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Audit Manager

  • Location: West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 25846
  • Recruiter: Matt Sanders
This vacancy has now expired.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a firm that is a top performer in their field - and a business that offers the chance to deal with extremely high net worth clients. Here you can play a pivotal part to the office cultire/enviroment, lead a proficently experienced team and still attain a fantastic worklife balance.


  • Preparation of audit, including review of the planning memorandum, working paper file, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing
  • Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner
  • Manage the audit process, including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms, providing commentary on accounts, summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing file to senior team members for review, and finalise all review points
  • Plan assignments in accordance with ISAs using the software provided
  • Ensure each clients' company accounts are filed within the statutory timelines
  • Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Prepare own work schedules and plan / develop daily work plan from job objectives
  • Take responsibility for technical matters and resolve any problems which may arise
  • Show evidence of up-to-date awareness and understanding of company law, taxation and financial reporting issues
  • Review and approve budgets and monitor performance against budgets in conjunction with engagement partner
  • Responsible for day-to-day staff planning, ensuring the right level of technically qualified staff are booked on to each audit assignment for the appropriate amount of time
  • Ensure junior members of the audit team are aware of the significant risks, enabling them to understand the risks in order that they complete the audit to a satisfactory level
  • Ensure all audit staff within your designated team complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required. If problems occur, seek ways to resolve matters quickly and efficiently
  • Assist with setting targets and objectives for junior staff, as well as on the job training and coaching. Completing job appraisals for staff, assisting in identifying development needs and opportunities
  • Contribute and implement ideas for staff motivation and development
  • Arrange debriefing sessions after each assignment and provide feedback on performance and budget with an explanation of any variance

Skills Required

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • Solid experience in practice, 50% of which should be relevant audit experience
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Team worker / people management skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to influence internal clients / colleagues
  • Able to be involved with objective setting
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Keen to add value to our clients' businesses
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
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