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Internal Audit Assistant Managers – National Markets

Date: Jan 24, 2019

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136629BR
Job TitleInternal Audit Assistant Managers – National Markets
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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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
Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in our Manchester office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market or large corporates environment, central government agency, or NAO. Whilst the role will be based in Manchester, it will include travel across the North; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently domestically (and internationally on occasions).

The Role:

As an Assistant Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

- Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- Assurance mapping
- Creating annual internal audit plans for clients
- Providing internal audit services on both an outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
- Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
- Working with clients’ in house internal audit functions to supply specialist or additional resource needed
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
- Process improvement projects
- Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
- Risk identification workshops and control reviews
- Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
- Corporate governance reviews
- Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
- Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
- Delivering specific advisory projects
- Business development


- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and other KPMG functions
- Delivery of internal audit reviews and associated reporting
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect clients
- Supporting managers with undertaking KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures
- Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect clients
- Supporting the development of internal audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Delivering against those internal audit strategies
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA / PSIAS Standards / KPMG methodology
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain internal audit findings and drafting reports
- Reporting to partners/directors/managers all salient points arising from assignments
- Providing relevant and timely input to quarterly Audit Committee papers
- Supporting managers with the setting of budgets for engagement and monitoring delivery against them
- Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled
- Supporting managers with financial aspects of engagements (e.g. fees being raised promptly / identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities)
- Providing coaching and training to junior staff (where appropriate) on risk management and internal audit methodology
- Supporting management by identifying new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
- Assisting partners / other senior staff in general business development and proposals / bids


You should meet the following criteria:

- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- Internal audit experience from a professional services organisation
- Delivery of fieldwork for internal audit and/or risk management engagements
- Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
- Proven project management skills
- Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills

Multiple positions available
Opening Date: 06/08/2018
Closing Date: 03/09/2018
Salary: Competitive plus negotiable bonus and benefits

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.

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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 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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