EY Ford Rhodes: Assistant Director- Independence & Quality Enablement Jobs in Karachi at EY
Title: EY Ford Rhodes: Assistant Director- Independence & Quality Enablement
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The opportunityEY’s Risk Management group is responsible for the development, implementation and on-going monitoring of the firm’s risk management, independence and other processes. We are currently seeking an Assistant Director at EY Ford Rhodes to direct Independence activities within the Risk Management function the successful candidate would report directly to the EY MENA Independence Leader. As an independence executive, you will be managing the firm’s independence and compliance processes and become a technical subject matter expert in consulting with, and providing guidance to, our service line professionals on auditor independence matters. You will also serve as a role model by promoting and demonstrating our commitment to audit quality and independence standards, regulations and internal controls and thus bolstering the firm’s compliance.
Your Key Responsibilities
Demonstrate technical knowledge and subject matter expertise in auditor independence rules, EY MENA, Global and Country independence policies to support client-serving teams.
Consult with EY partners and staff across EY Ford Rhodes and the larger EY MENA firm on auditor independence issues related to both personal and firm-related independence matters.
Provide guidance to client-serving teams in the completion of client acceptance and other periodic independence procedures.
Develop and update independence policies, processes and tools to ensure we continue to comply with EY MENA, Global and local requirements as well as implement best practices and innovative solutions to keep pace with the firm’s evolving business needs.
Monitor compliance with quarterly and annual independence declarations.
Manage and support the roll-out of Global and SEC public company Independence procedures through electronic work bench as and when required.
Develop and deliver independence training courses and presentations.
Build relationships with EY MENA, Global Independence team members through consultations.
Manage and participate in independence monitoring programs and other process improvement initiatives.
Assist with preparation for, and coordination of, practice inspections by external regulators and EY’s MENA, Global Internal Audit team.
Promote and demonstrate commitment to audit quality, independence controls, processes and policies within the firm.
Manage or participate in other independence projects as required; and
Other duties as assigned.
Skills And Attributes For Success
Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to apply conceptual framework to new and unique situations
Excellent business writing, communication and presentation skills
Ability to work in a busy, deadline driven environment and meet unexpected client demands
A high level of confidence in dealing with senior executives and challenging situations
To qualify for the role you must have
Relevant experience in Independence function
5+ years of experience in a professional services firm, with at least two year of managerial experience
What We Look For
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skil…