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Audit & Accounts Manager | Fantastic Progression | Beautiful Offices!

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Audit & Accounts Manager | Fantastic Progression | Beautiful Offices!

A highly sought after and award winning firm are seeking an Audit & Accounts Manager to join their friendly and collaborative team. This is a highly exciting opportunity for an individual to join a business in high growth.

Their client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an Audit & Accounts Manager you will get to work with a varied range of clients within a cross functional office.

The role will assist with the audit, accounts, and advisory work for a portfolio of clients under the guidance of the Senior Audit Managers and Audit Director.

Manage and deliver audit and financial accounts engagements from planning through to completion.

Key Responsibilities

Audit

  • You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the audit process.
  • Overseeing audit assistants’ work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and the Firm’s Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
  • Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination, and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, Ad Valorem Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
  • Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
  • Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base and assist in forming propositions for new business.
  • Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified because of organisational or client focus change
  • Assist the Senior Managers and Directors in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit & Accounts services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
  • Preparation of reports to senior management and Audit Director

Annual Accounts

You will be assigned specific client accounts and ensure that they are handled effectively and efficiently

  • Planning – ensuring the client is offered pre-year-end tax planning, and liaising with the specialists in our Tax Department to provide more complex advice/consultancy.
  • Completion – ensuring the client receives a consistently high level of service and that the annual accounts are completed efficiently and within the 30 working-day guarantee period.
  • Finalisation & Submission – ensuring the final accounts are produced to a consistent standard and then signed and submitted correctly.
  • Meeting with the client to review accounts, offer advice and promote other products and services (at least once a year, depending on the client category)
  • Supervising junior staff and liaising with pod leaders as well as the wider to team to ensure all services are joined up and work is performed by members of the team at the correct skill level.

Commercial:

  • Expected chargeability for the role will be 75%
  • Expected portfolio size would be upwards of £500,000
  • Expected Audit & Accounts Assistants reporting to this role will be 1-2
  • Anticipated mix is 50% audit and 50% accounts work

The Individual

  • Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
  • Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP (not essential) and US GAAP (not essential)
  • Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
  • Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen
  • Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent

In return, the successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary + pension contributions
  • Benefits package inc. private medical insurance, death in service benefit, Perks at Work membership where you have the option to choose the remainder of your perks and benefits
  • Flexible working patterns available to suit individuals

For further information on this role, please apply direct or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers.

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