Professional Services Recruitment

Principal Auditor - Edinburgh

£45,000 - £55,000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1783 Date Posted: Tuesday 20 Apr 2021
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Wilkinson and Associates is partnering with a global asset management company based in Edinburgh. They have an excellent opportunity for the role of a Principal Auditor to support the Audit Manager and Head of Audit.

The position will be responsible for the delivery of audits through the entire audit process from planning through to issue management and closure of the Finance division.

The position requires a qualified accountant with strong communication skills, comfortable working in a stimulating working environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to build strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

You should be organised and self-motivated, providing the high standard of work needed to maintain best practice across a globally reaching savings and investment business. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate individual to learn and build your expertise in a supportive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collating and reviewing information on business areas for auditing.
  • Interviewing management to understand processes followed and discussing potential audit observations.
  • Writing and reviewing working papers to ensure they comply with the agreed standards and discussing findings with the Audit Manager and the Head of Audit.
  • Drafting internal audit reports and assisting with finalising the findings and observations with audit management, and supporting in issue assurance management and closure.
  • Building strong and effective working relationships with senior management, teams and external auditors.
  • Assisting the Audit Manager and Head of Audit in providing briefings to the Audit Director ahead of committee meetings.
  • Assisting with the annual planning exercise to identify the areas of highest risk within the organisation and they key areas that should be audited.

Required skills and attributes:

  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g., Accountant / Actuary / Auditor) with relevant post qualification experience
  • Experience of working closely with senior management and Audit Committees to understand and deliver against expectations
  • Detailed knowledge of audit tools, techniques and industry best practice
  • Good understanding of risk and controls.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and the wider business.
  • Strong project management skills.