Engagement Associate(Journal Entry Testing)- Audit Delivery Centre
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The Regional Audit Delivery Centres (RADC) were developed to support Audit and Assurance engagement teams with the completion of Audit processes and engagement support administrative activity as part of the wider Audit Transformational Change Programme. The RADC’s are designed to support teams across the engagement lifecycle of an audit process through performing standard audit tasks in work packages and providing a range of support services to reduce the levels of administrative work placed on practitioners. The RADC’s supports more efficient and cost effective working practices, whilst ensuring quality standards are maintained and improved. The activity undertaken within the Centres will evolve as they become embedded into the audit life cycle and as Deloitte Way Workflows are launched and implemented.
The success of Audit Transformation is reliant on effective change management at all levels in Member Firms and you will play a pivotal role in influencing and transforming how audit work is undertaken in the future at a Global level. You will be part of a Team that will contribute to developing best practise and be key in driving continuous improvement within the Centres.
To qualify for the role you must have:
• University graduate/student of any faculty (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree); Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics or Science related study fields will be an asset (students in their final year of Bachelor’s or Master’s studies are also welcome);
• Fluent in English (knowledge of other languages will be an asset);
• German Language skills are preferred but not required;
• Good analytical skills;
• Excellent organisational skills;
• Able to multi task and take a systematic approach to work with the ability to prioritise workload under pressure;
• Excellent attention to detail, with a sense of responsibility and delivery of results;
• Interested in international business environment and professional development;
• Confident and professional communicators;
• Evidence of your ability to work seamlessly and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels showing initiative and proactivity;
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint are a must;
• Demonstrate a commitment to developing yourself
• An understanding of basic accounting principle is beneficial but not required;
• Enthusiastic, with ability to solve problems pro-actively and troubleshoot;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability work in a team;
• No prior job experience is required, however previous experience working with Excel, or other data manipulation & conversion role would be beneficial.
This role provides an exciting opportunity to work in an International organisation in our Audit Delivery Centre in Deloitte This role within the Support Services Team is key in supporting our Member Firm Client Facing Teams with the execution and delivery of our audit engagements. The work you will undertake is pivotal in supporting the business to drive through improving effectiveness in the end to end process.
You will be working as part of a team working on distinct activities that form part of the end to end audit process and will be working alongside our experienced and highly skilled practitioners.
Your role will be to deliver efficient, reliable and cost-effective working practices in support of our engagement teams. We foster a culture of continuous improvement so we will rely on you to develop best practice initiatives that will firmly benefit your stakeholders and the customer. You will have the opportunity to develop and advance both your technical and soft skills through our structured training and development plans.
As an Engagement Associate your responsibilities will include:
• Performing selected administrative activities as part of the delivery of high-quality audits of financial statements. Administrative activities will be performed for various national and international companies and institutions, in accordance with local accounting standards;
These include and this is list is not exhaustive:
- Supporting client take on procedures and client file management ensuring working within Deloitte policies and procedures.
- Organising billing, budget reviews and perform analysis of project finances ensuring completed accurately.
- Production of reports, letters and documentation supporting the projects you are working on, ensuring completed to a high standard.
- Organising meetings, drafting agendas and minute taking to support client engagement teams.
• Carry out the reconciliation and upload of the more complex data sets from a variety of finance systems across various business areas and clients into an in-house built system;
• Data manipulation using tools such as Excel and Editor
• Performing reconciliations to verify the completeness of datasets provided to you. This task will require a degree of problem solving and the ability to understand basic accounting concepts which will be part of the training provided;
• Carry out data quality checks which will need to be raised to the Audit Practice or client as appropriate.
• Supporting teams and managers with the delivery of project support, business development and practice management related administrative tasks
• Preparing and administering documentation using standard templates where appropriate to support the Client engagement teams based out at client locations under the guidance of experienced colleagues.
• Using proven Deloitte audit methodologies and developing an understanding of how your work fits into the wider audit end to end process and links with the Deloitte Way.
• Participating in a customised training programme as well as coaching by others to become more independent and acquire technical know-how.
• Interacting with your team and team leader about data and information issues to ensure accuracy and high standard of work.
• Delivering and executing your work to the highest standard, taking ownership for your allocated tasks and completing them within stated timelines.
• Understanding and following Deloitte policies and complying with personal and other independence requirements set by regulatory bodies
• Acting with honesty and integrity in all areas of activity. Understanding expectations and demonstrating personal accountability for keeping performance on track.
• Identifying and embracing our purpose and values, putting these into practice in your professional life.
• Understanding how your daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business in a wider setting.
Expected START date: October 2018
What we offer:
• Competitive salary and benefits package
• Modern offices with excellent facilities
• Good work-life balance – predictable working hours
• Office-based job with limited/no travel
• Working in a multi-national environment with Deloitte professionals from across Europe
• Extensive training and the possibility of acquiring external qualifications
• Opportunity for a career in Finance for a non-Finance & Accounting graduate