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Assistant Manager External Audit

Job Description



Position Title

Assistant Manager  (External Audit)

Reports To

Manager /Senior  Manager/ Partner


External Audit

Job Purpose

Demonstrates a full understanding of the Member Firm’s audit approach and uses to plan and perform an effective and efficient audit. Prepares plans and budgets for assignments for Manager’s review.

Key Accountabilities

·       Leadership

a.     Serves as Manager on smaller and lower risk engagements and as in-charge on large and complex engagements.

b.     Supervises multiple engagements concurrently.

c.     Identifies and refers ethical, accounting and conflict issues to Manager and/or Partner.


·       Technical Capabilities 

a.     Identifies problem areas and consults as appropriate with Manager and Partner on complex issues

b.     Identifies potential technical issues and discusses with technical department, where appropriate, before documenting issue and proposed solution for Partner’s attention.

c.     Drafts management letters in conjunction with Manager and Partner that provide practical and commercial business advice.

d.     Understands relevant independence rules and their applicability to the Member Firm’s business relationships, non-audit services and fee arrangements with assurance clients.

e.     Assist in the preparation for an Audit Quality Review (Peer Review)

f.      Assist in completion of independence procedures as applicable for your specific client situation.


·       Business Acumen 

a.     Prepares plans and budgets for assignments for review.

b.     Completes multiple concurrent assignments in accordance with approved plans and budgets and on or before deadlines.

c.     Identifies potential cost and/or time overruns and agrees solutions with Manager or Partner.

d.     Keep proper control on utilization of respective team members. 


·       Client Relationship

a.     Develops professional relationships with client personnel to facilitate completion of the work.


Key Success Factors

·       Capable team leader; can structure and handle even complex work subjects; fully accepted by the client as senior professional

·       Completes multiple concurrent assignments in accordance with the Member Firm’s policies and procedures and within budget.

·       Delegates tasks effectively and mentors junior staff to improve performance.

·       Evaluates the performance of junior staff on specific assignments and provides assignment based feedback.

·       Identifies key performance and personnel issues and suggests solutions to Manager and/or Partner.

·       Contributes to meetings and is able to make effective presentations.

·       Delivers high quality service to the client and is responsive to client needs.

·       Applies knowledge of the client and the Member Firm’s services to identify sales opportunities.

·       Assists Partners and Managers in sales and marketing activities

Education & Experience


·       Bachelors or Masters Degree in Accounting 

·       One of the relevant professional certifications (i.e. CPA, CA, ACCA) must

·       Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic.



·       A minimum of 7 years relevant Audit experience is required.

Competencies Required in the Role



Values & Ethics








Conflict Management




Customer Focus


Creative Thinking


Analytical Thinking