Associate Manager

Role purpose
To act as an in-charge on the audits and oversee the work performed by junior members of staff.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Work with the engagement management and team to create plans for accomplishing the engagement objectives and a strategy that complies with professional standards and appropriately addresses risks
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with clients and assess client’s satisfaction
  • Monitor the progress of the engagement team against the plan and alter it when needed
  • Proactively monitor and address issues regarding billing and collections
  • Effectively utilize advanced capabilities of audit technology tools and other firm standard software to meet engagement objectives and enhance service delivery
  • Produce quality client correspondence
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit team and listen/respond to other team members views
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Set objectives and communicate effectively and be accessible and maximize contribution of staff
  • Understand the Firm’s service lines and actively assess/present ways to apply knowledge and services
  • Take ownership for the work of the team
  • Delegate effectively and monitor progress to ensure expectations are met through initiating discussions with service team and obtaining on-going feedback from client
  • Manage, motivate and provide guidance to staff
  • Identify training needs and monitor team’s work to ensure it is consistent with the firm’s quality standards and audit approach
  • Be conscious of professional liability
  • Refer ethical, independence and conflict issues associated with clients and assignments to the Partner/Manager
  • Demonstrate project management skills and effectively manage their own time across different engagements
  • Develop understanding of client industries and identify value added recommendations
  • Responsible to the engagement manager for day to day client contact and conduct of audit work
  • To assist manager in reviewing the audit work as well as financial statements for smaller entities within a Group
  • Any other task reasonably assigned to the staff member and within their skill set
Educational and professional qualifications
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy or Business Administration major in Accountancy or any Accounting related courses
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 3 to 5 years of Post Qualification Experience
  • Currently in public practice or having recently been in public practice
  • A team leader able to ensure that value-added services are provided to new and existing clients
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral English
  • A strong personality and excellent presentation skills
  • Proactive with staff and clients and able to work under pressure to meet client expectations and deadlines
  • Well versed with IFRS and ISA (knowledge of AOIFI, Commercial Companies Law and other relevant regulations would be an advantage)
  • Well versed with various accounting software and applications used by different industry sectors and be comfortable in a computerized environment
  • The ability to lead a team of staff and manage a varied and large portfolio of clients
  • An effective manager of time across more than one engagement at a time
  • The ability to identify the training needs of junior team members and provide constructive feedback and appraisals
  • The ability to prepare statutory accounts including consolidations
  • Advising clients on accounting treatments, identifying weaknesses in controls and related process improvements
  • Represent the Firm in a professional manner at all times through punctuality, appearance and presentation