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Audit Manager

Mercer & Hole
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
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Role Specification  - Audit Manager, Rickmansworth

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 responsible for managing a portfolio of a broad range of audit clients and some non-audit engagements in Rickmansworth for all general practice partners across the firm.


Main duties

Reporting directly to Partners and liaising with other managers as required both in Rickmansworth and around the firm. Management of a portfolio of audit and non-audit clients for audit partners.

Planning, supervision and review of audit including preparing notes for partners. This includes liaising directly with clients and partners and taking responsible for each assignment from planning to completion.

The ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting standards.

Assisting and managing staff with technical accounting and auditing issues.

Actively training and coaching staff and adding value to their development, this may be presenting to staff or being involved in the development of internal courses.

Assisting in the generation of new business across the service lines including assisting partners in audit tenders.

Developing and improving the client service delivery function in Rickmansworth, whilst adding value to the team by developing new methods and ways of working.

Audit of accounts typically with a turnover up to £80 million, including group accounts.

Audit of specialist organisations such as solicitors, charities & not-for-profit, or FCA registered companies is desirable. 

Preparation of business tax computations using the support of the tax team where required.

The above includes day to day supervision of junior staff as appropriate.

Billing and monitoring actual costs against budgets and reporting to partners on variances.

Drafting bills on a monthly basis for review by partners.


Equipment used

Use of computer packages including CCH Accounts Production, CCH ProAudit, Alphatax, MS Suite, Sage 50, Quickbooks, Xero.


Qualifications/education required



Experience required

An audit manager within a similar organisation who has trained within a Chartered Practice and is used to dealing with small and medium sized enterprises with turnovers up to £80 million.  Good working knowledge of FRS 102 and auditing standards is a required and some IFRS experience is desirable.


Aptitudes / skills required

Strong knowledge of accounting (including incomplete records) and auditing

Able to deal confidently and effectively with clients, staff and partners

Able to provide on the job training for staff as appropriate, identifying training needs and ensuring appropriate support is provided as needed.

Able to multitask and work to deadlines.

Self-starter, able to motivate others.

Hands on and able to take a practical approach being involved in work at all levels

Proven managerial skills and experience

A passion to become part of a growing team and help to promote the technical expertise of the team and increase its profile both internally and externally


Values and behaviours

Our values and behaviours are based on




We really want to attract and retain individuals who share our Values:

Together                    The firm with the family feel. Express gratitude. Smile.  Be humble and confident.  Have fun.

Resilient                     Change is imminent, and business is imperfect. Be open minded & agile. Assume positive                                              intent and exercise the power of positive thinking.

Understanding            Each individual matters and will be heard and respected. Honesty, integrity, empathy and                                                kindness are fundamental.

Supportive                  We support what is important to you and show kindness in our behaviour to each other. We                                             encourage each other to realise our potential.

Thrive!                        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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