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KPMG Manager, Independence in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Title: Manager, Independence

Requisition Number: 74893 - 39

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: MA

City: Boston


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 a Manager, Independence to join our Risk Management organization.


  • Apply a thorough understanding of the applicable independence rules and regulations, implement firm policies and procedures and provide basic guidance requiring application of judgment to field professionals and junior staff within the Independence Group in the application of firm policy and regulatory rules

  • Oversee work product and may oversee entire small projects, managing deadlines, expectations, and often contributing to staffing decisions and supervising the work performed by more junior staff; provide feedback to such individuals and may also serve as a formal performance manager of record to one or two junior employees

  • Perform independence technical research; interpret and apply the results of that research to different fact patterns in order to reach conclusions and, in most cases (involving matters of basic complexity), without the need for consultation with senior management; display an intermediate understanding of the impact of decisions on Audit, Advisory or Tax engagement teams, as well as clients

  • Contribute to suggestions for operating strategies and programs to improve productivity, service level, and quality of advice and guidance provided to Audit, Tax or Advisory professionals that makes a meaningful impact

  • Support execution of tactical plans and strategic objectives; establish credibility across peer group and Independence Group leaders

  • Regularly interface with Independence Group workstream partners/managing directors regarding execution of tasks and responsibilities and to help drive desired outcomes for the Independence Group; regularly interface with Audit, Advisory or Tax professionals to provide guidance, resolve questions on matters of basic complexity regarding the application of professional independence standards and advise on best practices or recommendations for improvements based on intermediate understanding of clients' business needs


  • Minimum five years of recent experience with risk initiatives and programs in public accounting firm or equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration

  • Ability to manage projects and processes, applying expertise to make concrete decisions that impact the Risk organization

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority

  • Must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high-performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and teamwork

  • Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans

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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link (http://xn--hvg/) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

At KPMG any employee, partner or contractor must be fully vaccinated or have a reasonable accommodation for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, or to work on or in association with a federal contract (unless prohibited by applicable law).

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