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Audit Assistant Manager – Corporates - London

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job ref:

    138202BR

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    29-11-2018

  • Client:

    KPMG

The Role:

As an Assistant Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of B2B, B2C and G&I clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:
- Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
- Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings and supervision, and delivery of audit work
- Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
- Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
- Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
- Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
- Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
- Working on audit tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team on these tenders. Tasks may include: reviewing global engagement records in sentinel, analysing and categorising the records, contacting partners globally for engagement information, preparing data and drafting independence reports, liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team
- You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

Experience and Background:

- Self-driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressurised environment
- The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
- The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
- 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:

- Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2017
- Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or mid-tier firm is required
- Extensive external audit experience in a range of B2B, B2C or G&I sectors, such as Telecommunications, Media, Energy, Utilities and/or Oil & Gas
- Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Demonstrating practical knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP is preferable