Job Description

Duties include:

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and application of auditing and accounting standards;

Ensure audits run to budget and review points are adequately cleared;

Actively listens to determine client needs and clearly communicates these to the Audit Manager;

Actively enhance existing relationships with new clients and seek to discuss wider business issues in order to identify their needs;

Maintain regular communication with all levels of the client service team;

Convey a genuine interest in and understanding of the clients business and industry;

Ensure any professional, technical or client service problem or request is resolved in a timely manner;

Retain clients by maintaining a good relationship and keeping in regular contact;

Use the firm s software packages in an efficient and effective manner to ensure client service and deliverables;

Identifies risks at the planning stage, directs the audit and handles risks appropriately;

Recognise business and audit implications where controls are absent, ineffective or inefficient;

Give constructive, timely and direct feedback to junior staff on performance;

Communicate decisions and performance expectations clearly and keep the team well informed;

Manage a number of responsibilities and be able to delegate effectively to team members;

Support the team when a client fails to deliver;

Give feedback to team members on a timely basis;

Debrief at the end of an audit;

It is a mandatory requirement to operate on a daily basis within the ISO 9001 Quality Management System;

Understand the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and maintain a good working knowledge; and

Have an awareness of how departmental procedures, documents and record keeping have a positive or negative effect on the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Skills and experience:

Have an appropriate accountancy qualification;

Have at least 4 years experience in an audit environment;

Relationship management and interpersonal skills;

Project management;

Presentation skills;

Problem solving, and decision making; and

PC literate, particularly with Excel and Word.