KPMG Canada

Analyst, Audit Quality & Risk Managment

KPMG Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
19 Oct 2021
11 Nov 2021
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Overview of the opportunity:

Our Audit Quality and Risk Management group (AQ&RM) is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as an Analyst. The AQ&RM group helps ensure the Firm and its personnel are in compliance with Professional, Regulatory, and KPMG risk management policies and procedures. The Compliance Analyst role will primarily focus on compliance with the application of risk management policies and processes for the audit practice, with a primary focus on maintaining and enhancing controls related to the annual quality performance review and involvement in other audit risk management initiatives. The incumbent must be comfortable collaborating with stakeholders of all levels in executing projects and possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

What you will do

  • Provide support to the Senior Manager, Audit Quality and Risk Management in managing the Quality Performance Review (QPR) Program for the audit practice for KPMG Canada. This includes the planning and scheduling of annual engagement reviews, analyzing and reporting of findings to senior leadership and the Global Audit Quality Monitoring Group and collaboration with the Department of Professional Practice in the determination of remedial actions for function-wide issues.
  • Work collaboratively with a dynamic team to maintain internal compliance systems and execute on general audit risk management projects.
  • Respond independently to basic audit risk queries and questions from engagement and QPR review teams and escalate complex queries in accordance with the applicable reporting lines and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of risk management processes and various monitoring controls to ensure they continue to operate effectively.
  • Support the Risk Compliance Program team in the documentation and testing of the firm's risk management policies, procedures and controls.
  • As part of a team, perform Root Cause Analysis on audit quality issues identified through regulatory reviews, QPR and other monitoring programs and activities of the firm.
  • Assist in preparing risk management guidance and training materials for system end-users and as part of the annual QPR program.
  • Run reports from QPR systems and apply various data analysis techniques in analyzing and presenting the data for use in risk management projects and processes.
  • Draft, edit, and send a variety of communications to regional professional practice leaders and QPR review and engagement teams with a high level of accuracy and professionalism.
  • Provide support on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis to audit risk management teams.

What you bring to the role

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a business-related field.
  • Prior experience in a large professional services firm or similar environment, including experience in audit or audit risk management, is an asset.
  • High aptitude to learning new systems/technology.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management, written and verbal communication skills and ability to respond to inquiries with professionalism, attention to detail and ability to generate high quality deliverables.
  • Must be very organized and methodical with the ability to analyze and interpret information, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.
  • Possess advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Must possess advanced excel skills (VLOOKUP, pivot table etc.).
  • Knowledge of Power BI and data analytics would be an asset.
  • Experience with and ability to maintain confidentiality of data.
  • Ability to efficiently process urgent requests.
  • Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and multiple priorities.
  • Proven track record of teambuilding, relationship management, and dealing effectively with Senior Management.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team.

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, KPMG complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. KPMG's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to or are required to attend a KPMG office and/or other congregate settings in the course of their duties (such as client sites or third-party venues).

As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office and/or congregate setting, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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