Internal Audit Assistant Manager/ Manager

Auckland /
Corporate Services – Risk Management /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. We are looking for talented people who share our purpose of inspiring confidence and empowering change for our clients, our people and our communities. 
KPMG is focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand. By prosperity we mean shared wealth and lasting wellbeing for all New Zealanders. We believe that by helping New Zealand’s enterprises succeed, the public sector to do better, and our communities to grow, our country will also succeed and prosper.  This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being.

The opportunity:

    • The International System of Quality Management (“SoQM”) is a new quality standard for all professional services firms that provide audit and certain other services. As part of implementing this new standard, the firm is up-lifting the strength and operating effectiveness of its internal control environment, in particular to enhance audit quality.
    • All internal controls that form part of the SoQM framework will need to be tested annually by an independent internal testing team which you will be part of. You will have the opportunity to work with wide group of people across all job levels (including senior partners) and with various divisions.

Day to day you will:

    • Perform control testing, including reviewing documentation to assess the design, implementation and operation of those controls.
    • Liaise directly with control operators to gather information on their controls being tested, and to clarify and agree any findings with them.
    • Conclude on the testing and any related findings.
    • Provide input to remediation of control testing findings where appropriate.
    • Assist with reporting or other project management tasks related to the testing programme.
    • Review work performed by junior team members. 
    • Provide training to increase knowledge of SoQM requirements and continuously improve quality of SoQM programme.

What you will bring to the team:

    • More than five years of audit experience (SOX – ‘Sarbanes Oxley’ and risk and compliance experience would be ideal but not necessary).
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an attention to detail, including the ability to clearly articulate findings to control owners and operators.
    • Excellent project management, time management, MS Excel, and reporting skills who are resilient and enjoy working in a team.
    • High attention to details

Life at KPMG

KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Davies on 04 816 4598 or email

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 

As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm's annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— A technology starter pack to get your 'home hub' set up
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Unlimited digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services.
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional leave to support you and your family in the recovery from COVID-19, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website
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