Accountant - Audit - With A Passion For Technology

Posted 14 February by CV Cafe Recruitment Ltd

My Client is a leading, growing and profitable International accountancy software provider, designed by accountants for accountants. Established for over 20 years in the UK and used by four of the top five accountancy firms, around half of the Top 100 Practices and many FTSE 100 companies, they are looking for a full time Product Manager (Audit) with experience as an Auditor in practice, to work in industry.

THE ROLE:

The Product Manager (Audit) is responsible for defining and delivering the range of audit software products developed by my client. You will be the primary expert on the audit market sector, and will be involved in every aspect of the development and delivery of the current (desktop) applications, cloud and audit analytics software. You will also be providing advisory support to the team working on cloud audit systems as they build the initial proof of concept models.

The Product Manager (Audit) is supported by members of the development team, the wider product management group and the senior management team. It will also require personnel and line management skills as the role expands.

The product suite, and clients, are beginning the transition from a desktop platform to a cloud based system. The Product Manager will therefore play a key role in helping the business and its clients make the change as smoothly as possible, and defining the future of audit technology in the UK.

The current size of the Development Team means that you will be very 'hands on’ in terms of product research, and you will need to become proficient in the use of the products. We do not expect you to have, or need, programming or coding knowledge.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

You will be an experienced auditor, or have considerable experience in the accounting and audit sectors. It’s absolutely essential to have enthusiasm and passion for software, be commercially aware and have a desire to challenge and improve current working practices.

Above all, you will be able to communicate between a wide range of stakeholders in the product, including end users (of all levels of seniority), developers and senior

This is the perfect role for someone looking to move from practice into industry, and be a very influential part of a globally respected financial technology group.

You will likely have:

Likely to have a degree level of education

Sound audit experience, at audit senior level or higher

Experience of using automated systems within an accounting practice, such as paperless audit systems and financial reporting

An understanding of the significance of IT systems within a practice environment

An interest in Audit Analytics

The successful candidate will become a significant part of the management team and to develop their technical and managerial skills as the team and product range expands. This is an international company, and the group is always looking for talented people to work across borders if their skills and ambitions lie in that direction.

COMPANY BENEFITS

Excellent Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme

23 days’ annual holiday Additional holiday is accrued at the rate of 1 extra day for every 2 years’ service up to a maximum of 28 days.

Employee Assistance Programme - free access to 24 hour confidential life management and personal support services for employees and any immediate family at the same address.

Life Assurance - paid at a rate of 4 x basic annual salary in the event of the death of an employee.

Childcare Vouchers

Profit Share Bonus Scheme - After 1 year’s service

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Technology

Application questions

Do you have sound audit experience, at senior level or higher within an accounting practice?
Do you understand the significance of IT systems within a practice environment?
Do you have a passion for the world of technology and accountancy software?

Reference: 33661762

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