Audit - AM / DM - Big Four

  • Dubai
  • 10-15 lakh
  • 1-5 years
  • 05 Mar 2015

  • Finance/ Accounts

  • Accounting/ Taxation/ Audit
Job Description

The Audit Role

A career in Audit at the firm will give you insights into the inner workings of companies and a broad business perspective that can open up countless opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our Audit process does more than assess financial information. Its designed to focus on the key areas of risk so that our clients can focus on managing their core business. The Firm combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to business opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

Responding to respond to client queries, being alert to both commercial concerns and technical accuracy and referring upwards if necessary
Performing complex fieldwork on assigned clients, assisting with the setting of budgets and pricing, scheduling audits, selecting staff and assigning workloads, developing the audit strategy, all within the Firm's Audit Methodology, and using technology tools
Identifying issues for reporting in the management letter, and other communications with management, and drafts the final documents for review by director, senior manager and partner
Leading and managing the audit team in the field
Supplying or attending briefings which are clearly understood on all assignments, and through the setting of clear standards for the team to work in, the DM ensures that the teams fully understand their roles before the assignments commence.
Setting budgets and pricing, scheduling audits, selecting staff and assigning workloads and financial reporting for assigned portfolio of clients amounting to a total of 6000 - 8000 hours (from QR 1.1 mn to QR 1.4 mn, or from USD 300 ths. to USD 400 ths.) and setting the audit strategy
Ensuring completion of audits/projects within the pre-set timescales and budgets, and explaining variances from budget and collects cash on time
Drafting final audit documents for review by director or partner

Minimum qualifications:

Graduate degree in Accounting or related field;
Fully-qualified in any of the following international professional qualifications CA, ACCA, ACA, CPA, CMA, CIA
Knowledge of IFRS


For Deputy Manager - At least 5 years in public auditing and accounting, of which at least 3 year must be post-qualifying experience, preferably with a Big 4 Audit firm;
For Assistant Manager - At least 3 years in public auditing and accounting, preferably with a Big 4 Audit firm;
Extensive knowledge of best practice reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards;
Auditing experience in Financial Services, Insurance, and Telecommunications industries;
Some experience outside the normal audit field, such as agreed-upon, accounting support and other transaction support engagements
Starting to actively develop an understanding of a range of financial and other areas (other than attestation and accounting advisory) in order to be able to assist clients on due diligence and other transaction support engagements (If this point is not available then there should be available a proof of being trained thereon

Personal Attributes:

A strong team-player
Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills
A good communicator at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and maintain composure, especially during peak periods.
Highly analytical, and able to suggest solutions to problems.

Global Skills and Behaviours:

Business focus

-Starts to demonstrate a desire to become involved in selling activities and to acquire selling skills and starts taking part in bids and presentations
-Starting to seek to provide innovative answers to client queries being alert to both commercial concerns and technical accuracy

Developing people
-Developing junior members of field team through clear and direct through on the job coaching & feedback e.g. on KAM, and counseling & career guidance
-Is involved with formal training and development of others (assigned counselees to complete CPFs and PEFs)
-Evaluates performance of juniors and takes appropriate action

Building relationships
-Maintaining good relationships with others,
-Looking for ways to work productively with others.
-Showing consideration for others and acknowledging their view

Delivering quality service
-Producing organized and systematic plans to manage the service delivery
-Planning tasks effectively, for self and team, by assisting in the development of realistic client service plans, breaking them down into manageable tasks, setting milestones, identifying resources.
-Monitoring progress of projects against budget and deadlines

Competencies/Skill sets for this job

Audit Projects Methodology Ifrs Financial Reporting Engagements

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