Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SENIOR AUDIT MANAGER -Spiropoulos, Adiele, Okpara & Co (Chartered Accountants)


Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent. Membership of any Accountancy Body recognised by IFAC. Minimum of 10 years progressive audit experience.


Spiropoulos, Adiele, Okpara & Co (Chartered Accountants), the Nigerian Affiliate Firm of Grant Thornton International (GTI) is a Professional Services Firm in the areas of Assurance, Tax and Business Advisory Services. We are presently undergoing a restructuring process which has thrown up the following vacant positions in the Firm.
Position Description
The Senior Audit Manager is to assist the firm to review its current policies and procedures, audit methodology and audit working paper documentation, and implement the necessary changes to ensure compliance with ISQCI and GTls policies, procedures and methodology.
Major Responsibilities
Review firms existing policies and procedures.
Document policies and procedures, consistent with ISQCI, in a firm policies and procedures manual.
Ensure compliance with revised policies and procedures.
Review existing audit methodology and working paper documentation.
Implement procedures to ensure compliance with ISA’s.
Be involved in the strategic planning of the firm.
To actively manage the audit team, including day to day management, performance reviews and their personal development.
Research and analyse annual financial statements, to ensure IFRS compliance.
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff, at all levels, to perform audit services.
Attend professional development and training on a regular basis.

 The successful candidate will be a highly experienced professional in all aspects of accounting, and auditing, with professional skills in management and business development. He or she will report to the Head of Assurance Department. Finally, the candidate will have a demonstrated track record of process improvement and possess excellent interpersonal, communication and operational skills.
Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent
Membership of any Accountancy Body recognised by IFAC
Minimum of 10 years progressive audit experience
Professional skills - practice management and business development
People attributes - strong people manager
Strong technical skills, with proficiency in IFRS
Ability to supervise and lead projects
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities
Strong computer skills
Ability to travel to remote office sites
Remuneration which is very attractive will be in line with industry standards.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should send their applications, addressed to the Staff Partner, by e-mail to pnorizu@sao-ng.com oroiokpechi@sao-ng.com not later than July 19, 2011
Any application not submitted  at the closing date will not be considered.