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Graduate Programme 2019 - Financial Advisory - IARCS (Empowered)

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Manchester, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Financial Advisory - IARCS (Empowered)
Job Function: Financial Advisory - IARCS (Empowered)
Location: Manchester
Country: UK
Intake Year: 2019

Our people are at the heart of our continued success. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.

About the programme

If you are interested in understanding how businesses operate, what risks they face and how decisions are made, then Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) is for you. Joining us means you’ll develop and refine your specialist business and accounting skills by improving our clients’ governance, risk management and controls. 

Our clients will rely on us to provide valuable insight and commercial recommendations to them by conducting in-depth analysis and assessments of data and business processes. Our services incorporate Internal Audit, Contract Compliance, Risk and Governance and Sustainability.

Our IARCS Graduate Programme is designed to build your commercial and business awareness across the IARCS practice and enable you to qualify in three years. As well as the chance to study towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Qualification (ACA) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) in Scotland, you’ll receive structured internal training and opportunities to help clients across a variety of sectors and services.

Key skills required

- Works cooperatively and can build positive, constructive business relationships

- Takes accountability for delivering high quality, accurate work

- Self-motivated and organises own workload to ensure effective delivery of engagements/projects

- Strives for continual improvement

- Business curiosity that encompasses the use of data

- Forward thinking and ready to embrace change and technological advancements in how you think, problem solve and approach tasks

What are we looking for you to show us?

During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities which will give us confidence you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.

KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:

- Career Motivation

- Delivers Quality 

- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion 

- Strives for Continual Improvement 

- Exercises Professional Judgement 

- Makes an Impact

- Seizes Business Opportunities 

- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity 

- Resilience 

Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities

What your job will involve

As the programme is based over the four service capabilities of IARCS, you’ll enjoy the chance to develop skills and gain exposure across the following areas:

Internal Audit - helps to provide independent assurance that an organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

Contract Compliance Services – this team bring together expertise from accounting, auditing, IT and forensic to help clients increase their visibility of the third party’s compliance with the complex contractual terms and conditions in place. 

Risk and Governance – the range of this team is from engaging with boards to identify their risk appetite to reviewing governance controls to highlight their weaknesses and how to remedy them.

Sustainability - working with businesses to design and deliver strategies that are sustainable and intelligently address environmental, social and health impacts.

Your training and development

The Empowered Programme is KPMG’s blended ACA product where the onus is on you to  take  ownership of your studies and help shape your learning. 

The programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of online classroom live and recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions which means there is a form of support for your every need.

This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam.

The structure of the programme spreads the ACA examinations over the lifetime of the three-year training contract so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.

What do we look for?

Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG. 

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements: 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language 

- Minimum of 320 UCAS Tariff points*

- Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline 

* or equivalent

Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

Additional details

Salary is competitive 

Your KPMG experience

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development,  the chance to work with a wide range of clients or volunteering opportunities - you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best – that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From preferential banking to cash towards student loan payments and your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

 
Applying with a Disability

KPMG 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 Employers’ Forum on Disability 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 here.


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