Job Description



AutoReq ID142436BR
Job TitleAudit Manager - Public Sector & Health
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationSouthampton
FunctionAudit
Service LineAudit
Service Line InformationAt KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today’s complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

KPMG OverviewKPMG 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 DescriptionAt KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Team

KPMG is one of the foremost Audit and Assurance practices in the UK whose success and reputation depends upon the quality and integrity of our services - and our people.

The Public Sector, is one of a number of key strategic growth areas for the firm, with ambitious targets for increasing the size of our business in the next three years. To support this growth, we are looking for a qualified accountant to join our Public Sector department in Southampton. The team are excited and passionate about working in the Public Sector and are looking to recruit a similarly passionate qualified accountants to join the team.

In our South Coast Public Sector department, you can really make a difference, ensuring that taxpayers’ money and other public funds are well spent. You will be working as part of a large client facing team delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a range of clients spanning the healthcare, charity, housing, education, local government and central government sectors. These organisations have a real effect on many people’s lives, particularly the most vulnerable, so your expertise and drive are crucial, especially as public sector organisations are under ever increasing levels of scrutiny.

We have a diverse and rapidly expanding portfolio of public sector clients, offering significant opportunities to experience audit in different areas of the sector and to be involved in advisory engagements. The quality of our service is a reflection of our people and we will work with you to ensure that you have every available opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences.

The Role

Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP (not essential). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:

- To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
- Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
- Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
- Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients,
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