Senior Associate

Role purpose
To conduct the audits of clients of the Firm, and report to the Supervisor/Manager of any critical issues identified during the audit.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and assess client’s satisfaction
  • Adapt the audit approach to the changing client environment
  • Monitor engagement economics by identifying and explaining variances from plan
  • Monitor component progress to ensure expectations are met through initiating discussions with service team and obtaining on-going feedback from client
  • Use current technology to research and analyze issues
  • Conduct interactive interviews to obtain and clarify perceptions, define issues, assess options, and gain consensus
  • Prepare initial draft of reports or other client and external communications
  • Collaborate with other team members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit teams and listen/respond to other team member’s views
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Direct fieldworks daily, inform supervisors/managers of the engagement status, and manage staff performance
  • Develop people through effectively delegating tasks and providing guidance to staff
  • Provide performance feedback and training, and conduct performance reviews
  • Share knowledge with team members (e.g. share best practices, provides on-the-job training)
  • Develop an understanding of the Firm’s service lines and actively seek/encourage team members to contribute ideas and identify opportunities to apply the Firm’s services
  • Identify and discuss risks with Team Manager on a timely basis
  • Make recommendations that reflect understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and risks inherent to client’s business/industry
  • Effectively and proactively utilize basic capabilities of audit technology tools and other firm standard technologies to perform and document work in assigned areas
  • 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
  • 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 is a plus
  • 1 to 2 years of Post Qualification Experience
  • Currently in public practice or having recently been in public practice
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral English
  • A strong personality with good 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 will be an advantage)
  • Well versed with various accounting software and applications used by different industry sectors and be comfortable in a computerized environment
  • 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