KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins.
It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are generally large corporates, including many of the world’s leading companies.
Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial.
Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in the Corporates team in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a large corporate environment.
As an Assistant Manager in IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including :
Reviewing and establishing internal audit functions
Creating annual audit plans for clients
Providing internal audit services on both outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
Managing and directly delivering individual and / or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
Working with client’s in house internal audit function to supply specialist or additional resource needed
Process improvement projects
Risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services
Risk identification workshops and control reviews
Delivering control and risk training
Managing and reviewing internal control questionnaires
Corporate governance reviews
Contract compliance audits
Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
Sarbanes Oxley advisory services, delivery and testing
Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
Delivering specific advisory projects Business development
Retaining management responsibility for a UK-wide portfolio of clients, maintaining relationships with senior KPMG and client staff and is responsible for the financial performance and delivery of these accounts
Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
Undertaking KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures
Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect their clients
Developing audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA Standards and KPMG methodology
Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting and reviewing reports
Reporting to partners / directors all salient points arising from assignments
Producing quarterly Audit Committee papers
Setting budgets for engagements and monitoring delivery against budget
Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled with fees being raised promptly
Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
Setting objectives with the team, and providing support and feeding back on performance
Providing coaching and training to KPMG staff on risk management and internal audit methodology
Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
Writing tender documents and presenting at proposals
Assisting partners in general business development
Skills / Qualifications :
SOX testing experience is preferable and experience of SOX implementation projects would be highly beneficial. Ideally the candidate has knowledge of SOX404 requirements.
Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
Overseeing fieldwork for internal audit and / or risk management engagements.
Experience of being the main client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level.
Private sector and / or professional services experience within the corporate sector.