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Manager, Risk Independence

Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

Our Independence Group in the Risk Management Function is looking for a Manager, Independence, to join our growing team. Risk Management is responsible for assisting client service and non-client service personnel in both understanding, and implementing Global and Firm level risk policies, as well as legal and regulatory requirements, and in monitoring compliance with these policies.

Our Independence Group helps ensure the firm and its personnel are in compliance with Professional, Regulatory, and KPMG Global independence standards. The successful candidate will act as a liaison with Partners and Staff from all lines of service and be responsible for ensuring applicable standards and policies pertaining to independence are upheld.

This is a remote position with the ability to work at a KPMG office, if desired. #li-remote #li-hybrid

What you will do
  • Apply technical knowledge and subject matter expertise in Canadian auditor independence rules as set out in the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and independence rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants (IESBA) , as well as KPMG Global and country independence policies to support client engagement teams;
  • Employ research, critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate the firm's Independence and relationships with respect to its existing and prospective audit clients;
  • Provide consultations to KPMG partners and teams across Canada on auditor independence issues related to firm independence matters;
  • Provide guidance to client engagement teams in the completion of engagement acceptance and other independence clearance procedures;
  • Develop and update independence policies, processes, and tools to ensure we continue to comply with KPMG Global and local requirements as well as implement best practices;
  • Assist with the development of risk management and independence training courses;
  • Promote and demonstrate commitment to audit quality, risk management and independence processes and policies within the firm;
  • Assist with preparing technical alerts, guidance, training materials and other deliverables for distribution across the firm;
  • Supervise team members on independence requests and other assigned tasks.
  • Manage projects successfully on an ad hoc and on-going basis and identify process enhancements and improvements.
At times, business needs arise, and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal workday or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role
  • Minimum of five years of client service experience in a large professional services firm or similar environment in an independence, audit or risk role;
  • A professional accounting or risk qualification is preferred, but not required;
  • Strong research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with the ability to apply conceptual framework to new and unique situations;
  • Experience in responding to complex inquiries, performing research, analyzing data and identifying potential issues, arriving at conclusions, and documenting results/findings to support conclusions;
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills, with a great attention to detail and ability to generate high quality deliverables;
  • Demonstrated leadership and relationship management skills with a focus on coaching, building trust, and driving team results.
This position requires written and oral fluency in English. The successful candidate may be required to support or collaborate with English-speaking colleagues or stakeholders while at KPMG. The successful candidate may be required to create, interpret and/or apply policies, practices, laws and and/or regulations during the regular course of their employment.

KPMG BC Region Pay Range Information
The expected base salary range for this position is $69,000 to $110,500 and may be eligible for bonus awards. The determination of an applicant's base salary within this range is based on the individual's location, skills & competencies, and unique qualifications. In addition, KPMG offers a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards program.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
For more information about KPMG in Canada's Benefits and well-being, click here .

Our Values, The KPMG Way
Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here .

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