Audit Manager in Northampton at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Description

Audit Manager

We are a business advisory housing 13 specialist services, with each team dedicated to offering the best possible service to owner-managed and SME businesses across the UK.

Our key to achieving this is through our knowledgeable, energetic and agile team who work hard to assist our client's businesses, helping them not only with their day-to-day business needs but also to build and deliver their business strategies, goals and ambitions.

We always seek the best talent, looking for individuals who are technically brilliant, solution-focused and continually strive to be the best in class. Each member of our team plays an integral part in creating the unique feel and culture of our business, which in turn helps us continue to grow, develop and evolve.

Position: Audit Manager

Location: Northampton, NN4 7YB (with some regional travel where needed)

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000 - £45,000, depending on experience

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 the 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
  • Ensure that the firm's risk management and quality control procedures are always adhered to
  • Identify and recognise service line opportunities with new clients, and inform the CSD as appropriate
  • 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
  • Acting as a representative of the firm, participates in office marketing events, keeps up to date of the wide range of services the firm offers

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
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
  • Drive and resilience to deliver high levels of customer service
  • Commitment to building the reputation of Haines Watts through the quality of work provided, knowledge demonstrated and client experience
  • IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel / Word / PowerPoint
  • The role is Northampton based with regular travel to client sites across the relevant regions and occasional travel further afield, so a full UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential

What is on offer:

  • £38,000 - £45,000, depending on experience
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Agile working platform
  • Quarterly functions and events
  • Parking on-site
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Regular training and development