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Senior Manager- FS Assurance

Date: Aug 22, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

To support our growing assurance business across Financial Services Audit we have a fantastic opportunity for Senior Managers to join our team and provide companies across Banking, Asset Management and Insurance sectors, including those from the FTSE 100, with assurance over a wide variety of topics. These topics include regulatory compliance, regulatory reporting (including capital and liquidity); and governance. They will be responsible for delivering assurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub.

You will work directly with senior management and audit partners as well as being exposed to senior stakeholders both internally and externally to the firm. These interactions will allow you to expand you industry knowledge and ultimately deliver insights and best practices to our clients.

Responsibilities

- Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of allocated assurance projects on Financial Services clients in accordance with ISAE 3000 and the firm’s quality standards
- Managing a portfolio of complex clients across multiple sectors, maintaining contact with the client and members of the client delivery team
- Managing and mentoring managers, assistant managers and trainees.
- Planning and performing effective assurance procedures and overseeing the delegation of work across the team and the involvement of subject matter experts
- Reviewing assurance work, exercising professional scepticism
- Preparing assurance opinions, issues logs and management reports, agreeing assurance findings with the Engagement Leader and the client
- Managing engagement budgets, profitability and any fee overruns
- Responsible for developing and improving the standardised FS Assurance work programmes
- Responsible for resolving complex assurance issues through consultation or escalation as appropriate.
- Owning and strengthening key client relationships where leading FS Assurance engagements and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
- Developing new business networks, both externally and within KPMG.
- Taking a leading role in driving our overall FS Assurance business growth objectives.
- Supporting the team in business development initiatives and managing the sales pipeline
- Taking ownership for key parts of our business plan, including internal/external marketing and financial forecasting/analysis.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

- Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.
- Familiarity with the role of key functions in Banking, Asset Management and/or Insurance.
- Knowledge of new regulatory developments impacting Financial Services clients. Subject matter expertise in areas such as UK Stewardship Code, ESG or regulatory (capital and liquidity) reporting may be advantageous.
- Proven experience in a related field, including experience of delivering assurance engagements for global FTSE 100 clients
- A 2:1 degree or above from a recognised university or institution or equivalent
- Relevant financial qualifications may include CFA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent.
- Significant risk management experience at Senior Manager level
- An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
- Strong presentation skills and the confidence to facilitate meetings and interviews both internally and externally
- Outstanding communication and reporting writing skills and ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/ PowerPoint


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