Audit Assistant Manager

Reed Finance
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified Audit professional with the willingness and availability to undertake extensive international travel. Working for a leading London firm, within a strong international network, this role with be both challenging and rewarding.

You will be expected to carry out the following tasks in a confident and efficient manner:
• Prepare to be out of office at client sites for 50% plus of the time conducting audits or special assignments
• Demonstrate a good knowledge of public sector audit issues and techniques
• Develop a good understanding of public sector client structures and the legal and contractual frameworks in which the assignments are performed
• Develop a good understanding of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs)
• Be involved in the assignment process from planning to finalisation
• Prepare a tailored plan for an assignment based on an understanding of the terms of reference
• Lead assignment fieldwork teams including locally based staff
• Understand what constitutes an assignment finding and how it should be classified and written up in the assignment report
• Lead opening meetings and present the audit findings at closing meetings
• Conduct assignments in a sceptical but constructive manner
• Draft a report for each assignment on a timely basis
• Be responsible for completing the audit programme and audit file
• Be aware of assignment deadlines and work with the team to ensure deadlines are met
• Monitor the time spent on assignments against budget and discuss with the Supervisor/Manager if budget overruns are anticipated
• Achieve utilisation of at least 70% on an annual basis

To be considered for the role, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
• Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent
• Strong audit experience in practice, preferably including public sector experience, ideally worked for a top 20 firm
• Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
• Sound technical and analytical skills
• Good communication and presentation and reporting writing skills
• Staff planning and supervision experience
• Team worker
• Adaptable and flexible in attitude
• Public sector knowledge and interest
• Second language, especially French, Spanish or German
• Passionate about international travel
• Willing to work in international locations for 50% plus of the time

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