Forvis Mazars UK

Audit Director - Insurance

Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits
Posted
28 May 2024
Closes
28 Jun 2024
Ref
3553
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Director

Audit Director - Insurance (3535)

In Audit, you will join a growing team of driven, curious, problem solvers who add value to their clients on a daily basis. Our Audit Teams provide audit assurance services which are vital to our clients' business controls, shareholder confidence and credibility of their financial statements. Our expertise ranges from servicing private, entrepreneurial companies through to UK listed companies, financial services clients and some of the largest FT Global organisations in the world. By joining a unique integrated structure you will benefit from working in collaborative teams and be given responsibility for delivering robust and independent audit services in a supportive environment.

In a rapidly changing business world, we also care about our industry and have long pressed for a debate on audit competition. We believe that companies and their shareholders alike deserve the benefits that increased competition can bring and are committed to playing an active role in shaping the future of audit.

The financial services audit department works internationally to provide seamless, cross-border services to our clients.

Job Purpose

As an FS Audit Director, you will support the Senior Management team including Partners to develop and build the audit team and client offering. You will work closely with clients and be committed to providing an exceptional audit service.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Assisting and advising the client service management team on the formulation of audit strategy and planning.
  • Technical expert for audit assignments, providing advice to audit team and client.
  • Leading an audit team, ensuring the team complete in a timely manner within budget.
  • Managing audit assignments from planning through to finalisation of reports in line with agreed timescales.
  • Controlling time spent and monitoring actual time within budget.
  • People management – coaching, feedback, performance management, training and development, engaging high performing teams.
  • Maintains control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency.
  • Ensure standards and procedures maintained by whole team.
  • Drafts the audit opinion summary for the Partner and any other reporting documents, including group reporting and audit committee papers.
  • Ensuring clients are billed according to agreed billing plans.
  • Identifying and capitalising on opportunities and prospects for new work.
  • Business development, including working with colleagues in other teams.
  • Acts as a point of contact for both senior management and client.
  • Building strong working relationships with clients.
  • Show vision and strategic perspective.
  • Delivering confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to clients.
  • Ensures audit services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client.
  • Assesses and produces high quality work in line with the Firm's policy and processes, meeting relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • ACA / CA / ACCA (or equivalent) qualification.
  • Holds significant experience of leading external audits managing a portfolio of clients and leading audit teams.
  • Prior experience of working at Senior Manager.
  • Client relationship management experience.
  • Relevant insurance sector audit experience.
  • Up to date technical knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102 and IFRS.
  • Experience of managing, training and coaching an audit team.
  • Experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages.

Forvis Mazars is a leading global professional services network. The network operates under a single brand worldwide, with just two members: Forvis Mazars LLP in the United States and Forvis Mazars Group SC, an internationally integrated partnership operating in over 100 countries and territories.

Both member firms share a commitment to providing an unmatched client experience, delivering audit & assurance, tax and advisory services around the world. Together, our strategic vision strives to move our clients, people, industry and communities forward. Through our reach and areas of expertise, we help organisations respond to emerging sustainability issues in the global marketplace including human rights, climate change, environmental impacts and culture.

We are one diverse, multicultural, multi-generational team with a huge sense of connection and belonging. This is a place where you can take ownership of your career, get involved, believe in yourself and put your ideas into action.

At Forvis Mazars, we empower our people and celebrate individuality. We thrive on teamwork and are agile. We have bold foresight and give people the freedom to make a personal contribution to our shared purpose. We support one another to deliver quality, create change and have a deeper understanding, to help make an impact so that everyone can reach their full potential.

Office detail/part time/flexible working/condensed hours if applicable

Being inclusive is core to our culture at Forvis Mazars; we want to ensure everyone, whether in the recruitment process or beyond is fully supported to be their unique self.

Our aim is to make the recruitment process as accessible and inclusive as possible - please contact us to discuss any changes you may require so we can work with you to support you throughout your application.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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