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SOx and Financial controls – FS Consulting – Assistant Manager

Date: Jul 28, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Financial Risk Management practice within Banking an area of the firm which continues to show tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent significant wins. Part of our Risk and Regulatory Driven Transformation service offering, it provides client services over a broad range of financial risk. One core area of growth is Risk Assurance and specifically the opportunity in respect of financial controls (eg SOx) and related assurance and advisory projects. Our services to clients deliver added value through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and testing techniques focusing on strategic and operational risks, as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams through our Connected Consulting business and our colleagues in Technology Risk, Financial Transformation, Internal Audit and Cyber Risk to help ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.


We have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the Banking team in London


Role and Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Manager your role will involve:

i. Supervise, coach and review the work performed by associates and juniors on the assigned engagements.
ii. Serve as a liaison between client representatives and KPMG management to develop and deliver detailed activities as part of the fieldwork.
iii. Plan and execute the day-to-day activities to deliver testing as part of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) assessments, Lead tests of design and test of operating effectiveness of controls.
iv. Identify and communicate findings arising from the testing results to senior management within the team and external stakeholders.
v. Help identify performance improvement opportunities for assigned clients.

Skills, Qualification & Experience:

At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us, with the following skills and characteristics:
Qualifications
I. A minimum of three years of experience in assurance, controls and / or corporate compliance-related experience, including consulting, auditing, risk management. Expertise can be in-house or in Industry. Experience should include performing external audits from the beginning of an engagement or project through completion or being part of a SOx404a assurance team in industry.
II. Experience of auditing or assuring banking (or boarder FS) processes such as credit, valuations, EIR, lending. Experience of US banks’ processes is desirable.
III. Knowledge of UK and US audit regulations
IV. Strong leadership and communication skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to write at a publication quality level in order to communicate findings and recommendations to the client's senior management team
V. Project or team leader experience, specifically within a consulting firm is preferred
VI. Ability to identify deficiencies observations and recommendations in complex financial processes across the financial services sector
VII. Preferably ACA qualified (or equivalent)
Experience
• Experience in evaluating Design and Operating Effectiveness under Internal Controls Framework, ICFR assessment, and 404 experience in a Banking, or other financial services environment.
• Prior experience in Consulting is desirable
• Prior experience with a Big 4 is desirable.


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