Audit Director – Financial Services - London

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel


As a Audit and Advisory  Director with one of the UK’s leading professional service firms’  you will manage a  portfolio of clients in the asset management and challenger banking sectors and provide them with practical and efficient advice whilst developing strong working relationships.

You will also assist the partners in business development and marketing initiatives and leveraging opportunities to maximise fee income and to coach and mentor members within the Financial Services team.


  • Responsible for a portfolio of clients, managing the day to day caseload and resolving client queries without direct supervision from the partners
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the department and take responsibility for project implementation
  • Knowledge and understanding of all ongoing cases within the department in order to deal professionally with all enquiries
  • Provide support to Senior Managers and Associate Directors to ensure they maximise their teams potential
  • Responsible for financial billing targets, reviewing billing targets, utilisation rates, recovery rates, chargeable hours etc.
  • Agree/negotiate clients fees per engagement as appropriate
  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of UK GAAP and / or IFRS
  • Provide input for policy setting, as well as implement systems and controls for the department
  • Responsible for junior and senior members of staff, on clients matters regarding, all internal/external communications, including written work to ensure they meet the firms professional standards
  • Plan and manage the allocation of staff within your team maximising overall recovery rates and minimising risk
  • Ensure that all members of the team fully understand their roles and any developments that affect them
  • Deal confidently with confrontational situations and support team members when they face such situations
  • Be involved in the interview process for staff in accordance with the firm’s guidelines
  • Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, developing niche markets/ growing and developing the client portfolio
  • Develop internal and external contacts in order to maximise cross selling opportunities, building strong client rapport
  • Take an active involvement in marketing initiatives

Personal and professional qualities

  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience operating at director level in a similar role is required
  • Proven experience in client management
  • Proven Assurance experience in producing high quality audits
  • Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Assurance experience of Financial Services clients
  • CASS assurance experience


  • Assurance experience from a practice background would be a distinct advantage
  • Exposure / working knowledge of PROaudit
  • Experience of analytical review approach desirable
  • Business development experience and interest would be a distinct advantage


  • Contribute to technical / professional direction in own area of specialism; is recognised across the firm for knowledge, experience and expertise
  •  Identify and selects the most appropriate option when faced with an issue, and is accountable for the end results to the business and clients
  • Manage and leads a team with responsibility for meeting budget requirements and providing input to people, budget and process decisions
  • Manage a portfolio of varied and complex clients
  • Identifies and acts on business opportunities with new and existing clients, generating recognised leads across the firm
  • Has in-depth knowledge of the firm’s services and converses confidently about the firm to external contacts, building and developing robust relationships within the industry sector

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