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Audit Assistant Manager - Public Sector

Date: Feb 10, 2017

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID121075BR
Job TitleAudit Assistant Manager - Public Sector
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LinePublic Sector Audit
Service Line InformationKPMG is one of the leading Public Sector Audit Practices in the UK. Our success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services and our people. We seek to recruit and retain the best individuals in the market, and invest in their training and career development. Our teams deliver a range of audit and advisory engagements across a range of clients spanning the Healthcare, Charity, Housing, Education, Local Government and Central Government Sectors.

Job Description
Role & Responsibilities:

We are looking for people to be based either out of our Manchester or Leeds Office to work on a portfolio of clients which will be regionally allocated. You will be required to undertake a mix of external audit, internal audit and/ or ad hoc advisory projects.


Planning and project managing all aspects of audits and assurance engagements including:

- Risk assessment, controls and substantive testing (including the external audits of consolidations and statutory accounts and the internal audit of governance structures, systems and processes)
- Ensuring projects comply with KPMG and applicable professional standards
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager and partner
- Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Report writing for Audit Committees and management
- Identification of ways to differentiate KPMG - how can we bring new and innovative ideas to our clients

Qualifications & Skills

- ACA, ACCA, or CIPFA qualified or equivalent with good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS; IIA and others considered
- Experience of working with or in the Public Sector
- Internal or external audit experience is desirable
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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:

- Creativity
- Commercial focus
- Ability to think big picture, out of the box
- Strong technical skills
- Accountability and decision making ability
- Attention to detail, organised with a commitment to quality
- Willingness to take on additional responsibility and opportunities and a commitment to personal development
- Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
- Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
- Relationship building skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.
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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