KPMG Manager, Independence in Montvale, New Jersey

Business Title: Manager, Independence

Requisition Number: 66177

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Compliance and Monitoring, Risk Management

State: NJ

City: Montvale


The fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the U.S., KPMG is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We provide audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Manager, to join our Independence Organization.


  • Acquire and apply subject matter knowledge regarding auditor independence regulations (SEC, PCAOB, AICPA) and provide advice regarding scope of service, affiliate, business relationship, and other Independence regulations

  • Interact with partners and engagement teams to provide Independence policy guidance and to resolve questions regarding the application of Independence standards

  • Aid in definition and documentation of policies, guidance, and procedures, and coordinate with colleagues to help ensure their consistent application

  • Employ research, critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate the Firm's Independence and relationships with respect to existing and prospective audit clients

  • Manage and participate on projects on ad hoc and on-going bases; identify and implement process enhancements and improvements

  • Manage team members while proactively providing ongoing performance feedback to the team in order to foster high-quality performance


  • Minimum eight years of client service or independence experience; preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Master's degree from an accredited college or university preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and synthesize large volumes of information to perform due diligence, compare and contrast nuanced fact sets, and recognize subtle differences and similarities in scenarios

  • Proven experience responding to complex inquiries, performing research, analyzing data, identifying potential issues, making a decision, and documenting results/findings to support conclusions

  • Ability to build relationships, networks, and credibility with numerous constituents

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications; including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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