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KPMG Audit Senior Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Audit Senior Manager

Requisition Number: 101490 - 32

Function: Audit

Area of Interest:

State: IL

City: Chicago


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides 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 an Audit Senior Manager to join our Audit (https://audit.kpmg.us/) practice.


  • Lead reporting to Audit Specialist Governance Committee including driving critical Governance Processes for the use of specialist (CECL, Credit, Valuation, Actuarial, MSR and Fraud) in the audit process include planning, scoping, status reporting, issue escalation, training, specialist accreditation

  • Oversee the system of quality controls (SoQC) process within CAS and serve as a resource to the Operations Leads; monitor to ensure each CAS offering is completing the SoQC processes timely, and any exceptions or issues are remediated

  • Liaise with the SoQC team and CAS Leadership related to control reviews and any risks identified

  • Manage the Service Line Agreement (SLA) between audit, tax, and advisory; assist with the SoQC process and any necessary remediation efforts

  • Spearhead efforts and assist various specialist groups in CAS to determine what procedures could be shifted to trained audit resources and build out program

  • Provide leadership and oversight to CAS specialist team members regarding deliverables, project plans, and any identified risks

  • Liaise with CAS and Advisory Leaders to determine appropriate accreditation requirements for CECL, Credit, Valuation, MSR, and Actuarial professionals to be considered lead specialists for audit engagements; test such requirements annually or as needed for newly nominated specialists


  • Minimum fifteen years of recent experience in business operations or project management within a professional services firm; prior audit experience in a professional services firm including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants, in accordance with relevant regulatory and professional auditing and assurance standard

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college/university; Licensed CPA in home office state

  • Must be able to set and execute strategic initiatives for team; creative thinker and able to identify innovative business solutions; potential to develop strategic focus over system of quality controls, defining next generation business and leadership needs

  • Candidate should have working knowledge of specialist groups and operational processes as well as strong skills in audit approach, ICOFR, auditing estimates, and executive level presence

  • Knowledge of operational risk and internal controls, valuation, risk management, governance and oversight processes, risk appetite, credit and capital management and risk analysis, FAS 157, and treasury technology; applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Public Company Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standards

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to gain the confidence and respect of individuals at various levels; progressive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and managing projects; highly proficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

The salary range(s) displayed is/are specifically for those potential hires who will perform work in or reside in the location(s) listed below, if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD, technology), for example.

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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