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Audit Manager

MDM Consultants
Hampshire, UK
Closing date
20 Dec 2020

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We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Audit Manager to join a Business Advisory and Accountancy firm to be based out of their offices in the South.

About the role:

Working on an extensive and broad portfolio of audit clients, within the owner managed and corporate space, the Audit Manager will work alongside Client Service Directors (CSD) and Audit RI's on key and mid-tier accounts. The position will be in a client facing role, establishing strong relationships with a significant number of business owners across the region.

Key Responsibilities:

* Acting as a key point of contact within the firm for our audit clients, together with the CSD and Audit RI. This includes reacting quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests / needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the engagement and maintaining regular contact with clients

* Responsible for the financial performance and management of a portfolio of audit clients

* Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, being a main point of contact throughout the year for queries and support

* Develop a strong commercial understanding of the client's businesses and any developments within it

* Complete engagements within agreed budgets and timescales and identify potential opportunities for additional billing

* Manage audit resources to ensure engagements have the right mix of knowledge and skills required within the team assigned

* Play an integral role in the recruitment, retention, development and motivation of the team, which includes participating in recruitment, as well as ensuring personal development plans and job feedback documentation is completed within deadlines

About you:

* Must possess professional qualification: ACCA or ACA. Alternatively, to be able to demonstrate significant qualification by experience

* Significant prior experience of managing a portfolio of audit clients

* Significant experience of audit testing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures

* Recent and significant accounting experience is essential including knowledge of UK GAAP and Company Law

* Strong technical ability with a working knowledge of recent developments in relation to audit, accounting and tax compliance (FRS 102 / FRS102 1a / ISA's)

* Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior management, the wider team and with clients

* Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback

* Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set

* Drive and resilience to deliver high levels of customer service

* The role is based at Fortus Reading and Southampton offices, with regular travel to client sites across the region and occasional travel further afield, so a full UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential

What is on offer:

* Health cash plan

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Group Income Protection

* Group Life Assurance x3

* Pension Auto Enrolment (Salary Sacrifice)

* Benefits Discounts Portal

* Quarterly functions and events

* Parking on site

* Friendly and inclusive working environment

* Regular training and development
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