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Overview of the opportunity:
Our Independence Group in Risk Management is looking for an Independence Lead. Risk Management (RM) 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. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a significant aspect of RM processes, running ad-hoc projects, and liasing with key internal and external stakeholders.
What you will do:
Acquire and apply specialist-level knowledge of auditor independence regulations, including those established by CPA Code of Conduct, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
Interact with our partners and firm professionals to provide Independence policy guidance and to resolve questions regarding the application of professional Independence standards with respect to personal independence matters, including financial relationships, employment relationships, commercial activities, and certain firm related independence matters, such as business relationships.
Lead certain independence processes such as those related to admitting new partners to the firm and evaluating potential breaches of independence policies
Employ research, critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate the Firm’s Independence/relationships with respect to existing and prospective audit clients.
Preparing technical alerts, guidance, training materials and other deliverables for distribution across the Firm.
Manage projects on an ad hoc and on-going basis; identify process enhancements and improvements
What you bring to this role:
Minimum of six years of client service experience in a large professional services firm or similar environment, or an independence or risk role
A professional accounting qualification or equivalent qualification (CPA preferred)
A consistent consultancy mindset and problem-solving approach to developing and offering effective solutions for Independence-related business issues.
Experience responding to complex inquiries, performing research, analyzing data, identifying potential issues, making a decision, and documenting results/findings to support conclusions
Ability to apply subject matter specialization to train stakeholders regarding independence policies, processes and information systems
Strong interpersonal skills are required to supervise and train less experienced personnel and to manage key relationships with partners and staff
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, high attention to detail and ability to generate high quality deliverables
Ability to manage competing deadlines, to work under pressure and maintain quality
Experience in coaching and staff development
Strong IT skills
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
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As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office and/or congregate setting, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.
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