Senior Associate 2

KPMGIndia (Kochi, KL, India) 3 hours ago

Senior Associate 2

About us

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 Senior Associate 2 should have prior experience in audit attestation domain and should have proven experience in audit service delivery. Prior team and people management skills and ability to handle stakeholder relationships are essential.

Broadly, the key responsibilities are:

  • Audit service delivery – Be the leader of a team comprising of 6-8 associates, responsible for audit service delivery and ensure timely & quality audit deliverables on the work done by self and the team

  • Industry focus and strategic initiatives – Be responsible for managing a portfolio of US clients within the Insurance industry group and act as a support to Managers and above in shaping up GDC level strategic initiatives like Centralization/Innovation

  • People management – Be a performance manager for a group (8-10) of professionals at Associate level and actively participate in the performance development process at GDC

Roles and responsibilities

The Senior Associate 2 will be predominantly responsible to –

Perform audit service delivery -

  • Lead audit service delivery for an assigned dedicated teams for ET and demonstrate understanding and knowledge of industry specific audit procedures

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

  • Ensure that the work is planned, organized and performed by self and team by guiding them and performing reviews on deliverables to ensure Quality and timely delivery of work with Efficiency

  • Raise any issues identified on a timely basis to the GDC managers, rotational and ET, as well as seek possible resolution from them

  • Understand and capture comments during Quality and Risk Management team (QRM) review and from ET to provide feedback to team for self and team development

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

  • Identify more areas of work on US audits and transition those to GDC

  • Identify opportunities to standardize and optimize audit processes across a portfolio of clients and industries

  • Demonstrate professionalism, industry competence and clarity of communication when dealing with ET

  • Develop self by participating in and developing others by facilitating audit conceptual trainings and ensuring that team members are trained

Manage people –

  • Be a performance manager to guide and coach GDC professionals on career advancement and provide continuous feedback throughout the performance year on their development areas

  • Actively participate in overall performance development and feedback process at GDC

  • Take steps to inculcate the GDC Culture in his/her team and strategic measures to improve the overall GPS Score of the organization

Lead projects –

  • Actively get involved on business and industry specific knowledge development initiatives at GDC

  • Lead / participate in the firm’s strategic initiatives and/or corporate social responsibility programs

  • Improve operational effectiveness through measures of improving people utilization and generating efficiencies and suggesting implementable solutions to Managers

Education and Experience Requirements

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

  • 4 – 5 years of post-qualification experience along with strong Articleship experience from a mid-size or a Big 4 firm in case of CA OR

  • Relevant audit experience of at least 5 years in case of possessing certifications other than CA

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

  • Experience in US Insurance (Life, Non- Life and Health) industry integrated and Non – integrated financial statement audit or auditing experience in Financial Services entities

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of US GAAP and international auditing standards

  • Excellent MS Excel skills, working knowledge of MS Office

  • Strong English communication abilities (Oral & Written) and effective audit documentation skills

  • Should possess strong project management,leadership,coaching counselling and supervisory skills

  • Effective interpersonal, risk management, facilitation and presentation skills

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 and holidays

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


Primary Location: India

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Job Posting: 12-05-2021, 8:24:43 AM

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