Audit Manager

PB Recruitment Consultants Ltd
London, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020
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Our client a Top 20 Accountancy Practice in London, are seeking an Audit Manager to join the expanding Financial Services team working closely with an oversea's team, on a permanent full-time basis. Engagements with a varied portfolio of clients with a focus on investment funds across a range of investment strategies. Leading a team of professionals, you will be responsible for motivating, and managing a team to work to SLA's by delegating tasks and providing a 2nd to none service to clients.

Plan, control and review client work to ensure jobs are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible in accordance with audit methodology
Effectively manage an audit team comprising which may comprise of audit supervisors, executives, seniors and trainees
Coach and train junior level staff throughout engagements
Report to a Senior Manager and Partners on the status of the engagement, review points and concerns
Liaise with clients, administrators, investment managers and directors on the engagement to discuss status and progress any queries on engagements
Prepare a time budget for each assignment
Ensure a detailed financial statement audit is completed by the team in line with the requirements of International Standards on Auditing, starting with well-tailored audit planning
Brief audit staff on the client and the nature of its business ensuring that the most cost-effective audit approach is clearly communicated.
Ensure, as far as possible, that trainees are allocated a variety of jobs in order to provide a broad range of training and maximise their experience
Regular appraisals, and sign off training records to enable staff to be developed and in turn enhance their effectiveness
Work closely with the wider team to effectively manage more junior staff.
Business Development and Advisory
Identify opportunities for additional services that our client can provide to clients
Identify and target new clients through networking, marketing and client referrals
Be proactive in involving other experts i.e. Corporate Finance, Tax where relevant
Be involved in tenders and presentations on audits and accounts
Coach team members in spotting opportunities and to consider the bigger picture.

Skills and Qualifications

Fully qualified ACA/ACCA with 5 or more years of post-qualification experience in external audit, accounts and general practice. Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards. Familiarity with IFRS, ISA, US GAAP & GAAS would be an asset. Experience of Financial Services would be useful, Demonstrable ability to motivate, delegate effectively, develop the team and be a respected leader. Client focus and able to think commercially. Strong organisational skills with the ability to successfully manage conflicting priorities
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