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Internal Audit Senior Manager - National Markets (Reading/Southampton)

Date: Jul 16, 2019

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139887BR
Job TitleInternal Audit Senior Manager - National Markets (Reading/Southampton)
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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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 Description
The Team

KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to Internal Audit and Internal Control. Clients include both the private and public sector. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial. We have an opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our IARCS team in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market and / or large corporates environment.

The Role

As a senior manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:

- reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
- creating audit plans
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects
- partnering with clients to supply specialist or additional resource
- process improvement projects
- risk identification workshops and control reviews
- control and risk self-assessment training and delivery
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
- corporate governance reviews
- risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
The responsibilities for this role include:

- Spotting, pursuing and winning opportunities in conjunction with the wider practice
- Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of clients, maintains relationships with senior client staff and is responsible for the financial performance of these accounts
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
- Undertaking KPMG's risk management and client acceptance and continuance procedures
- Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect their clients
- Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Recognising where specialists are required and involves other KPMG staff, managing their input
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient
- Ensuring work in progress in monitored and controlled and fees are raised promptly
- Able to spot and exploit additional fee billing possibilities
- Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
- Setting objectives with the team, provides support and coaching to more junior staff and feeds back on performance
- Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
- Assisting partners in general business development
Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:

- Graduate recruitment interviews
- Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
- Forecasting and reporting on client engagements

The Person

Experience required:

- Fully qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
- Private sector and/or professional services experience within the corporate sector is essential.
- SOX testing experience and implementation projects is beneficial.
- Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Audit Committee level).
Personal attributes:

- Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal and facilitation
- Ability and willingness to think 'outside the box'
- Mobility / flexibility

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.

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