|Job description||We certify the accounts of all government departments as well as big commercial entities and a wide range of other public bodies such as charities and companies. In 2019 we certified around 400 accounts representing £1.6 trillion of public expenditure and income. Our clients face significant challenges as they work through the implications of Brexit and drive further innovation and digitalisation to deliver ever-higher demands for public services in new ways within tight resource constraints. Our public sector audit portfolio increasingly includes commercial entities such as the BBC and Network Rail.
Our Audit Managers lead teams to deliver a portfolio of audit work which leads to the certification of our clients’ accounts. They deliver high quality IT-enabled audit work to international auditing standards. Their insights and the value they add not only benefits our clients but also informs our other work – including our value-for-money studies and investigations.
We will be looking to the new Audit Managers not only to deliver high quality audits but also to make a real contribution to the further development of our financial audit teams by applying and sharing the expertise they bring across our practice. The particular areas of contribution we are looking for are listed in the introduction above.
You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.
|Responsibilities||• Deliver high quality audits, making finely balanced, future-proof and technical audit judgements.
• Foster mature client relationships, achieve impact and recognition for the value of our financial audit work.
• Demonstrate strong people management skills including the ability to manage, develop and motivate a range of people; work collaboratively with colleagues, and champion the office’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
• Be a positive force for change, both in how we deliver audits and in the wider NAO.
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to their own self development and to delivering the NAO’s strategic priorities.
While London based, all roles carry a mobility obligation, and given the locations of our clients, Audit Managers will be expected to travel away from home which can involve some overnight stays.
This is a crucial role in the delivery and continued improvement of our financial audit work. It requires proactive, flexible, and resourceful individuals who are willing to add value to the work of their team.
|Skills required||• Track record of delivering high quality financial audit work and technical audit judgements gained in a highly professional external audit environment
• Expertise in one of the following areas:
- Working in a Centre of Expertise providing assurance over complex transactions and balances across the public sector;
- Auditing Shared Service or complex IT environments;
- Auditing companies – particularly in the financial services or media sectors;
- Leading change and development in financial audit, including improving audit methodologies and software
• Client and external stakeholder management skills required to engage, influence and add value to our work
• People and team management skills to motivate, develop and maximise performance
• Strong collaboration skills and ability to engage effectively and inclusively with a diverse range of stakeholders whilst delivering a team effort
• Track record of actively supporting positive change in how audits are delivered across the wider organisation
• Ability to communicate complex points clearly and concisely in writing and orally
|Educational requirements||• CCAB qualified (ICAEW-ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland)|