Assistant Audit Manager/Audit Manager, Assurance

St. Helier, UK
Not disclosed
22 Apr 2021
03 May 2021
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

The opportunity

To lead multiple engagements whilst providing support and encouragement to your team/s, reporting directly to the manager/director/Partner. The role offers the opportunity to coach and develop others, whilst working on your personal development and achieving your own career goals, working across multiple Financial Services engagements enhancing your technical knowledge and your social skills. You will play a vital role in helping us Build a Better Working World for the future of Assurance.

Your key responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be split across two areas; your clients and your people/teams:

Client responsibilities:

  • Challenge the audit approach and translate the planned audit strategy into effective audit procedures, with the support of your team.
  • Take responsibility for the delivery and completion of the wider audit, in addition to allocated audit areas.
  • Deliver the assurance service for the set assignment both effectively and efficiently.
  • Gather and analyse new and prior year data, performing detailed audit testing in accordance with the agreed audit plan.
  • Review the work completed by more junior team members, for sign off by the manager/senior manager/partner.
  • Identify business development and sales opportunities with existing and new clients.
  • Generate new ideas to maximise assignment profitability.
  • Lead discussions on potential client and business issues, for example by using the firm’s knowledge resources.
  • Assess the impact of audit findings and discuss these with key client contacts.
  • Actively supports innovation, new ways of thinking, the development of new ideas and proactively seeks to utilise digital tools.
  • People responsibilities:

  • Be proactive about managing your own development, for example exploring secondment opportunities, discussing progression with your counsellor, researching new learning and development opportunities available.
  • Coach and guide associates, challenging them in line with their competency.
  • Maintain balance between personal and professional commitments and conscious of well-being of team members.
  • Build and maintain an effective working relationship with clients and their staff.
  • Seek out opportunities to expand and share your knowledge, internally and externally.
  • Commit to keeping your direct supervisor updated with progress reports and potential issues.
  • Continuously strive to seek feedback on your personal performance, both your strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Skills and attributes for success

    To qualify for the role you must have

  • Professionally recognised charted/certified accountant qualification (ACA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, CA or equivalent international qualification)
  • At least one year’s external audit experience, post qualification, in the financial services sector
  • Experience conducting a controls-based audit
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • First time passes on your exams
  • External audit experience working on clients in the banking sector
  • Experience performing a SOX based audit would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Experience with a Big 4 firm
  • Experience dealing with senior client contacts
  • What we look for

    We look for motivated individuals who are looking to take the next step in their career. We’re looking for those who want to step up and take a leading role in managing challenging engagements across the financial services industry, whilst maintaining a high level of quality across their work.

    Who we are

    EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

    About EY

    EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

    Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

    Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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

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