Senior Lead Consultant (Hybrid; Mid-shift)

  • Sector: Monroe Banking & Finance
  • Contact: Erwin Sarenas
  • Contact Email: erwin.sarenas@monroeconsulting.com.ph
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: Monroe Consulting Group
  • Location: Makati City
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Expiry Date: 05 October 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH403526_1662367441

Executive search firm Monroe Consulting Group Philippines is recruiting on behalf of a leading professional services firm that provides audit, tax and other business services. The client is looking for an experienced CPA in the field of advisory services. The job is based in Makati City, Philippines.

Job summary:

The Lead Consultant (LCs) directs staff members by provides strategic, unbiased and objective advisory services on Internal Audit, IT or Cybersecurity Audit, Digital Marketing, Financial Due Diligence, Valuation.

Key Responsibilities:

Engagement Management:

  • Provide input to, and works closely with, Managing Consultant in planning and scheduling work to be done on engagements, including the preparation of estimated time budgets and staffing requirements
  • Coordinate, participate and document the planning and risk assessment meetings
  • Report to the Managing Consultant or Advisory Partner possible conflict of interest with the client
  • Develop a plan, in coordination with the Managing Consultant or Advisory Partner, which includes understanding the client's business and industry, and government regulations and requirements affecting the client
  • Ensure that requests for necessary engagement schedules and documents are sent to the client ahead of the scheduled fieldwork
  • Complete required preliminary procedures in the Audit Methodology/Tool
  • Assist the Managing Consultant or Advisory Partner in tailoring the engagement work program to be embedded in the Audit Methodology/Tool file in accordance with the scope of work agreed with the client
  • Ensure proper and efficient execution of the plan in accordance with the Firm's quality standards
  • Ensure that the Associate Consultants receive adequate supervision and observe proper protocol in dealing with clients
  • Assign specific responsibilities to the Associate Consultants based on the latter's experience and capabilities and ensure that they understand their responsibilities and that they are provided with appropriate on-the-job training
  • Perform detailed work procedures that cannot be delegated to Associate Consultants
  • Perform preliminary review of working papers, reports, and other related deliverables in preparation for the review of the Engagement Managing Consultant
  • Ensure that the planned work is appropriately completed to satisfy the engagement's objectives and support the report
  • Ensure that the Firm's working paper documentation standards have been complied with.
  • Obtain Managing Consultants' authorization prior to rendering overtime work.
  • Ensure that team meets internal deadline with Managing Consultant and Advisory Partner for quality review before release to client.
  • Ensure that the team meets the client's set deadline
  • Ensure accomplishment of travel log and AS-developed Green Flags Checklist as part of the working paper binder
  • Perform the cleaning up and archiving of the Audit Methodology/Tool file and other working papers at the conclusion of every engagement and within the prescribed period of archiving
  • Provide timely feedback of engagement status to Managing Consultant
  • Ensure that questions or review notes of managers and partners are responded to, documented and cleared before the release of the final report
  • After getting a resolution based on discussion with the Managing Consultant, discusses with appropriate client personnel any issues that are encountered during the engagement
  • Ensure that engagement binders and Audit Methodology/Tool files are submitted to the Managing Consultant together with the report and related deliverables
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated or assigned by the Managing Consultant or Advisory Partner

Relationship Management:

  • Establish and maintain clear coordination and good working relationship with the client personnel, peers, subordinates and other associates within and outside the Firm at all times
  • Keep the client aware of significant development in accounting standards, internal control, internal audit, risk management, fraud, IT and other areas that affect their businesses
  • Be available at all times during business hours or while the engagement is on-going for queries and requests by clients, managers and partners
  • Provide immediate assistance and/or advice for the professional needs of the clients
  • Provide timely feedback to staff assistants about their job performance, i.e., their strong and weak points and areas for improvement

People Management:

  • Provide timely feedback to staff assistants about their job performance, i.e., their strong and weak points and areas for improvement
  • Accomplish and discuss Performance Review Reports (PRRs) of staff assistants immediately after every engagement
  • Participate in an annual performance review process through deliberations on the overall performance of staff assistants

Professional Development:

  • Attend in-house or relevant outside seminars and training either as participant or facilitator for continuous professional development and enhancement of technical skills and competence
  • Obtain the necessary certifications expected of the position as prescribed in the policy


Administrative Functions:

  • Comply with the Firm's established administrative policies and procedures


Key job requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Engineering or other related fields (although work experience is more important)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or COBIT Certificate
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in Business Risk and Consulting Services (Internal Audit, Governance and Risk Management, Operational Improvement, Change and Program Management, IT or Cybersecurity Audit, and Business Intelligence, and Analytics); Transaction Services (M&A Advisory, Capital Markets, Project Financing, Due Diligence, and Valuation); and/or Forensic and Fraud Solutions
  • Strong quantitative and analytical reasoning