Senior Manager, Assurance - Christchuch


From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands, our clients count on reliable financial statements, information and processes to inform their on-going strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data — and they look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You’ll use your professional skills and experience to make it happen, handling complex audit procedures across your designated market.
 
The opportunity
 
We are seeking a driven and ambitious Senior Manager to play a key role in driving growth by developing new and existing client relationships, leading highly skilled project teams and delivering a first class customer experience on high-profile engagements. In return for helping us build a better working world you can expect excellent career opportunities within a dynamic and collaborative environment.
 
Your key responsibilities
 
Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional analytical insights for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. You’ll be a credible and motivated, leading high calibre teams and winning new business in the market. 
 
Skills and attributes for success

  • Leading audit engagements, defining audit strategies, managing team performance and keeping engagement leaders updated
  • Effectively managing Audit processes with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters
  • Coach and mentor other less experienced staff through sharing experience and knowledge
  • Engaging clients and providing authoritative advice and professionalism throughout transactions, including identifications of improvements in business processes and possible recommendations and prepare and deliver these to clients.
  • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues
  • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible
  • Expertise in accounting frameworks (IFRS) and in related financial reporting matters

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 8+ years’ experience as an auditor   
  • Experience leading the planning, execution and reporting on audits
  • A dedication to teamwork and leadership
  • Proven track record with developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management
  • Expertise in accounting frameworks (IFRS) and in related financial reporting matters
  • A strong academic record, including a degree and completion of a recognised accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA)

 Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge of current market issues in New Zealand

What we look for
 
We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.
 
What working at EY offers
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement. To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.
 
Who we are
 
EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Maori and Pasifika network. These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
 
About EY
 
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
Join us in building a better working world.
 
Apply now.
 
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider.
 
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