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Audit Manager - Asset Management

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

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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