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Internal Audit Manager – Financial Services - Asset Management

Date: Feb 26, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. The FS team is based nationally and covers all elements of the FS industry (Banking, Insurance and Wealth and Asset Management).

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in managing dynamic IA teams leveraging Subject Matter Experts in order make a real value adding client impact?
- Do you want to have your voice heard at IA forums and coach individuals in the team to achieve their full potential and deliver quality services?
- Do you want to help build meaningful trusted relationships with top tier FS clients?

If so, this is a great opportunity for an individual to be involved in managing the team and supporting business development through building meaningful trusted relationships with clients.

Areas of Work
As a Manager working in the Financial Services team, you will be developing client relationships and supporting business development initiatives and supporting partners/directors to lead a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- reviewing and helping to establish internal audit functions;
- creating audit plans;
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- partnering with clients to supply specialist SME resource;
- designing and implementing SoX compliant controls frameworks, including managing and directing juniors to conduct detailed testing of such controls;
- secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits and run those functions;
- performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.

The Role
As a Manager in FS IARCS this role will involve:
- Supporting the partners/directors in the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source/SOx framework design and controls testing or External Quality Assessments for FS Clients.
- Leading engagement teams in the full portfolio of engagement management activities from client acceptance, risk management and engagement financial management.
- 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.
- Supporting partners/directors to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and supporting the partners/directors in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
The Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of this role will include:
- Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients, leading engagement delivery and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
- Setting, managing and monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance providing open and honest feedback.
- Understanding clients’ IA needs and highlighting further work opportunities to client service teams and assisting in the development of compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
- Attending key client meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Reviewing key client deliverables such as IA/SoX controls reports, working papers, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts before final quality assurance by partners/directors.
- Supporting the partners/directors to prepare for business development meetings with target clients, attending those meetings and helping to manage the opportunities pipeline.
- Sharing knowledge and insights on current and emerging FS and IA best practice, issues and trends.
- Supporting the provision of advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices in the context of providing IA services.
- Support partners/directors in the development of a multi-disciplinary network across KPMG’s service lines and contributing to any cross-selling opportunities.
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect clients.
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets.
- Drafting initial response for proposal documents and presenting at proposals.

The Person
- Individuals would have ideally 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, including experience of co-ordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
- SoX design, implementation and testing experience would be beneficial.
- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, - Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
- Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
- Strong project and people management skills.


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