Role Specification – Audit Senior Manager
This is a new and excellent opportunity for an individual with drive and enthusiasm to rise to the challenge of developing this role. We are therefore seeking someone with energy, vision and who takes pride in their work.
Main function of job
(Note: in addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).
This individual will be a key part of management team for Audit in your home office.
Responsible for managing a portfolio of audit and accountancy clients, working closely with Audit and Business Advisory partners.
Contributing to client service delivery, training, and liaising with other departments.
Participating in business development and winning new work.
Reporting directly to Audit and Business Advisory Partners and liaising with other managers as required both in your home office and across the firm.
Planning, supervision and review of audit and accounts clients. This includes being the main point of contact for clients, working closely with partners and taking responsibility for each assignment from planning to completion.
Main point of contact for clients, liaising regularly on day to day issues and technical queries and adding value.
Assisting the Audit Team with technical accounting and auditing issues.
Actively training staff and contributing to their development. This may involve presenting to staff or being involved in the development of internal courses.
Billing and monitoring actual costs against budgets and reporting to partners on variances and drafting bills for review by partners.
Liaising with the Corporate Business Tax department in relation to the preparation and review of corporation tax computations.
Use of computer packages including CCH Accounts Production, CCH ProAudit, Alphatax, MS Office, Sage 50, Quickbooks, Xero. Any knowledge of other cloud-based applications such as Inflo would be helpful, but not required. The candidate will be expected to use a laptop.
ACA or ACCA
At least 4 years post qualification experience as a manager within a similar organisation. Trained within a Chartered Practice and used to dealing with the audit and preparation of accounts of individual and group entities of all sizes with turnovers up to £60 million.
Experience of pension schemes, LLPs, FCA & charities is desirable but not essential.
Particular aptitudes / skills required
A passion to become part of a growing firm and help to promote the technical expertise of the team and increase its profile.
Strong technical knowledge of UK accounting and auditing standards (knowledge of FRS 102 required, knowledge of IFRS desirable).
Able to deal confidently and effectively with clients, staff and partners.
Able to provide on the job training for staff as appropriate.
Able to multi task.
Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
Proven managerial skills and experience.
Values and behaviours
Our Values and behaviours are based on
We really want to attract and retain individuals who share our Values:
The firm with the family feel. Express gratitude. Smile. Be humble and confident. Have fun.
Change is imminent, and business is imperfect. Be open minded & agile. Assume positive intent and exercise the power of positive thinking.
Each individual matters and will be heard and respected. Honesty, integrity, empathy and kindness are fundamental.
We support what is important to you and show kindness in our behaviour to each other. We encourage each other to realise our potential.
We strive to be the best, innovate and always do exceptional work. That’s who we are and what our clients deserve.
Mercer & Hole is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Our people are our most valuable asset. We bring our life experiences, knowledge, creativity, and talents together at Mercer & Hole making it a unique place to work where all can safely thrive.