Internal Audit Manager - National Markets (Birmingham)

Recruiter
KPMG
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 May 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Ref
474926500
Sector
Consultancy
Job Role
Risk Analyst
Job Type
Permanent
AutoReq ID

133803BR

Job Title

Internal Audit Manager - National Markets (Birmingham)

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Birmingham

Function

Risk Consulting

Service Line

IARCS

Service Line Information

KPMG Overview

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description

The Team


KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within National Markets is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential. IARCS is an integral part of our rapidly growing National Markets Consulting practice. As a multi-disciplinary practice we deliver a comprehensive range of consulting services that our clients demand. IARCS provides services relating to Internal Audit, Internal Control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are based in the private sector, in businesses from FTSE 50 to private equity backed and Owner Managed businesses. 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.

We also work closely with other consulting teams, for example cyber security specialists, digital experts, or other SMEs to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and service.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Manager based in our Birmingham office. Whilst the role will be based in Birmingham, it will include travel across the Midlands; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently domestically (and internationally on occasions).


The Role


As a 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
- Assurance mapping
- Creating annual internal 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 resources were needed
- Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ongoing SOX testing
- 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 internal audits
- Assessing effectiveness of internal audit functions, audit committees and boards
- - Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects

Roles & Responsibilities

- Retaining management responsibility for a 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 internal 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 engagement and monitoring delivery against the 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

Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:
- Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
- Forecasting and reporting on client engagements

The Person


Experience required:

- Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
- SOX testing experience is preferable and experience of SOX implementation projects is beneficial.

Project management:
- Experience of being the main client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level.

Skills/Qualifications

- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
- 2.1 degree

Our Deal

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible Working

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

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