Audit Quality Methodology Senior Manager

Audit Quality Methodology Senior Manager

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Audit Quality Methodology Senior Manager (3598)

Audit Quality Senior Manager (Banking) – Methodology team


The audit & assurance methodology team forms part of our firm's Audit Quality Support Team (AQST). AQST delivers the foundations for audit quality in the form of methodology, policies, reviews, coaching support, procedures, templates, guidance, and training.


AQST plays a vital role in supporting our audit practice. It forms part of the firm's system of quality management; is responsible for designing methodologies and tools that ensure compliance with auditing and ethical standards and other requirements applicable to audit and assurance engagements; and supports the audit service line in its delivery of engagements that comply with the firm's methodologies and related risk management policies and procedures.


Job Purpose


As an Audit Quality Senior Manager (Banking), you will form part of the audit & assurance methodology team. You will specialise in the development of methodology and other supporting tools, templates, and guidance to support our audit teams working on audits of banks and building societies.


The methodology team contributes to the delivery of high-quality audits through influencing the development of the global methodology applied by all firms in the Mazars Group and developing content for the UK firm. In particular, you will:


  • Lead on, or support, the delivery of UK audit methodology projects related to banking, including updates to the Banking UK Audit Manual and associated application guidance, and the development of tools, templates, and training.
  • Respond to technical consultations from the banking audit service line on the application of the firm's audit methodology, and quality assure consultation responses prepared by others in the team.
  • Respond to ad hoc queries from the banking audit service line on methodology related matters.
  • Perform reviews of technical training content developed by the audit learning and development team, insofar as it relates to audits of banks and building societies.
  • Liaise with the firm's regulators on banking-related firmwide and thematic reviews.
  • Keep up to date with audit and assurance developments in the banking and financial services sector to consider how the firm can best adapt proactively to changes on the horizon.


The Person


  • ACA / CA / ACCA (or equivalent) qualification.
  • A passion for quality and helping audit teams to develop their knowledge and audit and assurance skills.
  • Strong practical experience on banking audits at a senior level, particularly in the areas of expected credit losses, fair value, and payments.
  • Strong practical and theoretical knowledge of UK auditing, ethical, and accounting standards, including IFRS (with specific knowledge and experience of IFRS 9 and IFRS 13) and a good knowledge of UK company law.
  • Operating at senior manager level within a similar role.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple work commitments, and to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Experience of managing others.
  • Ability and willingness to challenge and influence more senior individuals and peers.
  • Experience of developing audit software desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with data analytics and other technological developments in audit desirable, but not essential.


Inclusion and Diversity


At Mazars, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We recognise that being an inclusive and diverse organisation makes us stronger as a business.


We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age, and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience.


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Emma Rothwell

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