KPMG

Pensions Assurance Audit Assistant Manager

Recruiter
KPMG
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
16 Apr 2021
Closes
16 May 2021
Ref
64257
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Manager
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 pension schemeaudit engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to a wide variety of pension scheme audits, both in size and complexity, on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

Roles and Responsibilities

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagements
• 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
• You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function

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 is required . Knowledge of pension scheme audits preferable, but not 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
• Demonstrating practical knowledge of FRS102 is preferable

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)

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