£65,000 - £75,000



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Danielle Daymond

AJ Chambers are pleased to be working alongside a Top 60 Firm of Chartered Accountants and Advisors based in Cambridge, who are seeking a Senior Audit Manager to join their growing successful team.

This position of Senior Audit and Accounts Manager is a key role within the organisation, as you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a variety of technical work and advice to a large proportion of their business clients. Your portfolio will be weighted towards audit, with an estimated minimum of 70% of your chargeable time being dedicated to these clients.

What will your role entail?

This is an ideal role for a highly motivated and experienced auditor who is looking to broaden their experience and prospects working in a challenging and collaborative environment. You will need solid knowledge of the audit and accounting standards, business tax and have the excellent interpersonal skills needed to oversee a small team of qualified staff and trainees. You will take a prominent role in the technical development of the audit team. You will be expected to proactively contribute to the management of the practice in areas such as systems development and procedural issues. The successful candidate will have a proactive approach to their role, which offers a high degree of autonomy, with excellent opportunities for growth and leadership for those able to develop the portfolio and contribute to the firm’s success.

A typical week:

  • Planning and completion meetings with clients, including site visits
  • Review of audit files
  • Execution of specialist project work generated from both client portfolio and wider practice
  • Delivering technical updates to team
  • Employee mentoring
  • Management meetings


  • Management of substantial portfolio of a wide variety of business clients
  • Management of audit, accounts, and corporation taxation compliance assignments in line with firm’s standard procedures
  • Participation in client meetings and ad-hoc assignments as appropriate
  • Delivery of client service charter
  • Management of portfolio lock-up and recoveries through billing activities
  • Development of portfolio through cross-selling and new client wins
  • Contribution towards development of technical audit and accounts competences in the business services team
  • Participation in departmental resource planning
  • Carrying out other duties as are within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the role

What experience will you have?

  • Fully qualified ACA / ACCA
  • Practice background
  • Experienced in managing audit and accounts assignments
  • Experienced in managing client relationships
  • Experienced in dealing with corporates and owner managed businesses
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience in relevant roles
  • Planning and organising
  • Strong decision-making and use of initiative
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Prioritisation of tasks
  • Technical excellence in accounting and auditing standards
  • Good general business awareness

What will you get in return?

  • Highly competitive salary and annual reviews.
  • Hybrid 3:2 working office: remote working and flexible hours available
  • Modern, spacious office in perfect Cambridge location, with bar in the office and a coffee machine, along with free parking on site!
  • Private healthcare for all and cashback scheme
  • Health and wellness care programme (eye costs, individual counselling, GP, Wellbeing)
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • 25 (depending on role) days holiday + Bank Holidays. This increases with promotion and/ or service.
  • Perks at Work platform offering multiple discounts and freebies
  • Ongoing, completely funded training
  • Unending CPD (including payment of professional membership fees)
  • A committed local community CSR programme

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply direct or contact Danielle Daymond at AJ Chambers.

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