Digital Forensic Senior Manager, London

Our client’s Forensic Technology team is looking for a Senior Manager to work on projects involving large scale regulation, litigation or investigations, and IP/Commercially Sensitive Data Remediation.

On a day-to-day basis the FTech Senior Manager will work under the direction of Partners and Directors, and will oversee teams of Managers and staff in the delivery of engagements. The nature of the work will include some out of hours work and overseas travel, depending on the nature of the assignments.

Given the increase in the number of FTech engagements and the corresponding rapid growth of the FTech team, a strong Senior Manager is required to ensure effective delivery of current and future projects.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing a variety of FTech engagements and/or client accounts
  • Enhancing our overall offering via business development and infrastructure improvement
  • Devising and implementing long term strategy for the department
  • managing business processes and performance management across the team

Experience and Skills:

  • Six years of hands on experience in eDisclosure and Relativity
  • Forensic data scoping, information gathering ahead of the data collection.
  • Handling evidence with care and in accordance with ACPO guidelines.
  • Technical background with experience of eDisclosure tools such as Relativity, Nuix and Brainspace are desirable, along with advanced analytics tools and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with machine learning concepts and methodologies such as natural language processing.
  • Ability to develop and present materials to clients in support of business development activities.
  • Excellent project management and IT project delivery skills.
  • Ability to focus on detail, work methodically and to be able to communicate effectively with others.
  • Excellent team working skills and the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to take ownership of team tasks and pursue these through to completion with initiative and enthusiasm.
  • The willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the Forensic Technology industry as it continues to advance and change.

Financial Modelling, Assistant Manager, London/Birmingham/Manchester

Our client help their clients understand their businesses through building models, reviewing models and data analytics.  You will work on exciting projects, primarily using Excel to deliver high quality, flexible and bespoke analytics and modelling solutions.  If you enjoy translating complex problems into models, this is the right opportunity for you.

The Role

  • Devising modelling-based solutions to support clients in tackling business issues
  • Working within a team of modelling specialists, sharing experiences to develop technical and non-technical skills
  • You will deliver solutions by translating complex business problems into models which capture the drivers of values and risk
  • You will work closely with teams across all functions at the company providing solutions to their clients
  • You will have an opportunity to further develop your technical modelling and consulting skills
  • You will act as workstream lead for some of your projects
  • You will have the opportunity to support senior team members in the presentation of deliverables to senior client management
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to our business development initiatives and be an integral part of the sales process
  • You will contribute towards the development of the team

The type of work includes:

  • Integrated three-statement modelling
  • Financial forecast and scenario modelling
  • Transaction modelling such as valuations and option appraisals
  • Cost modelling
  • Reviewing financial models for quality sign-off
  • Developing tactical solutions that automate finance and other operations
  • Development of data models to support modelling and analytics deliverables
  • Using visualisation and analytical software (such as Power BI, QlikView or Tableau) to drive insights from data to inform client decisions

The Person

  • Takes time to learn about other people, their experiences and how to apply this learning
  • Shares experiences with others to assist their learning and understanding
  • Demonstrates curiosity and open-mindedness to new ideas, approaches, and perspectives
  • Actively engages with others to address their views/concerns

Essential & desirable skills and experience

Essential:

  • A first-class or upper second-class degree in a numerate subject
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of modelling best practice
  • An understanding of accounting and financial concepts
  • Strong analytical and interpretative skills
  • Ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new techniques and knowledge

Desirable:

  • A recognised finance or accounting qualification (ACA/CIMA/CFA or similar)
  • Completion of a recognised financial modelling course
  • Consulting experience
  • Data visualisation experience in Power BI, QlikView or Tableau

 

Audit Manager, Brisbane

We are currently partnering with our Big 4 Client in Australia to source exceptional candidates for their External Audit team in Brisbane.

  • Opportunity to join a global leading practice, and be part of a high performing team with a focus on your development 
  • Flexible work practices and remote working
  • Access to firm wide benefits including additional support and training to support your CA, market leading parent leave and community leave

Our Audit teams provide value to our clients by delivering specialised quality audit and assurance services. High-quality, independent financial statement audits are essential to maintaining investor confidence. Our audit professionals are committed to the public interest, challenging assumptions, and unlocking valuable insights based on a solid understanding of an organisation’s business and industry.

Your Opportunity

  • Be accountable for leading and managing engagements of high-profile clients and all aspects of audit delivery, client service and business development
  • Be responsible for executing advisory related engagements
  • Provide inspirational and engaging leadership to grow and develop our talent
  • Form strong relationships with our prestigious audit clients and play a key role in the delivery of quality assurance and reporting
  • Benefit from career building experiences through your work on some of the largest audit clients
  • Enjoy a journey offering considerable scope to grow through our structured future leadership program
  • Look forward to capitalising on interesting career opportunities on offer through our Global network of offices

Your Experience

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients, and communities. To be considered for this opportunity, your qualifications, skills & experience could include:

  • Bring a proven track record of high performance and success
  • Have gained strong IFRS skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated team leadership abilities

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants that have relevant tertiary qualifications including a CA or CPA or equivalent, or ability to obtain a CA or CPA.

Audit Assistant Manager, Sydney

We are currently partnering with our Big 4 Client in Australia to source exceptional candidates for their External Audit team in Sydney.

 

Our client is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Their people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as they partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive, disruption and growth. They look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for their clients, their firm and their communities.

The auditing world is changing and we want you to come help us change it. Standardisation, automation and digitalisation is the future of audit at our client. Questioning ‘why’ is the environment encouraged and where their people strive. They want you to have the ability to challenge the way things were done in the past while working on multiple industries and high profile brands – because they believe ‘if you never stretch, you never grow!’

Joining them means you will be part of an agile and flexible working environment that can offer you best in class learning and personal development opportunities.  Not to mention an array of benefits including annual flu vaccinations, volunteer leave, discounted health insurance, MS Office for home products and a load of retail discounts.

The Audit & Assurance team provides value to their clients through the delivery of specialised quality audit and assurance services. They collaborate with a broad range of clients including ASX listed organisations, private companies and family businesses.

The nature of the work performed in Audit has an immediate impact on the lives of clients. By sharing this journey, they create unique connections that offer endless opportunities to continue making a difference.

Each day, you will work with some of the most exciting, innovative and important businesses in Australia. You will provide specialised services that enable our clients to focus on their growth journey, as they change the landscape of our economy. Come and be a part of a dynamic, fast growing, market leading team who is committed to helping clients succeed.

Due to growth within their existing client base, they currently have opportunities in their market leading External Audit division at Assistant Manager level.

 

Your Opportunity

  • Be accountable for leading and managing engagements of high-profile clients and all aspects of audit delivery, client service and business development
  • Be responsible for executing advisory related engagements
  • Provide inspirational and engaging leadership to grow and develop talent
  • Form strong relationships with prestigious audit clients and play a key role in the delivery of quality assurance and reporting
  • Benefit from career building experiences through your work on some of the largest audit clients
  • Enjoy a journey offering considerable scope to grow through their structured future leadership program
  • Look forward to capitalising on interesting career opportunities on offer through our Global network of offices

How are you Extraordinary?

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Be CA/equivalent qualified or nearing completion.
  • Have experience working across Private and Corporate Clients
  • Bring a proven track record of high performance and success
  • Have gained strong IFRS skills
  • Possess exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Possess highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess demonstrated team leadership abilities

 

 

Audit Manager, Sydney

We are currently partnering with our Big 4 Client in Australia to source exceptional candidates for their External Audit team in Sydney.

  • Opportunity to join a global leading practice, and be part of a high performing team with a focus on your development 
  • Flexible work practices and remote working
  • Access to firm wide benefits including additional support and training to support your CA, market leading parent leave and community leave

Our Audit teams provide value to our clients by delivering specialised quality audit and assurance services. High-quality, independent financial statement audits are essential to maintaining investor confidence. Our audit professionals are committed to the public interest, challenging assumptions, and unlocking valuable insights based on a solid understanding of an organisation’s business and industry.

Your Opportunity

  • Be accountable for leading and managing engagements of high-profile clients and all aspects of audit delivery, client service and business development
  • Be responsible for executing advisory related engagements
  • Provide inspirational and engaging leadership to grow and develop our talent
  • Form strong relationships with our prestigious audit clients and play a key role in the delivery of quality assurance and reporting
  • Benefit from career building experiences through your work on some of the largest audit clients
  • Enjoy a journey offering considerable scope to grow through our structured future leadership program
  • Look forward to capitalising on interesting career opportunities on offer through our Global network of offices

Your Experience

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients, and communities. To be considered for this opportunity, your qualifications, skills & experience could include:

  • Bring a proven track record of high performance and success
  • Have gained strong IFRS skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated team leadership abilities

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants that have relevant tertiary qualifications including a CA or CPA or equivalent, or ability to obtain a CA or CPA.

Finance & Controls Assurance – London (a move from audit)

Keen to work on some of the largest, most successful and fast growing companies across the globe? This could be the opportunity for you!

The clients are complex, influential and exciting. You will be principally focused on enhancing external financial reporting processes and controls for this impressive portfolio of clients.

This role enables  clients to create world-class operations and have confidence in their financial reporting by assessing and providing insights on the organisation processes and controls; resulting in enhanced capabilities, efficiency, cost reduction, reduced risk and improved performance.

We are seeking experienced professionals with an audit and industry background to join our fast growing team, share in our vision, support our growth plans and make an impact that matters on our clients, our people, our business and society.

Your role

Our Finance & Controls Assurance team is a dedicated group of professionals with deep technical accounting, financial reporting and audit skills. We are a multi-disciplinary team of specialists advising on a range of topics to our Assurance clients. Our clients span different sectors: from Banking, Financial Services, Retail to Energy & Resources, to name a few. We are looking for both sector specific experience and generalists.

Focussing on external financial reporting processes and controls, you would help our clients create world class operations and finance functions, advising on finance and operations modernisation, effectiveness of control design and operation, organisation structure and process redesign and improvements.

Our services are often triggered by disruptive events such as transactions, including IPOs or trade sales, changes in accounting or regulatory environments or control failures.

The services that you will provide to clients include:

  • Assessing and evaluating the finance function including close and consolidate procedures and management information
  • Providing insights and advice to enhance the finance-operating model
  • Assisting in set up, documentation and evaluation of control frameworks
  • Providing assurance over design and implementation of controls, controls remediation and peer benchmarking
  • Supporting SOX controls testing programs and performing tests of effectiveness
  • Supporting our clients in addressing short-term capability and capacity constraints by providing qualified resources to sustain day-to-day activities or project-driven requirements

 

Responsibilities

As a Manager within the Finance & Controls team you will have responsibility for:

  • Delivery of large and complex global projects. You be responsible for leading interesting and challenging work on a day-to-day basis
  • Providing high quality advice and insights to clients on their finance organisation, processes and controls
  • Supporting clients in defining a clear vision, strategy and roadmap for their finance function
  • Assist clients in the setup, documentation and evaluation of their control frameworks
  • Identifying and developing assurance opportunities with new and existing clients of the firm based on their bespoke needs
  • Leading and managing diverse teams and developing junior team members to reach their potential

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Audit background plus industry or client-side experience
  • Experience in driving change in finance organisation, processes and controls
  • Experience in the setup, documentation and evaluation of control frameworks
  • Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills
  • Effective time management and commitment to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisation, planning and project management abilities
  • Experience delivering high quality engagements through effective delegation and strong technical ability
  • Track record of leading teams and developing junior team members to reach their potential
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Assistant Manager/ Senior Associate – Birmingham

With a rapidly growing, dynamic marketplace, more than 500 clients and some 600 partners and staff in the region, our client’s Central Audit practice is a great place to build a career. They have a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial start-ups through to major public sector organisations, FTSE100 members and large global businesses.

The Role:

You’ll work as part of a team to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Using feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas
  • Delegating to others to provide stretch opportunities and coaching to help deliver results
  • Developing new ideas and proposing innovative solutions to problems
  • Using a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in the business area
  • Reviewing your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance
  • Sharing relevant thought leadership
  • Using straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others
  • Ability to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality, diverse relationships
  • Upholding the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • CA / ACA / ACCA/ICAS qualified (or international equivalent)
    Or part Qualified and working towards your full CA / ACA / ACCA / ICAS (or equivalent) qualification
    Or have equivalent work experience in Audit (you’re an international candidate who technically qualifies in your home country by experience)
  • Experience of financial accounting and reporting
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Strong project management skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels
  • Experienced in coaching junior staff
  • Passion for quality
  • Experience of working to client deadlines
  • US GAAP and/or UK GAAP experience

Assistant Audit Manager or Manager, Cambridge

Due to the recent growth in the region, we have multiple clients in Cambridge looking for audit assistant managers and managers.

It’s an exciting time to be in and around Cambridge as various industries grow. If you’re thinking of working for a larger firm or would like to relocate out of London please get in touch.

 

To apply you will need:

Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and have completed Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent. ACA, ACCA and ICAS preferred

 

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting and financial frameworks such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and UK GAAP
  • Strong analytical, communication, project management and report writing skills

 

Employment experience:

Approximately 3+ years’ experience as an Auditor

Please message Elizabeth Tabor or Becca Moore for more details: elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com / rebecca@williamscottassociates.com

Audit Assistant Manager, Perth, Australia

Our client are offering a supportive, flexible and innovative culture with extensive career opportunities.

They are one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms and their audit practice in Perth is a market leader in the provision of Audit and Assurance services to clients in Western Australia.

About the Perth office:

  • A very international office – very mixed backgrounds from Australia, Ireland, UK, France and South Africa
  • Good sized office – 500 people with 80 in Audit. 8 partners
  • Expanding office – winning lots of new business
  • More listed clients than any other office

As you may already know, the Western Australia/Perth economy is largely driven by the mining industry and services to that industry so our portfolio of clients is reflective of this.

Aside from the above, they do have a diverse portfolio of clients in other industries as well.

 

To apply you will need:

Qualifications

  •  Relevant tertiary qualifications and have completed Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent.

Essential skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting and financial frameworks such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or US GAAP / US GAAS.
  • Strong analytical, communication, project management and report writing skills

Employment experience

  • Approximately 4+ years’ experience as an Auditor in a comparable public practice environment

 

Please message Elizabeth Tabor for more details: elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

Process, Risks & Controls Senior Associate, Nationwide, UK (Big4)

Our client’s Risk Assurance practice is looking for a strong Senior Associates (pre-Manager grade) to help our client develop and deliver high quality engagements to a range of clients in the Commercial/ Financial Services/ Government & Public sector. This role provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with experience to join our client’s growing team and gain exposure to a dynamic mix of client engagements.

Whilst our client eventually encourage their team to develop a specialism within a certain industry sector, if you haven’t already specialised, one unique aspect of the role is the opportunity to work across a fantastic range of clients and industry sectors thus providing a broad range of experience that will credentialise you well for progression both within or outside of the firm. The variety of work also extends beyond the industry sector to the type of work performed. Your work will involve being part of delivery teams for a variety of process, risk and controls assurance engagements.  This includes opportunities to work on our client’s extensive portfolio of outsourced Internal Audit contracts, financial services risk and regulatory assignments, performance assurance reviews (such as sustainability or contract assurance assignments) and controls testing to support our external audits.

Responsibilities:

  • Engagement scoping and planning
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients
  • Being a member of a team on large and small engagements – working as part of a project team on client sites and day-to-day liaison with clients
  • Identifying and documenting key risks and controls within businesses and their processes
  • Conducting work in accordance with our client’s methodologies and quality assurance standards.
  • Working within set deadlines.
  • Leading and coach junior team members.
  • Discussing findings and issues with clients and our client’s Engagement Leader.
  • Taking responsibility for drafting initial reports ahead for delivery to the client.
  • Working as part of our business development strategy team in the local marketplace and taking responsibility for developing your own personal network both internally and externally.

You will receive appropriate training for the engagements that you will undertake and coaching on engagements.

For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and growing part of our client’s business.

Requirements:

  • A passion for Governance, Risk & Control and Internal Audit/ Compliance or Performance Assurance;
  • Experience of review planning, risk and control identification and performing, reviewing and directing testing;
  • The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time building good working relationships with colleagues and clients;
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels;
  • Experience of identifying and effectively reporting any issues and recommendations for improvement to clients, as well as drafting the related sections of formal reports;
  • The ability to assess risk in a wide range of operations and activities and suggest pragmatic risk mitigation activities. Due to the diverse nature of the clients and industries where you will be required to apply your skills, this is essential;
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions;
  • You will have experience of interacting with clients at all levels and developing/maintaining business relationships;

All our client’s people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support them in delivering their business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our client’s global leadership framework.

Our client’s global leadership framework focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. They use this framework to recruit, develop and assess their people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because our client expects all of their people to be leaders.