External Audit - Senior Associate

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • This is an exciting opportunity for one creating value that makes a real difference to a client's business. Our client requires a professional, who will be working closely with Regulators, Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and other financial institutions in the Region and internationally. One will be part of a dynamic team of experts in the application of audit methodology and audit techniques. One will be working as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution covering a wide portfolio of clients.


  • Company: International Auditing Firm
  • Location: Isle of Man
  • Date Posted: 9th October 2021
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Nationality: OPEN
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and ACCA/CPA/CA/ ACA designation or equivalent designation
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Responsible for supporting the development of the audit approach and complete planning procedures.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to junior members of the engagement team.
  • Examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and tangible items such as inventory, or plant and equipment, or watch certain processes and procedures being performed.
  • Completing a variety of areas of audit work which includes the identification of issues, analysis of data, articulation of findings and the ability to draw informed conclusions;
  • Building meaningful relationships and demonstrating curiosity that will allow you to have insightful conversations and provide visible challenge during the Audit;
  • Delegating to others to provide learning opportunities and coaching to help deliver the most effective audit approach;
  • Building connections across teams and specialist areas within the group, managing a variety of views and consulting where appropriate;
  • Developing new insights and proposing innovative solutions to help enhance audit quality;
  • Put the team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations.
  • Test the client organization's internal controls.
  • Assess significant estimates, judgements or assumptions made by management.
  • Verify and test financial statements and supporting disclosures.
  • Perform completion procedures to support issuance of the audit report.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, and Economics, Quantitative Analysis or other related major required.
  • ACCA/CPA/CA/ ACA designation or equivalent designation
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated progressive experience at the Senior Associate level working with a range of external audit clients in a professional services firm.
  • A strong understanding of IFRS and Accounting standards for either FS or Non FS Industries.
  • Experience and solid technical skills regarding applicable accounting reporting and auditing standards.
  • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality.
  • Previous experience in coaching and leading engagement teams.
  • Must come from one of the big 4 auditing firms
  • Good experience in managing staff and the ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Attention to detail, with genuine appetite for growth
  • Highly proficient in English - orally and written. One will be tested.

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