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Senior Manager- Technical Standards / Audit Methodology and Reporting- Banking Sector – London

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Manager for our clients’ technical practice which supports the audit stream. This role will be focused on the banking sector which includes banks, lending institutions, start-ups and fintech. This will include all elements of the audit including expected credit losses, fair values, and hedge accounting.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in audit, in managing an audit and audit-related projects, with exemplary technical skills regarding auditing standards and their practical application including experience in audit reporting matters.

The role will be primarily based in London (flexible working) , although some visits to other offices may also be required.


Audit Methodology

As part of the Audit team, providing advice and ensuring compliance with ISAs and the firm’s audit methodology including:

  • Enhancements to the audit methodology and creation of methodologies in line with the firm’s methodology and industry developments in evolving areas
    • 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 banking audit methodology remains in line with best practice and the expectations of clients and 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 auditor reporting and 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.


The successful candidate will have proven audit experience as well as an ability to communicate with partners and staff at all levels.

Qualifications and technical knowledge

  • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification
    • Considers themselves an expert with regards to the UK auditing standards
    • Significant current hands on practical banking experience including IFRS 9 ECL


  • 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: London UK

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