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Audit Assistant Manager - National Markets- Southampton

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


KPMG is one of the leading audit practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. If you join our audit team, you could benefit from increased amounts of training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in audit regulation and accounting and auditing standards.

KPMG Southampton provides audit services across a range of sectors and clients include a number of FTSE and AIM listed businesses. The department in Southampton is led by one Partner and five Directors, and is supported by other services, including Corporate Taxation and Restructuring.

Our Southampton office is in the Eastleigh area, situated just off junction 14 of the M3 and junction 5 of the M27. The office offers parking for all staff, however there is also Eastleigh train station 2.5 miles away from the office which is a well-connected part of the South West trains network. Eastleigh is the northern side of Southampton which makes it much more easily accessible by car and public transport during busy periods. It is also situated approximately 8 miles from the city of Winchester boasting lovely scenery, restaurants and shops.

Southampton itself is a vibrant and well-connected coastal city, which is home to 250,000 people and has excellent transport connections with the rest of the UK being only 75 miles from London which is accessible directly by train, and it also has its own airport. It is home to more than 40 live music venues and 550 restaurants and pubs and is one of the greenest cities in the UK, with a number of award winning green spaces and Grade II listed public parks.
We are looking for recently qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Southampton office. As an assistant manager you will get to work with a wide range of clients within a cross functional office. Our client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. Many of our clients are subsidiaries of overseas companies giving our work a truly international perspective.

The Responsibilities:

- Planning and project managing all aspects of audits.
- Leading teams on the ground, reporting directly to the manager on a day to day basis.
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and IAS. Experience of US GAAP would be an advantage although not essential.
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
- Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business.
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits.

The Individual:

- Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
- Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
- Coaches less experienced staff.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

Qualifications and Skills:

- Recently qualified ACA or equivalent qualification. We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and nearing full qualification / membership.
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS.

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