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        • city of london, london
        • permanent
        • £90,000 - £100,000 per year
        • randstad financial services
        The Audit Quality Review (AQR) team monitors the quality of the audit work of statutory auditors and audit firms in the UK that audit Public Interest Entities (PIEs) and certain other entities within the scope retained by the company (these are currently large AIM/ Lloyd's Syndicates/Listed Non-UK). AQR also monitoring the quality of Major Local Audits. Our reviews of individual Major Local Audit engagements are intended to contribute to safeguarding and promoting improvement in the overall quality of Local Audit auditing in the UK.The Role:In this role you will be expected to: Lead and manage audit inspection work at the 7 major audit firms in respect to their major local audits, ensuring work is completed to a high standard and within specified deadlinesBuild constructive and professional relationships with the audit firm's senior management and audit teams in respect of major local audit and manage AQR's relationship with the relevant audit firms at a senior level on a day-to-day basis.As part of the extended management team for AQR, participate in other projects and inspection work as requiredThe Person:A qualified accountant with significant experience at a senior level in major local audits or the audit of other entities, together with experience of audit inspections. The ideal candidates will have: Strong technical auditing and accounting skills;Ability to challenge the judgements and quality of work performed by engagement partners at the audit firms and to deal with difficult situations in a sensitive manner, often in meetings where the AQR team is in the minority;Knowledge of industry matters and the ability to contribute to the various public sector forums that the business participate in along with engagement with other key stakeholders, such as CIPFA, NAO, ICAEW and PSAA.Strong communication skills, relating to both the drafting of reports and the presentation of inspection findings in a calm, firm and convincing way.Communicate difficult messages about audit quality issues to audit teams in a fair and balanced manner.Ability to quickly develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships both internally and externally.Strong report writing skills, including drafting of reports for publication.Effective project and time management skills to organise the overall local audit inspection programme and ensure reporting deadlines are met.Ability to maintain professional working relationships in a challenging and potentially confrontational and hostile environment.Ability to persuade senior personnel to accept and act on points raised.Knowledge of industry matters and the ability to contribute to the various public sector forums that the FRC participate in along with engagement with other key stakeholders, such as CIPFA, NAO, ICAEW and PSAA.Identify issues of non-compliance with the regulatory framework, including Auditing, Ethical and Quality Control Standards and Audit Regulations (feedback to other parts of the business and/or consideration of the need for Enforcement action may be required).Draft public reports on the local audit sector. Discuss findings internally and with the audit firms; agree action plans with the audit firms to address the issues raised. The quality of these reports is critical as they are typically scrutinised by the following: the audit firm, the Audit Registration Committee of the ICAEW or ICAS, the accounting and auditing profession, the boards of major companies, investors, other regulators such as the ICAEW and the media).Authoritative and able to instill in a professional team the confidence to take responsibility for their own file reviews and other areas of work.Able to command the respect of audit team and audit firm management as well as other senior staff.Delegation to, supervision of and provision of feedback to inspection teams of around eight professional staff at any one time.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        The Audit Quality Review (AQR) team monitors the quality of the audit work of statutory auditors and audit firms in the UK that audit Public Interest Entities (PIEs) and certain other entities within the scope retained by the company (these are currently large AIM/ Lloyd's Syndicates/Listed Non-UK). AQR also monitoring the quality of Major Local Audits. Our reviews of individual Major Local Audit engagements are intended to contribute to safeguarding and promoting improvement in the overall quality of Local Audit auditing in the UK.The Role:In this role you will be expected to: Lead and manage audit inspection work at the 7 major audit firms in respect to their major local audits, ensuring work is completed to a high standard and within specified deadlinesBuild constructive and professional relationships with the audit firm's senior management and audit teams in respect of major local audit and manage AQR's relationship with the relevant audit firms at a senior level on a day-to-day basis.As part of the extended management team for AQR, participate in other projects and inspection work as requiredThe Person:A qualified accountant with significant experience at a senior level in major local audits or the audit of other entities, together with experience of audit inspections. The ideal candidates will have: Strong technical auditing and accounting skills;Ability to challenge the judgements and quality of work performed by engagement partners at the audit firms and to deal with difficult situations in a sensitive manner, often in meetings where the AQR team is in the minority;Knowledge of industry matters and the ability to contribute to the various public sector forums that the business participate in along with engagement with other key stakeholders, such as CIPFA, NAO, ICAEW and PSAA.Strong communication skills, relating to both the drafting of reports and the presentation of inspection findings in a calm, firm and convincing way.Communicate difficult messages about audit quality issues to audit teams in a fair and balanced manner.Ability to quickly develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships both internally and externally.Strong report writing skills, including drafting of reports for publication.Effective project and time management skills to organise the overall local audit inspection programme and ensure reporting deadlines are met.Ability to maintain professional working relationships in a challenging and potentially confrontational and hostile environment.Ability to persuade senior personnel to accept and act on points raised.Knowledge of industry matters and the ability to contribute to the various public sector forums that the FRC participate in along with engagement with other key stakeholders, such as CIPFA, NAO, ICAEW and PSAA.Identify issues of non-compliance with the regulatory framework, including Auditing, Ethical and Quality Control Standards and Audit Regulations (feedback to other parts of the business and/or consideration of the need for Enforcement action may be required).Draft public reports on the local audit sector. Discuss findings internally and with the audit firms; agree action plans with the audit firms to address the issues raised. The quality of these reports is critical as they are typically scrutinised by the following: the audit firm, the Audit Registration Committee of the ICAEW or ICAS, the accounting and auditing profession, the boards of major companies, investors, other regulators such as the ICAEW and the media).Authoritative and able to instill in a professional team the confidence to take responsibility for their own file reviews and other areas of work.Able to command the respect of audit team and audit firm management as well as other senior staff.Delegation to, supervision of and provision of feedback to inspection teams of around eight professional staff at any one time.