Senior audit associate, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, UK (Big4)

£36,000 + allowance

 

As a fast growing business unit our client have many opportunities for career progression – particularly to the manager grade where they service  clients from FTSE 100 to the privately owned business and work across a variety of industries from Financial Services to Property to manufacturing to the public sector and many more. This also gives you an opportunity to work with new people day in day out, and get to know people across the office and from all lines of service.
As a Senior Associate you will have a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of your development, and particularly on smaller clients can be seen as one of the main faces of our client even to their senior client members.  You will have involvement in the audit from beginning to end – from planning, supervising the work of others, dealing with senior members of the client’s management team and significant involvement in completion/dealing with engagement leaders.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Providing an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day management of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established audit clients
  • Working and liaising with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide a high quality client service
  • Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative
  • Reporting directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
  • Having team management responsibilities
  • Responsibility for the coaching and development of more junior members of the team
  • A chance to give back to community and social welfare projects, often using your business skill
  • We fully support internal mobility both nationally and internationally

 

Requirements:

  • ACA / ACCA qualification essential
  • Significant auditing and accounting experience
  • A passion for client service
  • A keenness to further your own personal development and career goals

 

Please send CVs or requests for more information to elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

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

Internal audit executive (newly qualified), London, UK

 

£45,000

 

The Executive plays a central role within the Business Risk Services department. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing the advice necessary to help clients manage risk and improve their business performance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • prepares draft terms of reference/audit planning document prior to meeting the client ensuring any revisions are processed
  • prepare fieldwork as applicable to review
  • produces close out documentation and contributes to close-out meetings with the client
  • responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all clients and colleagues

 

Requirements:

  • Delivery of internal audit service including devising strategic and annual internal audit plans on a risk based approach.
  • Field management responsibilities including completing file reviews and preparing reports for review by engagement manager.
  • Planning and supervision of audits assigned to auditors, including leading planning and exit meetings.
  • Completing high level internal audits including corporate governance, clinical governance and risk management arrangements.
  • Reporting to Audit Committees on progress and key performance indicators against plan.
  • Establishing effective working relationship with external auditors to provide reliance on internal audit work.
  • Financial Management including billing and income collection, compilation of profitability budgets and management of financial review process to achieve target internal profit measures.
  • Executing internal audit assignments independently to the required scope in compliance with risk based internal audit methodology including: Treasury Management, General Ledger, Payroll, Capital Budgeting and Monitoring, Human Resources, Corporate Governance and Project & Change Management.
  • Working with counter fraud to ensure control weaknesses are accounted for within internal audit delivery.
  • Participating in proactive and reactive fraud assignments to identify potential instances of fraud.
  • Performance Management of auditors and acting as a Development Officer mentoring auditors.
  • professional qualification (ACA, CA, ACCA,MIIA)
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages, internet, email
  • Experience of internal and auditing and risk management
  • Experience of preparing and delivering presentations

 

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com 

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

£42,500

 

The office’s foreign owned portfolio of clients include some the largest and most successful of the businesses that the firm work with in the UK. They are complex, influential and exciting.  This work is for those who respond to the intellectual challenge of understanding a 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

Their clients genuinely value the insights we bring over their financial controls as it goes to the heart of how they run their business. 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 +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, Private Markets Group, Gatwick, UK (Big4)

£42, 250

The firm’s clients range from Private Equity owned businesses and the UK’s largest privately owned businesses to high growth, dynamic entrepreneurial companies. Working directly with owners throughout the business life-cycle to deliver high value add propositions, with significant capital markets opportunities. The Private Markets business is a multi-million audit and advisory market and they have already demonstrated great success, and high growth, over the past 2 years.

There is a mix of audit and non-audit work, and closeness to the business owner, means you will develop a broader, far more commercial skill set, positioning you as the ‘trusted advisor’. There will be a significant focus on building relationships from an early stage.

 

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 +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email tony.berry@williamscottassociates.com

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