Audit Manager

Michael Page Finance
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Michael Page are very pleased to be working with a Top 10 firm who are looking for an Audit Manager to join them . The role provides great opportunities to progress and some brilliant clients as part of the portfolio.

Client Details

Leading independent providers of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 13 principal offices in the UK and Ireland, 1,600 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, who aim to provide an innovative global service.

The Southampton office specialises in providing tax and audit services to businesses, as well as corporate finance and restructuring & recovery. They also provide services to professional practices, business owners and private clients, including personal tax, trust and financial planning advice. Teams are Partner led and coordinated across disciplines allowing us to provide clients with a professional service and all round advice.


Purpose of role:

To work within the team to manage the audit process, consultancy assignments and relationships of a mixed portfolio of clients. You will ensure clients are provided with a high quality service, through the effective management of resources within the team and liaison with relevant departments.

Key responsibilities:

Client work:

Ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded throughout the year. Liaison with client Partners and other staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues.

Audit work and setting budgets - awareness of commercial aspects of clients business and impact on our work. Arrangement of timetable, booking of staff, planning review and completion of audit and other related assignments.

Be aware of developments in compliance and how this impacts on our clients.

Client billing.

Staff Management:

Organise staff on jobs, ensuring each individual is clear on expectations and timescales, is properly trained and receives constructive feedback. Ensure any shortages or excess workloads are identified and minimised.

To ensure assessment forms are completed and feedback given to all staff on all jobs.

Liaison with junior staff to assess any issues that need dealing with.

Ensure appropriate in house and external training received personally.

Business Development:

Prepare proposals for new work.

Attend relevant marketing events.

Present at seminars if required.

Attend relevant client segment focus group meetings.

Develop personal contacts.

Identify and develop opportunities for current clients.


Candidate Profile


Qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA).

Key Experience/Skills:

Significant external audit experience gained within a professional services environment.

Experience of (and appetite for) business development activities such as targeting, preparation of proposal documents, proposal presentations and attendance of networking events

Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, industry specifics and their application.

Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work undertaken by appropriate individual.

Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, Partners, staff and other professionals.

Previous experience of management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance.

Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met.

Monitoring costs against budget for individual clients.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and great benefits