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Senior External Auditor

Egypt - Cairo


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  • Job Role / Function


  • Years of Experience

    5 - 7

  • Career Level

    Mid Career / Senior

  • Degree


  • Education

    Accounting - Finance

  • Nationality


  • Gender


  • Employment Type

    Full time

Job description

    • actively monitors budgets and timeframes on all assignments, taking responsibility for achievement of these
    • exercises judgement as to whether work has been audited to an appropriate level
    • manages the content of the files and is aware of the overall expectations for the team
    • identifies opportunities for charging overruns and collates supporting evidence
    • contributes to departmental and office meetings and makes presentations at technical meetings
    • maintains an understanding of audit methodology, challenging the audit approach and recommending improvements for greater robustness and efficiency
    • proactive in managing client expectations
    • develops supervisory and coaching skills, providing on-the-job learning to junior colleagues and delegating work appropriately
    • provides junior colleagues with timely feedback, completing assignment appraisals
    • asks for feedback on own progress and applies it going forward
    Clients and client service
    • leads larger assignments, including taking responsibility for all aspects of planning, completion and fieldwork management
    • reviews work prepared by junior staff
    • leads audit planning discussions to identify audit risks and understands the rationale for the audit strategy adopted
    • is able to answer day to day audit queries from clients and consult with managers and partners appropriately demonstrating good judgement
    • able to inform clients of new standards that will affect their business
    • develops a good working relationships with client staff with whom you will have most contact
    • adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures, consulting with colleagues as necessary
    • notifies of any potential ethical breaches to managers and partners, making suggestions of how to address them
    • addresses, researches and proposes firm conclusions in respect of technical and audit issues
    • prepares draft Key Issue Memoranda, demonstrating an understanding for the client's business and ready for review by the manager, using a good standard of English
    • liaises with other departments in the office, e.g. tax to ensure that jobs run efficiently and that client service is maintained

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Job requirements

    Bachelor Degree in accounting/relevant degree
    From 5 to 7 years’ experience in external auditing including at least 5 years in reputable CPA Firm.
    Any related professional certificate (CPA, ACCA, ESAA)..
    Business Development
    • identifies where relevant knowledge and expertise sits within the firm and the methods of accessing it
    • develops and maintains contacts in the business community and with university/college alumni
    • maintains and grows network of contacts elsewhere in the firm in order to share relevant knowledge and information and prevent duplication of effort
    • proactively identifies clients' needs that can be satisfied from the firm's services and informs the manager/partner
    • involved in office marketing events and is an 'ambassador' of the firm
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Additional Information

    Experience of using Microsoft packages,
    internet, email and computerized audit packages
    Demonstrated sound task ownership and communication skills as a Senior Auditor
    in addition to ability to support and mentor staff
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About this company

Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton Mohamed Hilal was founded in 1951 by Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Hilal and is considered to be one of the pioneering auditing and consulting firms in Egypt, Grant Thornton Mohamed Hilal had made a great contribution to the Egyptian economy by providing a wide range of services in the auditing and accounting fields, in addition to other related services.

Grant Thornton Mohamed Hilal is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (Grant Thornton International).Grant Thornton International and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms independently.
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