Audit Manager

Woking, Surrey
£52-£65k (depending on experience)
01 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
From our office
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000
Full Time

Hamlyn’s are a different kind of Chartered Accountants; we genuinely put into practice the promise of an individual, tailored Premier Service for the complete range of our clients’ accounting and business development requirements. We assist with the completion of accounts, as well as audit and advisory assignments for limited companies, sole traders, and partnerships. We offer excellent career progression prospects with increasing client management responsibilities over time. We can offer a work environment that is unlike many smaller accounting firms, with the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments and provide the quality of advice more associated with a leading London firm, whilst still retaining the personal touch and attention to detail of a practice deeply rooted in the local business community.

Role and responsibilities of the Audit Manager

  • To cost effectively manage all aspects of a portfolio of business clients including the accounting and tax affairs of the related parties within the agreed budgets and timescales
  • Effective communication with clients to ensure they are fully appraised of their affairs at all times and are made aware of their tax liabilities in a timely manner
  • Exploiting tax planning opportunities and other services
  • Meeting statutory deadlines
  • Meeting billing targets
  • To ensure all duties are performed in compliance with the Firm’s Staff Handbook and Procedures Manual and as summarised in “Hamlyn’s – The Essentials” and “Commercial Guidelines”
  • Team development and assist with their roles and responsibilities as and when required
  • Recruitment of additional team members

Managing client jobs

  • Ensure that client workflow is managed in accordance with the Firm’s procedures
  • Planning and undertaking the accounts preparation work i.e. auditing, corporation tax returns, annual returns, filing accounts with companies house and filing corporation tax returns with the revenue within the agreed timescales
  • Taking responsibility for the timely completion of all relevant HMRC returns including P35, P11D, Form 42 etc
  • Undertake ad hoc work including: profit and cash flow forecasting, management accounts, valuations and due diligence work etc
  • Taking responsibility for the timely completion of Director’s, Partner’s or Sole Trader’s tax returns for the portfolio of business clients
  • Ensuring the Firm’s procedures manual always reflects our current practices
  • Seeking out Partner and Associate advice as appropriate

Experience required

  • ACA, ACCA or CA qualification
  • 3-4 years PQE experience
  • Prior experience of managing a portfolio of circa £150K upwards of client fees as a Manager or Assistant Manager
  • Knowledge of accepted auditing and accounting practices and principles
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of economic principles and current affairs


  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Independent decision making
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential
  • Knowledge of CaseWare or similar accounting package & commercial bookkeeping packages like Xero, Sage and QuickBooks
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills as well as an excellent telephone manner · Strong communication skills (e.g. the ability to relate to others at all levels of an organisation both internally and externally)
  • Report writing skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Methodical working and prioritisation
  • Information and task monitoring
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Appropriate use of initiative
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed time frames

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