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SOX Senior Manager - IARCS

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team
KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within Corporates is an area of the firm which continues to post tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management, SOx and related assurance and advisory projects. Our services to clients deliver added value through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit 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 of Risk and Regulatory Driven Transformation and our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to help ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

The Role
As an Senior Manager in Corporates IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for Corporate clients and your role will involve:
- Identify new business opportunities, participate in firm go-to-market activities, and contribute to the development of proposals
- Assemble and direct large and small teams to deliver high quality work product for clients of all sizes, backgrounds and industries
- Effectively communicate the value propositions of various Firm services, thought leadership and emerging risk(s) to clients, and be recognized and respected by clients as a knowledgeable valued professional
- Drive and lead the day-to-day execution of Advisory Engagements (internal audit engagements, Sarbanes-Oxley assistance, Risk Assessments, Maturity Assessments) for clients including activities such as; project economics, planning and budgeting, account receivables, design and development of risk assessments, annual audit plans, audit programs, working papers, internal audit reports, and other deliverables based on the specific engagement requirements
- Serve as a coach and mentor and provide opportunities for on-the-job training for staff, as well as other team members
- Identify and clearly communicate performance improvement opportunities and leading practices to client personnel and senior management and work with partners to assist in practice management including resource allocation, career development of staff, and other administration decisions
- Establish your financial services and internal audit knowledge through sharing and participation in the continual development and publication of thought leadership and service offerings
- Develop and maintain a positive, productive, collaborative professional relationship with the client and engagement or project teams to provide well-coordinated and consistent high performance resultThe Skills
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 characteristic
- Substantial experience in Assurance, controls and / or corporate compliance-related experience, including consulting, auditing, risk management, or operational roles
- Demonstrated ability to identify business opportunities, lead project engagements, attract new business, and build lasting professional relationships with senior client executives
- Relevant experience in project management and the full life-cycle of a project
- Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to use data effectively identify and resolve issues
- Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)
- Advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, SOX, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations and/or Control Objectives for Information and related Technology control framework
- Previous experience leading teams and managing projects, and accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements
- Experience in evaluating Design and Operating Effectiveness under SOX 404, ICFR assessment and Internal Audit experience is required
- Possesses and applies a relevant subject matter expertise for control frameworks ideally including Sarbanes-Oxley, UK Corporate Governance and technology.
- Demonstrate a broad range of client experience across industries

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