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Internal Audit Manager - Insurance

Date: Jan 22, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID125473BR
Job TitleInternal Audit Manager - Insurance
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job DescriptionKPMG Internal Audit (IA) Practice is growing at a rapid pace and is looking to hire a Manager to join the Insurance team. The Insurance and Investment Management segment (I&IM) sits in International Markets and Government.

- 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 a Manager to be involved in helping to drive the firm’s Internal Audit vision and strategy.

I&IM audit teams operate from Canary Wharf and work on engagements at multiple client sites.
Areas of work

As a Manager there will be opportunities to work on a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

- reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- creating audit plans
- designing and implementing SOx compliance projects
- 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
- Delivering training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA and industry hot topics

The Role

A role as Manager in our I&IM department will include the coordination of subject matter experts to deliver end-to-end internal audit projects that cover a wide variety of topics across regulatory, technology, and technical areas (e.g. insurance underwriting and claims). In addition to developing your technical knowledge, this role provides you with the opportunity to work alongside our network of practitioners across various functions within the firm.

You will also manage focused work streams on SOx design and implementation projects. This will include assisting more senior team members to design SOx policies and procedures, project managing the engagements and training more junior team members and off-shore resource to test compliance with such SOx policies and procedures.

You will work directly with our audit partners and directors to deliver External Quality Assessments to evaluate our client’s internal audit functions. This will allow you to have direct contact with C-level stakeholders and also get a 360 degree view of our clients’ business. At Manager level, you will be exposed to senior stakeholders and will have challenging and nurturing conversations with a range of internal audit clients. These interactions will allow you to expand you industry knowledge and ultimately deliver insights and best practices to our clients.

You will work with a diverse and talented group of people, including seasoned internal audit practitioners that will help you to grow steadily in your role, as well as peers that will support you throughout you career at KPMG.

The Responsibilities

- Audit planning and delivery performed in accordance with IA methodology and firm’s quality standards
- Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients and maintaining first point of contact with key stakeholders
- Providing advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices
- End to end project management of IA tender requests
- Working collaboratively with subject matter experts to deliver complex audit topics
- Drafting IA strategy papers, audit scopes, IA reports, agreeing audit findings with Management
- Supporting the Partner/Directors in business development initiatives and managing the sales pipeline.
- Managing and monitor engagement budgets, profitability and lock up, including any fee overruns.
- Planning and staff resourcing/utilisation to fulfil business requirements
- Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance providing open and honest feedback
- Participation in knowledge sharing and training initiatives in the department

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

- 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, SOx compliance and/or risk management experience at Manager level, including extensive experience of delivering audits
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within the Financial Services (Banking, Insurance and Investment Management sector)
- 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 DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

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.

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