Audit and Accounts Manager in Swindon at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 3/31/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners.

Due to growth within the Swindon office, we are recruiting for an Audit and Accounts Manager to assist the Partners and Senior Manager in delivery of statutory audit and accounts preparation services. The work will be approximately audit 50% and accounts 50% including the Charity and Not- for-Profit sector.

The Audit and Accounts Manager duties will be:

* Management and delivery of audit/accounts assignments for Charity and Not-For-Profit sector, Limited Companies (including groups), Sole Traders and Partnerships from both balanced systems including cloud-based software and incomplete records

  • Oversight of workflow and management of appropriate staff allocation
  • Managing and taking the lead on audit assignments from planning through to completion
  • Reviewing audit files ahead of Partner review
  • Reviewing and preparing draft corporation tax and business tax computations including supporting analysis
  • Delivering information and communicate with clients in a timely and effective manner
  • Assisting the Senior Manager and Partners on ad-hoc project work


  • ACA/ACCA qualified with proven practice experience (QBE will be considered)
  • Experience in the charity and Not-for-Profit sector or a desire to learn and become involved in this sector

The Audit and Accounts Manager will have the following attributes and skills:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritise a number of jobs across all portfolios, whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met
  • Experience managing audit assignments including; planning, preparation, completion and client delivery
  • Display strong technical knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards for Auditing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail
  • Display commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills

* Experience using IRIS and MyWorkPapers is preferred but is not essential.

What you can expect in return:

  • Competitive and flexible remuneration package
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Access to excellent benefit schemes
  • A relaxed working environment whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Continuous training and development of new and existing skills. CPD courses provided
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients
  • Career path opportunities

If you are keen to secure a progressive Audit and Accounts Manager role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply.