Audit and Accounts Mananger

Posted 14 November by Major Recruitment
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Role Summary

Reporting to a director or partner, you will assist the audit and accounts team in the delivery of year-end accounts and statutory audits for a portfolio of some of the most innovative and exciting clients across our region. The role also involves reviewing accounts and audit assignments and managing a team. The delivery of your work will be supplemented using cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiencies and client delivery.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Manage accounts and audit assignments covering various industry sectors and clients including

  • Work with other managers, senior managers and partners to plan accounts and audit assignments and ensure they are completed in line with the relevant reporting standards
  • Undertake all line management duties for your team including reviewing and allocating work, reviewing timesheets and working arrangements, undertaking weekly updates, providing regular one to one feedback, supporting development and undertaking appraisals
  • Update the scheduler for expected and confirmed dates for your job manager clients
  • Work closely with partners & senior staff to ensure clients’ needs are met and supporting them in dealing with their responsibilities to clients
  • Provide routine accounting, and general commercial advice to clients
  • Ensure that working papers, financial statements and client files are prepared in accordance with the firm’s standards
  • Ensure accounts and audit assignments are progressed and completed within both time and financial budgets
  • Undertake monthly billing tasks
  • Demonstrate and promote the firm’s values, leading by example and where appropriate discussing the values with team members who do not demonstrate them
  • Attend client meetings to discuss draft accounts with a partner or director
  • Actively participate in department and management meetings
  • Attend relevant networking events
  • Undertake relevant CPD to maintain technical knowledge and remain up to date with any industry and economic changes
  • Make suggestions for updating and improving the department and the firm’s systems and processes·
  • The above list of duties is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the role.


  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Proven experience of delivering audits on UK GAAP statutory financial statements
  • Recent general practice background, with exposure to accounts, audit and/or tax with strong technical knowledge
  • Experience of supervising or managing a team
  • Experience of managing audit assignments
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident speaking to clients and colleagues face to face, over the telephone and by email
  • Proven experience of taking ownership of assignments from start through to completion
  • The ability to check work for accuracy and have good attention to detail
  • The ability to make decisions, solve problems and take appropriate action
  • Be flexible and proactive in managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Proven experience of delivering excellent client service
  • Ability to establish rapport, build trust and demonstrate credibility
  • The ability to travel to clients’ premises as required


  • Knowledge of accounting software packages such as Sage, QuickBooks, and Xero
  • Knowledge of clients’ specialist sectors such as charities, academies or the legal profession
  • Knowledge of Iris, Caseware and MyWorkPapers

Key Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising - provides clear direction and sets appropriate standards of behaviour, motivates and empowers others and delegates work appropriately and fairly
  • Working with People - demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others, adapts to the team and builds team spirit and listens, consults and communicates proactively
  • Presenting and Communicating - provides written and verbal information clearly and confidently to the relevant audience
  • Applying Expertise and Technology - applies specialist and detailed technical knowledge, uses technology to achieve work objectives and shares expertise and knowledge with others
  • Analysing - ability to analyse and evaluate information to make rational judgements and produce workable solutions
  • Planning and Organising - identifies priorities and develop specific goals and plans to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines required and manages time effectively
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Client Expectations - focuses on client needs and satisfaction, sets high standards for quality and works in a systematic and methodical way
  • Facing Challenges - works productively to meet competing priorities, maintains positive outlook at work and implements personal improvements as required

Required skills

  • Audit
  • GAAP
  • Tax
  • Line Management

Reference: 51623860

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