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Audit Assistant

Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141988BR
Job TitleAudit Assistant
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 Description
Job Title: Audit Assistant
Job Type: FTC - 12 month
Job Function: Audit
Working Hours: 9am - 5pm
Location: London

Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to deliver quality via a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.

About the role

The largest of our UK practices, Audit develops a deep understanding of organisations, their drivers and risks and helps to assure stakeholders that the published annual accounts are a 'true and fair' reflection of their financial performance.

With the ever-changing technological landscape, audit is evolving. Through the use of our advanced technology and data analytics, at the heart of which is KPMG Clara, we are able to significantly enhance the quality of our work, getting under the skin of our clients’ business to and provide them with not just an audit opinion, but added value through deeper and more robust client insights. At KPMG we are at the forefront of developing technology to enable us to deliver a world-class audit. This will continue to evolve, with advancing technology such as artificial intelligence becoming part of the day-to-day audit.

As a member of the team, you'll gain a breadth of expertise and experience in audit. You’ll be equipped with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of different industry sectors.

Key skills required

- Works cooperatively and can build positive, constructive business relationships
- Takes accountability for delivering high quality, accurate work
- Self motivated and organises own workload to ensure effective delivery of engagements/projects
- Strives for continual improvement
- Business curiosity that encompasses the use of data
- Forward thinking and ready to embrace change and technological advancements in how you think, problem solve and approach tasks
What are we looking for you to show us?

During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities which will give us confidence you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.

KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:

- Career Motivation
- Delivers Quality
- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion
- Strives for Continual Improvement
- Exercises Professional Judgement
- Makes an Impact
- Seizes Business Opportunities
- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity
- Resilience
Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities

In general terms your role will involve:

- Proactively looking to become an integral part of the audit team, creating good contacts and developing relationships with client finance teams and wider business.
- Obtaining an understanding of client’s systems and processes. Applying knowledge gained through on-the-job experience to undertake risk based assessments of the level of work required.
- Owning assigned work (a mixture of substantive and controls) over specific non-significant audit areas.
- Assisting more senior members of the team in the audit of significant complex audit areas.
- Driving the use and development of technology across audit.
- Seeking to embed technology and data analytics in the audit process.
- Participating in social and networking events to develop your knowledge and contacts within KPMG.
What do we look for?

Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s

Global Behavioural Capabilities

and a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG.

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:

- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths
- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language
- Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points*
- Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline (although certain teams may require a STEM degree)
- * or equivalent
Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

Additional details:
Salary is competitive
Applying with a Disability

KPMG 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 Employers’ Forum on Disability 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 here.

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

Job Segment: Audit, Finance

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

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


Job Segment: Audit, Consulting, Finance, Technology