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Internal Controls and Corporate Governance Manager - UK Wide

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

You will work within the UK KPE GRCS team to achieve the following outcomes:

Delivery of Corporate Governance and Internal Control transformation programmes for Clients
: manage Client engagements through their lifecycle from identification of an opportunity, to delivery of the outcomes, to closure

Development of Corporate Governance reform offering:
lead the build of KPMG specific assets or areas of methodology to bring our Controls Framework proposition to the market

Responding to RFPs and bids for Client projects:
bid manage responses to Client RFPs, bringing together the best of KPMG to showcase our solutions and capabilities in response to a Client challenge

Daily tasks are expected to include:

Drive and lead the day-to-day execution of engagements typically in relation to controls risk assessments, maturity assessments, internal controls diagnostics reviews for clients. This is expected to include activities such as; design and development of risk assessments, annual assurance plans, working papers, development of assurance reports to provide summarised testing results, and other engagement specific deliverables.

Serve as a coach and mentor and provide opportunities for on-the-job training for other team members and colleagues in the wider service line

Identify and clearly communicate performance improvement opportunities and leading practices to the Client’s senior management.

Work with partners and directors to assist in practice management including resource allocation, career development of staff, and other administrative decisions.

Support KPMG thought leadership communications by sharing and participating in the development and publication of best practice and KPMG’s point of view in relation to the government’s strategy on UK corporate governance

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 results

Skills, qualifications, and experience

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:

6 years or more experience in assurance, controls and / or corporate compliance-related roles, including consulting, auditing, risk management. Experience should include performing internal or external audits from the beginning of an engagement or project through completion

Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in relation to key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)

Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to use data effectively identify and resolve issues

Experience in evaluating control design and operating effectiveness under an internal controls framework, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) assessments, and internal audit experience in leading companies or in a consulting environment

Advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and/or Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) control framework

Understanding of the government’s proposals in relation to UK corporate governance reform and the potential impact for Clients

Previous experience leading teams and managing projects, and accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements

Commercial acumen with a track record of managing budgets and allocating resources in a project environment

Consulting experience is desirable but not essential

Excellent PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills

The person

Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this

Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities

Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm

Seeks to understand others motivations

Makes brave decisions and supports others in doing so

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