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Audit Assistant Manager - Southampton

Hays Senior Finance
Southampton, England, Hampshire / Hampshire, England / Hampshire, England, Eastleigh
+ Benefits + Hybrid Working
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Full Time
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Audit assistant manager Top 4 Southampton ACA ACCA ICAEW qualified

You will be working for one of the Top 4 Firms as an Assistant Manager, where you will be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of B2B, B2C and G&I engagements. The role will include executive level engagement interaction and exposure to multiple engagement on an annual basis.

Your responsibilities will include planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of engagement; project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings and supervision, and delivery of audit work; budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability; identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
and building relationships with the engagement staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.

You will also be supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential and working on audit tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team on these tenders. Tasks may include: reviewing global engagement records in sentinel, analysing and categorising the records, contacting partners globally for engagement information, preparing data and drafting independence reports, liaising with UK Ethics and Independence team.

It is likely that you will be fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent, although the firm will also consider those who are tracking towards full qualification (both time and exam) in 2021. You will need to have recent and extensive external audit experience within a 'Big 4' or mid-tier firm, exceptional communication skills and strong IT literacy. Ideally you will have well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels, and be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP.

If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you would like to be considered for, and you have the required levels of audit exposure, please apply straight away or feel free to contact Debbie Stent directly on 07900 224915 for a confidential discussion.

Please note: All applicants must have Right to Work in the UK as sponsorship for overseas employees cannot be provided for this role.

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