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FS Audit Technical Specialist - Funds

Grant Thornton
London (30 Finsbury Square)
£Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
26 Dec 2022

Job Details

More than you expected

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.


Job Description:


Within our Audit practice, we’re very keen to support and hire those who have had career breaks or time away from Audit, who would like to return to a busy, flexible auditing role. Our vacancies for qualified Auditors are all open to supporting the up-skilling and re-integration of returners to our business.


*This could be either a split role with FS Audit, or a full time technical role*


A look into the role

This unique role will provide technical advice and expertise to the FS assurance practice, by responding to financial reporting queries and performing financial statement ‘hot’ reviews for authorised funds.


Here are some things you can expect:

  • As part of the Financial Reporting technical and FS audit team, you’ll perform hot reviews for authorised funds, as well as respond to financial reporting queries. This role liaises closely with the Quality Support Team and you'll be a key contact from an FS perspective.

  • Responsibility for financial service methodology including alignment with the firm’s methodology and drafting authorised funds auditor report templates.

  • Assist audit teams with the understanding of FS specific audit approach and providing pointers on auditing new/difficult areas

  • Cold reviews will also be performed for FS Audit proposals.

  • Application and interpretation of the COLL and FCA Handbook and the implication on the authorised entities we audit

  • Help to maintain FS specific resources and templates (in some cases tailoring/developing specific FS working papers), as well as updating the relevant FS training on related audit concepts.

Knowing you’re right for us

  • The minimum criteria you’ll need are a professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, CA, ACCA or CIPFA) with post qualification experience, and experience of working with authorised Funds clients.

  • Working technical knowledge of investment entities including a good understanding of the AIC SORP, the IA SORP, AIC Code of Corporate Governance, the collective investment scheme sourcebook.

  • Good understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP including limited partnership and limited liability partnership financial statements

  • Understanding of the application and interpretation of COLL and FCA Handbook in relation of authorised firms

Knowing we’re right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone.  Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.


Beyond the job 

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It’s how it should be.


We’re business advisers that help organisations navigate today’s volatile markets.

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future. Through our fresh thinking and agile working, we help businesses, communities and our people to succeed.

In the UK we’re led by 190 partners and over 4,500 people. We can also call on a global network of some 50,000 people in over 130 countries. And because of our shared enterprise model in the UK, every one of us gives their all towards your future success.

We work with the public sector to build thriving communities. We help businesses to achieve their objectives. And we work with regulators and financial institutions to build trust and integrity in markets

Our commitment to creating an inclusive working environment means differences are not only understood and respected but valued too. And our collaborative culture means we share ideas as well as the responsibility for making them happen. It's also important for us to understand how we can support you in your role, including exploring any reasonable and flexible working adjustments. This flexibility will enable you to bring your full self to work and be at your best.

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