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 1 should have prior experience in audit attestation domain and should have proven experience in audit service delivery.
Prior team management skills and an ability to handle stakeholder relationships are essential. Broadly, the key responsibilities are Audit service delivery Be the leader of a team comprising of 4-6 associates, responsible for audit service delivery and ensure timely and quality audit deliverables on the work done by self and the team Content & industry focus Demonstrate and Build strong domain expertise (accounting & auditing) and industry knowledge to enable better engagement with ET and improve quality of work performed from GDC by self and team Roles and responsibilities The Senior Associate 1 will be predominantly responsible to - 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 upfront / postmortem reviews on deliverables to ensure Quality and timely delivery of work with Efficiency For identified and approved engagements / projects, perform US Senior level reviews for work prepared by GDC teams Raise any issues identified on a timely basis to the GDC managers, rotationals 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 the ET Develop self by participating in and developing others by facilitating audit conceptual trainings and ensuring that team members are trained Participate in firms 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 PERCENT ) 2 4 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 audit experience of atleast 4 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 abilities (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