Audit Manager

Robert Walters
High Wycombe, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent Audit Manager interim opportunity, based in High Wycombe!

Overseeing of audit and accounts prep jobs, ensuring deadlines are met and compliance with necessary regulations. Completing the job as far as possible before passing to the Manager for review.

Main Responsibilities

  • Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, discuss with Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager
  • Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them
  • Answer queries from juniors throughout the audit
  • Complete audits in accordance with audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff
  • Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe
  • Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary
  • Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown
  • Complete analysis of items for tax
  • Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to senior management

  • Check the work completed, produce review points for junior staff, monitor clearance of queries to ensure it is presentational and technically correct
  • Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff (where appropriate)
  • Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements
  • Produce a short summary on the contents of the accounts before passing to the senior management team

Supervision and staff development
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness
  • Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified

Qualifications and Skills
  • ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
  • Minimum 15 audits led in the previous 12 months working with a range of OMBs
  • Excellent accounts preparation skills
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience - Sage, Excel, Word and ideally CaseWare and tax software
  • Previous experience of supervising junior members of staff (18 months plus experience)
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments

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