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Audit Regulatory Team - Manager or Senior Manager

Michael Page
England, London
+ Cash/Car Allowance
Closing date
18 Apr 2023

Job Details

This large accountancy firm is looking for a Manager or Senior Manager to join their technical department. Specifically, they will join a team which provides communications to the audit department on what is required from the audit regulator.

Client Details

This large accountancy firm is now the largest provider of audit services to listed entities.


This accountancy firm is a leading challenger firm to the Big Four and as a leading audit practice is subject to oversight and scrutiny from various regulators, in particular the FRC. The regulatory environment in which the Firm operates is dynamic and will remain so given audit market reforms. The Firm is subject to a number of external regulator reviews from the FRC, QAD and PCAOB and, internally, the Firm conducts annual audit quality monitoring across all of the Firm's audit work.

In the continually changing and strengthening audit regulatory environment, improving audit quality is a key strategic priority for the Firm's Leadership. This is a role where the individual can have a real impact in improving the Firm's audit quality.

The suitable individual will spend time working with audit teams as soon as they are selected for review to get into the detail of the file and help advise on responding to informal verbal queries as the review progresses. This will develop to helping draft responses to formal written queries, context documents noting audit approach and specific actions to address the points raised.

Other aspects to the role will include:

    • Assisting with regulator communications to the audit teams including both verbal on calls or written in newsletters
    • Collating examples of issues and good practice to share with the audit stream
    • Taking part in root cause analysis investigations to help identify issues arising
    • Undertaking ad hoc projects on behalf of audit advisory in the creation and development of audit guidance.


The person in question will have an excellent understanding of auditing theory and practice and be able to challenge and advise teams on audit approach and discuss the most appropriate responses to questions posed by the regulator.

They will ideally have had audit experience on listed or other public interest entities.

The individual will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. This will include being able to converse with individuals of all levels both internal to the firm and members of the regulator.

Qualifications and technical knowledge

    • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification
    • Considers themselves an expert with regards to the UK auditing standards


    • As this role will involve training and coaching peers and will involve reviews of audit files for quality control and testing purposes, experience as audit manager is essential
    • Wide-ranging practical experience regarding application of ISAs and audit methodology is essential; experience in IT auditing techniques would be an added advantage
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and able to use own initiative
    • High attention to detail
    • Experience of training design, development and delivery
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work

Job Offer

  • Highly competitive starting salary
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions
  • Life assurance cover
  • Income protection insurance
  • A range of voluntary benefits


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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