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Audit Senior Manager

Mercer & Hole
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
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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.


Main duties

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.


Software used

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.


Qualifications/education required



Experience required

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.


It is difficult to enter the world of work confident that you are absolutely on the right path, location, salary - all of it!

At Mercer & Hole we understand this, we support our clients making difficult decisions all the time - life is imperfect but with positive intent, and a demonstrable motivation for excellence, it really can be what you make it. Surely you are looking to have fun and enjoy the journey too!

Join us to make your career your own - start now

Our platforms for entry are to complete the ACA qualification over three years, or a four year course to achieve the dual qualification of ACA and CTA. Why? These qualifications ground you in a firm knowledge of how businesses survive. We want you to be curious as to how to help our clients thrive and have the technical expertise to give them the answers they are looking for from their business advisers. We need joined up thinkers to create soltuions to all sorts of puzzles. It is why we offer you permanent employment from day one - you become part of our long term solution.

Whether you are launching a start-up, helping families leave their legacies to future generations, or completing an audit snapshot of the year a client has had, our clients value the relationships they have built with Mercer & Hole. Therefore on joining us, that will become your responsibility too.

Are you up for the challenge?

We listen to what challenges you are interested in and support you in this with ongoing development. This starts at the early stage of your career with professional study and qualifications. Later on by knowing your strengths and development needs, we will progress you into more senior roles to continue to grow yourself and Mercer & Hole, having already contribute to the firm's success.

Become a professionally qualified human

At this stage in your life you want to start a path that will realise your capabilities, gaining rounded business qualifications, which no one can take away from you once you have achieved them. This will always be a firm foundation to exceed your earning and career expectations in the decades ahead. Your journey is full funded, with study leave, soft skills training, team support and client exposure. We have opportunities beyond Audit and Tax in our other services as well.

Have you got the Mercer & Hole ingredients?

If you have the humility to explore your career with us as capture above, and show the values expressed here we would love to hear from you. Make your career relationship meaningful, don't be just a number.

We hope to see you soon!

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+44 (0)1727 869141

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