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A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you'll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients' information.

Our team helps financial organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. Our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. While many of the rules of business have changed, the fundamentals haven't. You'll work alongside senior members of the client's management team in planning the audit process from beginning to end, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and fair presentation of our client's information.A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you'll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients' information.
Our team helps financial organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. Our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. While many of the rules of business have changed, the fundamentals haven't. You'll work alongside senior members of the client's management team in planning the audit process from beginning to end, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and fair presentation of our client's information.
About the team
The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignments. Our market leading Financial Services practice is looking for senior associates to work in our Audit team. We work with a significant number of listed companies across all areas of Banking, insurance and wealth management. We value a strong collaborative atmosphere and have a great calendar of social activities which you can join, so you'll feel at home with your new team.
About the role
In this position you will have a role on Audit assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills. You will gain the opportunity to work on a wide variety of Financial Services (FS) clients and a wide range of work which will include external audit, but also some internal audit and financial due diligence.
As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to
  • Provide audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
  • Provide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients
  • Work and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients service
  • Report directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
You will deliver a range of audit services and business advice to a variety of clients of all sizes, providing an excellent opportunity to embed both your project management and leadership skills. You will be responsible for ensuring we deliver the highest standards of service to our clients from engagement planning, day-to-day supervision of the audit team, client liaison through to audit completion.
Requirements
You will have strong technical knowledge, be an effective team player and have a track record in building and sustaining client relationships. You will be ACA qualified (or equivalent), have experience of executing assurance engagements from start to finish, and be used to working to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment.
Essential skills
  • ACA/ ACCA qualification (or equivalent)
  • Experience in working as part of a large audit team, delivering work to large companies and/or FS institutions
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Desire for continuous self-improvement
  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
  • A demonstrated ability to take responsibility and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines
  • Focussed and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)
  • A passion for delivering an exceptional client service
  • Proven ability in leading audit engagements, including planning, controlling and completing a diverse range of assignments
  • Strong analytical and organisational abilities
  • Experience of supervising and developing staff through coaching
  • Strong project management
Job Sector
Accountancy
Job Position
Auditor
City/Town
Manchester
Address
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Location
Manchester
Post date
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