Public Sector Audit Assistant Manager

Bristol, UK
Competitive salary
19 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Job Description Summary:
To take ownership of allocated assignments in a way that meets and exceeds client expectations while taking responsibility for managing and developing employees

Job Description:
• Is actively involved in the production and presentation of proposals for new work
• Is actively involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm, is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers
• Liaises with other departments to maximise client satisfaction

• Manages a client portfolio and builds and maintains good working relationships with all colleagues and clients
• Assists the audit manager and partner in establishing audit objectives and overall scope
• Co-ordinates all aspects of audit planning including scheduling and attending client meetings, internal review requirements and production of planning documents
• Ensures key matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage are properly assessed
• Co-ordinates and oversees all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion
• Reviews the work of in-charge accountants including key audit areas and also of office specialists (tax, risk)
• Addresses high level technical and audit issues ensuring the audit team are able to concentrate on core audit issues
• Highlights all key issues which may affect the audit opinion to audit manager or partner
• Ensures that audit work papers have been properly reviewed and that audit files are completed in a timely manner and are properly filed and maintained
• Determines that all audit reports reflect the work performed and meet set reporting and auditing standards
• Maintains up to date understanding of clients' business
• Addresses concerns regarding an audit assignment with audit partner
• Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures, including being familiar with and consulting the audit manual and advising junior staff on application of procedures

• Manages audit teams on specific assignments
• Motivates and coaches team members and provides feedback through regular communication and timely appraisal whilst being familiar with relevant training and development options
• Is actively involved in the interview and recruitment processes
• Maintains understanding of audit methodology
• Contributes to departmental and office meetings

Operations and results
• Controls the audit in relation to timescales and risk management procedures
• Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service
• Accurately records time spent, documents reasons for overruns and assists with or undertakes overrun negotiations
• Communicates workload with manager or partner

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