting partners globally for engagement information, Preparing data and drafting Independence report , Liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

Skills and Qualifications required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent
• Recent and extensive external audit experience with a professional services firm
• Recent experience auditing Financial Services (Banking/ Insurance/ Asset Management) clients
• Recent and practical knowledge of IFRS
• 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
• Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Ability to monitor and uphold high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)

Multiple positions available
Opening Date: 06/08/2019
Closing Date: 03/09/2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

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