External Audit Manager – Assurance

Talent Box Caribbean

Kingston, Jamaica

Full time

Sep 17

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Our client, a global, market leading, professional services firm, with dynamic people in more than 150 countries, is committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax, risk advisory and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Our client, one of the region’s largest seamlessly and fully integrated professional

services firms, has offices in Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, Curacao, Aruba, Guyana and St.

Lucia. Recognized by organizations such as Fortune, Working Mother, and Training magazine, our client, continually strives to be a great place to work.

Our Service Line:

Our client’s commitment to the quality and integrity of our audits is exemplified by our global audit methodology and our thorough quality controls that are applied to every client engagement. Together with our substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources for our audit professionals, these enable us to deliver quality assurance services to our clients and their stakeholders. We currently are seeking qualified candidates for an excellent career and leadership opportunity as an External Audit Manager in Jamaica.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management throughout the year. Establish expectations of value to be delivered.

Participate in performing audit procedures, especially focusing on complex and/or specialized issues. Collaborate to plan engagement objectives and an audit strategy that complies with professional standards and appropriately addresses risk.

Understand the client’s industry and recognize key performance drivers,business trends, and emerging technical and industry developments. Stay informed of general business/economic developments and their impact to the client.

Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team. Delegate work successfully.

Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback/training.

Lead by example.

Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills.

Maintain cooperative relationships with other engagement teams.

Monitor the engagement team’s progress against the plan and alter it when needed.

Generate new business opportunities.

Understand our client and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to apply knowledge and services. Develop long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally.

Ability to manage more than one engagement simultaneously, while ensuring that all time-lines are monitored and adhered to. Integral in driving efficiency and meeting client time-lines.

Effectively organise executive team members’ involvement throughout the engagement.

Qualifications & Technical Skills Requirements:

An Accounting designation i.e. ACCA, CA, CGA, CPA etc.

An Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Accounting or any other business related subject would be an asset

Approximately 6 years of experience working as an external auditor for a public accounting firm with at least 4 years’ experience in the supervisory or managerial capacity

Relevant business/industry experience would be an asset

Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills

Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

Proven success in leading and managing teams.

Ability to work in a dynamic, time-sensitive environment with varying deliverables and changing requirements.

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