Senior Manager, Corporate Audit - Thames Valley

Department: Corporate Audit

Location: Thames Valley

Closing Date: 30 August 2024

Senior Manager, Corporate Audit - Thames Valley

About Crowe

Crowe is a leading national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with global reach and local expertise. We are an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the top 10 accounting networks in the world, with access to more than 40,000 people in 150 countries and across 798 offices globally.

Our vision is to be recognised as essential to the future success of our clients by helping them to answer tomorrow’s questions, and make smart decisions that have lasting value through the highest quality audit, tax, advisory and risk services.

Crowe is where talented people can realise their potential, are successful and enjoy what they do by making a positive difference to our clients, communities and each other.

At Crowe, our aim is to create a community where regardless of gender, identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, education or background, everyone is valued, can flourish and achieve their full potential.

Senior Manager, Corporate Audit, Thames Valley

Senior Managers in our Audit division are required to lead teams on a range of Audit assignments. This role is focussed on corporate entities, with international and domestic companies and groups as well as listed business making up a large part of our client portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • To perform audits from planning, fieldwork & completion within agreed budget for the assignment, taking on responsibility for ownership and completion of each audit assignment.
  • Demonstrates importance of meeting clients’ needs and takes responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high-quality work that exceeds clients’ expectations.
  • Supports the project management of the audit and monitors and implements improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness without compromising quality.
  • Direct, coach and mentor audit teams to assist them in the delivery of engagements.
  • Identifies where consultation is required and leads discussions with technical, the client, the team and other specialists and provides a potential solution to enable appropriate evaluation and review.
  • To adhere to deadlines, including prompt notification to the partner where problems are likely to arise or as they arise on each assignment.
  • Identify where other experts in the firm can provide relevant services to respond to client business needs – taking the initiative in making relevant introductions as necessary.
  • Manage work in progress and billing on client assignments.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports to senior management and Audit Committees/Boards.
  • Be proactive in Business Development activities and grow, maintain and monitor your own network.
  • Undertake additional duties as reasonably required.

Technical skills, experience & knowledge:

  • Strong technical knowledge of auditing and different accounting standards
  • Able to provide practical, proactive business advice for clients, while recommending innovative solutions regarding specific challenges to a Partner
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of business cycle controls, recognising the audit risks and business implications where controls are absent, ineffective, or inefficient.
  • Experience in working with complex groups, reporting structures and liaising with component auditors.

Required Qualifications:

  • CCAB body membership, e.g. ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS, ICAI, AICPA is essential.
  • Ensures adequate CPD is undertaken in relevant disciplines/client sectors.

Additionally, as a Senior Manager in the audit function at Crowe and as a future leader of our business, we look for the behaviours, values and skills detailed below.

Working with clients

Client relationships: You will develop a practical awareness of the clients’ operations and will make sure that the day-to-day delivery of the work runs smoothly and will escalate any issues, if needs be.

Client care & adding value: You ensure all client requests are dealt with promptly and that any issues are raised quickly and dealt with efficiently and effectively. You take ownership to resolve problems quickly in a proactive and friendly manner.

Engaging with the big picture: Demonstrate our core values in everything you do – attention to quality, professionalism, integrity, approachability and relationships. Seek opportunities to grow and develop your own networks with colleagues in other teams as well as seeking an understanding of the bigger picture beyond your own team or area of responsibility.

Business Development: When required, you will be involved in pitch preparation and business development meetings, taking the opportunity to shadow and learn from more experienced colleagues. Developing and maintaining personal networks of contacts.

Working with people

Motivating & developing people: Coach those you are supervising towards maximum contribution and job satisfaction. Act as a mentor to less experienced members of the team. Support their "on the job" learning through actively encouraging involvement and discussion on tasks, challenges and decision making, where appropriate.

Leading & Managing people: Getting the best from others through effective communication, engaging with the team, leading by example and demonstrating a confident, "can do' attitude.

Communicating with impact: You are able to adjust your behaviour, style, approach and means of communication towards another person to gain their commitment or agreement to a course of action. Present a clear argument, avoiding excessive use of jargon.

Delivering as a Team: You will work with and lead others to achieve a common goal, motivating others, resolving any disputes and adapting your communication style to meet the needs of the group and situation.

Why choose Crowe?

At Crowe we understand that it is often the culture and values of a firm that are most important when looking for a new workplace.

Whether you’re working in statutory audit, corporate tax or you’re a marketing or HR specialist, we place our people at the centre of everything that we do; promoting a collaborative, inclusive and friendly culture while remaining passionate about supporting and developing our people as they build their careers. We listen to our people and adapt to their changing needs alongside the needs of our growing business. We invest in our people to help them be the best they can be.

We value new ideas and innovation, and welcome people who are committed to making a difference by delivering excellent services to our people, clients and communities.

At Crowe, you will find the specialist knowledge, the resources and the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career, with continued learning and development, highly competitive salaries and flexible benefits.

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