Audit Manager Job in Nairobi

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Our Client is a well-established and highly respected local Financial Advisory Firm that deals in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.  


JOB SUMMARY:

The client is looking for an individual who has gained experience in external audit operations. This individual should also possess an audit and accounting background.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide guidance and expertise to professional staff and participate in the conduct of a wide range of assurance services, with a particular focus on complex and specialized issues, including audits, controls reviews, remediation projects, and assistance with regulatory compliance
  • Develop team members by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team.
  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback / training.
  • Understand the clients industry, key performance drivers, business trends, and emerging technical and industry developments.
  • Plan engagement objectives to ensure compliance with professional standards and appropriately address risk. Prepare and review management communications, proposals budgets, and negotiate fees and overruns
  • Review and approve for signing all financial statements, opinions and reports and other deliverable documents for clients.
  • Maintain relationships with other engagement teams and monitor team progress against plan and drive performance as required.
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop long term relationships and networks both internally and externally.
  • Provide management over a portfolio of clients and deliver high quality audit and assurance service, including preparing and reviewing audit plans and work.
  • Achieve team and individual budgets and business plan / performance objectives.
  • Manages project financials, including budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection and variance recognition.
  • Maintain the highest technical and professional standard.
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks.
  • Addresses situation before they come crises and develops solutions to avoid recurrence,
  • Providing additional help and guidance to clients on a consultancy basis.
  • Participants in the development of ways to meet client needs, contributes to proposal delivery.
  • Identifying ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value.
  • Monitor and control auditing staff.
  • Coach, train and develop auditing staff to upgrade their knowledge.
  • Be seen as a role model for auditing professionals.
  • Carry out practice management activities e.g. resourcing client billing etc.
  • Planning and performing operational and financial audits
  • Identifying business process risks
  • Developing testing methodologies to evaluate the adequacy of controls
  • Documenting the results of the evaluations
  • Developing recommendations and reports based on audits and presenting these ideas to senior management
  • Formulating professional development and educational plans for junior staff members
  • Planning and allocating resources and individuals in accordance with skills and schedules
  • Undertake wider office activities, as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field, Masters degree preferred
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA (K) / ACCA)
  • 7 years continuous external audit experience in a wide range of sectors
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing
  • Experience using audit software like CaseWare, CCH, etc will be an added advantage
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills including leading teams of at least 10 team members.
  • Ability to work under high pressure to meet deadlines

KINDLY INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT AND EXPECTED REMUNERATION IN YOUR RESUME.

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