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Audit Senior Manager - Asset Management

Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 27, 2021

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Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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CountryUnited Kingdom FunctionAudit KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients' most critical challenges. With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today's complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead of the companies we Audit - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to deliver quality in everything that we do.Service Line GroupAudit Job DescriptionAt 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. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset Management. We currently have opportunities in the London Office.Our Investment Management team works with a variety of market leading clients ranging from some of the largest traditional asset management groups in the UK to the top five hedge fund managers in Europe; and from some of the largest private sector pension schemes and real estate investors in the UKs. We have won a number of tenders in the last few years and expect to grow significantly in the next 3 to 5 years.We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance. Your role will include executive level client interaction across multiple clients, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.The Role:As a Senior Manager, you'll be involved in leading the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service. Your responsibilities will include:Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit qualityManaging partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as requiredActing as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clientsBudgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitabilityRegularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry mattersActing as a department lead on your area of sector expertiseKeeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our businessEstablishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industryCommunicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Investment Management auditsActively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion workWorking on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence teamBe part of the Investment Management department management group and drive firm's strategic initiativesPerformance manager for other qualified accountants to help them reach their full potentialBuilding the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industryThe PersonQualifications & Skills:Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)Demonstrates gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the teamEstablished strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedbackKnowledge & Experience:Significant financial statement audit experienceExtensive external audit experience in the Asset Management sectorDemonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Investment Management expertiseExperience in US GAAP preferable, though not essentialExperience in CASS rules preferable, though not essentialExperience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essentialExperience working on tenders preferable, though not essentialExperience adding to the audit department outside of day to day delivery (e.g. developing and leading training)Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-setKnowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leadersDrive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environmentWe 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 may 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.Intelligent WorkingOur employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.Applying with a disabilityAs a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring a great experience for colleagues with a disability. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any adjustments that you may require with your recruitment contact.KPMG's commitment to diversityWe are proud of the value we place on individuality. We want you to bring your full self to work and maximise your potential. KPMG is a place where everyone can thrive, whatever their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.Policy for AgenciesKPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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