Audit Senior
P&A Grant Thornton
Makati City, Manila, Philippines
18h ago
source : ACCA

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Engagement Management

  • Provide input to, and works closely with, Engagement Manager in planning and scheduling work to be done on engagements, including the preparation of estimated time budgets and staffing requirements
  • Participate and document the engagement planning and risk assessment meetings
  • Develop an audit plan, in coordination with the engagement manager or partner, which includes understanding the client’s business and industry, and government regulations and requirements affecting the client
  • Ensure that requests for necessary audit schedules and documents are sent to the client ahead of the scheduled fieldwork
  • Tailor procedures in the methodology tool in consultation with the Engagement Manager or Partner, as warranted by the client’s business practices, identified risks, and accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that staff assistants receive adequate supervision and observes proper protocol in dealing with clients
  • Assign specific responsibilities to staff assistants based on the latter’s experience and capabilities
  • Ensure that staff assistants understand their responsibilities and that they are provided with appropriate on-the-job training
  • Perform detailed work procedures that cannot be delegated to staff assistants such as overall analysis of the client’s business and its effects to its financial statements as well as detailed analysis on certain critical financial statement accounts of the client
  • Supervise and review the work of staff assistants including supervision during the observation of physical inventory and capital assets count
  • Perform preliminary review of financial statements, audit reports, and income tax returns, and management letters in preparation for the review of the engagement manager
  • Ensure that the planned audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy the Firm’s audit objectives and support the report;
  • and ensures that the Firm's workpaper standards are complied with

  • Ensure that the engagement team meets the client’s set deadline
  • Perform the cleaning up and archiving of the Explorer file and other working papers at the conclusion of every engagement and within the prescribed period of archiving
  • Client Relations

  • Establish and maintain clear coordination and good working relationship with the client personnel at all times
  • Keep the client aware of significant development in accounting standards and other areas that affect their businesses
  • Make himself available at all times during business hours or while the engagement is on-going for clients’ queries and requests
  • Provide immediate assistance and / or advice for the professional needs of the clients
  • Discuss with appropriate client personnel any audit issues that are encountered during the audit, after getting resolution based on discussion with the engagement manager
  • People Management

  • Provide timely feedback to staff assistants about their job performance, i.e., their strong and weak points and areas for improvement
  • Accomplish and discuss Performance Review Reports (PRRs) of staff assistants immediately after every engagement
  • Participate in an annual performance review process through deliberations on the overall performance of staff assistants
  • Administrative Functions

  • Perform final quality review on the deliverables of other engagement teams when requested in accordance with the quality control policies and procedures of the Firm
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated or assigned by the engagement manager or partner
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • At least two years of experience as an auditor in a public accounting firm, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to communicate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Strong organization and follow up skills
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Reliability
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and ensure successful results
  • Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and other spreadsheet programs
  • YEARS OF EXPERIENCE : 3

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