Internal Audit Assistant Manager - IARCS

Glasgow, United Kingdom
27 Sep 2018
12 Mar 2019
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Internal Audit Assistant Manager - IARCS


United Kingdom




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KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients' most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

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 as proven by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management and related assurance and advisory projects. Clients are based across the financial services, corporate and public sectors. Our services deliver added value to clients through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic, management and operational issues as well as financial management and reporting controls.

We also work closely with other consulting teams including our colleagues in Technology Risk, Cyber Risk and Regulatory Compliance to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager based in Scotland (i.e. Edinburgh or Glasgow office). The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within the financial services or corporate sectors.

The Role:

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
- Assurance mapping
- 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 functions 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 and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
- Working with members of other KPMG advisory teams
- Secondments to clients to assist with specific projects
- Delivering specific advisory projects
- Business development

Roles & Responsibilities:

- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and other KPMG functions
- Delivery of internal audit reviews and associated reporting
- Recognising where specialists are required and involving other KPMG staff, managing their input to the client
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect clients
- Supporting managers with undertaking KPMG's internal risk management and client engagement management procedures
- Keeping up to date with all industry specific issues and circumstances which affect clients
- Supporting the development of audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues, in accordance with the KPMG internal audit methodology
- Delivering against those audit strategies
- Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA / PSIAS Standards / KPMG methodology
- Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting reports
- Reporting to partners/directors/managers all salient points arising from assignments
- Providing relevant and timely input to quarterly Audit Committee papers
- Supporting managers with the setting of budgets for engagement and monitoring delivery against them
- Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled
- Supporting managers with financial aspects of engagements (e.g. fees being raised promptly / identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities)
- Providing coaching and training to junior staff (where appropriate) on risk management and internal audit methodology
- Supporting management by identifying new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
- Assisting partners / other senior staff in general business development and proposals / bids
- Identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities
- Event management - Assisting with the organisation of internal audit events for clients (e.g. internal audit breakfast sessions)
- Overseeing the preparation and dissemination of monthly thought leadership updates for clients

The Person

Experience required:

- Delivery of fieldwork for internal audit and/or risk management engagements
- Process mapping and control identification
- Effective report writing
- Stakeholder management
- Project management
- SOX testing and implementation experience is beneficial.


- Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAS, ICAEW or equivalent)
- Strong understanding of risks, processes and controls

Personal Attributes:

Demonstrable commitment to developing career in governance, risk and advisory space within a high-performing professional services Firm.
- Commercial awareness
- Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
- Mobility / flexibility
- Drive and resilience
- Self-motivation
- Team player
- Curiosity and interest
- Client service mind-set.

Our Deal

If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn't rewarding enough, we'll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

'Our Deal' sets out all the different ways you'll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible Working

While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

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 are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for 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.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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