KPMG Director, Independence in New York, New York
Business Title: Director, Independence
Requisition Number: 66799
Function: Business Support Services
Area of Interest: Risk Management, Independence
City: New York
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KPMG is currently seeking a Director to join our Independence group.
Acquire and apply specialist-level knowledge of auditor Independence regulations, including those established by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Interact with partners and engagement teams to provide Independence policy guidance and to resolve questions regarding the application of professional Independence standards
Provide advice regarding scope of service, affiliate, business relationship, and other Independence regulations by communicating effectively to senior and junior personnel, modifying content and delivery for the audience
Employ research, critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate the Firm's Independence/relationships with respect to existing and prospective audit clients
Define and write policies, guidance and procedures, and coordinate with colleagues to help ensure their consistent application.
Manage projects on ad hoc and on-going bases; identify and implement process enhancements and improvements
Minimum ten years of client service delivery experience in a large 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
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
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
Ability to build relationships, networks, and credibility with numerous constituents
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.