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Manager - External Audit (PCAOB specialist)

grant-thornton-uae · 13 days ago
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We provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. We work closely with consultatively with over 700 firms annually, ranging from listed companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies. The client base is exciting and fast growing. Our people are committed to delivering best-in-class assurance services in locations where you are. We respond to the challenges of our clients with high quality, value for money technical solutions every time.

As a PCAOB Specialist Audit Manager at Grant Thornton UAE, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing audits for our clients who fall under the jurisdiction of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Your expertise in working with local PCAOB clients and your in-depth knowledge of PCAOB auditing standards will be instrumental in delivering high-quality audit services.

What will I be responsible for?

  • Take a lead role in planning, executing, and managing PCAOB audits for our clients in accordance with PCAOB standards, rules, and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant PCAOB requirements, including independence, ethics, auditing standards, and quality control procedures
  • Foster strong client relationships and serve as the main point of contact for PCAOB-related matters, addressing client concerns, and providing timely guidance on complex auditing issues
  • Oversee audit engagements, including the review of workpapers, financial statements, and audit documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to PCAOB standards
  • Assess client-specific risks, internal control systems, and audit risks associated with PCAOB engagements. Develop strategies to address identified risks and effectively evaluate internal controls
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and on-the-job training to audit staff, enabling their professional growth and ensuring a high level of technical competence in PCAOB audits
  • Identify opportunities to enhance audit methodologies, tools, and procedures, leveraging best practices and emerging industry trends specific to PCAOB audits
  • Stay updated on changes in PCAOB regulations, auditing standards, and other regulatory developments, ensuring the firm's compliance and proactively communicating relevant updates to the audit team

What do I need for success?

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, or equivalent is essential
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in audit, with a focus on conducting PCAOB audits. Previous experience working directly with local PCAOB clients and deep knowledge of PCAOB auditing standards are essential
  • Strong understanding and practical application of PCAOB standards, rules, and regulations. Familiarity with SEC reporting requirements for public companies is preferred
  • Proficiency in auditing techniques, risk assessment, internal control evaluation, and financial reporting frameworks. Experience in performing substantive audit procedures and addressing complex accounting and auditing issues
  • Sound knowledge of a variety of industries in order to effectively evaluate industry-specific risks and considerations during PCAOB audits
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage audit engagements, supervise a team of professionals, and effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, enabling the identification and resolution of complex audit issues and the provision of practical recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Ability to articulate complex audit matters clearly and effectively with clients, team members, and senior management
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying abreast of changes in auditing standards, regulations, and emerging trends related to PCAOB audits

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you’ll be able to shape your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments across our global network of member firms.

Becoming a collaborative community

Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. Over the past few years we’ve been making big changes – moving towards becoming a collaborative community. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we’re better together.

Last updated on Jul 5, 2024

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