KPMG in Trinidad & Tobago

Senior Accountant External Audit

Location
Trinidad and Tobago (TT)
Salary
Market Competitive
Posted
07 Jun 2024
Closes
07 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

KPMG in Caricom is a member firm of KPMG International, and is comprised of offices in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean operating as one integrated business. KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG firms operate in 143 countries and territories with more than 273,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world.

Working in our Audit team within KPMG Caricom means being a part of a team of supportive and highly talented individuals who genuinely enjoy working together to deliver high-quality financial statement audits to entities within their respective sectors as well as providing valuable industry specific insights and perspectives on salient issues to our clients.

Our Senior Accountant - External Audit opportunities may just be right for you. These opportunities offer significant growth potential and career development. Come as you are and make your mark!

If you are ...

  • looking for an innovative opportunity to grow professionally, and to hone your audit and assurance skills.
  • seeking exposure to a large and complex international financial services client portfolio
  • passionate about delivering quality service to international clients.
  • keen on collaborating with multiple executive level international clients ​

This opportunity is for you!

Responsibilities

  • To assist in conducting the firm’s business in accordance with the highest professional standards and in conformity with the firm’s technical and administrative rules and procedures.
  • Perform review of accounting records and documents to determine the appropriateness of transactions and balances, which is inclusive of the examination of journal entries, general ledger; inventory observation; tax computation; assess the relevant assertions of cash and bank balances, fixed assets, accounts receivables, accounts payable, income and expenses and other significant transaction and balances. 
  • Determine if financial recordings and financial statements disclosures were in compliance with regulatory and accounting standards.
  • To represent the firm at client’s premises throughout the execution of the various assignments. 
  • To assist in ensuring that each engagement assigned to him/her is properly planned. 
  • To monitor the engagement performance against the job plan and discuss with the audit manager whether revisions to the plan are needed as the examination progresses. 
  • To accept responsibility for work done on the assignment by the assistant accountants and the time spend on the engagement.
  • To prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve clients accounting and management practices.
  • To supervise other auditors or professionals in charge of accounting within client's establishment.
  • To maintain contact with the client in order to keep abreast of the progress of the examination and to give the necessary guidance to staff. 
  • To resolve problems or questions which arise and when considered necessary to discuss these problems with relevant specialists within the firm, the audit manager or engagement partner.
  • Being responsible for informing the audit manager on a timely basis of all material auditing or accounting problems and obtaining concurrence with his/her conclusions for resolving them.
  • To ensure KPMG’s professional standards and procedures are maintained at all times.
  • To advise clients on accounting and tax problems emerging during the examination and give suggestions for solving them.
  • To prepare working papers, financial statements and audit reports on engagements and furnish same to the audit manager, complete in all respects and in full compliance with statutory requirements/clients requirements/KPMG’s standards for his/her review.
  • To keep abreast of current developments in the accounting profession and to ensure that this knowledge is imparted to the staff through on-job training. ​  

Qualifications:  

  • ​Fully Qualified Chartered Accountants (e.g. ACCA, CPA)
  • At least three (3) years post qualification External Audit experience in a professional accounting firm conducting medium-sized audits ​

Key Skills:

  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of International Standards
  • Flexible and willing to travel
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to adapt to a multi-cultural experience
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity; and
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with PowerPoint and Access would be an advantage.        ​

Compensation and benefits are very competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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