Risk Advisory Consultant

Crowe is a leading business advisory and accountancy firm, ranking among the top 10 firms in Ireland. Due to continued growth and expansion in our Internal Audit and Risk Consulting practice, we are now seeking to recruit a Risk Advisory Consultant. This is a newly created post.

The post-holder will lead the delivery of internal audit and risk assignments and be responsible for the effective delivery of high-quality audit assignments (both financial and non-financial in nature) to fieldwork completion and draft report stage, within the required timescale. The post holder will also supervise and direct junior auditors during audit assignments.

We are seeking an ambitious, high-performing candidate and can offer strong prospects for career progression.

Key result areas

  1. Lead the delivery of a broad range of risk-based audit assignments of a complex/ad hoc and often non-financial nature, as well as more routine audit engagements.
  2. Obtain robust information and data from a range of client systems, and through interviews with key client staff, and perform detailed analysis of the data to inform judgements on the adequacy of systems of internal control.
  3. Draft high-quality, value-adding audit reports that include an audit opinion and practical recommendations to address all risk issues and control weaknesses identified during the assignment, with a clear supporting rationale.
  4. Plan own workload, and that of reporting junior audit staff during audit assignments. Ensure that assignments are satisfactorily completed and within agreed timescales.
  5. Lead multiple audit assignments concurrently and ensure the most effective and efficient use of time and resources at all times.
  6. Liaise closely and build effective working relationships with client staff in all disciplines (both financial and non-financial) to facilitate and support the audit process.
  7. Conduct effective discussions with senior finance and non-finance staff, often concerning contentious and complicated risk, control and governance issues.
  8. Ensure the Associate Director is appropriately briefed at all times to include significant issues on the work being undertaken and any performance problems.
  9. Deliver audit assignments to a high standard of quality, ensuring conformance with Standards of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, addressing key risks effectively and adhering to allotted timescales and resource allocation.
  10. Be fully conversant with and understand the authority levels of this role and those of all relevant stakeholders to ensure full compliance with the firm’s policies, procedures and regulations.
  11. Manage the day-to-day supervision, on-the-job training and mentoring of junior staff allocated to audit assignments and fully participate in all performance management initiatives as required.

Person specification

Essential knowledge & skills:

  • A qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable understanding of internal audit, risk-management methods and techniques and awareness of topical issues.
  • Sound knowledge of internal audit, including the development of internal audit strategies, annual audit programmes and terms of reference for individual engagements.
  • Previous risk-management advisory work.
  • Undertaken corporate governance advisory work.
  • Carried out fraud and other investigations.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly qualified team-orientated environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – especially in report-writing and PPT presentation.
  • Project management skills plus the proven ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at any one time.

Essential competencies:

  • Networking: Proven ability to listen, build rapport, influence and build relationships.
  • Results-driven: Proven ability to focus on performance, meeting deadlines and producing results.
  • Self-management: Displays self-control, confidentiality, confidence and resilience.
  • Self-development: Evidence of enthusiasm and keeps abreast of developments in this sector.
  • Initiative: A proven decision-maker, evidence of sound judgement and common sense.

About Crowe

Crowe is a leading accountancy and business advisory practice in Ireland. Since 1941 we have been providing tailored financial and business advice to clients across a range of sectors. Known for our commercially driven solutions paired with personal service, we have built a national reputation in the areas of audit, tax and advisory.

We are the representative firm in Ireland of Crowe Global, one of the top ten global networks of independent accounting and advisory services firms, incorporating more than 200 firms with over 800 offices in more than 130 countries around the world. The firm currently has 14 partners and over 130 staff. Crowe is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to hr@crowe.ie or write to us at Crowe, Marine House, Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

Applications received will be stored on our system and may be considered for similar positions that may arise within the next year. By applying for this position, you hereby agree to the personal data contained in your application, and provided by you to Crowe, being retained by us for a period of up to one year from the date of receipt of your application. If you are applying for a position and you do not wish for your details to be stored by us, please notify us by emailing hr@crowe.ie and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.

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