Audit Manager - Asset Management

Recruiter
KPMG
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Jul 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Ref
1153120323
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
125813BRLondon KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients' most critical challenges.With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.Job DescriptionWe are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Investment Management. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.Our Investment Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UK. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. Your role will include executive level client interaction across multiple clients, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.The Role:As an Audit Manager, you'll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Investment Management clients. Your responsibilities will include:Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection. 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 engagements, focusing on optimising profitability Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industryThe PersonQualifications & Skills:Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent) Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedbackKnowledge & Experience:Significant financial statement audit experience Extensive external audit experience in the Investment Management sector Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to Investment Management audits Experience in US GAAP preferable, though not essential Experience in CASS rules preferable, though not essential Experience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essential Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment Recognising and Motivating youIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn't rewarding enough, we'll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally. 'Our Deal' sets out all the different ways you'll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.Intelligent WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands. We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.Applying with a disabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.KPMG's commitment to diversityKPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG. Returning to work after a breakAt KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.Policy for AgenciesKPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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