Audit Manager - Asset Management
KPMG UK
London, GB
14h ago

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
  • The Person

    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
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