Our client is responsible for promoting transparency and integrity in business. They are the UK Competent Authority for audit and set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. They monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries.
Our client monitors the quality of listed and major public interest audits undertaken by the major UK audit firms and is a leading international audit regulator, playing a significant role internationally in the promotion and development of audit regulation.
As a member of the AQR team, successful candidates will participate in reviews of the Big 4 and other audit firms dealing with senior partners and staff at those firms. AQR work covers both inspections of individual audits and reviews of firm-wide arrangements to support audit quality and meet ethical requirements. AQR also periodically undertakes thematic inspections which focus on particular aspects of audit across a sample of audits and firms.
This is an exciting time to work at our client as they respond to the government-led reviews of the audit market, enhance our effectiveness and transition to a stronger regulator.
role provides a unique insight into how the major firms operate and how they
are responding to current issues in the profession and the changes in
regulatory requirements. Successful candidates will have the satisfaction of
being able to influence the practices and procedures of the major audit firms
to enhance quality. They will be given responsibility for significant elements
of projects relevant to the regulation of auditors, including:
accounting qualification coupled with membership of ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS or ICAI
(or equivalent) are required. Experience at Audit Manager ,Senior Manager or Director level in public
practice is essential with experience working in a large UK audit firm
preferred. The ideal candidate will have:
The role is based in their central London office and at the London offices of the major firms. Flexible working arrangements will be considered, including occasional working from home where practicable.