Role purpose
To manage the Firm’s Audit clients in accordance with the guidelines set out by the firm.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management and assess client’s satisfaction
  • Select appropriately skilled team to match engagement requirements with individual and team capabilities
  • Identify procedures to improve engagement economics, perform necessary procedures more effectively and eliminate low value work
  • Proactively monitor and address issues regarding billing and collections
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit team and listen/respond to other team members views
  • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery
  • Generate new business opportunities and proactively identify opportunities to sell firm services which add value to the client and that display an understanding of the client’s competitive situation
  • Delegate effectively and monitor progress to ensure expectations are met through initiating discussions with service team and obtaining on-going feedback from client
  • Foster effective teamwork and empower staff to allow them to achieve engagement and personal performance objectives
  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide them with counselling and career advice
  • Perform appropriate annual client reassessment procedures
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Set objectives and communicate effectively
  • 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
  • Manage, motivate and provide guidance to staff
  • Identify training needs and provide training through arranging and presenting at suitable courses
  • 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
  • Ensure team compliance with the Firm’s risk management policies and procedures
  • Responsible to the audit engagement partner on all major matters concerning the client audit
  • 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
  • 4 to 6 years of Post Qualification Experience
  • Currently in public practice or having recently been in public practice
  • A team leader able to manage a varied and large portfolio of clients and provide value-added services to new and existing clients
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral English
  • A strong personality with 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 comfortable in a computerized environment
  • The ability to grow the business, negotiate fee increases, prepare high quality proposals and cross-sell services to clients
  • The ability to assist with training by both tutoring and arranging suitable courses
  • The ability to identify quality new staff through recruitment process
  • A leader in the development of existing staff through the appraisal process and promotion recommendations
  • An effective manager of resources to obtain optimal utilization and recoveries on engagements and to ensure control over WIP and debtors
  • Liaising with cross service line and overseas based teams to deliver efficient and effective audits
  • Represent the Firm in a professional manner at all times through punctuality, appearance and presentation