Financial Services (FS) Internal Audit Manager – Birmingham
The Role As a Manager, there will be opportunities to work on a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including: • Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions • Creating audit plans • Delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects • Partnering with clients to supply specialist resource • Designing, implementing and testing SOX compliance programmes • Secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits • Performing external assessments of internal audit functions • Delivering training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA and industry hot topics. A role as Manager in our FS Regions team will include the coordination of subject matter experts to deliver end-to-end internal audit projects that cover a wide variety of topics across regulatory, technology, and technical areas. In addition to developing your technical knowledge, this role provides you with the opportunity to work alongside our network of specialist practitioners across various functions within the firm. You will work directly with our audit partners and directors both to deliver IA services (i.e. outsource or co-source) as well as perform External Quality Assessments to evaluate our client’s internal audit functions. You will have direct responsibility for maintaining relationships with C-suite level stakeholders and developing a 360 degree view of our clients’ businesses. These interactions will allow you to expand you industry knowledge and ultimately deliver insights and best practices to our clients. At KPMG, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of people, including seasoned internal audit practitioners that will help you to grow steadily in your role, as well as peers that will support you throughout you career. Responsibilities: • Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients and maintaining first point of contact with key stakeholders • Audit planning and delivery performed in accordance with IA methodology and firm’s quality standards • Providing advice to a range of clients on internal audit standards and risk management practices • Drafting IA strategy papers, audit scopes, IA reports, agreeing audit findings with Management • Working collaboratively with subject matter experts to deliver complex audit topics • Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets • End to end project management of IA tender requests • Supporting the Partner/Directors in business development initiatives and managing the sales pipeline • Managing and monitor engagement budgets, profitability and work in progress, including any fee overruns. • Planning and staff resourcing/utilisation to fulfil business requirements • Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance, providing open and honest feedback • Participation in knowledge sharing and training initiatives in the department. The Person Skills/Qualifications: • Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent) • Significant Internal Audit and/or risk management experience at Manager level, including extensive experience of delivering internal audits and internal controls testing • Well-developed presentation skills and the confidence to facilitate workshops both internally and externally • Outstanding communication skills and ability to influence and deal with senior stakeholders • Strong project management skills • Overseeing and conducting fieldwork for internal audit, external quality assessments on internal audit functions and/or risk management engagements. • Experience of being the main or secondary client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at senior management level. • Experience of managing subject matter specialists in conducting audits for regulatory compliance and IT audits • Private sector and/or professional services experience within the FS sector. • SOX testing experience would be beneficial • An understanding of financial regulations in either banking or insurance, for example ILAAP/ICAAP, IFRS 9/15 and operational regulations such as MIFID/EMIR, Single customer view.