Audit Senior Manager

Employer
Grant Thornton
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Description Summary:
We believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insights empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:
Let's talk about the role
The Commercial team in the Thames valley region cover three locations (Reading, Oxford, Southampton) and consists of over 90 Audit Specialists. The team works seamlessly across the three locations covering several cross sectors and servicing a large range of clients from small dynamic business to large client listed businesses.
Here are some things you can expect from this commercial audit role.
  • Making quality second nature. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards and quality we expect from our people.
  • Own your own work. You will: oversee audit teams; be a key point of contact to our clients; assist audit partners in establishing audit approach; review audit work papers and ensure that audit files are completed in a timely manner
  • Be a part of a team. You will be a part of a dynamic commercial audit team in Thames Valley, with specific responsibility for a group of employees to ensure audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy audit objectives
  • Take responsibility. We will empower you to act as a trusted business adviser to our clients. You will be responsible for managing a significant portfolio of clients and will always strive to build and maintain good working relationships with all colleagues and clients
  • Build your brand. You will have the opportunity to take on wider department responsibilities, such as pitching for new work, recruitment, or people management. You will have opportunities to develop yourself and others, driving your own development with the support of your people manager.
    The minimum criteria
  • Professional qualification ACA, ICAS, CA or ACCA with post qualified experience
  • Experience of managing a large portfolio of audit clients
    Skills to set you apart
    Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don't worry if you don't tick every box. It's important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.
  • Experience of managing audits of a range of commercial companies ranging from owner managed business , private equity backed and large listed and international groups.
  • Experience of managing a large portfolio of audit clients
  • Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102
  • Experience of IFRS and auditing listed companies would be beneficial
  • Extensive experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience of working with Private equity clients
    Do you care about the same things we do?
    We have six values we work by. When we meet, we'll want you to show us how they're important to you, too.
    Collaboration: We are aligned around a common purpose that unites us in providing the same quality experience for our clients and our people, seamlessly across borders.
    Leadership: We are committed to the success of our clients, our people, our profession, and our stakeholders at large, demonstrating leadership at all levels.
    Excellence: We are passionate about exceeding expectation and delivering high quality work. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.
    Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible - changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
    Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.
    Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people's lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what's right.

    Share ideas and profits
    Unlike most firms, we're also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

    Bring your whole self
    Now you've seen our values, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.
    "We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone - regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

    There's more to life than work
    Families, children, sports, night classes...the things you do and the people you're with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you'd like to work flexibly, let us know. We're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.
    View our video below to see what life is like at Grant Thornton.

Life at Grant Thornton
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