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PS Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140643BR
Job TitlePS Audit Assistant Manager - Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

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 DescriptionAt KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Public Sector is a priority growth area for KPMG and encompasses both central government and the various devolved sectors of Housing, Education, Local Government, Central Government and Health. There is no doubt that in the current climate this is a challenging market and we must re-balance our focus to the areas of high growth. As public sector spending moves away from central government and into the devolved sectors it is critical that we are focusing our resource in these areas and maximising KPMG profile, revenue and impact both internally and externally.

The Role:

The Public Sector is a priority growth area for KPMG and encompasses Social Housing, Education, Local Government, Central Government and Public Healthcare. We are looking for newly qualified accountants or internal audit/ assurance specialists to join the Public Sector Audit and Assurance team.

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.

Responsibilities:

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.

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.

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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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