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Manager - External Audit - Manchester

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are looking for qualified accountants currently at Audit Manager Level to join the audit practice in our Manchester office.

The team in
Manchester provide audit services across a range of sectors and has a diverse client base ranging from smaller owner managed businesses and private equity backed organisations through to FTSE and AIM listed businesses.

Role & responsibilities

- Managing engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KAM requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Overseeing and directing the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KAM and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Directing, coaching and mentoring Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- Nurturing and seeking worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
- Contributing towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
- Assisting the Partner in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
- Preparation of reports to senior management and audit committees

Skills Qualifications and Experience required

- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent
- Recent and/or current external audit experience at Manager level within a 'Big 4’ or mid-tier firm
- Sound practical knowledge of IFRS
- Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
- Well-developed team management and supervisory skills and the ability to motivate a team and effectively
communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different levels of seniority
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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