KPMG Manager, Independence in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Business Title: Manager, Independence

Requisition Number: 67522

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Risk Management

State: NJ

City: Woodcliff Lake


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 knowledge regarding what is known as auditor independence rules in order to answer Independence-related inquiries and requests received from KPMG personnel via myriad channels

  • Assist in defining, documenting, and implementing process and program management methodologies, for use by internal and external stakeholders while analyzing data and recommend actions based upon analysis

  • Lead and participate in periodic, recurring, and ad hoc meetings with stakeholder groups, and communicate salient information to relevant Independence teams

  • Build and successfully manage relationships with colleagues and stakeholders from myriad KPMG groups, such as Risk Management, client engagement teams, and IT; serve as point of contact for resources from stakeholder groups

  • Liaise frequently with personnel working on projects to provide guidance during project execution, maintain insight regarding status of projects, keep projects on track, understand requirements, dependencies, deliverables, and timeframes, and recommend alternative solutions or approaches

  • Identify and assist with implementation of process enhancements and improvements


  • Five years of experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning and executing multiple projects from definition through implementation

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Master's degree preferred and PMP or similar certification preferred

  • Proven capacity to learn and apply complex rule sets, with intent of learning and applying what is known as the Auditor Independence regulations (SEC, PCAOB, AICPA) as well as the firm's Independence rules

  • Experience and proven ability to manage team members and projects successfully, and direct the work of others; effective and clear communication; ability to build relationships, networks, and credibility with numerous constituents

  • Research, critical thinking and analytical skills; ability to evaluate and synthesize large amounts of information to make a decision

  • Organizational skills with attention to details; adept with technology; proficient in MS Outlook, Word and Excel

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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