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Audit Assistant Manager - National Markets, Watford

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID133847BR
Job TitleAudit Assistant Manager - National Markets, Watford
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

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

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 Watford touches on a significant proportion of businesses in the area, from innovative and fast-growing SMEs through to major multinationals and large listed companies.

The audit practice is made up of approximately 50 staff, led by 2 Partners. Our clients cross a huge range of sectors and include FTSE listed businesses such as an online real estate portal, automobile manufacturers including a luxury brand and motor racing association, and a large chain of health clubs. The patch covers a geographical area from Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire in the West, and North Hertfordshire in the South. We also service a large number of global clients and our teams from Milton Keynes audit businesses in a large number of countries.

We are looking for recently qualified accountants to join the audit practice in our Watford 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 (including SAICA, CPA or equivalent)

- 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 IFRS

- Must have recent relevant external audit experience from a top 10 accountancy firm

- Must have mixed sector Audit experience including some large corporates

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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