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Technical Project Manager - Audit

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role:
As a Project Manager within the UK Audit Technology Delivery Team (ATDT), you will be responsible for delivering Technology projects on behalf of the UK Audit capability to support Business goals and strategies.

The Project Manager, in doing this will need to establish a trusting working relationship with UK Audit Business stakeholders to understand objectives and plans, along with key themes to achieve the success they expect. The Project Manager, with the support of technical specialists and Business Analysts can then use this information to ensure the right technology is delivered to time, budget and quality.

The Project Manager will support the ATDT project portfolio by leading the scoping, structuring, planning and execution of projects to oversee the delivery of the designed solutions and products.

You'll also provide structured and regular meetings to key stakeholders reporting on progress and quality assurance to ensure work is carried on in accordance with agreed objectives and KPMG governance process. Project Managers are also expected to liaise with their counterparts to identify and manage key interdependencies between projects.

The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:
- Developing strong, trusting, and credible relationships with Audit Technology
- Translating business requirements into projects that deliver Technology change in support of Audit strategic needs
- Agree roles and responsibilities for the project including the formation of an appropriate project governance structure
- Day-to-day management of projects, including taking projects forward from initiation, successfully managing and closing the project. This also includes:
- Upholding the projects governance framework and KPMG approvals processes
- Effective co-ordination of activities that make up the project and their interdependencies
- Managing and mitigating any risks and other issues that may arise
- Managing project budgets, monitoring actuals and providing accurate forecasts and Estimate at Complete finance statuses
- Ensuring maximum efficiency in requesting and allocation of resources and skills within the project
- Managing communications with stakeholders
- Reporting project progress at regular Steer Co’s to business stakeholders, Programme Manager and ATDT Leadership
- Being an active member of the ATDT community and supporting other team members
The Person
- Experience in delivering IT/Business related programmes and projects
- Demonstrable project and programme management expertise with experience of having delivered several large and complex projects from initiation to closure
- Good knowledge of project management approaches and demonstratable experience in delivering Waterfall and Agile projects
- Qualified as an APMP Practitioner (or equivalent)
- Educated to degree level in a business-related subject or equivalent experience in a business or IT environment.
- Strong financial acumen in project budgets and monthly reporting
- Ability to work positively with the full range of individuals and groups involved in the project
- Excellent Stakeholder management skills and experience
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the project management team, Senior Managers, Directors and 3rd party service providers
- Necessary seniority to be able to take on the responsibilities required of the role
- Strong leadership and management skills
- Being able to understand the wider objectives of the project and business benefits to the Audit capability
- Credibility within the project environment and ability to influence others
- Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects, including risk management
- Driven and enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a keen sense of ownership to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion without upsetting others
- Proven written and oral communications skills with strong interpersonal skills that can be executed credibly to inspire confidence in you and the delivery of the project
- A strong problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious attitude to seek out resolutions including ability to find innovative ways of solving
- Experience of Cloud technologies and/or software development environments would be advantageous


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