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Audit & Accounts Director

Ref: 9219999

  • Highly Competitive
  • 15 Jan 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

Audit Director, Dublin Reference: 9219999 My client, a successful boutique accountancy, advisory and taxation firm based in Dublin city centre has an excellent opportunity for a senior audit professional to lead their growing audit department who works with Irish domestic companies offering the right person a long-term career within the firm with strong potential for career development with future opportunities at partner level. Due to strong growth within the firm they are currently seeking to recruit a commercially focused Audit Director on a permanent basis. Reporting at Partner level (and directly with clients) the role will be focused on managing a client diverse client portfolio. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical mindset with the ability to assess risk and evaluate controls. You are a self-motivated and intellectually curious person with the desire to grow your business/technical acumen to remain current on business developments, industry trends, emerging risks, and changes to the financial and regulatory environments. Core Job Responsibilities: • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Audit Department. • Manage workflow within the department, provide an unrivalled client service, lead on business development and deliver the departments commercial performance. • Manage a portfolio of Audit and Account clients providing all round accounting services and advice. • Responsible for Quality Assurance Audit Planning, ensuring plans appropriately address audit objectives. • Lead and conduct team‐oriented, department-wide reviews of audit workpapers and be responsible for identifying and aggregating Quality Assurance Themes. • Act as First line reviewer of detailed Quality Assurance results and draft Quality Assurance Audit reports. • Oversee billing, collections, and profitability per assignment within the department. • Manage client company secretarial compliance. • Accounts preparation for sole traders, limited companies and partnerships with the provision of ad hoc tax related duties. • Supervision and development of staff within the department providing guidance on the application of tools and best practice methodologies. Ideal Candidate Profile: • Qualified ACCA/ACA/CPA with several years post qualification experience. • Number of years’ experience working and leading in a team environment. • Track record in a mid-tier practice environment at manager level in a quality driven firm. • A strong understanding of risks and controls. • Practical audit experience, such as conducting risk assessments, creating and executing audit programs, executing and/or leading audits via appropriate use of technology, tools, guidance and methodology. • Expert knowledge of relevant accounting standards. • Effective supervision and time management skills with a capacity to prioritise work efficiently. • Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical thinking and intellectual curiosity. • A strong blend of technical ability, judgement, and commercial awareness. • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. For more information regarding this role please contact Sandra Berger-O'Brien on 01-6621000 or E-mail s.berger-obrien@brightwater.ie or apply via the link.