Audit & Assurance Job Description

Audit & Assurance Job Description

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Audit & assurance provides assurance of quality audits and audit reports to meet the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors SAS65, GAAP, Board of Directors Audit Committee, Company policies and division policies.

Audit & Assurance Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead and participate in QA Thematic Reviews including risk assessment, scoping, execution and reporting
Report the QAIP strategy and QA results on at least a quarterly basis to the Global Head of Quality Assurance for the subject areas
Lead and/or oversee QA reviews of assurance work performed by GECIA for the subject areas
Lead and/or oversee QA reviews of other key internal audit activities for the subject areas including the audit universe/risk assessment process and trimester refresh, continuous monitoring process, issue validation process, reporting process
Lead and/or oversee targeted "live" QA reviews for the subject areas to ensure team members have the appropriate expertise, appropriate amount of challenge is being deployed, appropriate timely management input
Based on QA results, develop targeted training and or guidance to address thematic quality issues for the subject areas
Conduct post-mortem reviews and lesson's learned analysis over Internal Audit processes when significant adverse events occur in order to detect, correct and/or prevent future internal control breakdowns (and improvements in audit processes) for the subject areas
Working with the training director, develop and implement other methodology training courses that are relevant that will improve the overall quality of work product produced for the subject areas
Participate in ensuring the quality and completeness of all "external communications" for the subject areas such as those provided to the Audit Committee, Executive Management, regulators, and other key stakeholders
Lead and/or oversee specific site reviews for the subject areas to ensure local jurisdiction regulations are being adhered to

Audit & Assurance Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit & Assurance

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, CICPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA, CIPP, CFE, PMI, PRINCE

Education for Audit & Assurance

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit & assurance job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Graduate, Business, Computer Science, Education, Accountancy, Business/Administration, Information Systems, Economics

Skills for Audit & Assurance

Desired skills for audit & assurance include:

Assessing the effectiveness of controls
Clients' accounting systems
Clients' policies
Procedures and business conditions
U.S. GAAP and IIA standards
Devising and audit approach

Desired experience for audit & assurance includes:

Coordinate with other Quality Assurance Directors for other areas and share lessons learned
Managing junior staff and taking on coaching responsibilities
Act as a liaison across the QA team to coordinate inputs from Product and Regional QA Partners, to support pro-active interactions during QA reviews projects
Draft and present methodology documents, guidance notes and practice guides
Develop and roll out targeted methodology training
Provide day to day support and guidance to auditors on methodology-related matters

Audit & Assurance Examples


Audit & Assurance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of audit & assurance. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit & assurance
  • Adding value by applying your specialist knowledge to your client portfolio
  • Assisting in client management and relationship development
  • Coaching and mentoring junior members of staff
  • Identify technical accounting matters early and assess impact on financial statements
  • To assist the Director, Program Assurance in the development of assurance strategies for Programs and Projects
  • Carry out End Stage Gate reviews for Programs and Projects
  • Carry out health checks as required
  • Prepare and submit Assurance reports to Program and Project Boards
  • Carry out Go/No countdown reviews and submit status to Boards
  • To provide trend analysis on end stage and health check data required by Senior Management at regular Steering Committee Meetings and to adhere to the in house governance framework
Qualifications for audit & assurance
  • Chartered Accountant / Association of Certified Chartered Accountant qualified
  • Member of an Institute of Accountants in home/present country, ACCA, ICAEW, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, in good standing for at least 2 years
  • You need to be a full member of your home institute and have experience managing audit teams
  • 3+ years of auditing or equivalent experience preferred
  • Project management and /or Secretarial diploma would be an advantage
  • At least 5 year in a Project Administrator role or as Personal Assistant

Audit & Assurance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit & assurance. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit & assurance
  • Drive the programme of corrective actions to address gaps / risks and work with key stakeholders to help deliver these
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business operating model to support management in the identification of weaknesses and areas where processes need to be strengthened or amended
  • Provide ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels including delivery of courses and training sessions where appropriate to address knowledge, skill or compliance gaps
  • Proactively anticipate emerging issues and ensure that the review programme supports the business in the most effective manner
  • Ensure that each audit is effectively planned, coordinated and reported upon
  • Evaluate and understand the impacts of operational, financial and technology risks and controls
  • Determine the direction and objectives of the audit engagement
  • Conducts cybersecurity and data security and protection audits
  • Assist in developing formal written reports to communicate audit results to leadership
  • Responsible for coordination and execution of several quality assurance reviews, including providing major input to planning and testing, identification, development, and documentation of exceptions related to quality assurance reviews
Qualifications for audit & assurance
  • Proven success and track record in building, developing growing and sustaining client and people relationships
  • Able to develop, grow & sustain client relationships
  • Experience in auditing across multiple industries, experience in auditing publicly owned SEC registrants
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and hold CPA certification
  • Preferably a member of MIA/MICPA/ACCA/ICAEW or equivalent
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office

