Grant Thornton UK LLP

Charities Internal Audit SM/Associate Director

Finsbury, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
16 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021
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Join us and you'll shape more than just your career

We believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insights empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

Here are some things you can expect from this role.
  • Making quality second nature. This means doing what's right even when no one's looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do.
  • Own your own work. You'll manage a portfolio of existing client relationships and maintain good working relationships. You'll ensure assignments are appropriately scheduled, resourced and ensure terms of reference are approved by the relevant Director/Partner and by the client, prior to the internal audit review commencing.
  • As a Senior Manager or Associate Director you will take ownership of allocated assignments in a way that exceeds client expectations while taking responsibility for managing and developing staff.
  • You'll review testing results to ensure alignment and completion of the scope included in the terms of reference. You'll review all working papers and supporting documentation and provide review comments and feedback to the team based on review of work carried out. You'll attend close out meetings.
  • You'll set expectation for the production of the draft report to the team and ensure that the written work is of a high standard, is well structured, and meets the needs of the intended audience; requiring minimal Director/Partner intervention.
  • You'll monitor 'WIP' for clients on a regular basis and raise the necessary bills, e.g. monthly. You'll negotiate additional billing with clients when required and monitor invoices raised and cash collected in a timely manner.
  • Build your own brand. This role offers exciting opportunities for the right person to expand their knowledge of the charity sector and be seen as market leader in the charity and wider not for profit sector.
  • Build BRS' charity portfolio. Working with the Directors and Partners, you will have a day-to-day role building the practice's charity and wider not for profit practice. This will include writing proposals, attending business development meetings and attending pitches. You will also research targets, etc.

The minimum criteria
  • Professional qualification (ACA, CIA/CMIIA or ACCA)
  • Recent Internal Audit experience from an accountancy practice - Minimum 5 years
  • Proven experience in the delivery of internal audit and risk work to large charities and wider not for profit organisations - This is key.
  • Experience of attending audit committees and presenting reports and findings
  • Experience in writing proposals and attending/presenting at client pitches.

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we'll want you to show us how they're important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible - changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people's lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what's right.

Bring your whole self

Now you've seen our values, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone - regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

There's more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes...the things you do and the people you're with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you'd like to work flexibly, let us know. We're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.



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