Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Recruiter
KPMG
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1156715356
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
122073BRLondon KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.Job DescriptionAt KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people - their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets - we're making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset 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 UKs. 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 a Senior Manager, you'll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit qualityManaging partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Investment Management audits Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team Be part of the Investment Management department management group and drive firm's strategic initiatives Performance manager for other qualified 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) Demonstrates 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 Asset Management sector Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Investment Management expertise 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 Experience working on tenders preferable, though not essential Experience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training) 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 environmentWe recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn't fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That's why we're proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career - KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That's why we introduced 'Our Deal' - it's our way of saying 'thank you' for bringing your best to work. As part of 'Our Deal', you may benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.Recognising and Motivating youAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.Intelligent WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our PolicyPolicy 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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