TC Group

Head of Audit

Recruiter
TC Group
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Jan 2024
Closes
25 Feb 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Audit
Contract type
Permanent
Experience level
Manager, Director

Head of Audit – South East / South Coast area

 We are TC Group. We’re business advisors and accountants. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve honed our skills and developed our service offering to deliver a much wider range of bespoke support and advice to ambitious business owners and their businesses.

TC Group is growing and changing at quite a pace! We’re an ambitious group of people with the same aim – to create a consistent, high-quality experience for our clients. Like us, our client list is growing – we’re supporting more and more of the UK’s ambitious business owners, SME’s and large Corporations and it’s a real team effort. We’re helping them make courageous decisions to grow their businesses.

Our key to achieving this is through our knowledgeable, energetic and agile team who work hard to assist our client’s businesses, helping them not only with their day-to-day business needs but also to build and deliver their business strategies, goals and ambitions.

We always seek the best talent, looking for individuals who are technically brilliant, solution-focused and continually strive to be the best in class. Each member of our team plays an integral part in creating the unique feel and culture of our business, which in turn helps us continue to grow, develop and evolve.

 

About the role

Due to the continued growth of TC Group, we are recruiting for a new Head of Audit role to oversee all aspects of TC Group’s audit service.

This role offers a hybrid, very flexible working arrangement, with some travel for office/acquisition visits. Ideally we would like someone who is based around the South East / South Coast who is able to come to the Portsmouth office on a weekly basis. We are open to full or part time hours.

A unique and exciting role which is perfect for a motivated individual who is seeking progression and has been operating at a senior, technical level within an audit practice team.

Reporting to the Audit Compliance Principal, you will be responsible for leading all the day to day aspects of the role and will be a member of the Audit Committee.

The role is internally focused and is non-client facing - your ‘clients’ are the Group’s Audit Partners. With the support of the Audit Compliance Principal, you will be accountable for all aspects of the audit compliance across the group, with the autonomy to develop best practice and enhance audit quality across our wide range of audit clients and sectors.

The role will also involve working on acquisitions undertaking audit due diligence visits, post completion audit file reviews, and ensuring a smooth integration of new audit offices and staff into the group. 

As it’s a non-client facing some of the aspects of being an Audit RI would differ, however it’s a fantastic opportunity for a change in role, but still using your technical and Audit RI skills in a different context to genuinely influence and develop the Audit Strategy in an exciting and fast growing group.

 

A generous remuneration package includes:

  • competitive salary to reflect the experience and calibre of the successful applicant
  • Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week with flexible, hybrid working or part time considered
  • pension scheme
  • group life assurance x 4
  • 28 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
  • car parking when working in the Portsmouth office
  • access to our employee benefits portal – cashback and vouchers on everyday purchases
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Referral Bonus – we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team
  • regular training and development - continuous development and support not only for your professional qualifications but also for your personal goals and aspirations
  • friendly and inclusive working environment

Key responsibilities of the Head of Audit will include:

  • develop and introduce new audit guidance and templates in response to new auditing standards, emerging issues, and in response to internal and external review findings
  • provide effective communication on all aspects of audit compliance across the firm.
  • undertake hot and cold audit and assurance file reviews
  • coordinate the annual cold file review process with our external reviewer including discussing reviews with relevant Audit Partners/Managers, and presenting in the Annual Audit RI Debrief
  • effective root cause analysis and implementing measures to address any issues arising
  • review, monitoring  and assessment of the firm’s System of Quality Management under ISQM
  • primary liaison with the ICAEW on audit compliance matters; managing regulatory visits, conducting, and concluding said visits and then implementing recommendations.
  • overview of audit training needs and CPD requirements and compliance
  • planning and performance of on-site audit due diligence visits for prospective acquisitions and mergers; and follow up post completion file reviews.
  • reporting findings and making recommendations to the Audit Compliance Principal/Audit Committee
  • Significant experience operating at Audit RI or Audit Senior Manager level within ICAEW/ACCA audit registered audit practice
  • Strong technical accounting skills across different accounting frameworks (FRS 102 / IFRS)
  • Comprehensive awareness of audit ethics, and standards which need to be upheld
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of Auditing Standards and Audit Methodology
  • Experience of using audit software (ideally CCH Audit Automation)
  • Positive attitude, with an open mindset to developing new strategies and ways of working
  • Highly personable, and confident with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to form strong relationships with the Audit Partners and staff across the group

 

About you

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Significant experience operating at Audit RI or Audit Senior Manager level within ICAEW/ACCA audit registered audit practice
  • Strong technical accounting skills across different accounting frameworks (FRS 102 / IFRS)
  • Comprehensive awareness of audit ethics, and standards which need to be upheld
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of Auditing Standards and Audit Methodology
  • Experience of using audit software (ideally CCH Audit Automation)
  • Positive attitude, with an open mindset to developing new strategies and ways of working
  • Highly personable, and confident with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to form strong relationships with the Audit Partners and staff across the group

    We can only accept applications from candidates who are based in the UK and unfortunately we are unable to provide Sponsorship.

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