MHA | Technical Client Service Senior Manager
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Technical Client Service Senior Manager

London Posted: 20 May 2024 ref: 1357
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Job description

Who we are

Here at MHA , we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 13 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

Purpose of the role

To play a key role in the implementation of the firm’s audit quality strategy and in improving the quality of audit delivery across the firm, working with other members of the technical audit delivery team, audit teams, the firm’s Audit Policy Group (APG) and the FRC and ICAEW as necessary. To manage resources and workflow effectively.

Main responsibilities

Audit quality delivery

  • Embed into audit teams to provide support throughout the engagement on key audit judgments and complex issues relating to significant risks and other areas of audit focus for more complex and higher risk audits, including the audit of Public Interest Entities and of large private entities.
  • Perform in-flight quality reviews to challenge the audit team’s approach, execution and conclusions in respect of key audit judgements, significant risks and other areas of focus to identify areas where further work or improvement is required to allow completion of the audit.
  • Provide first year transition support for more complex and higher risk audits.
  • Identify recurring issues and good practice across the engagements in scope of the technical audit delivery team and help with planning responses to the issues and with spreading the adoption of best practice across the audit service.
  • Provide input to the annual and long-term activity plan for the technical audit delivery team, including scope and extent of the audit quality delivery support, identification of priority areas and allocation of available resources.
  • Collaborate to the development of sector specific audit methodology, and related guidance, supporting tools and training, as identified by the team’s action plan, liaising where appropriate with the L&D and Methodology team.
  • Support the establishment of Centres of Excellence (on IFRS 9 and revenue from contracts, as currently planned), including identifying specialist resources with the firm and the network, and additional staffing requirements.
  • Liaise with FRC and ICAEW in respect regulatory audit inspections in conjunction with head of audit and technical partners.

Decision making parameters

  • Making decisions on the appropriateness of audit judgements and supporting documentation arising from quality reviews and direct team support on engagements.
  • Referring any contentious issues to the technical partner or to the firm’s Contentious Issues Forum, as appropriate.
  • Devising and suggesting remedial actions to quality shortcomings identified by reviews and direct support to the audit teams.

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in a technical role, external audit or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable ability to work well within a team and on your own.
  • Influencing – the ability to persuade others of your point of view.
  • Able to understand complex issues and offer solutions which are practical but still in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Communication – oral and written, able to deal with variety of people in different environments.
  • Organisational skills – the ability to successfully manage conflicting priorities.
  • Manages change in a positive way.
  • Up to date in CPE and recent developments in auditing standards.
  • Competent user of MS Excel & Word.
  • Project a positive image of MHA.

What we can offer you

  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • Supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Managers bonus scheme available.
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • And more!

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

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