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Audit Managers - National Markets, Southampton

Date: Jan 11, 2017

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID120090BR
Job TitleAudit Managers - National Markets, Southampton
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationSouthampton
FunctionAudit
Service LineRegions - South
Service Line InformationIn the UK, KPMG audits more listed companies than any other professional services firm. Our success and reputation rests upon the quality and integrity of our services - not to mention our people. Rest assured; you will be working as a highly valued member of our 3,000 strong UK Audit practice.

Our KPMG South Regions Audit Function consist of offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Plymouth, Reading & Southampton who service clients across a variety of sectors which typically include (but is not limited to) automotive, media, construction, retail, telecommunications and sports. Our clients, who are both listed and non-listed, vary in size from large multi-national groups through to small owner managed businesses.

Job DescriptionIn the UK, KPMG audits more listed companies than any other professional services firm. Our success and reputation rests upon the quality and integrity of our services - not to mention our people. Rest assured; you will be working as a highly valued member of our 3,000 strong UK Audit practice.

We are looking for qualified accountants at manager level to join the audit practice in Southampton or our Reading offices.

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 have overseas operations or 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, UK GAAP and US GAAP (not essential). 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 Audit Methodology 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 Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- 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
- Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base, and assist in forming propositions for new business.
- 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 Senior Managers, Directors and Partners 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

The Individual

Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP (not essential) and US GAAP (not essential)
Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen

Qualifications and Skills

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as a Manager in an external audit capacity, working in consumer and industrial markets
Prior recent external audit experience in a big 4 firm
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards

Opening Date: 12th January 2017
Closing Date: 10th February 2017
Salary Range: £45,000 - £51,000 per annum plus negotiable benefits and bonus
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