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Audit Quality | Senior Manager | Top 10 Firm

Audit Quality | Senior Manager | Top 10 Firm

The client –
Our client is a leading international audit, tax, advisory and consulting firm. Operating as a united partnership, it works as one integrated team, leveraging expertise, scale and cultural understanding to deliver exceptional and tailored services in audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. 
With over 30 Partners and 500 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, the Irish firm draws on the expertise of more than 44,000 professionals in over 90 countries to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage in their development.

The Role - 

This firm are one of the foremost audit and assurance practices in Ireland and this is demonstrated by the significant number of public interest mandates that we are engaged on.

Due to imminent implementation of International Standard on Quality Management (ISQM) 1, our ethos of best practice audit quality and the volume of growth of high-profile clients in our financial services audit client portfolio, including our further ambitious growth plans, we wish to appoint a Senior Manager with responsibility for monitoring and enhancing our audit quality initiatives and activities.

This person will be involved in supporting risk management and audit methodology in line with best practice and support us in achieving its core value of providing client service excellence through high quality audit assurance.

The successful candidate will be involved in providing real time assurance reviews of in progress audits and will be working with the wider audit quality team to enhance and support our audit quality framework  and drive our strategic objectives in this area.

This role offers flexible hours/work from home options and will be discussed during the recruitment process.

Main Responsibilities - 
  • Review and implementation of our overall audit quality strategic plan
  • Addressing enquiries and consultations from audit engagement teams on audit methodology and risk management matters
  • Continuous development of industry and audit technical knowledge and awareness of relevant changes within the industry ensuring the wider team is alerted on a timely basis to matters concerning risk management or audit methodology
  • Planning, design and roll out of our annual audit quality training plan
  • Presentation of our audit quality quarterly briefings to wider audit team and preparation of our audit quality bulletins to staff
  • Working closely with our international quality risk management group in the areas of quality, risk and methodology
  • Planning and completion of real time assurance reviews with a focus on our portfolio of public interest entity audit clients
  • Identify appropriate resolution plans and guidance to address any identified areas of for non-compliance
  • Follow up to ensure recommendations have been actioned
  • Liaise with Audit department head on results of quality assurance reviews
  • Supporting our audit teams during internal and external audit inspections
  • Support and facilitate audit technical training and audit quality information briefings/forums to audit staff, management and partners
  • Ongoing communication with risk and quality personnel
  • Keep up to date with technical developments that may impact our clients or methodology

Principal Requirements
  • ACA, ACCA or similar relevant accountancy qualification with at least 5 years post qual experience
  • Strong technical and practical knowledge of international standards of auditing
  • Recent audit experience in a management position in a financial services or listed entity audit environment or recent experience in an audit quality/risk management role.
  • Strong communication skills
  • High regard for quality and attention to detail

If this role is of interest, please apply through the link below

Patrick O’Rourke is an accountancy recruitment specialist, experienced in placing candidates from entry to Director level. For a confidential discussion around this or other opportunities in the market, please contact me directly – T – 0871902963


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