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Assistant Audit Manager

Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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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 engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to multiple engagement on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagement

• 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 engagement 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 engagement (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 2022

• 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
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