Associate 2

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KPMG is a leading professional services firm comprising over 174,000 professionals who work together to deliver value in more than 155 countries through in-depth industry insights in Audit, Tax & Advisory.

KPMG Global Delivery Center (GDC) is a robust global delivery platform comprising of a talent pool of 1,400+ professionals in Bangalore & Kochi. GDC provides Audit & Advisory professional services to KPMG US & Canada while complying with both regulatory and KPMG US audit Engagement Team (ET) standards. GDC provides services in various industries/sectors including Investment management, Insurance, Banking, Building Construction & Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Healthcare & Life sciences, and Consumer Markets.

By incorporating GDC into the delivery model, KPMG member firms are realizing competitive advantage through the consistent quality and efficiency, thereby enabling US and Canada audit Engagement Teams to focus on high risk audit areas.
About the position

The Associate – 2 should have prior experience either during CA Articleship or other relevant experience in audit attestation domain and should have proven experience in audit service delivery. Prior team management skills and ability to handle stakeholder relationships would be an added advantage.

Broadly, the key responsibilities are:

  • Audit service delivery – Be a part of the team that is responsible for audit service delivery and ensure timely and quality audit deliverables on the work done by self and by other junior team members

  • Content & industry focus – Build strong domain expertise (accounting & auditing) and industry knowledge to enable better engagement with US ET and improve quality of work performed from GDC

Roles and responsibilities

The Associate 2 will be predominantly responsible to -

  • Be an integral part of teams assigned as Dedicated teams for US audit engagement teams

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of industry specific audit procedures

  • Ensure the work is performed with high quality and completed within agreed turnaround time

  • Timely raise any issues identified to the GDC Seniors, Managers and ET so that the quality and turnaround time are not impacted

  • Provide clarifications, train and mentor junior associates on a timely basis on industry specific audit and accounting knowledge and client specific matters on audit work papers

  • Perform upfront reviews wherever required for deliverables and as advised by the team lead

  • Plan and organize the work in such a way that the Quality and Efficiency are not impacted on the deliverables

  • Interact and seek clarifications from US rotationals and ET points of contact

  • Understand and capture comments during Quality and Risk Management team (QRM) review and from ET to provide feedback to junior associates

  • Work on improvement in audit work papers based on ET feedback

  • Continuously adopt process improvements and work towards improving efficiency in the performance of audit

  • Develop self by participating in and developing others by facilitating audit conceptual trainings

  • Participate in firm’s strategic initiatives and/or corporate social responsibility programs

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Qualified CA/US CPA/CMA/ACCA/CFA (Intl) and minimum of Bachelors’ degree in Finance & Accounting with first division (60%)

  • 0 – 1 year of post qualification experience along with strong Articleship experience from a mid-size or a Big 4 firm in case of CA OR

  • Relevant experience of atleast 2 years in case of possessing certifications other than CA

  • Experience with Big 4/leading Audit firms or their shared service center would be preferred

Technical Skills

  • Audit and accounting knowledge

  • Good knowledge of MS Office (with an emphasis on MS Excel skills)

  • Strong English communication skills (Oral & Written)

Enabling Skills

  • Attention to detail and quality consciousness

  • Be a quick learner and demonstrate adaptability to change

  • Should be willing to and capable of delivering under tight timelines, basis the business needs including working on weekends

  • Should be open to travel to US on short and long term assignments


Primary Location: India

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Job Posting: 01-04-2021, 5:45:13 PM

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