Audit Senior - Financial Services

Marks Sattin (UK) Ltd
City Of London
£40k - £45k pa + Benefits
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A Top 10 International Professional Services firm, with strong growth ambitions for 2017, is looking to expand its FS Audit offering at the Newly-Qualified level. The role will offer an unprecedented level of progression for the right person, and would be best suited to either someone from the Big 4 who is keen to get a broader view of FS clients, or alternatively someone from a Mid-Tier firm who is keen to gain a specialism in the Financial Services space. Responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:

-Proactively maintain role and client relationship all year round on portfolio clients.
-Perform the planning of the audit on larger clients and highlight key risk areas for manager attention.
-Delegate work to other seniors where applicable.
-Consider the trends you would expect to see and key ratios specific to the client, and communicate these to the rest of the team.
-Draft the budget and assign audit areas to team members (both assistants and other seniors) so as to manage the audit risks and develop the team members.
-Prepare agenda for team meeting and communicate the strategy to the other members of the team.
-Ensure team member's objectives have been set.
-Allocate work to team members and supervise progress of the audit.
-Complete high risk areas of the assignment.
-Provide on job training to assistants and seniors.
-Review the work of assistants and provide informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage.
- Act as a point of contact for both manager and client, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit.
-Build strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
-Be aware of sector developments concerning client affairs.
-Completion of Financial Statements audit and closedown of audit files.
-Support Managers and Senior Managers on larger complex audit and special assignments such as due diligence and investigation.
-Review audit/assignment file during fieldwork stage and on completion, raising notes and resolving issues on a timely basis.
-Report to Manager and Partner key findings from the audit work. .
-Complete assignment reviews on a timely basis at the end of engagement.

Candidate Profile:

The right candidate for the role will be ACA/ACCA Qualified (or equivalent) and will have prior experience of auditing financial institutions to some extent. A clear understanding of IFRS and UKGAAP regulations is essential, as well as the ability to converse and deal with Senior Management. If you are currently employed full-time in the UK and would be keen to know more please click the link below.