We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Investment 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 UK. 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 an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Investment Management clients.
Your responsibilities will include :
Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits
Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection.
Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
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 engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential
Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry
Qualifications & Skills :
Must possess professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
Knowledge & Experience :
Significant financial statement audit experience
Extensive external audit experience in the Investment Management sector
Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS 102, IFRS and technical matters relevant to Investment Management audits
Experience in US GAAP preferable, though not essential
Experience in CASS rules preferable, though not essential
Experience in controls reporting engagements (e.g. AAF, ISAE 3402) preferable, though not essential
Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and proven ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment