Audit Associate Director, Amazing opportunity

Job Description

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VANRATH are proud to represent this thriving mid-size accountancy practice in Belfast. They are looking for an Associate Director of External Audit to join their flourishing team. As a key leadership role within the organisation, you will contribute to the continued success of the firm by providing strategic direction and oversight to the external audit function. With a commitment to fostering a flexible team culture and facilitating serious career progression, VANRATH are seeking experienced and ambitious professionals to join this dynamic team.

What you'll do

As the Associate Director of External Audit, you will be responsible for leading and managing the external audit team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality audit services to their Northern Ireland based clients. This role requires a seasoned audit professional with proven leadership skills, business acumen, and a strategic mindset.
Leadership and Oversight: Provide strategic leadership and oversight to the external audit function, guiding the team in delivering exceptional client service and meeting organisational objectives.
Client Relationship Management: Cultivate and strengthen relationships with existing local clients, understanding their business strategies, and providing valuable insights to enhance their financial controls.
Audit Strategy: Develop and implement audit strategies that align with regulatory standards, industry best practices, and the unique needs of our clients.
Risk Management: Conduct thorough risk assessments and implement effective risk management strategies, ensuring compliance and mitigating potential issues.
Team Development: Mentor, coach, and develop audit team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.
Quality Assurance: Ensure the quality and accuracy of audit documentation, reports, and findings, upholding the highest standards of professionalism.
Business Development: Contribute to business development activities, identifying opportunities to expand our client base and strengthen the firm's market position.

About you

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Professional qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CPA)
Significant experience in external audit, with a proven track record of leadership and management.
Strong leadership and team management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and client relationship management abilities.
Strategic thinking and business acumen.
In-depth knowledge of audit methodologies, accounting principles, and regulatory requirements.

What's in it for you

Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
Comprehensive benefits package, including health and retirement plans.
Opportunities for professional development and rapid career progression within a dynamic and supportive work environment within the local NI market.

What's the next step?
If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other senior accountancy jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Emma Jayne Bowen at VANRATH or on LinkedIn in the strictest confidence.

Why VANRATH will help you secure your next role:
Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.