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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Assistant Manager

Date: Nov 7, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The team

The role will sit within our KPMG Private Enterprise (KPE) team, which is dedicated to supporting private and public companies across the UK. This includes large regional listed companies as wells privately owned businesses across all sectors, sizes and ownership types: owner-managed, fast-growing start-ups, private-equity backed, AIM listed, and multi-generational family businesses. By combining our deep commercial, sector and technical expertise we help clients deliver real results.

The KPE market is increasingly competitive, and KPMG is committed to enabling and empowering its people to win new business effectively and efficiently. KPE Consulting has targeted double digit growth in FY21 and beyond, as has the KPE coverage more widely.

The role

As an Assistant Manager in KPE GRCS there will be opportunities to lead a variety of engagements for KPE clients and your role will involve:

Supervise, coach and review the work performed by associates and interns on the assigned engagements.

Serve as a liaison between client representatives and KPMG management to develop and deliver detailed activities as part of the fieldwork.

Design controls to meet leading practice Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) principles

Plan and execute the day-to-day activities to deliver testing as part of internal audit and ICOFR assessments, including leading tests of design and test of operating effectiveness of controls.

Identify and communicate findings arising from the testing results to senior management within the team and external stakeholders.

Help identify performance improvement opportunities for assigned clients

Skills, qualifications, and experience

The following could be required to be demonstrated during the role, but are not all required from the outset:

3 years or more experience in internal or external audit, internal controls, risk assessment/management, regulatory compliance or governance with either a leading company or within a consulting environment

Strong leadership and communication skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to write at a publication quality level in order to communicate findings and recommendations to the client's senior management team

Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues associated with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)

Experience managing internal and external stakeholders, including management level colleagues

Strong ability to organise and prioritise your own work and that of others to meet project requirements

Experience with project management principles

Good communicator with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships

Proven track record of delivering high quality outputs, on time and meeting/exceeding expectations

Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities

Strong PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills

An understanding of issues and challenges UK listed companies are facing in the Corporate Governance area and an awareness of the Government’s strategy is desirable but not essential

The person

Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.

Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities

Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm

Seeks to understand others motivations

Supports others to make brave decisions

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