Audit Assistant Manager (Happy to talk flexible working)

  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Glasgow, UK
  • 02 Aug, 2020

Job Description

JobDescription Summary: To take ownership of allocated assignments in a way that meets and exceeds client expectations while taking responsibility for managing and developing employees Job Description: Markets • Is actively involved in the production and presentation of proposals for new work • Is actively involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm, is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers • Liaises with other departments to maximise client satisfaction Clients • Manages a client portfolio and builds and maintains good working relationships with all colleagues and clients • Assists the audit manager and partner in establishing audit objectives and overall scope • Co-ordinates all aspects of audit planning including scheduling and attending client meetings, internal review requirements and production of planning documents • Ensures key matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage are properly assessed • Co-ordinates and oversees all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion • Reviews the work of in-charge accountants including key audit areas and also of office specialists (tax, risk) • Addresses high level technical and audit issues ensuring the audit team are able to concentrate on core audit issues • Highlights all key issues which may affect the audit opinion to audit manager or partner • Ensures that audit work papers have been properly reviewed and that audit files are completed in a timely manner and are properly filed and maintained • Determines that all audit reports reflect the work performed and meet set reporting and auditing standards • Maintains up to date understanding of clients' business • Addresses concerns regarding an audit assignment with audit partner • Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures, including being familiar with and consulting the audit manual and advising junior staff on application of procedures People • Manages audit teams on specific assignments • Motivates and coaches team members and provides feedback through regular communication and timely appraisal whilst being familiar with relevant training and development options • Is actively involved in the interview and recruitment processes • Maintains understanding of audit methodology • Contributes to departmental and office meetings Operations and results • Controls the audit in relation to timescales and risk management procedures • Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service • Accurately records time spent, documents reasons for overruns and assists with or undertakes overrun negotiations • Communicates workload with manager or partner

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