Audit Quality Senior Manager - PIE/Listed Sector - Global Advisory Firm -

Location
London
Salary
£Competitive package + long term flexible working
Posted
15 Jun 2021
Closes
15 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None

Our global client is a leading provider of audit services to public interest entities and the listed sector in the UK. We are partnering with them to help hire a senior manager to work within its Audit Quality Elite Squad. The Elite Squad is a team within their audit practice dedicated to providing practical support to help audit teams consistently deliver high quality audits. 

The individual will help their teams deliver high quality audits by performing targeted reviews on their public interest entities (PIEs), providing coaching and support to address areas identified for improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Perform ‘live’ reviews of audits at every stage from planning through to completion and reporting, identifying ways to improve audit quality
  • Determine areas of focus for reviews, liaising with the Elite Squad Director to agree approach
  • Proactively discuss audit quality matters with teams and help develop strategies to deliver high audit quality audits
  • Challenge the execution of audit procedures and documentation of audit work performed
  • Support and coach teams to implement identified improvements in audit quality
  • Identify issues and matters where firm-wide action may be required, in conjunction with the Director of the Elite Squad
  • Contribute to the development of training and guidance on performing high quality audits
  • Provide clear and practical solutions to ad hoc audit quality queries

Requirements

Essential skills:

  • Excellent practical and technical auditing experience particularly on more complex audits 
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS 
  • Ability and willingness to assertively challenge and influence more senior individuals and peers
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to identify ways to improve audit quality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of performing audit quality reviews (pre or post audit opinion)

Personal qualities:

  • An ability and desire to work with a client base across a broad range of sectors
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to create productive relationships across the firm and network and to influence other senior professionals
  • Highly motivated and passionate about audit quality with a desire to seek new ways to drive improvements
  • A willingness to work flexibly both as part of a close-knit team and as a self-directed individual

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