Team Inspector

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Contact:

    Yemi Jackson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Role: Team Inspector

Location: London

Salary: £84,800

As a member of the audit quality review (AQR) team, successful candidates will participate in reviews of the Big 4 and other audit firms dealing with senior partners and staff at those firms. AQR work covers both inspections of individual audits and reviews of firm-wide arrangements to support audit quality and meet ethical requirements. AQR also periodically undertakes thematic inspections which focus on particular aspects of audit across a sample of audits and firms.

The Role:
Team Inspector
The role provides a unique insight into how the major firms operate and how they are responding to current issues in the profession and the changes in regulatory requirements. Successful candidates will have the satisfaction of being able to influence the practices and procedures of the major audit firms to enhance quality. They will be given responsibility for significant elements of projects relevant to the regulation of auditors, including:

  • Leading/ participating in regular meetings and ongoing discussions with audit team members including senior partners for major audits and other projects
  • Making an assessment of the work carried out on major audits. This includes the appropriateness of judgements made on key audit and accounting issues and the sufficiency and appropriateness of the audit evidence obtained
  • Communicating findings on the individual audits reviewed to the relevant audit firms and the Audit Committee Chair. There are also opportunities to contribute to the individual firm and thematic inspection reports which summarise the results of AQR’s inspection activities
  • Undertaking firm-wide procedures and thematic inspections. These are wide-ranging in nature and include an assessment of the firms’ processes and audit methodologies and the impact these have on audit quality
  • Building constructive and professional relationships with senior management and engagement teams at the audit firms

The Person: Team Inspector
An accounting qualification coupled with membership of ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS or ICAI (or equivalent) are required. Experience at Audit Senior Manager or above in public practice is essential with experience working in a large UK audit firm preferred. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Recent experience of auditing UK listed companies and/ or other major entities
  • Strong technical auditing and accounting skills (including a good knowledge of IFRS)
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to make sound decisions about the significance of issues
  • Excellent oral communication skills with the confidence and the ability to engage with and, where appropriate, challenge the judgements made by senior partners and engagement teams. The ideal candidate should be able to manage the resolution of sensitive issues and potentially confrontational situations in a constructive and professional manner
  • Strong written skills with the ability to express issues in a clear, balanced and concise manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective project management skills with the ability and confidence to lead projects and to work autonomously
  • Experience of working in highly effective teams and recognises when it is appropriate to consult with /involve others
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory and audit environment


Rewards and benefits

  • We offer competitive remuneration packages, including 30 days annual leave plus ability to buy extra leave.
  • We have a strong work/life balance ethos.