Audit Manager

We are looking for an experienced Audit Manager to lead our growing audit department, to cost effectively manage all aspects of a portfolio of business clients including the accounting and tax affairs of the related parties within the agreed budgets and timescales. This is an exciting opportunity for an assistant manager or senior looking to progress their career within a supportive and rewarding environment.

Offering a competitive salary, this role is a hybrid role with the exception of when on-site auditing is required. We are an inclusive employer and would therefore consider applications from individuals looking for both full-time and part-time opportunities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate with clients to ensure they are fully appraised of their affairs at all times and are made aware of their tax liabilities in a timely manner
  • Capitalizing tax planning opportunities and other services
  • Meeting statutory deadlines and billing targets
  • Setting the budget and delivering against it with no unexpected write-offs, identifying where additional work is necessary, and agreeing this with the Relationship Partner and the client before the work is undertaken in accordance with the staff handbook
  • Being aware of financial exposure and outstanding debts, prior to engaging in additional work
  • Seeking payment on account where appropriate
  • Cease work when financial exposure is identified and report immediately to the Relationship Partner
  • Comply with the committed and actual billing procedure as laid down in the staff handbook
  • Ensure completed ad hoc work is billed in the month of completion
  • Raise all bills for completed works on a monthly basis and match bills on fees ledger
  • To ensure all duties are performed in compliance with the Firm’s Staff Handbook and Procedures Manual
  • Team development and assist with their roles and responsibilities as and when required
  • Ensure that client workflow is managed in accordance with the Firm’s procedures
  • Planning and undertaking the accounts preparation work i.e. auditing, corporation tax returns, annual returns, filing accounts with companies house and filing corporation tax returns with the revenue within the agreed timescales
  • Taking responsibility for the timely completion of all relevant HMRC returns including P35, P11D, Form 42 etc
  • Undertake ad hoc work including profit and cash flow forecasting, management accounts, valuations, and due diligence work, etc
  • Taking responsibility for the timely completion of Director’s, Partner’s or Sole Trader’s tax returns for the portfolio of business clients
  • Ensuring the Firm’s procedures manual always reflects our current practices
  • Work closely with the firm’s partners by putting forward new strategic ideas, attracting new clients, and recruiting additional team members

Experience and Skills Required:

  • ACA, ACCA or CA qualification
  • 3-4 years PQE experience
  • Prior experience of managing a portfolio of circa £150K upwards of client fees as a manager or assistant manager
  • Knowledge of accepted auditing and accounting practices and principles
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential
  • Knowledge of CaseWare or similar accounting package & commercial bookkeeping packages like Xero, Sage and QuickBooks
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills as well as an excellent telephone manner
  • Strong communication skills (e.g. the ability to relate to others at all levels of an organisation both internally and externally)


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