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Audit Manager - Asset Management

Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset Management. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.

Our Asset Management team works with a variety of market leading entities ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.
We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. Your role will include interaction at the executive level across multiple audited entities, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Asset Management clients. Your responsibilities will include:
• Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
• Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits
• Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection. 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 engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
• Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
• Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential
• Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Qualifications and Skills

• Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
• Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
• Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback


Experience and Background

• Significant financial statement audit experience
• Extensive external audit experience in the Asset Management sector
• 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
• Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
• Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
• Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment


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