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Audit Quality Director

National, UK
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Full Time
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Audit Quality Department

The audit quality department is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of quality initiatives across the practice. Joining the audit quality team at this point would allow you to be at the forefront of change and would offer you a unique opportunity to help shape and develop practical initiatives to improve audit quality. 

The role will involve collaboration across the business, including QAD, NATs and the AQCs and will provide you with an insight into various aspects of the audit process.

The audit industry is continually evolving but the consistent theme is the increased focus on audit quality.

About the Job

  • Line management of Audit Quality Champions (AQCs) in the consistent delivery of the quality strategy within the service line
  • Involvement in the Quality Response Team meetings and the development of quality proposals for consideration by the Audit Management Board (AMB)
  • Regulatory liaison for file reviews/ firmwide work and other information requests and projects. This would involve supporting the audit teams with the meetings and file review responses and for organizing and monitoring firmwide information requests
  • Root cause analysis reviews and subsequent quality action planning
  • Supporting in the development of supportive coaching plans for RIs where relevant
  • Management of independence reviewer allocations and the management and reporting of authorisations to the AMB
  • Monitoring quality actions and providing status updates to the Head of Audit Quality

There would be further opportunity to work on other quality initiatives as part of the wider audit quality enhancement plan. 



  • Strong technical auditing and accounting skills, both from a performance and review perspective
  • Experience dealing with regulatory reviews and engagement
  • A proven quality track record/ experience
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex issues in a concise and understandable manner
  • Strong people management skills and confidence in providing feedback and challenging in a constructive and professional way
  • Confidence and a proven track record in project management alongside the adaptability to deal with changes to timelines and plans
  • A strong understanding of proportionality and the ability to make sound decisions about the significance of issues
  • A challenging and sceptical mindset coupled high a high attention to detail


RSM UK is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market business leaders. With a strong UK presence of nearly 5,000 people in 30 locations, we’re connected with more than 55,000 experts across our global network.  

We’re purpose-driven, mission-led and guided by our values. We’re taking exciting strides into the future and the work we do is powering innovation and change. We do this in an atmosphere where creativity and diversity of thought are fully embraced, as much as process and efficiency are valued. We’re carving out our own story together.

We add up to more at RSM. We support our people, both inside and outside of work, because they truly matter. We speak up, take action and always drive for the better of everyone at RSM — and the future we share together. To us, ‘impact’ isn’t a buzzword. It’s something we consider all the time, in both our day-to-day actions, and when making the big decisions about our future. Making an impact means caring for our planet, our people, and our society, through various initiatives, including our volunteering scheme, supporting charities, pledging to achieve net zero by 2030, and focusing on employee welling.

For those seeking a dynamic, challenging and rewarding career line, our broad range of service lines present the ideal landscape to make an impact. If you’re ready to make a difference to organisations and communities around you, we’ve got the opportunities for you to add up to more.

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0117 945 2000
2nd Floor The Square
Temple Quay
United Kingdom

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