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Senior Technical Audit Advisor

Morgan Spencer
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20 Sep 2021

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Senior Technical Audit Advisor
£90,000 - £105,000
Central London

My client, a well-established name within the Financial industry, are looking for a fully qualified Senior Audit Advisor with extensive experience within Technical Audit. You will provide audit expertise to a multi-disciplinary team of forensic accountants, lawyers and legal assistants, regarding complex and often high-profile investigations. You will have strong project management abilities and excellent communication skills with good judgement and the ability to make robust decisions.

The Role:
  • Assisting in identifying issues of potential non-compliance with the regulatory framework, including Auditing, Ethical and Quality Control Standards and Audit Regulations
  • Assisting investigation case teams to determine key focus areas at commencement of an investigation
  • Liaising with forensic accountants and lawyers during the investigation and advising on any change in focus or additional lines of enquiry
  • Reviewing sections of complex audit files and aspects of firm-wide policies and procedures as necessary
  • Drafting reports/advisory memoranda for case teams or external advisors as required to explain complex accounting or auditing issues
  • Advising case teams on the seriousness/significance of breaches identified
  • Assessing the reasonableness of judgements made by fellow audit professionals on cases under investigation
  • Advising case teams of issues requiring external expertise
  • Considering the external expert's initial conclusions and providing insight on possible areas for clarification or expansion
  • Helping investigations to progress in a fair and professional manner

Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified accountant with substantial experience in Technical Audit, ideally at Director level
  • Strong technical auditing and accounting skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including drafting reports/memoranda on individual investigations to be used by internal case teams and external advisors
  • Ability to explain complex accounting and auditing concepts in an easily comprehensible manner to a non-accounting audience
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision and taking sole responsibility for the accuracy and quality of the work product
  • Ability to challenge the judgements and quality of work performed by engagement partners and other members of the audit teams whose files are subject to investigation, including the largest and most complex audits
  • Effective project and time management skills to complete assignments within the timetable set and meet a complex series of deadlines for the different stages of an investigation
  • Ability to provide valuable and timely input into drafting precise and challenging questions for audit team members, for either written or oral questioning

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES Morgan Spencer Recruitment is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

CONFIDENTIALITY: All applications are dealt with in strictest confidence and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998

Morgan Spencer Limited, registered in England & Wales No: 4254114
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