KPMG Vacancies – Experienced Manager

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Job Description:

To form an integral part in the Second Line of Defence team and perform reviews of audit engagement files in the firm (immediately prior to audit opinion sign off) to identify deficiencies in audit quality and non-compliance with the KPMG Audit Manual, KPMG Policies, International Standards on Auditing and International Financial Reporting Standards.

To assist in developing and implementation of audit quality initiatives in the firm.

To assist with determining remedial actions to be implemented by audit teams to enhance audit quality across all audit engagement files and provide audit quality support, including coaching and training, to audit teams within the firm. Participation in assisting with the implementation of these remedial plans.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with DPP, Risk management and QPLP to identify the risk areas to focus the 2LoD reviews
  • Perform 2LoD reviews on selected engagement files.
  • Discuss and report findings from the 2LoD reviews to engagement teams, including Partners and EQCRs, and ensure findings have been adequately resolved before the audit opinion is signed.
  • Assist engagement audit teams, as part of the 2LoD review process, with guidance in relation with the KPMG Audit Manual (KAM), KPMG policies, eAudIT, International Standards of Auditing (ISA’s), ISAE, ISRS, the International Standards Reporting Manual (ISRM) and locally issued South African Auditing Practice Standards (SAAPS), PCAOB standards and JSE reporting guide.
  • Assisting with the preparation and presentation of training to engagement audit teams on trends identified during the 2LoD reviews, relating to KAM, KPMG policies, eAudIT, ISA’s, ISRM and SAAPS.
  • Stay up to date with developments in both local standards and ISA’s through timely attendance and completion of training, involvement in internal research and involvement on local topic teams.
  • Assist in reporting 2LoD review results to key stakeholders within the business, specifically to the Head of Audit, Head of Risk and the Audit Quality Council.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to respond and adapt to changes quickly
  • Interest and drive to enhance audit quality
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of KAM, eAudIT, ISA, PCAOB, ISAE, ISRS, ISRM, SAAPS’s and JSE guide.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the global audit strategy and objectives
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proactive
  • Works well under pressure
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Able to deal with various tasks at once and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills (including writing)
  • Able to deal effectively with individuals at all levels within KPMG
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willing to travel to perform 2LoD reviews as well as present trainings in relation to 2LoD to other KPMG offices in South Africa and Southern Africa
  • Good computer skills ( Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Qualification & Experience:

  • Chartered Accountant (or equivalent qualification) with experience in performing QP reviews or coaching or DPP support or similar experience.
  • Minimum of six years of audit engagement review experience (i.e. cumulative experience in the roles of audit supervisor, manager and senior manager).
  • History and proven track record in achieving audit quality (e.g. satisfactory ratings for recent QP and/or regulatory reviews).

Job Details:

Company: KPMG

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, SA

Application Deadline: N/A


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