Senior Auditor

  • Reference: D46656
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin City Centre, Dublin North, Dublin South
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

The Senior Auditor is responsible for the execution of a global portfolio of audit engagements in the area of finance, accounting, controller, management reporting, corporate service functions (e.g., Human Resources, Payroll, Vendor Management) and other risk management activities.  This role requires experience and knowledge of accounting and financial reporting activities including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  In addition, this role requires a familiarity with jurisdictional financial and regulatory reporting and accounting requirements.  The role provides technical expertise and performs specific assigned projects for the team and the department. 

Principal Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • Establish and develop strong working relationships and open communication with key stakeholders;
  • Provides training, coaching, and auditing expertise to the audit team;
  • Accountable for own assignments and holding others accountable for theirs.  Delivering when you say you will, and proactively managing expectations


  • Work with management to develop an audit strategy for the engagement;
  • Conduct and document complex and high risk audits of the governance structure and internal controls over accounting and financial reporting areas, and testing key controls within these processes, specifically reliability and quality of data sources, reconciliations and substantiation;
  • Leads and oversees larger, more complex, and/or global reviews;
  • Develops and demonstrates an understanding of the business risks, controls, and processes, along with an understanding of relevant laws, regulatory rules and knowledge of the impact of systems within areas reviewed.  Performs and oversees work that adheres to all Policies and Standards (e.g., creates electronic work papers to evidence scope of examination and accuracy of findings); professional auditing standards; and regulatory requirements;
  • Apply analytical skills, discussions with the Business and Audit Partners and the risk assessment process to properly identify key risks and controls, audit scope, and testing approach within an audit or other project;
  • Communicates with senior level management, including leading efforts to discuss the business/risk environment and issues/risks raised during the review, along with providing periodic updates, to the status of the project.

Skills / Experience

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required
  • CA or CPA certification is preferred
  • Auditing and/or systems experience in a financial institution or similar public accounting experience in the financial services industry is required
  • Knowledge of auditing in the financial services industry preferred
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and related work experience preferred
  • Strong workpaper documentation skills

Required Competencies

  • Strong people management and leadership skills
  • Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate
  • Strong analytical, leadership and organizational skills are required.
  • Highly numerate with strong organisational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve
  • Ability to react and respond on a timely basis
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines

Please note that this role may require the successful candidate to travel to other company locations as required.

For further information on this role, please contact Sarah Boyle on 01-6620088 or email

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