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Audit Manager - Southampton

Hays Senior Finance
England, Hampshire / Hampshire, Southampton, England
£Competitive + Benefits + Flexible Working
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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You will be working for an independent, director-led practice working predominantly with business owners and directors at every stage of their business lives, from start-up through to growth and consolidation and on to succession and exit strategies. They also advise clients on personal financial and tax planning issues, to help them achieve security and peace of mind, now and for the future, for themselves and their families.

As an Audit Manager with the firm there will be a strong audit focus and requires an experienced practice accountant with an emphasis on client service, assignment delivery and the development through coaching of more junior staff.

Managing a diverse portfolio of audit clients and large SMEs you will be acting as primary contact in day-to-day client relationships and supervising more junior staff and assisting in their development. You will report to a Client Director and work alongside managers and senior managers from all client facing teams across the firm having responsibility for training and developing staff at all levels within the corporate team.

You will be ACA or ACCA qualified, with a minimum of four years PQE, and able to demonstrate an organised approach to your work. You will be a clear and confident communicator with clients and junior staff, able to impart complex technical points in an understandable way for less experienced individuals or non-audit specialists, able to work in a supportive, caring and collaborative way with colleagues at all levels.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with 25 days annual leave (with the option to purchase more), income protection scheme, a commitment to your ongoing learning and development, and a blend of office and home based working. The office offers a friendly working environment, with regular social events throughout the year.

If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you would like to pursue, and you have the required skillset, 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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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

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So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
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  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
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