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Audit Quality Manager, FSO

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Job Title: Audit Quality Manager, FSO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

About The Role

The Financial Services Assurance practice in the UK has over 1500 professionals delivering external audit and other assurance services to clients within the financial service industry.  The company’s professionals offer a wide range of services across Audit, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS), Extended Assurance (EA) and Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS). The UK practice is part of EMEIA FSO which operates across 19 countries and encompasses more than 13,000 staff across all services lines.

  • Execution of the Quality Agenda is one of top three key strategic initiatives for UKFS

  • The FSO Audit Quality team has been established to execute the FSO Audit Quality agenda as well as the initiatives coming out of the UK Audit Quality Board and the Global Sustainable Audit Quality programme

  • The Audit Quality programme is an ongoing long term programme and roles within the Audit Quality team have high visibility across the UK and EMEIA FSO leadership. As part of the audit quality team you will get an opportunity to;

  • Play a key role in driving high profile audit quality initiatives

  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with other parts of the business (e.g. Professional Practice Directorate & Risk Management) in the UK firm EMEIA,

  • Work in a friendly and quality-focused environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • You will manage a variety of responsibilities, and have a great degree of exposure across key initiatives under the Audit Quality framework. You will be required to prepare and attend key stakeholder meetings, and manage virtual team members.

  • The role for the Manager will include:

  • Support the FSO Audit Quality team to execute the firms Audit Quality program initiatives and programs

  • Manage the FSO specific initiatives in a variety of areas including guidance on oversight of specialists, data analytics, knowledge management, automated audit files, best practice work papers, coordinating the wider audit quality network and monitoring actions against agreed audit quality plans

  • Coordinate any training requests as necessary, working with the L&D team

  • Develop and execute communication to the broader FSO assurance group

  • Create management information and reporting on audit quality metrics and initiatives

  • Audit quality projects which may arise on an ad hoc basis


Skills & Experience

  • An accounting qualification coupled with membership of ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS or ICAI (or equivalent)


  • A strong knowledge of IFRS and UK Auditing standards (ISAs (UK))

  • Experience in a similar role or recent and extensive external audit experience within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm

  • Experience with developing and delivering audit technical learning material

  • Experience of delivering audit engagements, ideally in a financial services environment

  • Experience of leading audits or projects, including leading teams on a day to day basis and being the first point of contact for clients (internal or external)

  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and manage competing priorities

  • Good organisational, project management and time management skills with a strong focus on delivering results including an ability to plan ahead and anticipate problems

  • The ability to develop and maintain strong networks

  • Effective upward management

  • Excellence in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.



Ideally you will also have:

  • Experience in an FS environment and/or within a Big 4 professional services firm



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