Insurance Audit Senior Managers – Big 4 – Various UK Locations – Visa Sponsorship Available

Job Details:

Our big 4 client’s insurance audit practice is market-leading with an extensive portfolio of flagship clients across all areas of the market – Life, Non-Life, London Markets and Broking. Their team of 350 experts deliver audit services to clients from offices across the UK. This provides their people with a varied experiences and great opportunities to learn and develop.Joining Insurance Audit will allow you to work on both large and smaller audits. There is a broad range of client roles to align to your interest or give you a new challenge.

Understanding our clients’ businesses and the risks they face is at the heart of what they do and is of utmost importance in upholding the highest levels of audit quality.

The role:

As a Senior Manager, you’ll lead a team of forward-thinking individuals to deliver high-quality audits. You’ll be responsible, alongside the audit engagement leader, for developing and nurturing relationships with our client’s senior leaders and working with them to plan the audit process from beginning to end.

A rewarding career path awaits – join their team to develop yourself as a strategic leader, benefit from the wide range of development opportunities and contribute to the audit business’s success.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading large multi-location, often international, teams using your people and relationship management skills to deliver high-quality audit work from project planning to completion.
  • Developing trusted senior client relationships and demonstrating curiosity that allows you to have insightful conversations and provide appropriate challenges during the Audit.
  • Building connections across teams and specialist areas within the firm to bring insight to the organisations we audit. This includes managing specialist teams supporting the audit, building consensus around conflicting views and making recommendations where appropriate.
  • Leading the delivery of complex or judgemental audit work areas, including identifying issues, analysing multiple data points to draw informed conclusions and clearly articulating these conclusions in written and verbal form to senior stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the team’s audit documentation meets the highest standards, reviewing financial statements to ensure they comply with relevant requirements.
  • Managing audit engagements’ financial and resource aspects demonstrates a commercial approach.
  • Leading internal projects supporting the firm and the lines of service, acting as a role model, mentor and coach for junior staff members in your business unit.
  • Putting the team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations; and 
  • Encouraging an inclusive team environment that promotes innovative thinking, collaboration and constructive challenge – helping people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates with insurance sector experience  who technically qualify in their home country by experience);
  • A high level of experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and be highly skilled in using international standards on auditing.
  • Highly developed project management skills and a strong track record of managing larger or more complex audits to the highest standard from planning to completion.
  • Can communicate complex or contentious audit matters clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form to colleagues and senior client stakeholders.
  • Has the ability to offer considered points of view in client conversations around broader industry topics and provide a knowledgeable challenge to senior clients in the context of an audit; and
  • Takes pride in their work and the Audit profession. Shows resilience and demonstrates dedication to self-development, including being agile and innovative in the digital world.

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Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: England

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