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Grant Thornton Advisory PLC

Grant Thornton Advisory PLC

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Position: Audit Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About the company:

MSE Certified Auditors Partnership (Formerly A.W. Thomas L.P.) was established in 1981 and has been in practice throughout Ethiopia since then. We have over 50 professional audit staff with extensive experience in the private sector, NGOs and Government enterprises. We are one of the two RIG-approved auditors in Ethiopia to audit USAID resources throughout Africa and our quality control procedures were considered robust by other donors as well including the World Bank, European Commission, BFW...etc.

We are also a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the leading Advisory and Assurance firms in the world.

Job Summary:

To ensure the profitability of the service line by maintaining good relationships with clients and monitoring the quality and timely completion of projects; Manage engagements, oversee and review senior accountants' and audit assistants' work; ensure compliance with client and other statutory requirements; appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, and ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements.

Main Responsibility:

  • Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, coordination and control of engagements in accordance with client and other statutory and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximized recoverability;
  • Direct, coach and mentor associates and senior associates to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost-effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement;
  • Coordinate with the lead partner and/or audit director in preparing the audit plan for clients considering the audit risk and in accordance with the task assessment and planning requirements in Voyager;
  • Prepare a time budget for each assignment and get it approved by the lead partner before the commencement of the audit;
  • Arrange and plan meetings for discussion with the audit team as well as with the client;
  • Assign responsibilities to each member of the audit team;
  • Follow up the progress of the audit regularly and ensure the audit is progressing as per the time budget and ensure timely completion of the audit;
  • Obtain prior approval from the lead partner for any perceived changes in the time budget and bring them to the attention of the lead partner for action to ensure the timely completion of the audit;
  • Ensure the deadline for assignments are achievable and communicate and notify to the lead partner about any situations that may lead to failure to meet the deadline;
  • Arrange an entrance meeting with the client to discuss on whether everything is ready to start the audit and provide a general overview on what the audit team needs for the audit;
  • Review the audit working paper in order to check whether the audit is performed according to the audit plan;
  • Ensure the audit working paper is properly cross-referenced and completion of all the necessary forms;
  • Ensure all outstanding issues and queries are properly cleared;
  • Prepare and conduct the necessary on job training;
  • Create worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and identify and progress current and future audit requirements;
  • Contribute towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the audit business plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organizational or client focus change;
  • Get involved in wider business development activities and build the brand across the country, i.e., attending conferences and managing proposals;
  • Assist the Director and Partners in monitoring the effectiveness of audit services delivered, provide feedback and reflection on the quality of service;
  • Guide and support associates;
  • Evaluate the performance of associates for engagement and year-end reviews.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Required

  • MA/BA in Accounting, Accounting & Finance and related fields
  • 8 years’ experience in external audit for MA holders and 10 years’ experience in external audit for BA holders; and at least 3 years’ experience in Senior Auditor and Audit Manager Positions.

Certification or License Required

  • ACCA or equivalent

Ability and Skill Required

  • Technically proficient in audit and accounting
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Decision-making skills, sense of judgment and balanced perspective.
  • Managerial Leadership (planning, organizing, monitoring, staffing and leading abilities and skills).
  • Report writing, editing, data gathering and analytical skills.
  • Communication both verbal and written, and outstanding customer relations.
  • Critical thinking, creative thinking and innovation.