Grant Thornton Ireland

Audit Senior - Financial Services

04 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
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Reporting to: Director/Manager for Audit and Assurance

Grant Thornton has experienced significant growth in recent years, and is regarded as the accountancy firm with the biggest organic growth in Ireland. Grant Thornton International has continued to achieve substantial growth annually, and is the 5th largest international accountancy network globally. In Ireland our Financial Services offering has grown considerably over the last number years. Our Financial Services audit division has experience exceptional growth and specialises in providing auditing and assurance services to the following market sectors:

  • Aircraft leasing
  • Asset management - hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, investment managers, administrators and stockbrokers
  • Banking
  • Insurance companies - general insurance, life insurance, reinsurance, and captives
  • Special purpose vehicles and section 110 companies

Arising from this growth we are seeking to strengthen our existing financial services audit team with audit seniors to meet the needs of current and future clients.


You will be self-motivated, capable of working on your own initiative and have the ability to plan, control and complete audit engagements. Excellent opportunities exist for ambitious and driven candidates to progress within the firm. The position attracts competitive remunerations packages and ongoing career development.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Participate in performing statutory audit, from planning to completion stage
  • Liaising with clients to obtain relevant information and to resolve any audit queries
  • Investigating all audit issues to arrive at a solution or proposed solution
  • Review financial statements in accordance with current accounting standards
  • Draft reports covering financial statements, client business issues, systems and controls and other issues in the engagement plan
  • Design assurance work in accordance with engagement plan
  • Organise work in accordance with engagement plan
  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements
  • Assist with concluding documents including drafting the audit findings report

Position requirements

  • qualified accountant with experience in auditing and controls testing
  • experience in the financial services industry is required with a focus on one or more of the market sectors outlined
  • excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • strong technical competence
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • initiative and attention to detail

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

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