Assistant Auditor,Tax Consultant ,Senior Auditor,Audit Manager

  • February 26, 2020
BDO Al Nisf and Partners
Published
December 17, 2019
Location
Kuwait
Job Type
Qualifications
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Total monthly salary offered in USD
Unspecified
Industry
Assurance/Audit/Financial Services
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Contact Number
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Country in which job is based
Kuwait

Description

1.Assistant Auditor

Job Function:

  • To conduct the audits of specific areas assigned to him of the clients of the Firm, and report to the Supervisor/Audit Senior of any issues identified during the course of the audit, as well as ensuring that the work is done in accordance with the BDO Audit Methodology

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Apply appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to reach and support conclusions related to assigned areas
  • Effectively and proactively utilise basic capabilities of audit technology tools and other firm standard technologies to perform and document work in assigned areas
  • Prepare internal written documents clearly and concisely, incorporating proper punctuation and correct usage of grammar
  • Obtain needed information from available client data and conduct appropriate client data analysis
  • Review client practices within an assigned area of responsibility and refer possible problems and solutions to team leader quickly
  • Keep team manager informed of progress
  • Monitor own time against budget and inform team Supervisor of potential variances on a timely basis
  • Take ownership of personal career development (e.g. actively contribute to setting objectives)
  • Assess own performance, seek and incorporate feedback from supervisors and team members
  • Proactively suggest ways to improve own performance/approach to work and client service delivery
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit team and listen/respond to other team member’s views
  • Keep current on industry trends affecting clients (e.g. read trade journals)
  • Develop understanding of service offerings within and across lines of service to identify opportunities to meet client needs
  • Demonstrate awareness of firm’s risk management policies and procedures by identifying independence and conflict issues to team supervisor and/or in-charge, and consult with them when variances to standard practices are encountered
  • Any other task reasonably assigned to the staff member and within their skill set

Personal Specifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance related subject (or equivalent accounting qualification - AAT) BDO - Job Descriptions and Competency Manual Page 25
  • Good communication skills – both written and oral English (knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage)
  • Proactive with staff and clients and able to work under pressure to meet client expectations and deadlines
  • Proactive in improving their skills through training
  • Proactive in working towards a professional qualification (CA, CPA or ACCA)
  • Represent the Firm in a professional manner at all times through punctuality, appearance and presentation

2.Tax Consultant/Senior Tax Consultant

-Assisting with the tax compliance services for clients in different industries

- Preparing tax declarations for clients

-Reviewing  analysis and documents necessary for the tax inspection

- Attending tax inspection meetings

- Assisting with tax due diligence assignments

- drafting reports & presentations

Requirements:

- A strong academic background with a  Bachelors degree in finance, accounting,  taxation or management

- A tax, accounting or legal professional qualification is preferred  (eg ACACA, CTA etc)

- Prior tax experience in Kuwait preferred

- Fluent in Arabic & English

- Presentable, strong communication and interpersonal skills

3.Senior Auditor

Job Function:

  • To conduct the audits of clients of the Firm, and report to the Supervisor/Manager of any critical issues identified during the course of the audit, as well as ensuring that the work is done in accordance with the BDO Audit Methodology

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and assess client’s satisfaction
  • Adapt the audit approach to the changing client environment
  • Monitor engagement economics by identifying and explaining variances from plan
  • Monitor component progress to ensure expectations are met through initiating discussions with service team and obtaining on-going feedback from client
  • Use current technology to research and analyse issues
  • Conduct interactive interviews to obtain and clarify perceptions, define issues, assess options and gain consensus
  • Prepare initial draft of reports or other client and external communications
  • Collaborate with other team members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit teams and listen/respond to other team member’s views
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Direct fieldworks daily, inform supervisors/managers of the engagement status, and manage staff performance
  • Develop people through effectively delegating tasks and providing guidance to staff
  • Provide performance feedback and training, and conduct performance reviews
  • Share knowledge with team members (e.g. share best practices, provides on-the-job training)
  • Develop an understanding of the Firm’s service lines and actively seek/encourage team members to contribute ideas and identify opportunities to apply the Firm’s services
  • Identify and discuss risks with Team Manager on a timely basis
  • Make recommendations that reflect understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and risks inherent to client’s business/industry
  • Effectively and proactively utilise basic capabilities of audit technology tools and other firm standard technologies to perform and document work in assigned areas
  • Develop understanding of client industries and identify value added recommendations
  • Responsible to the engagement manager for day to day client contact and conduct of audit work
  • Any other task reasonably assigned to the staff member and within their skill set
  • PersonalSpecifications and Experience:Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA or ACCA)
  • 1 - 2 years of Post Qualification Experience
  • Currently in public practice or having recently been in public practice. BDO - Job Descriptions and Competency Manual Page 22
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral English (knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage)
  • A strong personality with good presentation skills
  • Proactive with staff and clients and able to work under pressure to meet client expectations and deadlines
  • Well versed with IFRS and ISA (knowledge of AOIFI, Commercial Companies Law and other relevant regulations will be an advantage)
  • Well versed with various accounting software and applications used by different industry sectors and be comfortable in a computerized environment
  • An effective manager of time across more than one engagement at a time
  • The ability to identify the training needs of junior team members and provide constructive feedback and appraisals
  • The ability to prepare statutory accounts including consolidations
  • Advising clients on accounting treatments, identifying weaknesses in controls and related process improvements
  • Represent the Firm in a professional manner at all times through punctuality, appearance and presentation

 

4.Audit Manager

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About the Company/Organization

About BDO
BDO Al Nisf and Partners is a top three audit, tax and consulting firm in Kuwait and is a member firm of BDO International Limited, global network of independent member firms operating in more than 156 countries.

At BDO, the interests of our clients are paramount. We have a real understanding of the Kuwait environment and we specialise in providing highly personalised, expert and commercially astute professional services. We deliver the personal attention and local market knowledge that our clients want, backed by the world’s fifth largest international network of BDO.
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