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External Auditor (File Review & Compliance)

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 +Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 4 months ago

  • Sector: Compliance, Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Paul Sherlock
  • Contact Email: psherlock@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2746
  • Expiry Date: 22 December 2023
  • Job Ref: PS/11100

Our client, one of the leading professional services groups in the UK and Ireland, is seeking an External Auditor to join their team. In this role, you will be responsible for evaluating and reporting on audit compliance with regulatory and internal standards by performing high quality independent and objective audit file reviews.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create a robust approach to file reviews and implement a consistent scoring methodology.
  • Undertake independent reviews of client audit files to the required standard and within the agreed timescales.
  • Carry out high quality and rigorous audit file reviews to ensure adherence to professional standards and firm policies.
  • Engage with audit colleagues to ensure any issues identified within file reviews are acted upon as appropriate.
  • Provide regular management information to allow Group Head of Risk and Compliance and Audit Compliance Director to measure and report to relevant management committees on the ongoing standards of client audit files within the firm.
  • Liaise with the wider Risk and Compliance function as necessary.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory framework relevant to the role, whilst practising effective risk management taking account of outcomes for clients.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related fields.
  • Professionally qualified to ACA standard or equivalent, with sufficient post qualified experience to support the level of this role.
  • Excellent technical knowledge in the field of audit and accounting and compliance regulation.
  • Experience of reviewing audit files or audit compliance work in practice with a proven track record in carrying out critical and constructive reviews of working papers.
  • Extensive experience in an accounting role with a focus on audit services within an accountancy practice firm environment.
  • Working knowledge of auditing software including MyWorking Papers, Caseware and CCH.
  • A high degree of organisational and project management skills.