Audit Quality Senior Manager

Birmingham; Aberdeen; Bristol; Bury St Edmunds; Edinburgh; Gatwick; Glasgow; Guildford
Competitive salary + benefits
28 Nov 2023
22 Dec 2023
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Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Birmingham; Aberdeen; Bristol; Bury St Edmunds; Edinburgh; Gatwick; Glasgow; Guildford; Leeds; Liverpool; London; Manchester; Milton Keynes; Newcastle; Reading; Southampton

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

The audit quality department is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of quality initiatives across the practice to both reduce risk and enhance quality. The role will involve collaboration across the business, including the National Audit Technical Services team and the Quality Assurance Department to ensure there are robust support and monitoring frameworks in place.

The audit industry is continually evolving but the consistent theme is the increased focus on audit quality.

About the Job

Working alongside the In-flight review Director, the successful candidate would complete pre-issuance reviews of listed and high-risk audit engagements. The role involves collaboration and coaching of the audit teams to achieve high quality audit outputs in a constructive and collaborative manner. The candidate would be in a position to help identify areas where teams would benefit from further support from the AQD. This may be through development of supporting templates, supplementary training or AQD communications.

Working within a quality role will provide the successful candidate a unique insight into a wide range of industries and teams. This exposure will enable good practices to be identified and key learnings to be shared with the audit teams.

The candidate would be part of a growing team and would be working closely with the director leading the in-flight review function and the Head of Audit Quality.

Quality is becoming ever more important within the audit market and as such, an ability to articulate how you have contributed to the quality agenda will become ever more important and will contribute to a well-rounded skillset as you progress through your career.

This role can be based out of any of our UK offices but some travel will be expected to regional offices.

Role Requirements

  • ACA / ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Experienced Senior Manager with broad experience working on corporate and listed audits
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex issues in a concise and understandable manner
  • Confidence and a proven track record in project management alongside the adaptability to deal with changes to timelines and plans
  • Team player, able to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals and objectives
  • Strong understanding of proportionality and the ability to make sound decisions about the significance of issues
  • Challenging and sceptical mindset coupled with a high attention to detail

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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