Audit and assurance
The assurance provider
An audit manager in the public sector will manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in relevant accounting standards, as well as extensive audit experience.
The role holder is expected to manage a portfolio of clients such as government bodies, health care providers, universities or social housing, with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the audit process.
Responsibilities will vary, but examples include:
The audit manager plays an important role in providing oversight of the public sector finances to ensure public funds are well managed and fully accounted for, and not used for personal gain or fraudulent purpose.
The audit manager is expected to act as a leadership role model and display great Drive.
Excellent Collaboration skills are essential to manage their own team, liaise with senior management and a range of stakeholders at all levels. They may also be required to prepare and deliver presentations as needed for senior management or external stakeholders.
As with all audit roles, excellent Insight and Integrity is required to be successful.
Increasingly the audit manager is expected to have excellent digital and analytical skills as well as being proficient in the use of all digital office tools.