Associate Director: Audit

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Competitive salary
21 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Experience level
26th May, 2021
About PerksPerks is recognised as one of the largest, privately-badged mid-tier accounting and wealth advisory firms in Australia. The Perks Team works cohesively towards its vision of helping people and private businesses to grow and prosper.

Perks has experienced rapid growth since its establishment in 1981, now proudly counting over 190 Team Members within the firm. We pride ourselves on our reputation of helping others, and each other, to Discover Success . We take pride in our achievements and the journey that is undertaken to attain them. We invest in time and resources in our relationships, skills and systems, as we believe that great business is founded on great people and great people need to be supported to do great work.

The Perks Audit Team, provide audit and assurance services from the smallest to most complex of entities in the profit and not-for-profit sectors, including companies, ACNC registered charities, incorporated associations, Aboriginal Corporations, government agencies and others. With a dedicated focus on client relationships and our understanding of their people, processes, and systems, we not only complete the financial aspects of an audit but provide meaningful feedback to stakeholders and management.

About the RoleAs a result of continued growth and succession planning, a new Adelaide based opportunity has been created for an Associate Director: Audit with the view to fast tracking to equity in Perks.

You will work closely with our existing Director and Associate Director, and with a strategic mindset and demonstrated leadership capabilities, lead the Audit Team in the delivery of audit and assurance services. You will work on exciting and challenging local client engagements across industries such as pubs and clubs, financial services and insurance AFSL's, manufacturing, wine producers, education, property investors, aged care and others.

ResponsibilitiesAs the Associate Director: Audit, you will be responsible for:
  • Management, leadership, and the development of the Audit Team
  • Conduct and oversee the delivery of external audit engagements for a variety of clients, ensuring the audit process is completed efficiently and effectively to produce high-quality outcomes
  • Working collaboratively across the firm, to deliver innovative solutions and identify opportunities to expand the scope of works and add value for our clients
  • Identify strategic business development and growth opportunities
Skills and ExperienceSome of the skills, experience, and attributes that you would bring to the role are:
  • CA or CPA qualifications
  • Experience managing, leading and developing an audit team within a professional services firm in a leadership position
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of accounting and auditing standards, legislative and compliance requirements
  • Strong client relationship and communication skills, to work with a wide range of external stakeholders and effectively manage expectations
  • Strong project, time management and organisational skills to manage competing priorities and deliver team engagements in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Excellent business development skills and the ability to identify opportunities
Culture and BenefitsAt Perks, we pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. If you'd like to work in an environment that fosters strong relationships, values teamwork and nurtures the capabilities and potential of our team members, you'll feel right at home at Perks.

Some of the benefits include:
  • Competitive salary negotiated on experience
  • City fringe location with onsite carparking
  • Flexible salary packaging
  • Income protection insurance
  • Healthy days and personal wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Career pathway to equity
  • Regular social and networking events
How to ApplyTo apply, please upload a resume and cover letter addressed to Fiona Gordon, Associate Director and select APPLY NOW through the Work@Perks webpage.

For a copy of the Position Description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Amy Ryan, Talent Acquisition Specialist on or (08) 8273 9345.
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