Audit Assistant Manager - Public Sector & Healthcare - Open to flexibility

London (Greater)
12 Jan 2017
12 Feb 2017
Contract Type

Audit Assistant Manager - Public Sector & Healthcare - 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 currently looking for qualified Accountants at Assistant Manager level to join our thriving Public Sector Audit and Assurance department. Based in our head office in London, you will be part of a collaborate team in a fast paced and challenging environment working with a diverse client base. 

What can we offer you?

KPMG is one of the leading Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people are an important part of that. You will have the opportunity to work within a diverse team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals. Our top performers are encouraged to pursue internal secondments and international assignments to broaden their skills set.

Our clients range across Local and Central Government, the NHS, 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. We work with 21 out of 24 Russell Group Universities; 13 out of the 15 largest Housing Associations; in the NHS we are assurance provider to 110 provider and 60 commissioner organisations, and we work with over half of all Local Government organisations in London. 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.

What we’re looking for:

  • 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 level
  • Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
  • Self driven and resilient and able to thrive in a pressured environment
  • Experience of auditing public sector organisations. We will also consider candidates with an interest in moving into the public sector with knowledge of developments within this sector
  • The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff
  • Delivering audits from planning to completion including statutory reporting
  • Communicating with key internal and external stakeholders including attending meetings with senior stakeholders
  • Preparing draft client deliverables
  • Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, helping to identify business development opportunities for the segment
  • Acting as an ambassador of KPMG

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, CA, CPA or equivalent, individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year will also be considered
  • Significant external audit experience including practical experience ideally in a Big 4 or mid-tier accountancy firm
  • Exposure to the public sector is preferred however not essential
  • Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/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’ll 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.

While 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 Equal Opportunities employer.


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