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Assistant Manager, External Audit, Risk Advisory, St Albans

at Deloitte

Posted: 11/15/2018
Job Reference #: 159102

Job Description

Your opportunity

Opportunities exist for assistant managers to join our South East external audit team, based in our St Albans or Reading offices, working with clients in London and the South East. Our new assistant managers will primarily work with hospital trusts, universities, local authorities, central government departments, private healthcare organisations and charities, as well as private sector companies. Prior experience of working with similar organisations is desirable but not a requirement.

Assistant managers will join our South East Public Sector team. Our portfolio of clients served by this team has grown considerably in recent years and we work with many of the largest and most complex organisations in the sectors that we work with. This growth provides significant opportunities for development and career progression of our new assistant managers. Our diverse client portfolio, together with the opportunities to perform wider assurance and advisory services for these clients, present a unique experience and particularly interesting opportunities for our new assistant managers to develop.

Through our mentoring and development programme, we work with our assistant managers to build on their interests and support them in their progression to more senior levels.

We have an excellent team culture with an active social committee. There are plenty of opportunities for our new team members to get to know their colleagues and quickly become an integrated part of our team.

Your role

Responsibilities will include:

• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with clients;
• Developing and mentoring more junior members of staff;
• Field managing larger external audit engagements;
• Taking on management responsibility for smaller audit engagements;
• Supporting market growth activity; and
• Working with the wider team to deliver a range of other assurance and advisory engagements.

Many of our clients are based in London or within an hour of our St. Albans and Reading offices, however the role may involve travel across the South East and will require flexibility around peak times during the year.

Your work, your choice

How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk.
We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Locations: St Albans

Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time


Your professional experience

To qualify for the role you must: 

• Be educated to degree level or have relevant professional experience; and
• Have a professional accounting or management consulting qualification (e.g. ACA/CIMA).

Personal skills should include: 

• An interest in working with the public sector, Higher Education, and Charities;
• Experience of field managing external audit engagements;
• Excellent oral and written communication, including experience of report writing;
• Planning and project management skills;
• Being a good team player/leader with strong organisational skills;
• A proactive approach to problem solving; and
• A high level of motivation with a proven ability to work on your own initiative within a fast paced environment.

Your service line
Audit and Assurance
An imperative for all at Deloitte, innovation lives in Audit and Assurance as fully as in any other field. From process automation to reframing our team structure, we're on a constant drive for positive transformation – for our clients and our people. With robots now taking care of routine tasks here, for example, you're free to focus on what you do best: interpreting information, collaborating and communicating. You won't be limited by sector experience either; we recognise that your skills and knowledge, wherever you gained them, can have a positive impact anywhere. You'll work across subsectors, and with colleagues throughout the firm, to give clients the information and insights they need to make great decisions.

About Deloitte
Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.
What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.
Beyond the UK: North West Europe within a Global firm
UK and Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have combined to create a new Deloitte North West Europe firm on 1 June 2017. This is to support our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and to increase our global influence and lead in EMEA.
A broader geographical shape will create new career development opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across the region and the world.
What do we value?
At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for seven consecutive years. Additionally we received the Working Families Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016.
Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but we require five leadership imperatives from all of our people:
  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction