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Managers - Audit Quality, Second Line of Defence

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID134867BR
Job TitleManagers - Audit Quality, Second Line of Defence
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationThe Second Line of Defence is a high profile team reporting directly to Audit Leadership. The team includes experienced auditors supporting audit engagement teams in the field as they navigate the most challenging parts of the audit cycle. This team is at the forefront of our efforts to drive continuous improvement by ensuring we deliver audits of the highest quality.

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
You will have a prominent role with opportunities for rapid progression in the Audit practice. The role will require you to interact directly with engagement leaders helping them lead engagement teams to plan and deliver consistent high quality audits. You will be trained by our Department of Professional Practice in Audit in all areas to demonstrate audit quality. You will have direct access to our subject matter specialists to support you in this role.

Your responsibility will primarily be working with a group of engagement teams across the audit cycle where you will:

- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their planning
- Coach them in the delivery of their fieldwork
- Challenge the clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages.

You will have significant authority to influence the performance of these engagements. The role is focussed on engagements within the scope of the external Audit Quality Review process but extends across teams from all offices.

You will also contribute to the development of sustainable improvement actions to be implemented across all audits.


Necessary Experience and Skills:

- Be a high performing experienced Manager (C grade) or Senior Manager (B grade) experience in audit post qualification
- Be passionate and committed to audit quality
- Have excellent accounting and auditing skills
- Excel at coaching
- Be pro-active and resilient
- Have good written and verbal communication skills
- Be confident interacting directly with engagement leaders
- Demonstrate diplomacy when challenging audit approaches
- Be able to work under pressure


What you will get out of this role:


- Deepen and extend your knowledge of financial reporting and audit methodology
- Have a significant impact in our Audit function and drive our Quality agenda
- Gain experiences from working with a range of audit teams

The location is flexible as we expect there to be supporting teams across the country. Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

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.

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

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