Audit Manager

Recruiter
Rock Solid Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
08 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position: Audit Manager

Reports to: Partners

Department: Audit

Location: Chandos Street, London

Job and Firm Summary

Reporting to the Partners, this role has overall responsibility for managing resources to provide excellent client service delivery during planning and completion of audits. The role also requires you to provide high quality accounting services to clients, as well as to offer advice that is both practical and commercial.
Our Client, is a multi-discipline, market leading, professional service firm based in central London. You will focus on the client base of our Chandos Street firm, which includes many exciting OMB and entrepreneurial UK businesses, as well as more established Family, Real Estate and Corporate clients.
We are a firm focused on our clients and passionate about providing a high quality, technically excellent, partner-led service. We build and maintain strong client relationships, where continuity and personal attention allow us to help clients manage their complex financial business and personal circumstances.
All work completed should be with reference to our values and commitments to client service. A good adviser will understand the client’s business and identify issues over and above those immediately arising from the work being reviewed. A great adviser will also look ahead with their client’s always in mind, making sure advice and opportunities are identified proactively and delivered efficiently.
All team members should be able to deal with the demands of their own portfolio in a timely and efficient manner, identify and highlight when they need assistance and be prepared to assist other members of the team. You will be encouraged to exercise judgment to keep senior staff up to date both by way of regular meetings or ad-hoc updates as appropriate.
This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to further their career, develop their interpersonal and technical skills and progress to manager and beyond.
Portfolio Management
• Plan, control and review client work to ensure that the jobs are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible by allocating the resources available
• Prepare fee schedules and bill for review and approval, explaining any extra charges also identifying and explaining any write offs or profits
• Prepare a time budget for each assignment. Ensure where possible that this is set at a level to enable the office to make money on the job taking into account the level of the fees and other non audit work to be included within that fee
• Ensure a detailed audit or accounts planning memorandum is completed by the senior, with the information they will need to approach the audit work in the most efficient manner. This will include details of any potential anomalies or any difficulties that have been encountered during previous audits
• Provision of general business advice to clients
• Brief audit or accounts staff on the client and the nature of its business ensuring that the most cost effective approach to the job is clearly communicated. Carry out debrief and provide feedback at end of assignments
• Review all work received as soon as possible, ensuring that any issues arising are referred back to the audit staff for completion before any outstanding issues are escalated to partner level
• Ensure that files are complete and that audit or accounts work takes into account the balance between cost and benefit
• Hold pre-audit meetings with clients where appropriate, to establish the events that have had an impact on the business and any areas needing particular attention
• Monitor work in progress on all jobs within the portfolio, communicating any potential problems and write offs to partner level on a timely basis
• Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown
• Draft all management letters, finalising of accounts, letters of engagement etc
• Attend client meetings and prospective client meetings

Staff Management

• Ensure, as far as possible that trainees are allocated a variety of jobs in order to provide a broad range of training and maximise their experience
• Complete staff review forms after the end of each job identifying any areas needing further development and giving feedback to ensure improved future performance
• Deal with day to day staff issues which may include holidays, courses, conflicts, quality of work, motivation, monitoring chargeable and non chargeable hours

Qualifications
• Preferably you will be ACA qualified.
• 4+ years experience in UK corporation tax
• An appetite and enthusiasm to learn, along with excellent communication and team working skills are essential

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