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Senior Auditor

Employer
RSM
Location
Low Hill, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Auditor
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As one of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions -- we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

Overall Purpose

Responsible for undertaking a range of complex and specialist audits at client's sites, in accordance with our Internal Audit standards. Working as an individual and leading a team to deliver high quality Internal Audits within required timescales and budgets

Responsibilities
  • To understand the key risks identified by Management and the controls put in place to address those risks within each area of the Client’s Annual Audit Plan
  • To manage, perform and control internal audit assignments embracing assignment planning programming, conduct and control of audit work and reporting findings
  • To draft audit planning documents for approval / review by Client / Management
  • Preparing draft audit reports and working paper files to high quality standards and within the SLA on allocated audits
  • To lead and supervise more junior staff on individual assignments including staff motivation, discipline and technical audit guidance
  • To provide job training and guidance for auditors and training for more junior auditors
  • To perform the audit of more complex and specialist areas
  • To undertake review work in respect of significant findings
  • To assist management in ensuring that assignments are completed to time and budget
  • Assessment of performance of Team Members and provision of feedback
  • To be aware of and advise management of any potential additional work opportunities at existing clients
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across a wide variety of clients
  • To participate in the firm’s appraisal and development process
  • It is the duty of all employees to ensure they are familiar with and comply with all the firm’s policies e.g. health and safety etc.
  • Any other duties as required by management


Technical skills
  • Previous experience of working in internal audit
  • To have good technical knowledge of the internal audit process, individual subjects and sector issues relevant to your work
  • Ability to review and control technical content of work of others to ensure compliance with relevant regulation and Internal Audit Standards
  • To provide support as required to team members
  • To understand the range of additional services that the firm can provide to meet clients’ needs
  • Identification and pro-active management of own training and development needs

Communication (oral, electronic, written)
  • Oral - able to express ideas and information with clarity and confidence, especially when communicating with clients
  • Good working relationship with clients to understand their needs and requirements
  • Relay appropriate and timely information in respect of assignments to others
  • Listening - demonstrate the ability to listen, evaluate and apply information gained
  • Written - prepare draft reports and technical working papers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Gain confidence and respect of colleagues and clients
  • Share own experience and expertise with others
  • Encourage teamwork and develop leadership skills

Commitment /Attitude to work
  • Take responsibility for resolving issues by either dealing with it personally or referring upwards where required
  • Take responsibility for self-development
  • Be able to train, coach and develop team members and provide support to other staff as required
  • Show enthusiasm and self-motivation to provide excellent service
  • Show respect for others by listening to their views and suggestions
  • Be a team player by putting the team's needs before your own
  • Be pro-active and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, such as raising queries and challenging existing practices
  • Ability to be flexible when managing inconsistent and varying workloads

Other
  • The post holder will be expected to travel to more local client's sites in their own time
  • Occasional overnight stays away from home will be necessary
  • Access to a car and full Driving Licence required

Qualifications
  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, IIA or CIMA. Consideration will be given to those who are nearing completion of their qualification.

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM
At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client's needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That's why we're working together to ensure our firm's principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.
At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

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