Audit Assistant Manager - Public Sector - Open to flexibility

Recruiter
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
12 Jan 2017
Closes
21 Jan 2017
Ref
119676BR
Role
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent

Audit Assistant Manager - Public Sector - Open to flexibility

At 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.

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Public Sector and Healthcare. We currently have opportunities in our North and Midlands offices which include Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham.

 Our clients range across Local and Central Government, Healthcare, Higher and Further Education, Housing Associations and Charities. KPMG is a market leader in these sectors and we are the largest Public Sector audit practice within the Big 4. Our clients are household names and with our dedicated Public Sector practice, we are at the forefront of developments, helping our clients to face current pressures and longer term challenges from economic developments and socio political changes.
 
You will work across both internal and external audit, picking up a portfolio of clients and working within a cross functional office, alongside our Advisory and Tax functions as part of our Public Sector practice. There are opportunities to become involved in work outside of traditional audit, both in terms of business development to help grow our business, as well as more widely within KPMG, for example through joint projects with our Advisory, Tax and Corporates teams.
 
We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. As an Assistant Manager within Public Sector you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction across multiple clients, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Public Sector and Healthcare 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 (including both internal and external audit) 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 report , Liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team
  • You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

The Person

  • 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 Required

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international recognised equivalent is essential.
  • Recent and extensive external audit experience is required
  • Recent and extensive experience of leading/in-charging on Public Sector Audits is essential
  • 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

We 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.

 

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