Senior Technical Manager (Audit)

Reed Finance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Unique opportunity to join the Technical Team of a top 10 practice in a growing and dynamic accounting network with member firms that serve clients both nationally and internationally. 

The successful candidate will join the existing Technical Team of professionals in London that is responsible for providing a wide range of technical audit, accounting, tax and consulting quality control and risk containment services to the member firms in the network.  This is a permanent role for a dynamic person to provide a wide range of technical, compliance, training support to the Technical Team and member firms with a focus particularly on audit methodology and member firm quality control.

Reporting to the Global Leader – Quality and Risk the successful candidate will be involved in the following activities:
• Audit Manual
o Updating and distributing the Audit Manual as required by the Transnational Assurance Services Executive Committee and the Global Leader – Quality and Risk
o Managing the processes to deliver the Audit Manual and country specific versions thereof online
o Tracking questions and feedback on the above policies for future consideration for training, policy, process or systems updates
o Providing technical support and training to technical partners at member firms with respect to the Audit Manual
• Audit Documentation System (CaseWare)
o Managing the distribution of the CaseWare Paperless system to member firms and it’s replacement system following the completion of the Global Audit Methodology Project
o Providing technical support and training to technical partners at member firms with respect to the Audit Documentation System
• Global Audit Methodology Project
o Project manager responsible for planning and preparing the logistics, agenda and related materials Project Team meetings and calls
o Preparing and distributing minutes
o Final preparation of technical materials associated with the project including Audit Manual and Audit Documentation Tool
• Manager to the Transnational Assurance Services Executive Committee (TASEC)
o Planning and preparing the logistics, agenda and related materials for Committee meetings and calls
o Preparing and distributing minutes
o Executing technical activities as directed by TASEC
• Other reasonable duties for the Technical Team and the Executive Office
o Read, consider and develop draft International positions and responses to proposed professional standards (i.e., develop initial draft responses to requests for comments received from professional standard setting bodies)
o Assist the Global Leader – Quality & Risk in connection with representation of the network with standard setting, regulatory and other public interest bodies
o Depending on skills and experience from time-to-time involvement in a wide range of other duties associated with the activities of the Technical Team and Executive Office.

Qualifications/ Education/ Training
Professional Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with undergraduate degree (BA, BSc or equivalent), with a detailed understanding of the International Standard on Quality Control and the International Standards on Auditing.
Experience/ knowledge
Likely to have a extensive experience as an auditor at a public accounting firm working in a technical capacity for much of that time, preferably with international experience and training capabilities.

Skills and competencies
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Attention to detail and commitment to the highest level of quality
• Ability to formulate positions with respect to application of professional standards in practice
• Effective time management and task prioritisation
• Good presentation skills presenting face-to-face or via webinar
• Good project management skills, preferably with international activities
• Fluent English with a preference for a second language
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Capable IT skills, particularly in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Personal attributes
• Enthusiastic, seeking to project a positive image o to its members and the profession and public in general
• Flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment
• Professional manner and the ability to remain calm under pressure
• Capable of working both independently and as part of a wider team
• Natural relationship builder, particularly indirectly e.g. by phone, email, as well as face to face; able to select and use the most appropriate communications channels
• Committed to quality

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