Audit Assistant Manager - Private/Limited Clients (Milton Keynes/Watford)

Milton Keynes, Watford
Competitive salary and a broad range of employee benefits
11 Jan 2023
11 Feb 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job description

As an Assistant Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of B2B, B2C and G&I engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to multiple engagement on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

  • Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagement
  • 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 engagement 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 reports, liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team
  • You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
Experience and Background:
  • 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 engagement (internal and external)
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2021
  • Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or mid-tier firm is required
  • Extensive external audit experience in a range of B2B, B2C or G&I sectors, such as Telecommunications, Media, Energy, Utilities and/or Oil & Gas
  • 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
  • Demonstrating practical knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP is preferable

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