Pensions Audit Associate (Full, Part, and Flexible working patterns considered)

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
08 Jan 2019
Closes
08 Feb 2019
Ref
R1018084
Contract Type
Permanent

Pensions Audit Associate (Full, Part, and Flexible working patterns considered)

Job Description Summary:

We are a flexible employer and can offer a range of flexible working patterns from part to full-time, as well as working from home.

To work as part of a team, carrying out audit testing as instructed and gaining an understanding of the fundamental principles of the audit process; providing support as well as offering guidance and assistance to junior colleagues; effectively and efficiently carry out assignments.

Job Description:

Markets

  • Identifies where relevant knowledge and expertise sits within the firm and the methods of accessing it
  • Develops and maintains contacts in the business community and with university or college alumni
  • Maintains and grows network of contacts elsewhere in the firm in order to share relevant knowledge and information and prevent duplication of effort
  • Proactively identifies clients' needs that can be satisfied from the firm's services and informs the manager or partner
  • Involved in office marketing events and is an 'ambassador' of the firm

Clients

  • Leads larger assignments, including taking responsibility for all aspects of planning, completion and fieldwork management
  • Reviews work prepared by junior team members
  • Leads audit planning discussions to identify audit risks and understands the rationale for the audit strategy adopted
  • Is able to answer day to day audit queries from clients and consult with managers and partners appropriately demonstrating good judgement
  • Able to inform clients of new standards that will affect their business
  • Develops a good working relationships with client employees with whom you will have most contact
  • Adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures, consulting with colleagues as necessary
  • Notifies of any potential ethical breaches to managers and partners, making suggestions of how to address them
  • Addresses, researches and proposes firm conclusions in respect of technical and audit issues
  • Prepares draft Key Issue Memoranda, demonstrating an understanding for the client's business and ready for review by the manager, using a good standard of English
  • Liaises with other departments in the office, e.g. tax to ensure that jobs run efficiently and that client service is maintained

People

  • Contributes to departmental and office meetings and makes presentations at technical meetings
  • Maintains an understanding of audit methodology, challenging the audit approach and recommending improvements for greater robustness and efficiency
  • Proactive in managing client expectations
  • Develops supervisory and coaching skills, providing on-the-job learning to junior colleagues and delegating work appropriately
  • Provides junior colleagues with timely feedback, completing assignment appraisals
  • Asks for feedback on own progress and applies it going forward

Operations and results

  • Actively monitors budgets and timeframes on all assignments, taking responsibility for achievement of these
  • Exercises judgement as to whether work has been audited to an appropriate level
  • Manages the content of the files and is aware of the overall expectations for the team
  • Identifies opportunities for charging overruns and collates supporting evidence