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

  • Competitive
  • Southampton, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 15 Mar 19

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

The Team


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 and Internal Control. Clients include both the private and public sector. 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 have an opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our IARCS team in the London office. The role will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market and / or 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