Audit Assistant Manager - National Markets - Open to flexibility

Reading, Berkshire
12 Jan 2017
12 Feb 2017
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Audit Assistant Manager - National Markets - 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.

The Department

KPMG is one of the leading audit practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people. If you join our audit team, you could benefit from increased amounts of training and education to keep you up to speed with current changes in audit regulation and accounting and auditing standards.
The audit practice is made up of approximately 150 staff, led by 2 Partners and working in conjunction with other services, including Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Pensions, Restructuring, Corporate and Indirect taxation. The team in Reading provide audit services across a range of sectors and has a diverse client base ranging from smaller owner managed businesses and private equity backed organisations through to FTSE and AIM listed businesses. The office services clients covering a wide geographical area from Oxford in the North, London in the East, Swindon in the West and Basingstoke in the South. Many clients have locations around the UK and overseas so there are some opportunities to travel and potentially work overseas.
Our Reading office is located conveniently just off junction 12 of the M4 and offers free parking for all staff.

The Responsibilities

As a newly qualified auditor you would join KPMG as an Assistant Manager, reporting directly into a Manager, Senior Manager or Director. At this level you can expect to start in-charging smaller teams of up to 2-3 people but have the opportunity to quickly build your portfolio and in-charge larger jobs in the future if you can demonstrate the right potential to do so. We can also offer you exposure to clients reporting under IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP, as well those that comply with SOX regulations in this role.
The Assistant Manager role at KPMG offers you the chance to take responsibility for project managing all aspects of the audit engagement. This includes managing client relationships, budgeting and monitoring financial performance, and identifying business development opportunities. As the Reading office has a full service offering there might be opportunities to work with colleagues from other functions on ad hoc projects and further broaden your knowledge and experience.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Demonstrating practical knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and IAS Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits 

The Individual

Identifies and pursues business opportunities Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude Seeks out feedback and development opportunities Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback Coaches less experienced staff Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information 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
Recently qualified ACA or equivalent qualification
We will also consider candidates who are exam qualified and/or nearing full qualification
Recent and significant experience as an external auditor in a professional services environment, including exposure to mixed sector corporate clients
Good working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
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’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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