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Audit Assistant Manager

Employer
Michael Page
Location
London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

PageOutsourcing are excited to partner with MHA to support with the recruitment of an Audit & Accounts Assistant Manager.

Client Details

Our client, MHA McIntyre Hudson is a top 15 accountancy practice in the UK with a clear ambition to break into and cement themselves within the top 10.

Specialising within Audit Tax Planning, Corporate Finance, Business Strategy, and outsourcing within a variety of sectors.

MHA are proud to be a founding member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW).

Description

Key responsibilities of this role include (but not limited to);

Technical Role

  • Deal with correspondence from clients.
  • Agree timing of work/scheduling with clients.
  • Regularly review and give feedback on work.
  • Manage own portfolio of clients (where appropriate).
  • Ensure the planning memorandum is produced, identify risk areas and most efficient method of gathering audit evidence.
  • Delegate, supervise and review work of seniors and juniors, ensuring the file is complete and all review points addressed before it is passed to the Partner or Manager.
  • Monitor work in progress on all jobs within the portfolio, communicating any potential problems and write offs to the Partners or Managers on a timely basis.
  • Excluding audits, be aware of other MHA MacIntyre Hudson services and products which may be appropriate to the clients.
  • Monitor filing deadlines and ensure deadlines are achieved, including corporation tax and Companies House filings.

Supervisory role

  • Review work and complete staff assessment forms.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness.
  • Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified.
  • Brief staff and allocate tasks and timescales.
  • Act as point of liaison with client re: information or queries where appropriate.
  • Complete on-site visits to clients.

Business Development

  • Be involved in tenders and presentations on audits & accounts.
  • Identify new business opportunities.
  • Establish local business contacts/networking

Portfolio Management

  • Plan, control, and review client work to ensure that the jobs are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible by allocating the resource available.
  • Hold pre-audit meetings with clients where appropriate to establish the events that have had an impact on business and any areas needing particular attention.
  • Prepare a time budget for each assignment, considering the level of the fees and other non-audit work to be included within that fee.
  • Ensure a detailed audit or accounts planning memorandum is completed by the senior, with the information they will need to approach the audit work in the most efficient manner.

Profile

The successful candidate will be

  • ACCA/ACA fully qualified or similar
  • At least 2 years post qualified experience
  • Up-to-date CPE and recent developments in accounting standards
  • Experience of OMBs covering a range of industries
  • Computer packages - Excel, Word, Sage, Alpha Tax, Caseware, VPM/Central
  • Supervisory experience - ability to manage and delegate effectively
  • Client focus and commercially aware
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organisation skills - the ability to juggle several different tasks at once
  • Be positive and committed to MHA in dealings both with clients and staff

Job Offer

This role offers

  • Competitive Salary
  • 28 days holiday (including public holidays)
  • Buy/ sell up to 5 holiday days
  • Pension scheme
  • Exceptional study support
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical cover
  • Retail/ Gym discounts

Company

Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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