System of Quality Management (SoQM) Inspector

England Permanent £92,070 - £92,070 per year
  • Qualified Accountant with audit experience at senior manager level or above.
  • Hybrid working.

About Our Client

This regulator takes a cross-market approach to areas of importance to audit quality and firm resilience, assessing the effectiveness of the audit firms' arrangements in the following areas:

  • Audit firms' systems of quality management
  • Governance and leadership
  • Culture and conduct
  • Risk and resilience
  • Operational separation

Job Description

This regulator is recruiting an Inspector as they adapt their inspection approach to reflect changes introduced in ISQM (UK) 1 and ISQM (UK) 2. The role involves:

  • performing firm-wide and thematic review work, both independently and with the assistance of other inspection team members.
  • identifying key findings from inspection activities and presenting effectively to the audit firms to achieve change.
  • contributing to the management of the relationships with the firms.
  • contributing to the development and implementation of an inspection approach of the Quality Management standards (ISQM (UK) 1 and ISQM (UK) 2), for both the largest audit firms and smaller PIE audit firms.

The Successful Applicant

  • Chartered Accountant qualification
  • Experience at senior manager level or above in the audit profession in the audits of listed and other public interest entities, or a similar level role within the central functions of an audit firm. Or significant prior experience in audit regulation.
  • Strong technical auditing and accounting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

What's on Offer

  • £92,070 salary
  • 30 days annual leave, ability to buy extra leave.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 10%.
  • A strong work/life balance ethos.
Colin Hawkins
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2249

Job summary

Job function
Audit & Advisory
Practice (Audit) & Assurance
Business Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Colin Hawkins
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2249
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