Graduate Consulting - IARCS (Empowered) London Autumn 2021
KPMG
London, GB
2d ago

Job description

If you are interested in understanding how businesses operate, what risks they face and how decisions are made, then Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) is for you.

Joining us means you’ll develop and refine your specialist business and accounting skills by improving our clients’ governance, risk management and controls.

Our clients rely on us to provide valuable insight and commercial recommendations by conducting in-depth analysis and assessments of data and business processes.

Our services incorporate; Internal Audit and Risk Assurance, Governance Risk and Compliance.

  • Internal Audit and Risk Assurance - Internal Audit is about independent assurance that an organisation's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.
  • We have a professional duty to provide an unbiased and objective view, and we report and advise. We apply a combination of assurance and consulting to look beyond financial risks and financial statements to consider wider issues such as the organisation's reputation, growth, environmental factors and the way it treats its employees.

    Areas of focus can include : Audits of processes and functions; Themed and rapid-response reviews; Regulatory assurance and Enterprise level risk reviews.

  • Governance Risk and Compliance - robust governance is critical to businesses in a changing environment, and as the landscape evolves, new risks and compliance requirements emerge.
  • We help organisations in areas such as : Governance and risk services; Internal controls transformation and, Internal controls compliance services.

    On our 3 year IARCS Graduate Programme you’ll build your commercial and financial awareness by servicing the companies we work with across a variety of sectors, supported by a structured internal training program and study towards the ACA or CA (in Scotland) qualification.

  • We offer two different training paths for our IARCS Graduate Programmes Empowered or Intensive. All programmes take 3 years to complete;
  • they just offer different routes to achieving success. Our Empowered Programme offers you the chance to work and study near your KPMG office and follow blended work experience and study (classroom and online learning) towards ACA or CA (Scotland) qualification - local to your home office location.

    Some travel will be required for work and exams will be spread out over the 3 year programme.

    Like the organisations we work with, we're having to adapt. This means new working patterns, physical adjustments in our offices and new ways of interacting with our colleagues as well as the organisations we work with - we are harnessing technology to help underpin this change.

    Capability : Consulting Programme Length : 3 years Qualifications : ACA or CA in Scotland Entry Requirements :

    As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 128 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • Minimum 2 : 1 degree in any discipline
  • Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

    At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential.

    We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and / or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

    Key Skills :

    Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

    To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

    Learn more about what we look for and how to apply .

    Training and Development :

    The Empowered Programme is KPMG’s blended ACA product - where the onus is on you to take ownership of your studies and help shape your learning.

    The programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and Recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses.

    This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam.

    The structure of the programme spreads the ACA examinations over the lifetime of the 3 year training contract so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.

    Regardless of the ACA programme route you choose both have wrap around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions, which means there is a form of support for your every need.

    For those joining an office in Scotland we offer the ICAS (CA) - both the tuition provider and the professional body which means they both create and teach the material you require to gain the relevant knowledge expected for their syllabus.

    The programme consists of classroom-based tuition and revision, with wrap-around online and self-study learning. The training is block release which means you are out of the business for 4 to 8 week periods at a time enabling you to focus solely on your professional qualification and then go back into the business once complete.

    The structure of the programme requires you to take ownership of your studies but also provides a good balance, allowing you to shape your own learning and seek support as and when you need it.

    The structure of the programme spreads the CA examinations over the lifetime of the 3 year training contract, so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.

    The impact of COVID-19 on professional qualifications :

    The vast majority of KPMG's staff undertaking a professional qualification were able to continue with their studies and examinations following the COVID-19 pandemic, including those studying with the ICAEW and ICAS.

    We expect studies to be back to our usual mix of classroom and remote learning detailed above for our 2021 intake, and exams to be scheduled normally.

    Additional Information :

    Whilst you will apply to a specific office location, you will likely be required to work flexibly across the region, at KPMG offices, client sites and with varying levels of home working.

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