Audit Manager - Insurance (Big 4)

Expiring today

Recruiter
Cambridge Credentials
Location
The City, UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
04 May 2021
Closes
07 May 2021
Ref
2156706513
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Manager
Cambridge Credentials are recruitment partners with this highly successful Big 4 firm that has recently won a large number of insurance clients from their competitors. As a result they are seeking to hire a select number of Managers to lead and manage the audits for some of the largest national and international insurance firms operating in the UK market. This is a great opportunity to align yourself you a company where there will be visible opportunities to progress your career in the near future. There is much focus on our clients' Insurance business from their Board so people doing a great job will get promoted.

Working alongside directors and partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong relationships with top tier insurance clients. You'll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of Insurance clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff.
  • Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required.
  • Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection.
  • Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry.
  • Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to insurance audits.
  • Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work.
  • Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team.
  • Be part of the insurance department management group and drive firm's strategic initiatives.
  • Performance manager for other qualified accountants.


Technical and soft skills required:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent).
  • Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services.
  • Extensive external audit experience in financial services, preferably in the Insurance sector.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and topical matters relevant to insurance audits.
  • Experience in US GAAP, Solvency II and CASS rules preferable, though not essential.
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and committed.
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships.
  • Project management capabilities.


The partners in this business are heavily involved in client engagements on site to support the Management group. In this role there will be opportunities to travel, get involved in ad-hoc advisory work, present to clients on tenders and gain experience across life, general and syndicate insurance businesses. If you are seeking that next challenge, or perhaps opportunities to progress in the near future are not visible in your current company, then we would like to tell you more about this opportunity.

**Please note our client is an equal opportunities employer and they are happy to consider international candidates abroad and/or those already in the UK who require visa sponsorship. So if you have the relevant experience listed above and require a visa then please apply within.

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