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • dundee, scotland
        • permanent
        • negotiable
        • randstad financial services
        One of my clients in Edinburgh are looking for a newly qualified/part qualified auditor, with the following attributes:Be fully qualified (CA, ACCA or equivalent) or be part qualified with practical experience of leading audit fieldworkPossess a strong track record of leading onsite auditsHave excellent technical knowledge and demonstrate a proactive approach to CPDDemonstrate a flexible attitude to work and be able, and willing, to take ownership for their workBe a strong team player and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        One of my clients in Edinburgh are looking for a newly qualified/part qualified auditor, with the following attributes:Be fully qualified (CA, ACCA or equivalent) or be part qualified with practical experience of leading audit fieldworkPossess a strong track record of leading onsite auditsHave excellent technical knowledge and demonstrate a proactive approach to CPDDemonstrate a flexible attitude to work and be able, and willing, to take ownership for their workBe a strong team player and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • cardiff, wales
        • permanent
        • £32,000 - £42,500 per year
        • randstad financial services
        Key Responsibilities: Preparing and reviewing financial statements, including quality review and checking/ proof reading Liaising with offshore accounts preparation teams Project management across a portfolio of clients Working with other Finance teams assisting with the following:○ Monthly management accounting - actuals, budgets and rolling forecasts ○ Financial accounting - preparing financial statements under applicable Reporting Standards ○ Accounts Payable/Receivable management ○ Preparation, reconciliation and presentation of balance sheet reviews to senior stakeholders ○ Collaborating with the client delivery teams in tasks and activities that span across operational project tracking and financial reporting○ Manage and coach our trainee accountants/ finance assistants in their roles in delivery Who we are looking for: Qualifications & Experience ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent) Good written and oral communication skills Proven ability to produce quality financial statements and financial work under pressure and to tight deadlines Good knowledge of IFRS and UK accounting standards, particularly disclosure requirements ● For work with our other Finance Solutions teams: Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications - Excel is a must ○ Experience in documenting and/or testing financial controls - desirable Attributes A strong accounting background Good analytical skills, commercial aptitude and professionally sceptical mindset (ability to identify issues, understand complex problems, draw sound conclusions) A strong desire to learn, a willingness to share knowledge and a strong team ethic ● The ability to coach and develop others Enthusiastic, diligent and energetic with a flexible approach in a rapidly changing environment ● A proven track record of providing exceptional service and establishing and maintaining strong relationships The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        Key Responsibilities: Preparing and reviewing financial statements, including quality review and checking/ proof reading Liaising with offshore accounts preparation teams Project management across a portfolio of clients Working with other Finance teams assisting with the following:○ Monthly management accounting - actuals, budgets and rolling forecasts ○ Financial accounting - preparing financial statements under applicable Reporting Standards ○ Accounts Payable/Receivable management ○ Preparation, reconciliation and presentation of balance sheet reviews to senior stakeholders ○ Collaborating with the client delivery teams in tasks and activities that span across operational project tracking and financial reporting○ Manage and coach our trainee accountants/ finance assistants in their roles in delivery Who we are looking for: Qualifications & Experience ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent) Good written and oral communication skills Proven ability to produce quality financial statements and financial work under pressure and to tight deadlines Good knowledge of IFRS and UK accounting standards, particularly disclosure requirements ● For work with our other Finance Solutions teams: Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications - Excel is a must ○ Experience in documenting and/or testing financial controls - desirable Attributes A strong accounting background Good analytical skills, commercial aptitude and professionally sceptical mindset (ability to identify issues, understand complex problems, draw sound conclusions) A strong desire to learn, a willingness to share knowledge and a strong team ethic ● The ability to coach and develop others Enthusiastic, diligent and energetic with a flexible approach in a rapidly changing environment ● A proven track record of providing exceptional service and establishing and maintaining strong relationships The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • newcastle upon tyne, north east
        • permanent
        • competitive
        • randstad financial services
        Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Using feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areasDelegating to others to provide stretch opportunities and coaching to help deliver resultsDeveloping new ideas and proposing innovative solutions to problemsUsing a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in the business areaReviewing your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevanceSharing relevant thought leadershipUsing straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing othersAbility to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality, diverse relationshipsUpholding the firm's code of ethics and business conductAbility to lead audit engagements from planning to completion Essential Skills and Experience: CA / ACA / ACCA/ICAS qualified (or international equivalent)Or part Qualified and working towards your full CA / ACA / ACCA / ICAS (or equivalent) qualificationOr have equivalent work experience in Audit (you're an international candidate who technically qualifies in your home country by experience)Experience of financial accounting and reportingThe ability to learn quicklyStrong project management skillsThe ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levelsExperienced in coaching junior staffPassion for qualityExperience of working to client deadlinesRandstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Using feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areasDelegating to others to provide stretch opportunities and coaching to help deliver resultsDeveloping new ideas and proposing innovative solutions to problemsUsing a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in the business areaReviewing your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevanceSharing relevant thought leadershipUsing straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing othersAbility to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality, diverse relationshipsUpholding the firm's code of ethics and business conductAbility to lead audit engagements from planning to completion Essential Skills and Experience: CA / ACA / ACCA/ICAS qualified (or international equivalent)Or part Qualified and working towards your full CA / ACA / ACCA / ICAS (or equivalent) qualificationOr have equivalent work experience in Audit (you're an international candidate who technically qualifies in your home country by experience)Experience of financial accounting and reportingThe ability to learn quicklyStrong project management skillsThe ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levelsExperienced in coaching junior staffPassion for qualityExperience of working to client deadlinesRandstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • city of london, london
        • permanent
        • competitive
        • randstad financial services
        Previous experience of IFRS, UK GAAP, consolidations and consolidated financial statements. Ideally would of managed/lead a small team.3-4 years PQE, with ACA or ACCA qualification Experience in complex consolidations and IFRSWill have full responsiblity for audit jobs from start to finish - including planning, fieldwork and finalisation - and reporting directly to a partner on smaller assignmentsWorking for a medium-sized practice who specialise in the Music, Media and Entertainment sector, as well as acting for a number of high profile sportsmen and women across a variety of sports. They offer a great work-life balance.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        Previous experience of IFRS, UK GAAP, consolidations and consolidated financial statements. Ideally would of managed/lead a small team.3-4 years PQE, with ACA or ACCA qualification Experience in complex consolidations and IFRSWill have full responsiblity for audit jobs from start to finish - including planning, fieldwork and finalisation - and reporting directly to a partner on smaller assignmentsWorking for a medium-sized practice who specialise in the Music, Media and Entertainment sector, as well as acting for a number of high profile sportsmen and women across a variety of sports. They offer a great work-life balance.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • city of london, london
        • permanent
        • competitive
        • randstad
        Our client is one of the world's largest professional services firms with a number of opportunities for experienced professionals within their risk assurance practice.Key duties include:- Responsibility for a number of engagements and projects in the risk management, governance and controls areas - Working on a broad range of clients and industries - Evaluating risks, controls, policies and procedures then producing reports for senior management- Deliver internal audit support including advisory work to clients To be considered you will: - Be a recently qualified accountant from practice with a strong audit and controls background - Be able to clearly demonstrate proficiency in performing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously - Have strong communication, analytical and report writing skills- Demonstrate the ability to manage client relationships at various levelsIf you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a permanent opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        Our client is one of the world's largest professional services firms with a number of opportunities for experienced professionals within their risk assurance practice.Key duties include:- Responsibility for a number of engagements and projects in the risk management, governance and controls areas - Working on a broad range of clients and industries - Evaluating risks, controls, policies and procedures then producing reports for senior management- Deliver internal audit support including advisory work to clients To be considered you will: - Be a recently qualified accountant from practice with a strong audit and controls background - Be able to clearly demonstrate proficiency in performing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously - Have strong communication, analytical and report writing skills- Demonstrate the ability to manage client relationships at various levelsIf you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a permanent opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        • edinburgh, scotland
        • permanent
        • negotiable
        • randstad financial services
        One of my clients in Edinburgh is looking for a newly qualified/part qualified auditor, with the following attributes:Be fully qualified (CA, ACCA or equivalent) or be part qualified with practical experience of leading audit fieldworkPossess a strong track record of leading onsite auditsHave excellent technical knowledge and demonstrate a proactive approach to CPDDemonstrate a flexible attitude to work and be able, and willing, to take ownership for their workBe a strong team player and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
        One of my clients in Edinburgh is looking for a newly qualified/part qualified auditor, with the following attributes:Be fully qualified (CA, ACCA or equivalent) or be part qualified with practical experience of leading audit fieldworkPossess a strong track record of leading onsite auditsHave excellent technical knowledge and demonstrate a proactive approach to CPDDemonstrate a flexible attitude to work and be able, and willing, to take ownership for their workBe a strong team player and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients.Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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