Associate Director (Audit)

Recruiter
Reed Finance
Location
London
Salary
70000.0000
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Exceptional opportunity within a very interesting niche division of this Top 10 firm. With significant and sustained growth in this area, there are a number of very senior roles to help drive the division forward.

Candidates with experience in dealing with clients in the following areas will be particularly welcomed: Oil & Gas, Mining, Renewable Energy or Commodities

Though not exhaustive, below is a list of tasks that you will be expected to complete:
• Review work prepared by junior staff, ensuring files have been conducted in accordance with the firm’s guidelines, including review of the planning memorandum, the working paper file, the financial statements and audit conclusions
• Plan assignments in accordance with ISAs using the software provided
• Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner
• Liaise with clients on issues which affect their business, explaining, when necessary in ‘laymen’ terms the technical issues they face and how they can be resolved
• Ensure each clients company accounts are filed within the statutory timelines
• Draft and review the team’s reports and management letters for submission to clients and present to a partner for approval
• Assist the partner in drafting the audit report
• Maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of UK GAAP and / or IFRS
• Responsible for day-to-day staffing and technical matters and resolve any problems which may arise
• Ensure junior members of the audit team are aware of the significant risks, enabling them to understand the risks in order that they complete the audit to a satisfactory level
• Monitor and review the department submissions on job appraisals and analyse them for trends, performance issues and development needs. Reporting to partners any planned actions that need to be taken
• Coach and support audit managers both in their role and in team development
• Suggest ideas and concepts for increased marketing opportunities with existing clients
• Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, with a view to developing niche markets
• Assume full responsibility for preparing and presenting internal and external presentations/training courses

To be considered for this role, please ensure you can adequately demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
• Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
• Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP and / or IFRS
• Competent at using MS Office
• Ideally previous exposure / working knowledge of PROaudit / Alphatax, Pertax, Sage Line 50 etc
• People management skills (proven experience of managing a team at supervisory level)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues
• Proven planning and prioritising skills
• Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
• Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
• Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses

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