Job Title: Auditor – Royalty & Contract Compliance (Hybrid)
Monday to Friday – Flexible hours
Travel is required but not every week
Salary: £40,000 to 50,000 + Benefits
We have an exciting role for auditors, where you will be able to succeed professionally in a global company while keeping a great work-life balance!
If you have auditing experience with a grounding in accountancy, whether that is ACA, ACCA or similar, then this is the right position for you!
Our client is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. The practice comprises 28 partners and approximately 280 staff supplying a range of services spanning Audit, Corporate and Personal Tax, Corporate Finance and Forensic Accounting.
They operate from their office in Central London, where they have an incredible client base, including some of the largest companies in the world and highly successful individuals, who provide them with diverse and challenging work. Secondly, they have extremely talented people providing services to these clients, continuously striving to expand what they do and improve the way they do it.
The two main services provided to these clients are Royalty Auditing and Contract Compliance, always utilizing advanced forensic accounting techniques and approaches.
Their main competition is from the Big 4 Accountancy firms, who cannot match their depth of experience and expertise across the sectors in which they operate (including TV, Film, Pharma, Automotive, Sport, Brand Extension and Gaming). Operating effectively as a boutique practice, they can move flexibly and swiftly to meet their client’s requirements. They have grown substantially over the last 10 years and continue to grow, which is why they are looking for a brilliant professional to join them.
The role will involve carrying out a portfolio of Royalty Audits and Contract Compliance Audits across a variety of industries, helping maximise the benefits gained from the relationships our clients have with their business partners, Licensees and Suppliers.
Auditing experience is essential, but no licensing experience is required.
Speaking a second language would be an amazing plus (Spanish/ Italian/ French/German/ Chinese/ Japanese others)
A typical engagement will involve you:
Understanding the nature of the relationship between the client organisation and its partners;
Performing risk assessments of contract documentation;
Undertaking detailed and comprehensive data analysis which allows us to quantify the financial and operational compliance with the contract;
Covid permitting, performing on-site fieldwork and audit testing, and acting in a robust manner, with integrity to identify the facts, agreeing findings with third parties and communicating important issues in a clear, succinct manner;
Supporting the client and potentially the third party through discussions with relevant stakeholders;
Writing reports detailing the financial and operational issues highlighted during our work;
Providing timely and useful feedback that can enhance future relationships and activities, both at our clients and the third parties they interact with.
Working with them involves a mixture of working in the office, client sites and visiting third parties’ premises (in non-Covid times), which provides variety and a well-rounded mix of work environments. The role can involve travel across the world, including Europe and the USA, and possibly the Far East and Central and South America.
The candidate needs to have a grounding in accountancy, whether that is ACA, ACCA or similar.
The candidate needs to possess the skills to deal directly with both clients representing large multi-national conglomerates and the Suppliers and Licensees being audited. In particular, the candidate will have the ability and skills to obtain the required data from these companies to perform the work.
The candidate must be self-motivated and well organised, as much work will be carried out unsupervised, and there may be numerous live audits at a time – therefore they must be good at multi-tasking and working under deadline pressure.
The candidate must be driven to identify audit findings and perform their work to high standards, always looking to improve their techniques and skillsets.
Strong MS Excel skills and the ability to analyse and manipulate vast quantities of data are key.
The successful candidate will receive high quality on the job training from highly skillful expert auditors. Support is always available and enthusiastically given from the large, experienced team and collaboration is actively encouraged in numerous ways to ensure that new team members progress at a rapid rate.
· Salary: Competitive
· Group Life Cover
· 22 days holiday on commencement
· Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
· Hybrid working policy – at least 2 days in the office a week, with a core hours system in place
· PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
· Contributory Private Health Scheme
· Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
· Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
· Discounted Gym Membership
· Pension Scheme
· Cycle voucher scheme