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Senior Managers, FS - Audit Quality, Second Line of Defence

Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137813BR
Job TitleSenior Managers, FS - Audit Quality, Second Line of Defence
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

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 DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for 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.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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