1. Summary of Role Purpose
Responsible for delivering high quality specialist pensions support to KPMG Audit. This role will have a particular focus on scheme benefit audits and individual benefit calculations.
2. Description of the role :
3. Role dimensions
3.1 Leadership & Management :
The successful candidate at manager level will be be expected to run client engagement teams to deliver audit cases, and to contribute to the overall success of the team.
Team members at senior manager and manager level are likely to have performance management responsibilities for junior team members.
Managers will take responsiblility for signing off reporting, with reporting being delivered to KPMG Audit in line with KPMG audit quality procedures.
3.2 Stakeholder Interaction & Challenges
Lead client contact on scheme audit engagements, typically liaising with in-house pensions managers and administrators. Key clients include FTSE companies across all sectors.
As well as client meetings / calls to cover elements of the audit process from planning through to delivery of final reporting, there will occasionally be challenging client conversations where audit differences are identified.
These will require the successful candidate to apply judgement and to be confident in clearly communicating our audit conclusions.
3.3 Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance
The team will deliver over 500 audit support cases each year, covering KPMG’s largest high profile clients through to mid-market clients.
A focus on quality and consistency will be central to everything that we do.
The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified (or nearly qualified) actuary with an excellent understanding of individual benefit calculations and experience of audit at a manager level.
Numerate candidates with the APMI qualification (or equivalent) are also highly encouraged to apply for this role.
4.2 Expertise / Technical role requirements