Job Description

AutoReq ID 144853BR
Job Title Project Manager - Audit Delivery
Country United Kingdom
Location London
Function Audit
Service Line Audit
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Job Description
The Role

We are seeking an experienced person to work within the Audit Practice to provide Project Management expertise to audit and assurance engagements that would support the delivery of effective and high quality work.

The Project Manager role is to provide leadership, guidance and innovation to the day-to-day running of engagements being delivered by KPMG. It will be your job to establish, run and evolve the team’s core capabilities that focus around excellence in project delivery and assurance.

From a delivery excellence perspective the Project Manager, working with a PMO will be responsible for providing the tools and capabilities to support the delivery of the engagement, as well as providing project support and analysing data to support management decision making and communication.

The PM role will also provide ad-hoc quality assurance and health-checks to ensure work is being carried out in accordance with agreed objectives, and undertake various levels of reporting to ensure the various workstreams demonstrate achievement of the stated objectives.

Additionally, the Project Manager will have line management responsibility for any assigned administrative staff. This will include imparting knowledge, skills and experience to support career development/coaching of team members and support provision of best practice. In undertaking these duties, the Project Manager will support change and adoption of new ways of working.

The role needs to be able to respond to changing priorities and be able to respond to changes in business needs in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities include:

- Ensuring audit quality and audit risk are the primary considerations in the planning and allocation of resources
- Developing strong, trusting and credible working relationships with senior staff on engagements, and other key business stakeholders where applicable
- Managing resourcing requirements and on-boarding staff for engagements
- Setting project timelines and tracking the team’s progress against those goals.
- Hold Audit Managers/Senior Managers to account for the delivery of their audits
- Working with Performance Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate activities on the planning of audits to ensure KPMG planning requirements and deadlines are achieved
- Working with Performance Leaders and Audit Managers, co-ordinate audit delivery activities to make effective use of available resources
- Ensuring effective audit governance through the regular reporting of audit progress, achievement of milestones, changes to agreed delivery plan and delivery risks/issues
- Ensuring KPMG’s commercial processes are being effectively managed (WIP, Lock-up, over-runs, etc.)
- Providing Project Management coaching support within the team
- Identification and tracking of interdependencies between key pieces of work being delivered on the engagement.
- Development and delivery of required executive reporting at various levels.
- Implementation of relevant systems and tools to support the delivery of work for the engagement.
- Providing and organising quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standar
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