Audit Assurance Executive

Recruiter
Grant Thornton
Location
Birmingham
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Come and think independently with an organisation that’s doing the same. We’re determined to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK and beyond. It’s why we empower our people to bring new ideas to the table and take the lead in driving them forward. It’s invigorating. It’s inspiring. It’s creating opportunities every day for our clients, our business, and everyone here. So bring your passion, ambitions and ideas, and together, let’s make change happen.

To work as part of the team, leading on site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on compliance and or advisory role that meets or exceeds or Public Service Client expectations and supports the partner or manager team.

Job Description:

Markets
• Is aware of the wide range of Grant Thornton services and spots opportunities to educate clients of those services
• Is actively involved in office marketing events when appropriate and is an 'ambassador' of the firm

Clients
• Takes responsibility for wider client management and liaison on smaller less complex assignments
• Takes an active part in the audit planning discussions to identify audit risks and appropriate audit strategy
• Communicates any issues relating to an audit with manager or partner including matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage
• Ensures the efficient use of appropriate software packages
• Oversees all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion
• Prepares or reviews work papers and drafts of the financial statements
• Produces client deliverables, specifically drafting sections of the report to management
• Addresses, discusses and advances conclusion in respect of technical and audit issues identified during the course of the audit
• Maintains up to date understanding of clients' business
• Maintains good working relationships with client employees
• Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures, including being familiar with and consulting the audit manual

People
• Delegates work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received appropriate on-the-job training or coaching
• Attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for compliance purposes
• Maintains an understanding of audit methodology
• Contributes to departmental and office meetings

Operations and results
• Controls the audit in relation to timescales and risk management procedures
• Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service
• Accurately records time spent and documents reasons for overruns
• Communicates workload with manager or partner

You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs:

  • Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business

  • We create sustainable value for our clients

  • We are better together

  • Our CLEARR values underpin all we do

  • We never compromise on quality

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you’ll be able to shape your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and across our global network of member firms. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs.

Becoming a shared enterprise

Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. Over the past few years we’ve been making big changes - moving towards becoming a shared enterprise. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we’re better together.