Audit Manager

Job Description:

  • Supports the Partner on delivery of designated engagement / project, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables
  • Tracks outputs against Service Level Agreement and reports to Partner on any unforeseen issues arising
  • Seeks to identify additional sales opportunities in client business
  • Assists in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request
  • Is a support resource in planning of sales presentations and client negotiation teams for new and retained business
  • Develops market network in business and builds relationships that generate leads
  • Builds relationships across Exceed service lines to understand broader offerings and seeks opportunities for cross-selling
  • Generates innovative solutions on projects / engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to client
  • Operational Effectiveness
    • Leads delivery of team and identifies and addresses any areas of concern in outputs
    • Manages engagement/project risk to ensure that the firm’s risk policies as well as risk to client confidentiality is aligned at all times
    • Consistently reviews and analyses standard and quality of team deliverables and implements changes as necessary
    • Meets regularly with client and client teams to understand issues, anticipate needs and address these
    • Keeps Partner updated on status of engagement
    • Communicates need for any changes in engagement / project plan to Partner for discussion with Engagement sponsor / client
    • Provides ongoing communication to teams on status of engagement / project, changes, achievements, etc.
    • Drives Exceed values of exceptional service to clients, growing the firm’s brand and talent development
  • Development/Growth of Team
    • Shares expertise and knowledge with team members and counselees on an ongoing basis
    • Develops good working relationships with key talent in team
    • Monitors resource requirements for engagement and communicates to Partner the need for increase / decrease in team headcount
    • Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area
  • Budgets / Profitability
    • Manages engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management
    • Monitors that time and expenses on engagement are accurately recorded and submitted weekly
    • Manages WIP on engagement and ensures billings are timeously done and collections followed up

Qualifications:

  • To support the partner in delivery of services to / at client premises on specific delegated engagements
  • Manage project plans to optimize engagements
  • Leverages a deep understanding of audit and risk advisory services and stakeholder needs to deliver high quality engagements
  • Become an expert in risk assessments and audit responses
  • Audit professionals are required to obtain an understanding of the entity and its environment, including the entity’s internal control. This is a continuous dynamic process of gathering, updating and analysing information throughout the audit.
  • Audit professionals are also required to have knowledge of relevant accounting standards applicable to the entity.
  • Auditors are required to perform risk assessment procedures to provide a basis for the identification and assessments of the risks of material misstatement
  • Integrate engagement teams and manage referred work
  • Involving internal specialists early and often in audits leads to cohesive, well integrated engagement teams. As auditors we have a responsibility to understand the scope of work performed by the experts and specialists, supervise their procedures, review their working papers and understand the conclusions that they reach.
  • Supervision, communication and review in relation to the work performed by component auditors are important activities to determine appropriate identification and response to assessed risks of material misstatement to the group financial statements
  • Make appropriate use of tools, guidance and methodology
  • Delivery of high quality audits via a number of enablers:
  • Professional Excellence: Tools and resources for audit practitioners that focus on behaviours required to deliver the highest professional excellence
  • Development and management of a project plan is a critical component to executing high quality audits. A robust project plan includes key activities, milestones, deadlines, and priorities for all engagement team members, professionals, component auditors and specialists
  • Formulate reasonable judgements and conclusions in order to deliver informative and timely outputs
  • Applying knowledge of business, financial accounting and reporting and information technology
  • Researching the topic and considering different perspectives
  • Evaluating alternatives in the light of the relevant facts and circumstances
  • Considering whether a suitable process was followed in reaching a conclusion and whether sufficient appropriate audit evidence exists to support it
  • Consulting as appropriate documenting the conclusion and the rationale for it
  • Apply Ethical and Professional Standard
  • Compliance with auditing and accounting standards, relevant laws and regulations (including specific local laws and regulations), ethical standards, independence requirements and the audit firm's quality control procedures

How to Apply:

  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.