Audit Director / Partner required for Enforcement team

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands / London
Salary
Up to £111180 per annum + 10% Pension contribution
Posted
22 Feb 2024
Closes
29 Feb 2024
Ref
JN -022021-2171783
Contact
Colin Hawkins
Job role
Audit
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Director

The Senior Audit Advisor will help to ensure that investigations and enforcement action are conducted efficiently, effectively and to the highest standard.

Client Details

This regulator's Enforcement Division conducts investigations and takes enforcement action into breaches of audit standards.

Description

The Senior Audit Advisor will help to ensure that investigations and enforcement action are conducted efficiently, effectively and to the highest standard.

The role includes:

  • 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

Profile

  • The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with substantial experience at Audit Director level (acting as Responsible Individual) or above in the audit of listed and other public interest entities.
  • Strong technical auditing and accounting skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including drafting reports/memoranda
  • Ability to explain complex accounting and auditing concepts in an easily comprehensible manner

Job Offer

  • Salary £111,180
  • 30 days annual leave, flexible bank holidays plus ability to buy extra leave
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 10%
  • Hybrid working
  • A strong work / life balance ethos

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