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Employment opportunities in IAASA


IAASA welcomes applications for the following roles:

1. Audit Standards Team

IAASA has been responsible for the adoption of the Auditing Framework in Ireland since June 2016.  The Audit Standards Team will develop processes and procedures required for maintenance and development of the Auditing Framework in Ireland. 

Team Lead - Reporting to the Head of Audit Quality, this is a new position required to establish the Audit Standards Team.  The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and be able to demonstrate substantial experience either in audit or a technical role, ideally in a large audit firm, and excellent knowledge of International Standards on Auditing. Previous experience in establishing a unit will be an advantage.

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Audit Standards Manager -  Reporting to the Team Lead, this is a new position required to assist in the establishment of the Audit Standards Team.  The successful candidate will hold a third-level qualification or have alternative significant experience in an area relevant to the responsibilities of the post, and have experience in a role involving drafting and/or reviewing technical material.  While not essential, knowledge of auditing standards would be beneficial.

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2. Team Lead - Conduct

Another of IAASA's new roles in relation to the quality of audits is responsibility for the conduct of investigations arising from quality assurance reviews of statutory auditors and audit firms carrying out statutory audits of Public Interest Entities, as well as referrals by other competent authorities. IAASA also has latitude to carry out other investigations, for example, into possible breaches of the standards of Prescribed Accountancy Bodies by a member.  This is a new position to lead the Conduct aspect of these new functions reporting into the Head of Conduct & Legal Services. 

The ideal candidate will be a solicitor or barrister with significant experience in judicial and/or quasi-judicial investigation processes. In particular, s/he will have direct experience of the conduct of investigations or inquiries, including ensuring that the processes and procedures underpinning those investigations are fit for purpose. Experience in a regulator or similar role such as professional discipline or working closely with such an entity would be a distinct advantage.  Experience in presenting cases in either a civil or criminal law context would be advantageous.

Detailed job specification


Further details of the posts can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link above.  The deadline for the receipt of applications has now passed.  Late applications will not be considered. 

IAASA is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. 

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