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Audit Advisor

29 June 20222022-06-29
Aberdeen City
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Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be partnered with a tech-enabled, fast-expanding accountancy practice firm, providing audit and accounting, tax, payroll and HR, outsourcing and advisory solutions globally from offices in Scotland, England and Ireland. We are directly engaged to assist in recruiting for the position of Audit Advisor / Analyst, to join their team in Aberdeen.

Key Responsibilities:

Purpose of the role/key responsibilities:

  • Execute planning and completion of audit work in line with internal processes and procedures and due consideration of resources and budget, with guidance
  • Take responsibility for planning, fieldwork, and completion of audits, taking a key role in the audit team, managing delivery expectations, and highlighting any issues at an early stage
  • Identify and undertake more complex  audit  areas  during the fieldwork  stage,  with  guidance,  and refer queries to more senior members of the audit team
  • Attend planning and  clearance  meetings,  taking  an  active  role in the  meeting  preparation,  contributing  to the discussion and answering queries where appropriate, both from the audit team and client
  • Review draft accounts, issue to clients and deal with any queries arising, with guidance
  • Demonstrate the ability to act as the client’s main point of contact on-site during audit fieldwork, dealing with queries and identifying areas where other service lines could provide support
  • Manage work delegated to junior members of the team while still being responsible for overall delivery to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of recoveries, quotes provided for work, lock up, scope creep and WIP
  • Initiate fee preparation and be able to undertake complex WIP analysis

Required Experience:

Experience and skill set required for the role:

  • A professional accountancy qualification –ACCA/ICAS or equivalent
  • Newly qualified or part qualified considered
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Experience in a client-facing facing role
  • Strong communication skills –both written and oral
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to develop ideas into practice

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the relevant experience, looking for a new challenge to work within a fast-paced environment.