Audit Automation Lead

  • Job Reference: PG284
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2020
  • Recruiter: ShareForce Ltd
  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £100,000 to £125,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £100k - 125k per year + + Excellent benefits
  • Sector: Executive Search
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an opportunity for an established leader in the field of audit, regulatory compliance, and technology to play a key role in the evolution of a software solution for audit automation.  Our client seeks a proven leader in the field of audit to help shape product development and customer success through the application of their deep expertise in financial audit, regulatory compliance (SOX / GDPR), and consulting.

Responsibilities

  • Use previous Big4 audit and professional services experience, to help shape the audit automation product strategy
  • Lead the development of go-to-market strategy that aligns with the agenda of C-suite clients
  • Acting as the ‘Audit SME’ to help engage senior stakeholders to drive credibility, support customer success and build sales momentum
  • Engaging customers with compelling use cases to help align needs to the capability of the solution
  • Lead the development of an audit automation capability, driving customer success through implementation and the application of audit best practice
  • Help to position the solution through appropriate engagement at an industry, regulatory and partnership level. 
  • Seeking to expand new channels to market whilst ensuring that the sales organisation is armed with the best / most appropriate messages and trends and regulatory issues effecting the audit services landscape

Required Skills / Experience

  • A proven background leading audit practice within an advisory / consulting major (Big4)
  • Enhanced appreciation for the audit and regulatory compliance (SOX / GDPR) landscape
  • Developed appreciation for the application of technology solutions in an audit environment with a specific view to increasing assurance, lowering risk, and reducing the burden of audit activities
  • A rich network of industry contacts and an established reputation for thought leadership within the audit and compliance domain
  • Cross sector experience (including Financial Services, Tech & Media, Education, Manufacturing, Retail, Professional & Business Services)
  • Leadership level consulting, communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Knowledge / experience with of a range of ERP systems such as MS Dynamics, Workday, Oracle, or SAP
  • A suitable background education supporting career success in audit, ideally including a professional finance / accounting qualification (SIMA / ACCA) and Auditor Certification
  • Previous experience of ISO compliance

Additional Information

  • Salary Range:     £100k - £125k
  • Benefits:              Extensive bonus and executive-level employment benefits
  • Location:             Home-based with client / office / international travel