Deloitte Return to Work Programme 2017 - Audit, Independent Risk Reviewer - Manager
Return to Work Programme - September 2017 - Open to flexibility
Our Return to Work programme is open to anyone who's taken a voluntary career break of two year or more. It's designed to refresh your knowledge and skills, and boost your workplace confidence. Whatever you've been up to, we know it will have enriched who you are and what you can offer our clients and business. This is about giving you the time and support you need to readapt and get your career back on track.
The programme aims to encourage women back into the workplace, but is open to all. Over the course of the programme, you'll benefit from group induction sessions, mentoring and project experience, and the chance to work within one of our service lines. At the end of the programme you may have the opportunity to convert to a permanent role at Deloitte.
If you are a qualified Auditor / Accountant, this is your opportunity to join our Audit practice and work in an office-based role as part of the Return to Work programme based in Leeds. As part of our drive to deliver Distinctive Audit to our clients, we have established Centres of Excellence to support our client engagement teams throughout the UK. We now have opportunities for Independent Risk Reviewers (in External Audit) to join us where you will develop best practice and play a key role in helping deliver a high quality service to our clients.
As a qualified accountant with external audit and accounts experience, you'll have the strong technical and risk management skills to perform Professional Standard Reviews (PSR). Liaising daily with our client engagement teams, you'll provide them with remote support in completing risk management and quality reviews associated with the audit of statutory accounts.
Our established training programmes will provide you with an opportunity to develop both your technical and soft skills and, our internal technical training is recognised for CPE credit purposes by all the major professional institutes. No travel is required for the role and agile working can be requested.
Leeds - Opportunities may be available to work in an agile way which could include working from home when not required in the office or on client site. Please note: whilst you will be allocated to a base location outside of London, you will be required to travel to London in the first two weeks of the programme for the firmwide induction and other training sessions. You may also be required to travel to London for other group sessions during the 20 week programme.
Fixed term contract for 20* weeks on a part time basis (80% or 4 days a week) *NB for some roles this will be extended to 25 weeks due to project duration.
- Performing an independent risk focused review of the statutory accounts, group reporting and the underlying audit work
- Holding constructive discussions, challenging senior members of the engagement team on the appropriateness of and approach to identified audit risks
- Challenging the engagement team to ensure that results of testing and judgements are adequately documented
- Liaising with engagement teams on resolution of any issues, including coordinating appropriate escalation of issues within the department
- Completion of GAAP compliance reviews of statutory accounts to ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards
- Providing added value for engagement teams and the wider audit practice, supporting them in delivering the ‘distinctive client experience' by collating insights and considering their wider communication throughout the firm
- Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm's commitment to creating a more inclusive culture
To be eligible for the programme, you must:
- Have taken a voluntary career break of two years or more
- Be interested in returning to work permanently
- Have five or more years' experience within professional services or industry
- Have the right to work in the UK
- Be available to start on 18 September 2017 and be able to commit to the duration of the programme.
To be considered for this role, you will also need to be/have:
- Previous accounting and auditing experience
- Comprehensive/thorough knowledge and understanding of both UK GAAP and IFRS
- Comprehensive/thorough knowledge of International Standards on Auditing
- Fully qualified with either the ACA or ACCA
- At least 2 years post qualification experience in a similar accounting role
- Computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and an ability to learn new packages quickly
- Ability to constructively challenge
- Understanding of risk management
- Professional scepticism
- Attention to detail
- Able to display initiative, proactivity, professionalism and confidence
- Diligence, hard work and co-operation to be an effective member of the team
- Articulate and able to demonstrate discretion
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure with a flexible approach
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