National Audit Technical Services Manager

London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Edinburgh
Competitive salary + benefits
26 Sep 2023
26 Oct 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Locations: London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton, Birmingham

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

About the Department

National Audit Technical Services (NATS) is responsible for maintaining the technical quality of the audit firm's operational procedures and guidance. It does this by producing the Audit Manual, maintaining the firm’s computerised audit software, as well as monitoring the technical quality of technical training courses and assisting in the provision of such courses on an ad-hoc basis. Technical content for marketing material is also produced and reviewed.

NATS also provides technical support to partners and staff in the form of advice and opinions in response to queries, as well as providing engagement quality control reviews, 2nd opinion and efficiency reviews. NATS is also responsible for producing the firm’s responses to exposure drafts, consultation documents and discussion papers from the FRC, contributing to global responses submitted to the IAASB, IASB and EFRAG, and internal technical communications which advertise changes to published standards, legislation and internal guidance.

About the Role

The role will require you to communicate with a wide range of individuals within NATS, the audit business and other departments such as Accounting and Financial Reporting, Learning & Development, Valuations and Risk & Advisory Services and Ethics Team.

Your primary role will be a point of contact for technical queries from client-facing partners and staff, in your local region but also supporting other offices nationwide. This role can be based out of any of our UK offices but some travel will be expected to regional offices.

Other aspects of your role may include, amongst other things:

  • Carrying out second opinion/engagement quality control reviews
  • Carrying out efficiency reviews
  • Assisting RIs on engagement quality control reviews of listed clients
  • Drafting and reviewing internal technical communications
  • Reviewing internal / external model accounts
  • Updating key internal documents for changes to accounting standards
  • Developing responses to consultation documents and discussion papers
  • Leading internal projects
  • Being proactive when changes occur by considering the impact on the firm and proposing actions and solutions

Role Requirements

  • ACA / ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Previous experience working at Manager level within External Audit
  • Good knowledge of accounting standards
  • A strong interest in audit technical and financial reporting
  • Specialist sector knowledge would be beneficial but not a requirement

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client’s needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That’s why we’re working together to ensure our firm’s principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.
At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

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