Job description

Job description

  • Service line:
    Business Services Team
  • Business unit:
    Group/CARL recharge
  • Office:
    Birmingham, Leeds, London, Milton Keynes
  • Role type:
    Full-time or Part-time

Global Quality ISQM1 Management - Senior Manager (1241)

Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm operating as a united partnership, working as one integrated team to leverage expertise, drive consistency and identify economies of scale across the network to deliver quality and excellence.

Founded in Europe Mazars is present in over 90 countries and territories with 40,000+ professionals – c.25,000 in our integrated partnership and c.16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance – dedicated to delivering high quality services to clients.

The Role

As part of Mazar's continuous focus on promoting and enhancing quality to maintain its strong reputation for integrity, compliance and ethical standards we offer an exciting opportunity to join the Global Quality Management team to focus on successful implementation and operation of the changes brought about by ISQM1.

ISQM1 is new standard released by the IAASB and becomes effective 15 December 2022. It provides a new quality management framework which requires a cohesive and holistic approach to quality management, driving a risk-based assessment of quality risks and the resulting controls required to manage those risks, and then testing the effectiveness of those controls.

The role provides a unique opportunity to understand and influence how we look at quality and identify and manage associated risks at the Global level, as well as provide implementation and change management support to the countries within the network as they implement the new requirements at country level.  It also provides the opportunity to help shape Global guidance (manuals, toolkits), technical training materials and policy requirements as well as engage in effectiveness testing and reporting. At Mazars we see ISQM1 as an opportunity to challenge, refine and enhance everything associated with the quality management framework – from how we determine our risks and controls, to looking at IT tools to help us monitor controls that support quality, to testing effectiveness of controls and resulting remediation work.

You will be part of the ISQM1 implementation team, at the heart of one of the key pillars of the Mazars One24 strategic plan.  Progress against that plan is overseen by the Global Quality Management & Compliance Board, which was etablished by Global Executive Board.  Reporting into the Group Chief Quality & Compliance Officer the role will give you significant exposure to senior leadership within Mazars – both at Global level and with QMC and service line leadership across the 90+ Mazars firms within the network. 

After initial implementation there will be an ongoing role to support the continued operation of the system of quality management including monitoring, remediation and evaluation.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

The roles would ideally suit those with experience in risk assessments and control implementation. This might be from working in an advisory role or from an audit and assurance background with experience of auditing controls in large or PIE clients, or alternatively a strong risk management background.

  • Knowledge of ISQM 1 and an understanding of its requirements
  • Some knowledge of governance structures and control environments, including an ability to identify gaps in the current control structures and supporting the design and implementation of new controls at the Global level to address
  • Comfortable running/ participating workshops with key stakeholders to identify potential risks and appropriate responses to risks to quality.
  • International mindset - able to engage and collaborate with stakeholders across the international network, with strong networking capabilities and good communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an interest in becoming a technical expert on quality management
  • Experience in GRC and project management software would be useful
  • English required to a high standard - both written and oral. French and or other languages would be useful, though not required.

As well as the skills and knowledge above, we are looking for people with a passion for quality and driving change.

A successful candidate will be well organised, able to work to deadline and be comfortable in leading discussions with key stakeholders around the network.

This is a new role at the global level and as such will be high profile, so strong interpersonal skills are essential to build networks and constructive, collaborative relationships.

ACA or equivalent professional qualification required.

The role may be based in London, Amsterdam or Paris.

In summary we are looking for

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working in a control/compliance environment
  • A passion to learn more and become a ‘go-to' technical expert on ISQM1

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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Suzanne Horford

+44 7823 522395

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