An Audit Associate job description will seek an audit professional that can mentor others in addition to being an exceptional auditor themselves.
Audit Associates have often gained ACA (or other qualification) status and are adept at client management.
Audit Associate Job Description: Skills And Attributes
Audit Associates will already be qualified to ACA/ICAS/CA/ACCA/CIPFA level.
In addition to these qualifications, the Audit Associate will have demonstrable experience of leading audits for clients of various types and sizes.
As the Audit Associate role centres around compliance and governance, knowledge of legislation, and the need to keep abreast of any changes, must also be reflected in the job description.
An Audit Associate will be required to assist more junior team members and ensure that clients’ deadlines are met, and that work is of a high standard.
The role requires an individual who understands the value that audits can provide for a client, from using their close attention to detail to spot inconsistencies to identifying opportunities. It’s for this reason that the right person needs to be technically proficient.
An auditor must have an inquisitive and enquiring mind — to ask questions and to keep ‘peeling back the layers’ until they find the evidence to back something up. A keen eye for attention to detail is essential.
Staying calm under pressure and being a natural problem solver, they must also have the skills to resolve issues promptly.
In addition to all of the above, they will need excellent communication skills, as this role is client-facing.
Audit Associate Job Description: Responsibilities
- Planning and carrying out audits with team members.
- Working to schedules and deadlines, ensuring that audits are completed on time.
- Advising clients on matters concerned with the audit process.
- Managing audit requirements for a portfolio of clients.
- Building relationships with existing and new clients to support the firm’s growth and success.
- Regularly updating senior management with progress reports on client work.
- Encouraging a supportive team environment and developing others.
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