Internal Audit Senior Manager - National Markets (Reading/Southampton)

  • Competitive plus negotiable benefits
  • Southampton, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 15 Feb 19

Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Senior Manager to join the team based in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a large corporates environment.

The Role


As a senior 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 audit plans
  • delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects
  • partnering with clients to supply specialist or additional resource
  • process improvement projects
  • risk identification workshops and control reviews
  • control and risk self-assessment training and delivery
  • Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
  • corporate governance reviews
  • risk management, governance and internal audit advisory services

    The responsibilities for this role include:

  • Spotting, pursuing and winning opportunities in conjunction with the wider practice
  • Retaining management responsibility for a portfolio of clients, maintains relationships with senior client staff and is responsible for the financial performance of these accounts
  • Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect their clients
  • Undertaking KPMG's risk management and client acceptance and continuance 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 involves other KPMG staff, managing their input
  • Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient
  • Ensuring work in progress in monitored and controlled and fees are raised promptly
  • Able to spot and exploit additional fee billing possibilities
  • Planning and allocating staff resources to fulfil business requirements
  • Setting objectives with the team, provides support and coaching to more junior staff and feeds back on performance
  • Reporting to partners/directors all salient points arising from assignments
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets
  • Assisting partners in general business development

Other ad hoc responsibilities which may include:

  • Graduate recruitment interviews
  • Counselling/appraisals of junior staff
  • Forecasting and reporting on client engagements

The Person


Experience required:

  • Fully qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent).
  • Managing Internal Audit and/or risk management engagements, preferably including experience of managing Global teams.
  • Private sector and/or professional services experience within the corporate sector is essential.
  • SOX testing experience and implementation projects is beneficial.
  • Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Audit Committee level).

Personal attributes:

  • Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal and facilitation
  • Ability and willingness to think 'outside the box'
  • Mobility / flexibility