My Client, a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market companies are currently seeking to employ an Audit Manager within their Manchester Office. My Client empowers their clients to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential. With over 3,000 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 37,500 people in over 100 countries across the Firm’s network, you be able to meet the Firm’s clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.
They are currently looking to recruit an Audit Manager for the Audit department at their Manchester office. This is an important role, as a passion for audit is at the heart of their business and they are looking for an accomplished Audit professional with previous experience operating at manager/supervisor level who shares in this enthusiasm. You would make a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of this service line as well as the firm as a whole.
Overview of the Audit Manager Role
The successful candidates would oversee the effective management of a substantial portfolio of clients; planning assignments, briefing staff on the clients’ business, ensuring all work carried out is in compliance with government legislation and that client and statutory deadlines are routinely met and exceeded. Business development experience would be an advantage as you would be expected to identify opportunities, research and prepare proposals, as well as take part in formal presentations to prospective clients.
Details of the role:
To profitably manage a substantial portfolio of clients in the office, ensuring both excellent client service and making a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of the office and firm.
To manage the assignments in accordance with the firm’s standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangements.
To ensure Assurance quality at all times. Assist with internal and external quality assurance, ensuring any actions are completed in line with the firms and professional standards.
To brief staff on the client’s business and the pre-assignment instructions, to supervise and control the completion of work, and to undertake ‘on the job’ training and appraisals where necessary.
To ensure that the job is completed within budget, and to discuss all materials points arising with the assignment partner and client immediately, particularly in relation to any anticipated overruns.
To liaise with the client throughout the year and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times.
To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly.
To develop a detailed knowledge of the firm’s specialist services and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate.
To perform the firm’s review and completion procedures, to attend the final meeting with the client, and to ensure that the client subsequently receives the final accounts and commercial management letter on a timely basis.
To ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis.
To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the Institute’s legal and ethical requirements
To research and prepare proposals for new work, and to take part in formal presentations to prospective clients.
To take an active involvement in prospective client seminars, and to effectively follow up contact made
Attend staff meetings and training as required.
Maintain an awareness and observation of Health and Safety issues within the Firm, and report any concerns to the Health and Safety Representative.
Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager or Head of Department.
To be considered for the role of Audit Manager the successful candidate must:
Be ACA or ACCA qualified.
Possess previous experience operating at manager/Supervisor level in a similar role within a UK based Firm of accountants with UK GAAP experience.
Have proven experience in dealing with and handling clients.
Proven Assurance experience in producing high quality audits.
Assurance experience of Owner Managed Business clients through to large corporate entities.
Business development experience and interest would be a distinct advantage.
To Apply for the role of Audit Manager please send your CV to Beth Napier using the “Apply function” or call Beth on the telephone number provided.
This role is being advertised by LGT Recruitment Ltd, a recruitment agency, on behalf of one of their clients.