Grant Thornton Ireland

Audit Associate Director

11 Oct 2019
05 Nov 2019
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The role

Due to ongoing growth, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding Audit team based in Dublin. You will be responsible for managing a significant portfolio of clients. The role involves providing audit and related services to companies and groups operating across a wide range of sectors, in addition to participating in the management of Grant Thornton’s Audit group, comprising over 400 dedicated professionals.

By joining our Audit team, you will work closely with our partners and will have a genuine opportunity to provide a valued contribution to the strategic objectives of the team and the wider firm. Excellent opportunities exist for motivated and driven candidates to progress within the firm. The position attracts a competitive remuneration package and ongoing career development.

Main responsibilities:

  • provide a diverse portfolio of clients with the highest quality audit and related services;
  • project management - take responsibility for managing a large and varied portfolio of clients;
  • take full responsibility for managing and reviewing the work of the audit team;
  • cross business-unit collaboration with other teams such as tax, advisory etc.;
  • supervise and train less experienced members of the team to ensure that Grant Thornton’s quality standards are maintained throughout the entire audit process;
  • develop excellent professional relationships to identify client needs and new business opportunities within client organisations;
  • prepare and present business tenders in order to develop and grow your client portfolio;
  • working capital management – manage work in progress and billings; and
  • client fee negotiation;

Skills and attributes:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified;
  • minimum 6+ years’ experience;
  • strong technical skills (Irish GAAP/IFRS and International Auditing Standards). US GAAP and PCAOB auditing standards experience an advantage but not essential;
  • experience in public company audits;
  • electronic auditing experience (preferable but not essential);
  • ability to motivate and manage staff under tight deadlines;
  • ability to make professional judgements based on findings;
  • portfolio management experience;
  • strong attention to detail and analytical assessment;
  • experience working as part of a team supporting others;
  • be commercially aware;
  • experience gained in a Big 4 accounting firm would be advantageous

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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