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Audit Quality Senior Manager- Based anywhere in the UK- £ Higly Competitive

The risk management team is a new team within our client’s audit quality practice and will provide support to audit teams when audit risk issues emerge.

As a Senior Manager you will assist the audit steam in resolving the issue to enable them to manage any reputational risks and consistently deliver high quality audits.

The role will include performing detailed reviews of audit files, providing the teams with proactive support to resolve the risk issue, and will involve specialists from the legal team and wider audit quality practice when required.

As part of this supportive and knowledgeable team, you’ll have a chance to use and develop your technical skills and experience to risk solutions to complex audit risk issues and contribute to the delivery of high-quality audits.

You will report into the audit quality improvement team partner and work closely with audit stream risk management team director.


  • Triage audit risks arising from the audit stream and ensuring they are satisfactorily resolved.
  • Support the director in resolving complex audit risk issues that emerge, including performing detailed review of audit files to establish the nature and extent of the risk bringing in specialist support from the legal team and wider AQ team as required.
  • Support the director in reporting audit risk issues to stakeholders so they have clear oversight of any significant risk and reputational issues that could impact the firm.
  • Support on ad hoc investigations arising within the audit stream.
  • Identity when firm wide action may be required and feed into the RCA and/or Actions Committee to ensure that any required remedial actions are taken to strengthen the system of quality management.
  • Contribute to audit quality initiatives led by the wider Audit Quality Improvement Team.


  • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification.
  • Excellent practical and technical auditing experience, particularly on more complex audits. 
  • As this role will involve reviewing audit files for quality and risk purposes, experience as an audit manager is essential and experience of AQR scope audits is preferable.
  • Wide-ranging practical experience regarding application of ISAs and audit methodology is essential.
  • Ability to be objective and sceptical and to have confidence to challenge more senior members of an audit team.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and able to use own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including an ability to communicate difficult messages.
  • An awareness of the UK regulatory requirements is useful but not essential.
  • Previous audit risk experience is useful but not essential.

The offer…..

A highly competitive salary + cash allowance + bonus + market leading benefits including salary/holiday swap. This role is fully agile and can be based out of any of their multiple UK offices.

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Categories: Audit Quality & Technical Standards
Roles: Senior Manager
Locations: Agile Working

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