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Audit Senior Manager - Reading/South Coast

Date: Feb 2, 2021

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are currently looking to consolidate our position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Senior Manager level within our Audit Corporates, Listed and regulatory department covering Reading and the South Coast.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest opportunities in the marketplace with a particular focus on US clients and supporting the development of a US centre of excellence in Reading. There are excellent career development opportunities within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with our clients.


Role and responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Corporates clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

- Supervising, mentoring, and coaching Corporates Audit staff
- Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
- Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
- Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
- Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Corporates audits
- Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
- Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
- Be part of the Corporates department management group and drive firm’s strategic initiatives
- Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants


Qualifications & Skills:

- Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
- Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
- Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
- IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
- Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential


Experience and background:

- Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid tier firm
- Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil&gas
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Knowledge of developments within the Corporates sectors and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
- Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment


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