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Internal Audit Manager - Corporates

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice isan area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recentsignificant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internalcontrol review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are generallylarge corporates, including many of the world’s leading companies. Our servicesdeliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management andaudit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues aswell as financial.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for Managers to join our Corporatesteam in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to thosewho have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a large corporateenvironment.

The Role

As a Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety ofengagements covering the spectrum of services that we provideincluding:

- Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- Assurance mapping
- Creating annual audit plans for clients
- Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourcedcontractual basis
- Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internalaudit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance andreporting
- Working with client’s in house internal audit function to supply specialistor additional resource needed
- Process improvement projects
- Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
- Risk identification workshops and control reviews
- Delivering control and risk training
- Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
- Corporate governance reviews
- Contract compliance audits
- Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees andboards
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery
- Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
- Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
- Delivering specific advisory projects
- Business development


- Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of UK-wide clients,maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and responsible forthe financial performance and delivery of these accounts
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal,regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financialreporting standards affect their clients
- Undertaking KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement managementprocedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagementprocedures
- Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances whichaffect their clients
- Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service andproject management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal auditmethodology
- Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff,managing their input to the client
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line withIIA Standards and KPMG methodology
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting andreviewing reports
- Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising fromassignments
- Producing quarterly Audit Committee papers
- Setting budgets for engagement and monitoring delivery against thebudget
- Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees being raisedpromptly
- Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
- Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
- Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back onperformance
- Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internalaudit methodology
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clientsand targets
- Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals
- Assisting partners in general business development


- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent). Accounting experience stronglypreferred.
- Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferablyincluding experience of managing Global teams.
- Experience of being the main client contact for engagements and dealing withday to day interactions at FC / FD level.
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within the corporatesector is essential.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Able to work effectively in a team or on their own.

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