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Reporting to the Supervisor, the principal responsibility of the Graduate trainee is to carry out audit tasks as required by the Audit Supervisor.

Key tasks

  • Have a working knowledge of and apply the Moore Dixon audit methodology;
  • Ensure the work performed is clearly documented and communicated on the audit file;
  • Develop an awareness of other service lines;
  • Use Proaudit to perform audit tasks;
  • Demonstrate working knowledge and application of accounting standards (IFRS/ UKGAAP);
  • Demonstrate practical awareness and application of auditing standards (ISA’s)
  • Seek an understanding of professional standards not previously encountered;
  • Identify technical issues and seek assistance to resolve them;
  • Meet client needs by acting with urgency, practicality and integrity;
  • Develop good working relationships with relevant client personnel;
  • Use client time efficiently without duplicating queries;
  • Implement high standards of quality for service performance;
  • Seek to develop external contacts through client work and personal network;
  • Actively request direct feedback on performance from Senior or Supervisor;
  • Participate in the firms performance management process;
  • Complete assigned tasks and responsibilities are fulfilled in a timely and efficient way;
  • Make Supervisor aware of deviation from budgeted work in a timely fashion
  • Set own targets and communicate to rest of the audit team;
  • It is a mandatory requirement to operate on a daily basis within the ISO 9001 Quality Management System;
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and maintain a good working knowledge; and
  • Have an awareness of how departmental procedures, documents and record keeping have a positive or negative effect on the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Other duties

  • Be aware of audit and accounting developments;
  • Understand the firm’s policies and procedures and adhere to them in daily working practice;
  • An awareness of other service lines and identifies cross-selling opportunities;
  • Operates effectively in a fast changing environment;
  • Undertake any other tasks as required by the Audit team.

Key skills

  • Be studying towards and taking exams for CFAB;
  • Hold a Second class university degree;
  • Presentation skills;
  • PC literate, particularly with Excel and Word. Key Attributes
  • Professional and positive approach;
  • Strong in building relationships and be able to communicate at all levels;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Team player, but also be able to work on own initiative; and
  • Dynamic and creative.

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