BDO has a vacancy for an Audit Technical Partner. The purpose of the Audit Technical Partner role is to improve audit quality through ensuring that the national audit department understands how to correctly and efficiently apply the auditing standards, BDO methodology and BDO audit tools. This is done by consultations, communications, training, templates and providing direction.
The Audit Technical Partner also provides support to audit staff nationally and drives audit efficiency through projects, communications, in-flight reviews and reviewing modified audit opinions.
Reporting to the National Head of Audit the Audit Technical Partner will, inter alia, be responsible for:
Keeping auditors technically up to date with auditing standards, methodology & tool with a result of serving the clients effectively and efficiently to enhance the BDO brand.
Managing the National audit technical and training budget.
Ensuring all audit staff queries relating to modified audit opinions; audit methodology and auditing Tool are attended too accurately and timeously.
Driving key Audit efficiency and quality projects such as standardisation of APT Next Gen libraries, creating new industry specific APT Next Gen libraries and Audit Data Analytics
Standardising Audit Templates and obtaining technical committee approval and communication thereof.
Analysing file inspection outcomes to determine where improvement is required.
Providing support in the training of qualified audit staff.
Chairing the National Accounting and Auditing technical committee and ensuring actions in terms of the committee are delivered on.
Being a member of Global Audit technical working groups as the need arises.
Preparing and submission of audit technical communications and bulletins providing guidance addressing auditing standards, methodology and audit tools changes or application.
Being involved in at least one engagement, even if only as support partner, to keep up to date with the practical side of an audit
Volunteering to be on SAICA and or IRBA subcommittees.
Managing the writing of thought leadership commentary/blogs and technical articles for BDO or participate in interviews and panel discussions representing BDO and Audit Technical initiatives