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Audit Advisor

24 June 20222022-06-24
Glasgow, Central belt
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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 Audit Advisor, to join their team in Glasgow.

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 fieldwork stage, with guidance, and referring queries to more senior members of the audit team
  • Attend planning and clearance meetings, taking an active role the meeting preparation, contributing to discussion and answering queries where appropriate, both from audit team and client
  • Review draft accounts, issue to client 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 of a client 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.