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Audit Methodology Senior Manager (Asset Management) -Flexible on Location

This role will be focused on the asset management and capital markets sector which includes listed funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, renewables, corporate and private wealth managers.

As experts on a wide number of issues, our clients audit quality directorate provides support to their specialists in audit/assurance and other business streams.

From being on-hand to help with complex enquiries, to implementing and advising on policy and processes, AQD are the people tasked with finding solutions to some of our teams’ most complex technical issues.

As part of this supportive and knowledgeable team, you’ll have a chance to use and develop your technical skills and experience, find solutions to technical queries, and contribute daily to the firm’s commitment to deliver high quality output.

The work they do is underpinned by quality. They deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

You’ll be comfortable working pro-actively and, managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and partners.

You’ll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value. 

Audit quality is central to our strategy as an audit stream, the key ingredient to their success.

Consistent high audit quality enables us to attract, develop and retain talented people and be proud of our work. Audit quality allows us to compete in the market and demonstrate that they can play a key role in market reform.

Consistently high audit quality does not happen by chance. It requires a mindset and culture of challenge and professional scepticism, appropriate resources both people and intellectual, investment in central support for engagement teams and technology solutions.

Within the last year our client has increased our headcount significantly, invested in new partners, and commenced a significant investment programme in their audit quality directorate.

This is an opportunity for talented, high performing and ambitious Senior Manager to join the Methodology team in the Audit Quality Directorate in an exciting period and help to shape the role and the expanding team.

You will report into the Methodology Partner and work closely with Audit Advisory Directors.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in managing and executing audit and audit-related projects (such as CASS), with exemplary technical skills regarding auditing standards and their practical application.

The role will be primarily based in London although some visits to other offices may also be required. They can offer alternative base office locations of Manchester and Birmingham if needed.

In this challenging and rewarding role you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and supporting with the delivery of key audit methodology projects 
  • Responding to audit methodology queries from audit staff at all levels (email, telephone or in person)
  • Sharing industry developments with audit partners and directors
  • Ensuring that audit/CASS methodology remains in line with best practice and the expectations of the FRC.
  • Ad hoc methodology related assignments
  • Writing and updating guidance material
  • Development and delivery of audit methodology training content
  • Provision of support for the development and delivery of ‘group learning sessions’ which are led by partners and managers in the audit stream.
  • Carrying out targeted file reviews to identify areas of best practice and areas requiring further audit guidance.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for forward looking and pre-emptive consideration of upcoming developments and business needs identified in relation to audit methodology.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for working on specific projects intended to result in new or enhanced guidance, training, and other materials for dissemination to the audit stream.

You’ll be someone with:

  • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification
  • Considers themselves an expert with regards to the UK auditing standards
  • Significant current hands-on practical asset management and capital markets audit /CASS experience
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to think outside the box and pioneer in using existing methodology and best practice to independently develop methodology for current and future business models.
  • Wide-ranging practical experience regarding application of ISAs and audit methodology is essential; experience in IT auditing techniques would be an added advantage.
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience of training design, development, and delivery
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. 
  • As this role will involve training and coaching peers and will involve reviews of audit files, experience as audit manager is essential.

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Categories: Audit Quality & Technical Standards
Roles: Senior Manager
Locations: Birmingham London Manchester

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