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Audit Quality Director - Methodology - Agile Working -

CK Search Global
London, UK (Flexible)
Competitive six figure package + flexible working
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

Job Details

This is a rare opportunity for a senior audit manager with experience of the development of audit methodology and guidance to step up to Director and join our long standing clients audit quality practice in an exciting period of growth. 

Audit quality is central to our client’s strategy as an audit firm, the key ingredient to their success.

Consistent high audit quality enables them to attract, develop and retain talented people and be proud of their work.

Audit quality allows them to compete in the market and demonstrate that they can play a key role in market reform.

Consistently high audit quality does not happen by chance. It requires a mindset and culture of challenge and professional scepticism, appropriate resources both people and intellectual, investment in central support for engagement teams and technology solutions.

The work our client does is underpinned by quality. They deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

The Opportunity.

You will report into the head of the technical practice and work closely with the audit advisory methodology partner and audit advisory directors.

Working as a Director you will have responsibilities for forward looking and pre-emptive consideration of upcoming developments and business needs identified in relation to audit methodology and the audit software content.

The successful individual will have responsibilities for working on specific projects intended to result in new or enhanced guidance, training, and other materials for dissemination to the audit stream.


  • Working with other Directors and Partners within the technical practice to help manage and run the group.
  • Responding to audit methodology queries and signing off methodology consults as appropriate in accordance with the ISQM1 framework.
  • Working with other directors and senior managers to deliver methodology projects.
  • Managing and developing staff i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, appraising, recruiting etc

Providing advice and ensuring compliance with ISAs (UK) and the firm’s audit methodology including:

  • Managing and supporting with the delivery of key Audit Methodology Projects which entails guidance, support, proposed changes to the audit tool, audit manual and training.
  • General Methodology projects which include writing and updating technical guidance and policies
  • Responding to audit methodology queries from audit staff at all levels and performing second review on high-risk areas
  • Development and delivery of audit methodology training content relevant to key methodology projects
  • Representative for sectors which includes responding to sector specific queries, sector training and support with developing sector specific content.
  • Provision of support for the development and delivery of ‘group learning sessions’ which are led by partners and managers in the audit stream.

About you

  • Clear and demonstrable commitment to Audit Quality
  • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification
  • Experience of the development of audit methodology and guidance
  • Most likely working in audit or audit quality within a UK top 20 firm at SM or Director level.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of several teams and able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to think innovatively, using existing methodology and best practice to independently develop new methodology and guidance.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and present technical content to large and senior audiences.
  • Experience of training design, development, and delivery
  • Strong and practical problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to coach individuals and teams.

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CK Search Global is a niche search firm, specialising in six practice areas only, Audit and Risk Advisory, Audit Quality and Technical Standards, Forensic Services, Restructuring Advisory, Transaction Advisory and Valuations.

Christopher Kidd founded CK Search Global in 2014 and has over 30 years professional services recruitment and search experience having successfully introduced specialists across our practice areas into professional services firms throughout his career , primarily focussing on senior level recruitment. Many of his introductions now lead service lines for advisory firms around the world and come to him for advice on hiring strategies and with search mandates.

Our six areas of practise and expertise have been fine-tuned over the last seven years and our success is largely due to the professional relationships we have nurtured.

Our goal at CK Search Global is to build robust and meaningful relationships with both our clients and our candidates. We start from the ground up, building an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business.

Next we search for the ideal candidates, individuals who have the relevant professional and personal skills. By facilitating this partnership, we strive for the most successful combination – a long-standing placement with satisfied clients and successful candidates.

Diversity and inclusion are at the very core of who we are and what we do. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we are providing the widest possible cultural diversity within any shortlist.

Company info
+44 (0)20 8242 6001
36-38 Cornhill
United Kingdom

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