Future opportunities - Audit & Assurance

Job Summary

Auditing is a highly complex process, and the importance of auditors as a vital link in the financial reporting chain has never been more important nor their role as trusted advisors more valued. Our global network of audit professionals provides a range of audit and advisory services to assist clients in achieving their business objectives, managing their risk, and improving their business performance - anywhere in the world. Using our state-of-the-art tools enables Deloitte audit professionals to deliver the assurance service quality and excellence that is implicit in the Deloitte brand and that regulators and the public expect.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Services:

  • Audit of financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), NGAAP, and other valid standards
  • Review of accounting and internal control systems
  • Consulting on accounting principles, the chart of accounts, and organization of finance and accounting departments
  • Comprehensive advice on the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards, including interpretation and application of complex standards
  • Assistance with the establishment of reporting departments
  • Advisory services for the calculation of employee benefits, impairment of assets, provisions for asset retirement obligations, and other long-term provisions
  • Assistance with business valuations, valuation of assets and liabilities, and determination of goodwill in accordance with IFRS

Job Description:

  • The candidate will have the responsibility to be the accountant in charge of audit client engagements,  and by implication, he/she will provide support to engagement team members. The candidates must have a clear understanding of the audit process and appreciable knowledge of managing audit engagements. He/she should be conversant with International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Financial Reporting Standards, Companies, and Allied Matters Act, and other laws and regulations to be used in the audit process.
  • Be aware of all the audit imperatives and demonstrate how he/she has specifically implemented these on the task assigned
  • Display knowledge and application of ISA. He should be research-minded and ready to relate the applicable ISA to the task assigned.
  • Should possess the ability to display knowledge and application of IFRS, GAAP,  IFRS for SMEs (where applicable), etc in the audit working paper. Staff at this level should demonstrate the ability to assist others to understand and apply these reporting frameworks on the job.
  • Ability to identify relevant risks from business processes and design appropriate responses to the risk identified.
  • Ability to use Audit tools and resources
  • Ability to identify weaknesses in control and provide recommendations with a view to adding value to the business of the client.
  • Prompt archival of audit file within the approved time limit
  • Ability to commence planning and conclude assigned sections/engagement within the stipulated timeframe agreed with management. Staff at this level should show a willingness to keep up with the engagement budget as it relates to their assigned task/sections
  • Effectively communicate engagement progress/status to his/her senior or manager

Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of the second class upper (B.Sc., B.A., etc.) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in any discipline with a minimum of upper credit
  • Have a minimum of credit in five (5) WASSCE/GCE/NECO Ordinary Level subjects or acceptable equivalent examination, including Mathematics and English Language in one sitting only
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • The candidate should demonstrate experience and ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and trade secrets of the organisation.
  • Evidence of knowledge and training on basic employee information security guidelines is also required
  • Experience in any of the Big 4s will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of the firm’s business
  • Good understanding of clients’ business
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality as the role involves dealing with client information and trade secrets
  • Ability to manage information flow and dissemination on a need to know basis
  • Effective time management for workflow and delivery of results
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workloads in order to meet agreed on deadlines
  • Living our Purpose - Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
  • Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador
  • Performance drive - Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
  • Influence - Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
  • Strategic direction - Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives, and sets personal priorities

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