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Audit and Assurance Senior Technical Manager

England, London
GBP40000 - GBP84000 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
3 Feb 2023
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Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance


Permanent - Hybrid working 2 days in the office, 3 from home

Full Time

£85,000pa depending on experience

Overall Purpose of this role of Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance:

To play a lead role in:

the determination of ICAEW policy in relation to audit quality, UK and EU audit reform, and proposals for the improvement of UK and international auditing and assurance standards and practice.the production of high quality, timely resources to support for ICAEW members on audit and assurance issues.

This role offers significant variety alongside opportunities to build on specialist knowledge and expertise in core or emerging areas of audit and assurance. The post holder will have a rare opportunity to network with, influence and gain valuable insights from a range of key senior stakeholders in the corporate reporting ecosystem.

Join our team as Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance

Be part of a fantastic team, collaborating across ICAEW and with external stakeholders to help produce high quality, timely, practical content on audit and assurance for the profession.

Responsibilities of Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance

The Senior Technical Manager will have the following primary responsibilities:

Engaging directly with key stakeholders within and outside the profession on key policy issues and challenges in audit and assurance, identifying issues of concern and convening meetings with volunteers from firms and others.Building own and team expertise in key areas of audit and assurance, developing ICAEW technical policy positions through the formulation of formal representations to regulators and standard setters and coordinating outreach to ICAEW members.Creating and curating high quality implementation support and guidance for ICAEW members on auditing and assurance standards and other requirements, drawing on expertise gained in policy work, and making use of articles, guides, and other content, moderating webinars, and participating in relevant events.Championing audit quality across the profession by proactively responding to challenges and developing influential thought leadership.Collaborating with departments across ICAEW to deliver audit and assurance content and events of the highest quality.Raising awareness and communicating key developments to members through writing articles for ICAEW Insights, online Audit & Beyond, and other media channels.Line managing one or more Technical Managers in the Audit and Assurance Faculty.

These responsibilities will involve working closely ICAEW's Director, Audit and Corporate Reporting, the Head of Audit and Assurance Strategy and other members of the Audit & Assurance Faculty team, expert volunteers on committees, and other teams across ICAEW to help identify issues and challenges and the need for new guidance.

Specific duties will vary and will change over time in line with the business needs. Part-time and hybrid/home-based working considered.

Candidate Requirements for Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance

An ICAEW Chartered Accountant with strong audit technical work experience, with a good understanding of developments affecting audit and assurance, and an attention to detail.

An interest in emerging issues such as sustainability and wider ESG assurance would be helpful; this role will provide the opportunity to enhance skills in this and other developing areas.

A strong team worker, and good communicator with good interpersonal skills and the confidence to engage with policy makers and leaders of the profession.

Strong project management skills with the ability to plan effectively and focus resource to best effect, including the ability (i) to monitor your own work and priorities, as well as those of any colleague line managed by you, (ii) to engender a good working relationship with colleagues across ICAEW and (iii) to ensure activities and policy are aligned with and supportive of ICAEW's Strategy.

An ability to be flexible and react quickly to rapidly changing demands from volunteers and senior management within ICAEW.

Development of guidance is subject to extensive and rigorous review; the post holder therefore needs to be able to provide and be open to receiving constructive feedback

ICAEW values - for all employees, including Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance

The 3 i's are the values that drive everyone's attitude and approach to working at ICAEW. They help us to collaborate, innovate and be an agile organisation.


Actively collaborate to identify needs and look for innovative solutions.Bring together different groups and communities to work together.Empower people to be agile, so they can take ownership and harness the collective efforts of ICAEW in a flexible and responsive way.


Actively gather insights to develop innovative and considered thought.Collaborate with our networks to voice different perspectives and insights internally and externally, to stimulate discussion and debate.Be agile in finding new and timely ways to provide understanding and insight to our members, organisations, and government.


Act with transparency, consistency and openness as integrity underpins everything we do.Stand by your principles to adhere to the highest professional standards even when facing adversity.Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Our department: Audit and Assurance Faculty, Reputation, and Influence

The purpose of the Audit and Assurance team is to help members keep ahead of changes to the audit and assurance landscape, and to promote high audit quality.

Why work at ICAEW as Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance?

At ICAEW we offer a comprehensive benefit package which enables our employees to choose from a range of options including:

24 days holiday, increasing with service and the ability to buy or sell holiday.

Group personal pension plan with an employer contribution of 9%,

Private medical insurance (after two years or if applicable)

An additional day off at Christmas

Gym discounts

Potential to work from home and our offices

Season ticket travel loans

As well as offering employee benefits, we truly believe in creating a diverse and empowering culture where our teams can thrive and be themselves. We support sustainability, corporate and social responsibility campaigns and encourage our employees to take a day to work for a cause of their choice, or to work collaboratively as a team in doing this. We nominate and support two charities every year and run all manner of events to raise money. Our active social committees provide fun events ranging from the seasonal parties to quiz nights and bowling tournaments.

Should you be interested in applying to this Senior Technical Manager, Audit and Assurance, please click on the link below and make sure you complete our own ICAEW application form for this role.

Failure to follow that link to our website and subsequent 20 minute application form will mean you will not be seen or considered by the recruiting line manager.


There are more than 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world and 189,500 of them are members and students of ICAEW. They are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants.*

ICAEW promotes inclusivity, diversity and fairness. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet's resources are managed sustainably.

Founded in 1880, we have a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.

*CAW, 2020 - Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2019

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