Audit Assistant Manager

Recruiter
Insite Public Practice Recruitment Limited
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1247844518
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced Senior/Assistant Manager to join our busy Audit team. The ideal candidate will be ACA or ACCA qualified, with 3 to 4 years' post qualification experience and a broad client portfolio background.
Experience of IFRS as well as UK GAAP, consolidations and consolidated financial statements and managing/leading small teams would be preferred.
The Role
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with the management of basic WIP, billing and fee-recovery in order to achieve targets and cash collection where applicable
  • Assist with the management and delegation of tasks for junior members of staff by providing guidance, training, motivational and directional feedback
  • Delegates appropriately ensuring clear instructions are given and objectives and deadlines set
  • Ensure good relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Assist and manage the expectations of partners and other key staff across the practice to ensure work and projects are completed within reasonable and realistic timeframes
  • Highlight any problems, work or project delivery issues to partners and key staff
  • Manages general client problems that occur, liaising with managers and partners on more complex issues and supports team members with basic client concerns
  • Ensure self and assist with ensuring wider team is compliant with all practice management activities
  • Begin to play an active role in recruitment and any other HR activities required
  • Act as a role model for team members, providing advice, guidance and constructive feedback
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure seamless delivery of work and projects
  • Develop and maintain a strong level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the professional bodies' CPD requirements where appropriate
  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job


Specific Role Responsibilities
  • Fully responsible for audit jobs from start to finish - including planning, fieldwork and finalisation - and reporting directly to a partner on smaller assignments
  • Planning process for jobs to include materiality determination, identification of risks, design of fieldwork tests applicable to the specific client, elements of timetabling and budgeting
  • Allocate work to junior staff and brief them on the work to be completed, providing guidance to junior staff and be available to answer queries throughout the audit process
  • Review the work completed by junior staff including providing feedback to aid their development
  • Monitoring the progress of audits including performance versus budget, identification of any problem areas encountered and keeping management information of progress
  • Review the statutory account preparation for audit clients, including review of disclosure checklists, to ensure that all relevant financial statement disclosures are correct
  • For clients that are groups of companies, supervise the preparation of the required consolidation schedules including calculation of eliminating journals and preparation of group financial
  • Any other ad-hoc tasks as required


Your Experience
  • ACA/ACCA qualified with 3-4 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in complex consolidations and IFRS accounts would be ideal

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