Audit Assistant Manager – Asset Management

  • Great Britain - Edinburgh
  • 2 weeks ago

Company Name: KPMG UK

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Job Duration: 2021-04-07 to 2021-05-07


We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Audit practice within Asset Management.

Our Asset 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 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 coming years.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

The Role:

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of AM clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:
– 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 projects, focusing on optimising profitability
– Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
– Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
– Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
– Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
– You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
The Person:

– Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
– Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
– Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
– The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
– The ability to communicate with senior levels of management and off shore teams
– The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
– Collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
– Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
Qualifications and Skills Required:

– Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential. We will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam)
– Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’ or top-tier firm is required
– Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
– Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
– Some experience auditing IM clients is required
– Recent, practical knowledge of IFRS is preferable