Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, FTSE Group, Reading, UK (Big4)

£44,250

The firm’s FTSE group is focused on UK businesses registered on the London Stock Exchanges and includes the most recognised and highest profile clients in the UK. It brings together both their largest and most influential clients and their most ambitious and high growth listed clients.

Their work will be the focus for many significant stakeholders in UK  capital markets.  Their ability to execute the highest quality audits and influence the corporate governance agenda will position the firm as the distinctive audit firm in this market. The nature of their work ensures a deep understanding of these clients and enables you to broaden your relationships with the client far beyond the main finance team, allowing you to deliver true value added insights to clients. Your work will put you at the heart of the transition we are seeing in the market from audit to advisory and from advisory to audit. This will give you the opportunity to accelerate the development of your networks across all service lines in the business and to both broaden and deepen your commercial skills.

 

Responsibilities:

You will have responsibility for:

  • Audit planning and the delivery of the audit plan to the client;
  • Day to day management of field teams, including reviewing work of staff members;
  • Liaison with key client staff providing timely reporting and management information;
  • Management of reporting requirements, including attendance at meetings;
  • Lead teams on challenging engagements, including transaction and project work;
  • Develop and mentor more junior members of staff;
  • Involvement in tendering for new clients.

 

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with IFRS and UK GAAP reporting standards;
  • Experience in auditing clients in accordance with PCAOB regulations;
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Positive and ambitious attitude;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Project management capabilities;

 

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on 020 3818 8600 or email tony.berry@williamscottassociates.com

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.

Assistant Audit Manager, St Albans, UK (Big4)

£40,000

Our client, a top accountancy firm delivering an extensive range of professional services to the local market is seeking an Audit Senior Associates based in St Albans.

The office creates a fantastic and collaborative working environment.

You will have the opportunity to work across a large and exciting client base of businesses that include large multinational listed and internationally headquartered;

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Owner Managed
  • Early stage/ Start ups
  • Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Cleantech
  • Educational
  • Non profit organisations

With a great community and social programme. Our client’s staff are actively encouraged to participate and are given the time to do so.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Provide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
  • Work and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients service
  • Reporting directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
  • Have supervisory responsibility for teams of up to 10 people

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to push forward their career working for a market leading firm.

If you are interested in applying or discussing the opportunity in more detail, please contact  elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

 

Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, International Group, Reading, UK (Big4)

£44,250

 

The foreign owned portfolio of clients include some the largest and most successful of the businesses that the firm work with in the UK are complex, influential and exciting.

This work is for those who respond to the intellectual challenge of understanding clients’ business and key controls. Work on controls based auditing allows you to develop relationships with the client far beyond the main finance team, making for a more interesting and rewarding experience.

As you progress, there will be opportunities for foreign travel and overseas secondments to key geographic global markets of the Americas, APAC and EMEA. Working in the International team will accelerate your opportunity to build your international network as well as a UK network within the firm.

Responsibilities

You will have responsibility for:

  • Audit planning and the delivery of the audit plan to the client;
  • Day to day management of field teams, including reviewing work of staff members;
  • Liaison with key client staff providing timely reporting and management information;
  • Management of reporting requirements, including attendance at meetings;
  • Lead teams on challenging engagements, including transaction and project work;
  • Develop and mentor more junior members of staff;
  • Involvement in tendering for new clients.

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with IFRS and UK GAAP reporting standards;
  • Experience in auditing clients in accordance with PCAOB regulations;
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Positive and ambitious attitude;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Project management capabilities;

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on 020 3818 8600 or email matt.elvidge@williamscottassociates.com

Assistant Audit Manager, Cambridge, UK (Big4)

£42,000

 

Our client, a leading global accounting firm requires an Audit Executive to join their growing Assurance team.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing services to help your clients respond to regulatory reforms, manage their capital life-cycle and improve their business operations.  The opportunity to develop your career means the experience you gain is unrivalled from day one.

 

Client Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the Audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage fieldwork on clients sites including liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the Audit process.
  • Demonstrate Business Development skills and identify additional sales opportunities.
  • Demonstrate an application and solution-based approach to problem solving, referred to for research on delivery of solutions in that field on client assignments.
  • Demonstrate expertise in primary accounting frameworks (UK GAAP or IFRS) and in related financial reporting matters.

Identify areas requiring improvement in the clients business processes and possible recommendations and prepare and deliver Management Letter to be provided to the client.

 

People Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to influence, change and shape the direction of a particular activity, either internally and/or externally.
  • Coach other less experienced staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately.
  • Contribute to effective team work in internal engagement situations.
  • Provide on-the-job training for developing auditing skills and familiarity with the firm’s audit methodology

 

Qualifications:

  • ACA/ CA/ ACCA (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification).

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates +44(0)20 3818 8600 or email tony.berry@williamscottassociates.com

Manager, Capital Markets, Dubai, UAE (Big4)

360,000 AED / £70,000-£80,000 pa

Our client, a world leading professional services firm and a specialist in Capital Markets is looking to hire a Senior Manager in its Capital Markets team to support the growth in the business and future opportunities. Our client is at the forefront of accounting change for the financial services industry, discussing strategic and practical issues with their clients across the region.

The firm is at the forefront of accounting change for the financial services industry, discussing strategic and practical issues with their clients across the region. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and there is significant interaction with both partners and directors, giving you opportunities for personal development and leadership roles within the group.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide IFRS accounting advisory and work on debt and equity capital market transactions on local and cross-border deals focusing on IPOs, carve-outs and other complex transactions.
  • Demonstrate extensive abilities and a proven track record of success managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing, collection; maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues; and preparing complex written and verbal materials.
  • Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in a role managing a wide range of Capital Markets accounting and advisory-related projects, consistently demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ideally bilingual individuals with experience of working across multiple industry sectors.
  • Will be CA / ACCA / CPA qualified. Have 6-8 years audit experience with a Big 4 firm. Accounting conversions conversation (IFRS / IPSAS).
  • Middle East accounting and auditing experience is beneficial.

 

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please contact Leo Ketchin on +44 (0)203 818 8604 or email leo.ketchin@williamscottassociates.com

Audit Manager, Cambridge, UK (Big4)

£47,000

Our Client is currently looking for Managers and Senior Managers to join their Audit Practice based in Cambridge.

You can expect to join a tightly knit, highly professional team working in the heart of one of the UK’s oldest cities but focused on its newest industries.

Responsibilities:

  • Taking a lead role in audit planning and risk assessment
  • Managing on-site teams delivering audit engagements
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with clients
  • Becoming a specialist in your field
  • Developing and mentoring more junior members of staff
  • Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture

Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or relevant professional experience
  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent)
  • Experience of UK GAAP, IFRS and ISA’s
  • Experience with US GAAP/GAAS and SOX an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Planning and project management skills
  • Good team player with strong organisational skills
  • Proactive
  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a fast paced environment.

 

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please contact Leo Ketchin on 0203 818 8604 or email leo.ketchin@williamscottassociates.com