Audit Manager

Recruiter
Magpie Recruitment
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1237864013
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is currently looking to recruit a talented Audit Manager for their Audit team. The successful candidate will be required to manage a modest portfolio of audit clients. The candidate will have to work with several partners and directors as well as the wider managerial team within the office.

As well as being able to prepare and review completed audit files for a large variety of clients to a high standard, the ideal candidate would be a good communicator and be able to deal confidently and effectively with both clients and staff alike. They should be able to cope with jobs where the records are not straight forward, and should be able to work within deadlines and budgets.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Management of a good portfolio of clients for whom our client will provide a number of services which will need to be overseen by the assistant manager.
  • Be responsible for the following services: statutory audits; accounts preparation; general advisory.
  • Manage all stages of the audit process, including initial budgeting, planning, fieldwork, completion and sign off.
  • Complete jobs with minimal supervision, meeting internal and external deadlines, working to agreed budgets.
  • Deliver recommendations to clients, based on the findings of the audits managed.
  • Be capable of running client meetings with more senior members of the team present.
  • Liaise with overseas auditors and advisors as required.
  • Liaise with staff from other service lines as required, including VAT, payroll, corporate tax.
  • Liaise with other team members to enable the provision of strategic and tax planning advice.
  • Manage work in progress and monthly billing, as well as at times assisting with debt collection.
  • Informally mentor the audit seniors and juniors, providing specific feedback on each job to the relevant team members.

Required Skills & Attributes:
  • Eligibility to work in the UK without any restrictions.
  • ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years' experience in an accountancy practice.
  • Experience of substantive and systems/controls testing, as well as consolidations, group audits and the preparation of statutory accounts and associated disclosures.
  • It is not essential to have previous assistant managerial experience, however, the candidate will have to demonstrate that they understand what the role entails and are capable of demonstrating that they can undertake the key responsibilities.

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