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Audit Managers - National Markets, Cambridge

Date: Aug 3, 2019

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.
We are looking for qualified accountants at manager level to join the audit practice in our Cambridge office. KPMG in East Anglia (being our Norwich and Cambridge offices) provides Corporate, Financial Services and Public Sector services. Example clients include a large electronics and information technology business, a well-known European transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions company, an American multinational home appliance company, and a leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, formulation and manufacturing solutions for drugs. The audit department has approximately 75 employees and led by 2 Partners and is supported by other services; including Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Corporate Finance , Pensions and Restructuring. There has been significant success over the last four years and we are now looking to further grow the team.
Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an audit manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Many of our clients are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective.

The Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS and UK GAAP. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:
· To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
· Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
· Direct, coach and mentor between 4 and 8 audit staff in a performance manager role taking responsibility for overseeing their portfolio, business and personal issues and delivering feedback throughout the year
· Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
· Contributes 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
· Assist the Director and Senior Manager (where applicable) 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

There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as working on tenders for potential new clients and assisting with training courses for in-charges and audit assistants.

The Individual

· Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
· Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
· Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing - you will be able to deepen your understanding of consolidations, group audit and review of statutory accounts and disclosures
· Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
· Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills
· Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
· Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
· Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

- Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS
- IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
- Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an external audit capacity within a medium to large accountancy firm
- Significant audit experience for large, mixed sector corporate clients

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