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Technical manager, Public Sector Audit & Assurance

England, London, City of London
Up to GBP72000 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance


London Moorgate - Hybrid working 2 days in and 3 from home.

Perm anent

Full time

C£72,000pa Depending on experience.

Join our team as Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance.

Take on a proactive role in the ICAEW Public Sector team to drive forward the team's activity and influence over public sector audit.

Overall purpose of the role of Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance

To influence policy makers nationally and internationally by developing strategic insights and cutting edge thinking on the latest public finance audit and assurance issues and to prepare high quality technical and practical information for members and make policy representations on public sector matters.

Role Profile and Responsibilities of Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance

The main responsibility of this role is to report to and work closely with the Public Sector director and, as appropriate, with senior ICAEW staff to establish an authoritative and credible leadership position for ICAEW internationally on public sector audit and assurance.

Working as part of a wider ICAEW public sector team led by the director responsible for ICAEW activities within the public sector, the post holder will develop and maintain a good understanding of policy debates and challenges concerning audit and assurance in central and local government. The activities likely to be undertaken include:

Attending/convening meetings/events with key stakeholder bodies to discuss matters of common interest and ensuring that the interests of members of the profession and the public interest are recognised before or at an early stage in future developments.Leading projects which require high quality strategic thought leadership outcomes and/or guidance on important technical issues in respect of public sector audit and assurance.Taking lead responsibility for responses to public sector consultations, consulting members on technical and practical issues and preparing representations to external parties.Delivering high quality technical and practical information to members for example, through writing articles for the public sector community newsletter, contributing/presenting on webinars and face to face community events.Networking and building relationships with key players within stakeholder bodies as well as potential and existing Community members.

The role will also encompass close engagement with ICAEW's public affairs team which will encompass debates over specific UK public sector reporting issues and developments in health, local government etc. and may include involvement with wider reporting issues such as UK Whole of Government accounts.

Specific duties will vary from time to time in line with the business needs.

Candidate Profile for Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance vacancy

The post holder will preferably be a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with senior level representatives of the accountancy profession and to represent the ICAEW at meetings and the ability to work well with other ICAEW staff, the wider ICAEW public sector team.

Excellent communication skills (both oral/listening & written) and a high standard of presentation and accuracy are critical.

The post holder needs to adopt a flexible approach to the tasks allocated to him or her and have a very conscientious attitude towards work. He/she must be proactive, organised and have the potential to engage confidently with senior professionals in explaining the technical and practical policies and materials of ICAEW, internally and externally.

Practical experience of working in the public sector, including leading central/local government audit and assurance assignments.

The post holder will need to ensure they have very high-quality standards of work and are able to meet deadlines. Tact and diplomacy are required when dealing with active and ICAEW members, as is the ability to work well under pressure and prioritise tasks where necessary.

Why work at ICAEW as Techncial Manager, Public Sector Audit and Assurance?

As well as offering great 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. We are a disability confident employer.

To apply: You must complete our own 20 minute application form via the link below. This way the recruiting manager decides whether you are suitable themselves and no one else. Failure to complete and submit this simple form, will mean you will simply stay on which ever platform you applied via and go no further.


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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