job / audit senior manager east central scotland edinburgh 3821
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Audit Senior Manager - Edinburgh

£Competitive Salary + Car Allowance + Benefits - Audit & Risk
Ref: 3821 Date Posted: Saturday 29 Dec 2018
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Lusona’s client, a Big 4 Accountancy firm, are now looking to appoint an Audit Senior Manager for their audit practice in Edinburgh.

As Audit Senior Manager, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a large and varied client base, including OMB’s, multi-nationals and international businesses with global subsidiaries. You will be responsible for the end-to-end management and delivery of large external audit assignments for your own portfolio of clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the audit process from planning through to completion.
  • Managing audit engagements, overseeing supervisors’ and audit assistants’ work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KAM requirements.
  • Considering all relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of engagements.
  • Overseeing and directing the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of audit engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KAM and business requirements, ensuring effective service delivery and maximising recoverability.
  • Involvement in the direction, coaching and mentoring of managers, assistant managers and assistants to achieve the efficient service delivery of audits in a cost-effective and timeous manner, working to required audit standards and deadlines.
  • Maintaining and building successful client relationships as well as those with other business departments and staff to ensure valuable information sharing in the provision of current and future Audit requirements.
  • Involvement in the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business plan, offering support on issues that have been identified as a result of organizational change or following changes in client focus.
  • Assisting Directors and Partners in monitoring the quality and effectiveness of audit services, offering regular feedback and reflection on audit quality and improvement

You will be professionally qualified (ACA/ACCA/CA/CPA) with significant experience working at Senior Manager level within external audit. You must have sound knowledge and experience of IFRS and UK GAAP and previous audit experience in large corporates. Prior 'Big 4' experience is desireable, but not essential. You will have knowledge and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken) essential, along with developed leadership and influencing skills.

£Competitive Salary + Car Allowance + Benefits. For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Lynsey Kerr on (0)131 516 4333 or email