Audit Assistant Manager

Milton Keynes, UK
16 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose

To support the Partners and Director in developing the national pensions audit service offering, which is based in Milton Keynes, through the delivery of high quality audit services to clients.

The role will involve a mixture of managing your own portfolio of clients, reporting directly to the RI and managing a growing pensions team. The role will also provide the opportunity to be involved in business development.


The portfolio of clients will be predominately pensions with some financial services work.

Job Role

• Leading an audit team, ensuring the team complete work in a timely manner within budget

• Managing audit assignments from planning through to finalisation of reports in line with agreed timescales

• Controlling time spent and monitoring actual time with the budget

• Acting as a point of contact for both partner and client, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit.

• Reviewing actual to budgeted time and informing partner of any issues immediately.

• Building strong working relationships with client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.

• Preparing documents for and running planning and completion meetings with audit clients

• Business development, including working with colleagues in other teams

• People management - coaching, feedback, performance management, training and development

• Act as a point of contact for the audit team, senior management and client

• Build strong working relationships with clients

• Responds to the needs of the client and staff

Person Specification

• Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA, or equivalent.

• Holds audit experience managing a portfolio of clients and leading audit teams and a very good technical expertise

• Experience of working within the pensions sector

• People management experience in providing feedback to teams

• As the position involves client contact, the person must be able to present a professional image to the firm's clients.

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills required.

• A desire to help grow and develop the sector within the firm

• Ability to identify issues through sound analysis and application of commercial acumen in all situations.

• Ability to express ideas through verbal and written communication.

• Ability to develop self and others.

experience of working on public sector pension schemes would be preferable.

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About Mazars

Mazars is all about people - we believe that each individual makes a difference to the Mazars culture. As an international firm with strong European roots, we are a melting pot of different cultures and disciplines. Diversity is one of our main strengths.

We are an international, integrated, transparent and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and advisory services. The Group has a presence over 80 countries and draws on the expertise of 17,000 professionals.

We all work within a culture of high support and high challenge at Mazars. We are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities. But we do this through encouragement - not pressure and competition.

Mazars LLP is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing.

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