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Audit Manager

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Up to £65,000
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Danielle Daymond

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a highly progressive Top 40 Firm who are dedicated to the continual development of their staff, assisting them with their search for an Audit Manager to be based out of their Cambridge office.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a modern and highly successful firm where you will play a key role in driving the audit team forward. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of audit and accountancy clients, working closely with audit and business advisory partners, and contributing to client service delivery, training, and liaising with other departments.

What will your day-to-day role look like?

  • Reporting directly to Audit and Business Advisory Partners and liaising with other managers as required both in your base office and across the firm.
  • Planning, supervision and review of audit and accounts clients. This includes being the main point of contact for clients, working closely with partners and taking responsibility for each assignment from planning to completion.
  • Main point of contact for clients, liaising regularly on day-to-day issues and technical queries and adding value.
  • Assisting the Audit Team with technical accounting and auditing issues.
  • Actively training staff and contributing to their development. This may involve presenting to staff or being involved in the development of internal courses.
  • Billing and monitoring actual costs against budgets and reporting to partners on variances and drafting bills for review by partners.
  • Liaising with the Corporate Business Tax department in relation to the preparation and review of corporation tax computations.

What are they looking for?

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Have at least 3 years management experience (post qualification)
  • Be a self-starter and have proven managerial skills and experience
  • Have strong technical knowledge of accounting and auditing standards (knowledge of FRS 105 and FRS 102 required, and knowledge of IFRS desirable)
  • A passion to become part of a growing firm and help to promote the technical expertise of the team and increase its profile.

What are the benefits on offer?

  • Highly competitive salary paying up to £65,000 (DOE)
  • Flexible working with the option to work from home
  • Minimum of 26 days holiday + Christmas Shutdown
  • Membership of pension and life assurance scheme's
  • Access to private healthcare
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme
  • + much more!

If you’d like more information or would like to be considered for this position, please apply direct of contact Danielle Daymond at AJ Chambers.

*You could earn up to £2000 when you refer someone to our services. To learn more about our referral programme, please visit our website or contact one of our expert consultants*

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