Associate Director at kpmg

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Full–time

Associate Director – ( 1900004P )DescriptionAbout the positionThe Audit Associate Director (AD) should have prior experience in audit attestation domain and should have proven strong and extensive 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 for various groups/teams of professionals (100-150) responsible for audit service delivery and ensure timely and quality audit deliverables on the work done by self and the team. The professional will build strong relationships with the US colleagues and clients (on a case by case basis), identifying areas where GDC can improve quality and increase the scope of work Content & industry focus Be responsible for managing the technical consultation on a large portfolio of US industry clients and elements of risk management on the work that can be taken up by GDC considering the… permissible procedures and approved Industry specific audit procedure guidance Relationship Management – Build deep relationships with KPMG US, KPMG India, KPMG Global Services stakeholders to be in a position to influence decisions Strategic Initiatives – Contribute to GDCs growth plans, provide thought leadership by researching trends & implementing industry best practices to take GDC up in the value chain Process orientation – Continuously engage with Stakeholders & Operations team to understand their needs and define/refine policy, procedures, or systems accordingly Business Development Build strong domain expertise and industry knowledge to enable better engagement with ET, clients (in approved instances) and improve GDCs market share People development and management Be a performance manager for a group (10 to 15) of audit managers and seniors; Play a key role in the development of the team, coach and act as a mentor for the team-members on the US industry specific areas of audit work that could be done on a remote platformRoles and responsibilitiesThe AD will be predominantly responsible to Audit Service delivery – Be a mentor to a team of Manager, Seniors and Associates and train them to deliver high Quality industry specific work on time and within the time estimates made and agreed with the ET. Develop and maintain productive relationships with key KPMG US industry leaders and contacts to grow GDC business through – Establishing expectations of value to be delivered on the engagements worked up on from GDC Building industry specific knowledge and capabilities within the GDC teams Work closely with the US audit engagement teams to transition new engagements and services to GDC while maintaining high quality Identify opportunities to standardize and optimize audit processes across a portfolio of clients and the industry to improve efficiency Develop an understanding of KPMG (US and specific to GDC) Quality and Risk Management procedures, and ensure these are embedded into the GDC team’s work papers Proactively discuss complex audit procedures with the GDC teams and monitor performance against standards by performing continuous reviews For select engagements/projects, perform US Manager level reviews of work prepared by GDC teams as approved by the US engagement teams under the guidance from DPP or the risk teams Monitor and manage key industry specific Performance Quality metrics for the GDC teams Understand scope of GDC offerings across all lines of businesses to provide overall solutions for engagement teams needs (D&A, KAAP, Advisory & Tax) Demonstrate professionalism, industry competence and clarity of communication when dealing with the US audit engagement teams Use technology (on specific areas of work), continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery Contribute to technical and soft-skills training to continually develop the team’s skills on industry specific areas of workManage 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 Lead performance management and feedback process at team level and at an overall GDC levelLead projects On industry business establishment, development and growth; and industry specific knowledge development initiatives at GDC Lead firms strategic initiatives and/or corporate social responsibility programsEducation and Experience Requirements Qualified CA/US CPA/CMA/ACCA/CFA (Intl) and minimum of Bachelors degree in Finance & Accounting with first division (60 PERCENT ) 9 – 12 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 atleast 11 years in case of possessing certifications other than CA Experience with Big 4/leading Audit firms or their shared service center would be preferredTechnical Skills Audit and accounting knowledge Working knowledge of MS Office Strong English communication abilities (Oral & Written) Should possess strong project management skillsEnabling Skills Attention to detail and quality consciousness High-energy, independent decision making capability with ability to manage priorities and conflicts with prioritization skills Be a quick learner and demonstrate adaptability to change Resilient and demonstrate ability to lead change by effectively building commitment and winning support for initiatives through influencing, negotiation, collaboration and relationship building skills Should be willing to and capable of delivering under tight timelinesPrimary Location : IndiaWork Locations : Kochi – Brigade WTC – GDCBrigade WTC – GDCKochiJob : Associate Director/Manager