Audit & Assurance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit & assurance. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for audit & assurance
  • Design and execute best-in-class operational processes of moderate complexity
  • Leverage available data and analytical tools during execution and delivery
  • Establish and maintain good relations during engagements
  • Additionally, as part of the broader Practices and Innovation Team, the candidate will
  • Provide training and coaching to team members during quality assurance reviews as applicable, and the broader Practices and Innovation team
  • Work independently, with minimal guidance from management, while exercising judgment in risk based assessments
  • Connect assurance workstreams to the bigger picture for the assurance work
  • Lead by example to challenge the status quo and create a vibrant, values-based work environment
  • Expand the knowledge base of the A&A team through proactive knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Assist in the design and development of business strategies around innovative solutions for audit
Qualifications for audit & assurance
  • PRINCE 2 or PMI certification
  • Facilitate updating the documents to ensure that controls are designed effectively and adequately mitigate the risk related to the control
  • Master’s Degree and 7 years of relevant work experience, Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of relevant work experience, or 13 years of experience as a Business /Requirements Analyst in requirements gathering and documentation, process flow and process modeling in lieu of a degree
  • Live the CF A People Strategy
  • Contribute to recruiting activities
  • Risk Management, Internal/External Audit, Operations)

Audit & Assurance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an audit & assurance. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit & assurance
  • Understand and translate the needs into business and technology solutions, providing consultation on the customer e-technology journey and transformation
  • Support the delivery of quality functional/application designs
  • Support the development and implementation of quality business solutions and align delivery to business goals
  • Assist in proposal developments
  • Assume a high level of responsibility on audit planning and control
  • Assume a high level of responsibility of audit planning and control
  • Responsible for reviewing the work of the subordinates and ensuring the professional standard of service to his/her portfolio of clients was maintained
  • Responsible principally for audit related engagements but sometimes undertake engagements of an accounting and taxation nature
  • Responsible for audit testing of profit and loss account and balance sheet items on small to medium engagements under the direction of an Accountant-in-charge
  • Perform substantive testing and analytical review
Qualifications for audit & assurance
  • Knowledge of audit processes and methodology including risk assessments, planning, inherent risk, testing procedures, reporting, and audit workpaper files
  • Minimum of 1 -2 year experience in External or Internal Audit
  • Minimum 1 year Financial Reporting/SOX audit experience
  • Prefer 1 or more years of experience in IT Systems Auditing or controls compliance
  • Technical knowledge and skills in Operating Systems (UNIX and Windows), databases (Oracle and SQL) and network devices (routers and firewall)
  • At least 5 years of experience in auditing or quality assurance review, at least 5 years of experience in accounting, at least 5 years of experience in financial analysis, at least 5 years of experience in compliance or a combination

Audit & Assurance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit & assurance. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit & assurance
  • Assume a high level of responsibility for client liaison and portfolio management, audit planning and control
  • Supervise of the engagement work of audit staff preparation of fee notes
  • Responsible for group administration, training, overall evaluation and counselling of audit staff
  • Managing key audit and assurance relationships across a variety of industry sectors
  • Identifying and developing both audit and assurance opportunities with new and existing senior clients
  • Leading audit and assurance teams and developing managers and junior team members to reach their potential
  • Develop quality assurance activities and audit procedures by functional area to ensure traceability and adherence to standards for achievement of operational SLA
  • Conduct risk assessments and identify controls and control points for operational processes
  • Lead activities including the development of workflows, policies and procedures to support external audit readiness
  • Work with functional departments to ensure timely and completeness of audit responses
Qualifications for audit & assurance
  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field
  • At least 2 years in IT consulting or delivery experience
  • Knowledge of web-based and mobile platforms for eCommerce sites/apps, Portals, and/or Content Management Systems
  • Experience with eCommerce or Digital Transformation is a plus
  • Familiar with market trends and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence/ Cognitive, Big Data, Internet of Things, FinTech
  • Good collaboration skills and able to deal with both business users and technical personnel

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