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Internal Audit Director

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID126635BR
Job TitleInternal Audit Director
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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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
The Team:

KPMG Internal Audit (IA) Practice is growing at a rapid pace and is looking to hire a Director - Internal Audit to join the Team. The Team sits within National Markets and Internal Audit sits within the Risk Consulting part of KPMG’s UK business.

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in a growing practice and make a real impact?
- Do you want to be at the forefront of IA working practices, delivering insights at Heads of Audit forums?

If so, this is a great opportunity for an experienced individual to be involved in driving the firm’s Internal Audit vision and strategy.

As a Director there will be opportunities to work on the development of client relationships and business development initiatives and to lead a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

- Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions;
- Creating audit plans;
- Delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- Partnering with clients to supply specialist resource;
- Secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits;
- Performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- Delivering training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA and industry hot topics.

The Role:

- Taking a leadership role in the market to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and leading business development activity including the development of proposals and leading presentation meetings to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
- Leading the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source or External Quality Assessments for Clients.
- Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
- Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole

The Responsibilities

- Target £1.5m to £2m of Revenue annually, from new and existing client relationships.
- Manage a portfolio of existing IA clients and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
- Organise and attend business development meetings with target clients, and managing the sales –pipeline.
- Understand client’s IA needs and develop compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
- Attend heads of Audit and Internal Audit forums.
- Attendance at key clients meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Perform Quality Assurance over key client deliverables such as IA reports, working papers, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts.
- Share knowledge and insights on IA best practice, issues and trends.
- Leading the provision of advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices in the context of providing IA services.
- Develop a multi-disciplinary network across KPMG’s service lines and contribute to any cross-selling opportunities.
- Set and monitor engagement budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Coach, support and manage staff performance providing open and honest feedback.

The Person:

- Core capability in SOX with experience in delivering SOX consulting engagements to clients.
- Achieved an accountancy qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, CCAB. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
- Significant Internal Audit and/or Risk Management experience at a senior management level, including extensive experience of coordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within Audit functions.
- Well-developed presentation skills and the confidence to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders.
- Strong project management skills.

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 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

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 could assist 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.

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