Senior Audit Associate

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icon Accounting & Audit
JOB DESCRIPTION

Ref#3245

 

A leading accounting and corporate service firm is looking for a Senior Audit Associate to join their team in southern Malta. Your role will entail the execution of audit tasks from beginning to end, including planning, fieldwork, and completion. The ideal candidate will be in process of ACCA and have experience within Audit in Malta. If you wish to join an ACCA Platinum Approved Employer, then we look forward to receiving your CV for this Senior Audit Associate role based in Malta.
 
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Running of the financial statements, including the inclusion of the bill.
  • Ensure that audit meeting is set up in a timely manner in liaison with the Administrator/PA, and that all documentation is prepared prior to the meeting.
  • Update the firm’s Annual Compliance Review by ensuring the receipt of all signatures from the client, filing of same documentation in the audit file, and confirming with respective internal departments that the submissions with Authorities are complete.
  • Financial information, which is sent by email should be followed up, so that signatures are received on a timely basis.
  • Where impractical to set up a meeting to discuss any audit issues, alternative means of communication should be applied, including video conferencing. As much as possible, written documentation of any limitations and queries arising during the audit would be kept, followed by verbal communication.
  • Any weaknesses encountered during the audit process, particularly in situations where the Firm takes care of the inhouse accounting of the client, the officer should be communicated at all times the weaknesses encountered to the Accounts Department, and also follow up on the Management Letter.
  • Any updates to the company’s profiles and structures should be reflected in due diligence software. Any updates, weaknesses in the client’s systems and other situations leading to possible fraud should be communicated with Engagement Partner and MLRO, and document accordingly in due diligence software.
  • Take overall responsibility of clients being allocated including chasing of documentation before allocation deadline, and ensuring that these are done on time, without incurring any penalties. If clients are not co-operating, after the associate takes all necessary steps including the use of telephone and emails, the associate should communicate immediately with his/her superiors for action to be taken and updating the internal software with the change in deadline taking place.
  • Debtors chasing and collection of funds, for clients allocated to the associate. Debtors chasing should be consistent until money is received.
  • Conduct reviews of small audit assignments together with assisting the audit department, as may be required.
  • Before initiation of the work ensure that the necessary clearances are obtained, and that the onboarding procedures are in place, together with the engagement letter. Further, the Employee should ensure that all relevant authorities, including bank authorities and tax representative authorities have been received.
  • Ensure all necessary searches are in hand, such as Public Registry, MBR, Transport Malta amongst others.
  • Assigned clients requiring a stock take at year end should be planned in advance, and stock take performed at year end.
  • The associate should maintain the highest technical and professional standards to render the best possible service required.
  • Conduct necessary research required for the performance of the work.
CANDIDATE PROFILE
  • ACCA qualified or in the process obtaining the qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • ACCA Platinum Approved Employer
COMPANY BENEFITS
  • Great salary
  • Health Insurance after probation
Due to the high volume of applications we receive at GRS Recruitment, only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
 
To apply for this position, please email your CV to Laura Constantinou,laura@grsrecruitment.com quoting the above job reference or call +356 2778 0664 for further information.
 
Job Summary
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    19 September 2022
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    Permanent
  • 3245
  • michellec@grsrecruitment.com
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