Home » Audit Quality Senior Manager- Top 10 – Agile Working

Audit Quality Senior Manager- Top 10 – Agile Working

This role provides an opportunity to join the audit quality team of a top 10 firm at a time when the firm is experiencing significant growth. You will have exposure to reviewing audit and assurance files in interesting and diverse sectors.

The objective of the team is to monitor and promote quality in audit and assurance, and to monitor compliance with auditing and ethical standards and other requirements applicable to audit and assurance engagements, and to monitor compliance with the firm’s methodologies and related risk management policies and procedures.

The Role

As a senior manager, you will contribute to safeguarding and promoting quality, provide valuable insights to engagement teams on good practice and areas for development when delivering engagements, and you will help to ensure the firm delivers its monitoring plans and complies with its regulatory responsibilities. 

You will:

  • Assist in the development an annual audit and assurance internal quality monitoring plan, including the development of new approaches and strategies.
  • Plan and carry out ‘cold’ reviews of completed audit and assurance engagements, to evaluate the quality of the work and compliance with applicable auditing and ethical standards and other applicable requirements, and the firm’s methodologies.
  • Draft written questions and findings arising from reviews of engagements, focusing on good practice and areas where improvements are required to safeguard and enhance quality.
  • Lead meetings with senior members of the firm to discuss review findings and conclusions.
  • Deliver the firm’s follow-up review programme, where actions agreed with engagement teams to address findings from a ‘cold’ review are checked against the subsequent engagement file.
  • Lead on thematic reviews of discrete audit and assurance areas, to identify best practice examples and areas where firmwide actions may be needed to drive quality.
  • Assist the Lead with reporting progress updates to the Audit Executive and reporting themes arising from reviews of engagement files to other stakeholders in the firm to drive quality.
  • Work with the Root Cause Analysis team and Audit Quality Indicators team on ad hoc projects and discrete work streams.
  • Assist the Audit Quality Support Team in the delivery of technical audit training.

This is a high-profile role and one which contributes significantly to the continuous improvement in the quality of the firm’s audit and assurance work.

As a team they are open to a hybrid approach, in terms of, office versus remote work, full-time versus part time, flexible hours to cater for personal requirements. 

About you

They are seeking an experienced audit manager or audit senior manager with recent UK audit experience with the following skills and attributes:

  • A passion for quality and helping engagement teams to develop their knowledge and audit and assurance skills.
  • Strong knowledge of UK auditing, ethical, and accounting standards, including IFRS.
  • Ability and willingness to challenge and influence more senior individuals and peers.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple work commitments, and to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Experience of performing ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ audit file reviews is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience of either the insurance or banking sector is of particular interest.

Privacy Policy

CK Search Global carries out its business in strict accordance with our Privacy/GDPR policy which can be found at  https://www.cksearchglobal.com/data-privacy-policy/ and by applying for this role you agree to our privacy policy.

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

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx