Manager, Transaction Services, London, UK (Big4)

£65,000 + car

Our client’s Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to our client’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the firm’s agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle.

Within this structure the TS Regions practice consists of a team of 100+ advising corporate’s, private equity houses and PLCs. Our client is driven by a passion to help their clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.
Our client’s team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our client’s One Firm agenda.

Our client has an immediate need for a Manager (C grade) within our London office, to support the growth of our regions TS business.  The nature of our client’s regions business means that staff work on a wide range of deal types and sectors including the Retail, PE and Tech sectors.  Individuals are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice from time to time according to the needs of the business.

Specific experience of financial due diligence is required, but our client will consider applications from exceptional individuals with similar skills (e.g. from undertaking IBRs in Restructuring).

Responsibilities:

  • Project management: individuals will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
  • Team work: individuals will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
  • Building relationships – individuals will be required to build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
  • Developing people: individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
  • Delivering quality service and time management: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). They will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities. Individuals will need to have excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Advisory skills: Individuals will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
  • Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm’s frameworks are implemented. They will need to be able to construct scopes of work and engagement letters, and be responsible for all aspects of project management through SAP.

The role will be based in the South (with frequent travel between Bristol and Reading) but may involve some travel to support the wider Regions team together with a high level of flexibility to meet the demands of working in a transaction based environment.

Requirements:

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or equivalent highly desirable) Experience of financial due diligence is required, but we will consider candidates with similar skills.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong personal impact
  • Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
  • Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements
  • Ability to manage more than one project at a time and to report direct to partners/directors on small/mid-sized projects

Audit Executive, St Albans, UK

£37,500

Our client are a highly ranked Top 10 practice firm.  They have recently opened a new, dynamic business space in St Albans designed to bring business leaders together to work, connect and develop. They provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. They audit over 8,500 firms annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll work as part of the team, in leading on site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on compliance and/or advisory role that exceeds client expectation, and engaging with clients and guests within the St Albans business space.
  • You’ll prepare and review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll allocate work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received excellent on-the-job coaching preparing or reviewing work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll discuss relevant audit issues with personnel at the client’s premises in a professional and articulate manner
  • You’ll create a positive impression with the client, responding to any queries in a respectable time frame
  • You’ll effectively support and engage with managers throughout the audit process
  • You’ll interact with local businesses and take part in St Albans networking activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • ACCA, ACA, CA, CPA, or equivalent
  • Good Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Audit Software and Microsoft experience.
  • Strong technical abilities with a good audit grounding

Senior IT Auditor, Belgium, Brussels

€55,000

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business with a truly global remit. Our client, a leading international IT services company, requires a senior IT Auditor. This person will join a growing global operations audit function which has recently been awarded the highly regarded IFACI certification.

This role is crucial in supporting the company’s market leading status. As a senior member of the IT Operations Audit function, you will be responsible for achieving the organisation’s goals and objectives within the challenging global environment. The business is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth and change and in order to maintain the function’s support excellence there is a requirement for a Senior IT Auditor.

Reporting to the Group Internal Audit Director, the requirement is for a Senior IT Auditor who is CISA certified or has worked in an Audit environment for a Big 4 consulting firm. The opportunity is based in Brussels, but the roles have a global remit and flexibility to travel is needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the continuous communication with business management on the audits delivered.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance of the audits lead.
  • Be the expert in projects & IT solutions domains and keep up to date with all important related trends.
  • Be the expert in security domains and keep up to date with all important related trends.
  • Participate in the set up of the audit plan and risk assessments.
  • High potential with at least 8 to 10 years experience in similar functions
  • Proven certifications in IT audit would be advantegeous (i.e. CISA,PMP,CISM,CISSP)
  • In depth knowledge of IT project & program management, software engineering, IT solutions & architecture.
  • In depth knowledge of technical security, operating systems, databases, networking, datacenter infrastructure.
  • You will have regular communication and interaction with the senior management team, therefore it is crucial to possess strong presentation skills and gravitas.

This is a great opportunity to continue your development and learn new skills working along side talented professionals. This role is high profile and visible across the group structure, therefore offering an excellent opportunity for career development and progression.

If you are interested in applying please email leo.ketchin@williamscottassociates.com or call +44 (0) 203 8188604.