Audit Senior Manager

Recruiter
Levitate Recruitment
Location
Dorset
Posted
10 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Levitate recruitment are currently working with a Big 4 accountancy firm in the Channel Islands that are experience growth within their Financial Services audit team. Working closely with the audit partner you will be responsible for maintaining productive relationships with a range of clients across a number of industry sectors, including mutual funds, hedge funds and unit trusts arenas.

Benefits of Living in the Channel Islands

A fantastic weather climate with longer sunshine hours than the UK mainland.
Excellent exposure to some of the world’s leading financial services organisations
Opportunity to get Big 4 exposure and strengthen your career platform
High salary packages with lower taxes
Excellent quality of life - Friendly people of all nationalities, excellent restaurants and social offerings along with excellent outdoor activities such as sports and music festivals
A shorter commute meaning more time to enjoy yourself
Good base to travel to the UK and Europe and enjoy different cultures.

Role:

Prepare the audit plan, including review of the planning documentation, working paper file, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing.
Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner
Manage the audit process, including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms, providing commentary on accounts, summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing file to senior team members for review, and finalise all review points.
Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS
Take responsibility for 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.
Ensure all audit staff within your designated team complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required. If problems occur, seek ways to resolve matters quickly and efficiently
Assist with setting targets and objectives for junior staff, as well as on the job training and coaching.
Completing job appraisals for staff, assisting in identifying development needs and opportunities
Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, with a view to developing niche markets
Have a full awareness of internal contacts services offered by departments across the firm, maximising cross selling opportunities

Requirements:

Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
Solid experience in practice, 50% of which should be relevant audit experience
Ideally worked within a Big 4 or Top 10 Firm
Excellent technical and analytical skills
Competent using MS Office
Proven people management skills
Good communication and presentation skills
Strong organisational and time management skills
Proven planning and prioritising skills
Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
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