Audit Assistant Manager

Posted 11 November by McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd
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Audit Supervisor / Audit Assistant Manager

McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a Top10 Accountancy Practice in Central Reading who are looking to strengthen their Management team and recruit an Audit Supervisor / Audit Assistant Manager. The firm has an enviable reputation across the whole UK, and for their Reading office you will be providing a range of Audit services to listed PLC's, OMBs and major private companies. You will be responsible for:

• Preparing the audit pack including review of the planning memorandum, working paper files, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing
• Managing the audit process including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms and providing commentary on accounts
• Summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing file to senior team members for review, and finalising all review points
• Planning audit assignments in accordance with ISAs using the software provided
• Ensuring partner reviews and sign off planning papers are complete to ensure audit fieldwork can start within a timely manner
• Liaising with clients on issues which affect their business, explaining when necessary in 'laymen’ terms the technical issues they face and how they can be resolved
• Ensuring each client’s company accounts are filed within the statutory deadlines
• Demonstrating a good knowledge of corporation tax, income tax, VAT, PAYE, company secretarial procedures and applications in practice
• Identifying internal control weaknesses, communicating weaknesses through the preparation of a management letter
• Demonstrating a good working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS
• Responsible for completing job appraisals for all audit / accounts jobs
• Responsible for day-to-day staffing and technical audit matters and resolving any problems which may arise
• Managing audit teams on specific assignments, with management responsibility for a group of junior staff
• Ensuring junior staff complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required
• Office and on-site audit work, including allocation of work within the designated team
• Participating in the preparation of internal presentations / training courses

To be considered for the Audit Supervisor / Audit Assistant Manager role you should ideally be a degree-educated and a fully qualified ACA/ACCA Audit Senior or Audit Supervisor from another Top- to Mid-tier Accountancy Firm with strong portfolio management skills and staff supervisory skills. You should have excellent report and letter writing skills, have managed key client portfolios and a working knowledge of PROaudit, Alphatax, Pertax or Sage would be useful

On offer is a salary up to £48,000 with benefits to include company pension, healthcare, and 25 days holidays. To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates (Reading) Office by telephone or via email at admin

For other Audit Supervisor / Audit Assistant Manager opportunities in Finance / Accounting or HR Services within London, Thames Valley & the Midlands region, please visit our website at McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy, in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act

Required skills

  • ACA
  • Audit
  • External Audit
  • Statutory Audit
  • Client Accounts

Reference: 39787088

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