Based just outside of London, Harwood Hutton is a growing firm that delivers a range of advisory and compliance services to a diverse client base. With around 70 team members, you get to know everyone and feel part of the Harwood Hutton family, but we encourage growth and development and are of a sufficient size to offer progression within the firm. We are committed to achieving the right lifestyle balance, devoted to providing unparalleled service to our clients but with a nurturing approach to our team.
The Audit and Accounts Manager will provide accounting, auditing and taxation services to clients, and be responsible for compliance with policies and procedures to enable the Audit and Accounts Department to work productively and efficiently. They will allocate work appropriately to ensure the team is fully utilised and their skills developed. They will provide professional coaching and support where required, and address areas for improvement.
Provide professional coaching and support to seniors and trainees in respect of technical matters
Attend weekly planner meetings, having prepared accordingly to ensure the team is fully utilised and their skills developed
Recommend areas for policy and efficiency improvement and changes for adoption
Complete delegated administrative responsibilities by required deadlines
Carry out staff appraisals
Build professional client relationships
Complete client service requirements to the required standards
Plan and delegate client related work to internal, external and/or statutory deadlines
Ensure compliance with assignment budgets and deadlines
The successful candidate will:
Hold either ICAEW or ACCA qualification with a strong academic background.
Possess a minimum of 3 years post-qualified experience in a similar practice-based role.
Have experience managing staff, including trainees and seniors.
Undertake technical research and other training as required.
Have a high level of personal pride in own work; responsibility and initiative would be expected.
Where appropriate, this should be balanced with the need to report back to Directors to keep them informed of job progression and additional client requirements and ensure their agreement.
Possess a high degree of autonomy, whilst still operating within expected firm procedures and processes.
Proven experience of reviewing and overseeing a wide variety of accounting assignments.
Have a degree of exposure to group/consolidated accounts.
Have proven experience of reviewing and overseeing a variety of statutory audit assignments.
Have proven experience in reviewing and ensuring accuracy of corporation tax computations for a variety of companies.
Have an exceptional level of personal organisation and a proven ability to manage staff time and meet deadlines.
Have exceptional technical competence and experience.
Demonstrate strong analytical and logical skills.
Be technically up to date with awareness of relevant regulatory frameworks.
Have unquestionable integrity, with excellent communication skills and a flexible, adaptable and committed attitude.
Have very strong planning skills to provided high standards of client care within tight deadlines. Assessing staff needs and preparing budgets.
Have the ability to work well within a highly professional team environment.
Be able to train junior staff, assess and meet their training needs to develop well rounded, highly skilled seniors.
Our team members thrive when their roles are balanced with the rest of their lives. We believe that our people should have the flexibility they need to manage this balance, so we offer:
Hybrid working – a 60% – 40% office to home split for most non-trainee roles
Agile working – beyond working our core hours, you can choose when you start and finish to suit your needs
Time repay – if you work additional hours, you get them back! Extra hours are recorded and you can save them up and take them off when it suits you
An employee assistance programme to help support mental good health
Pension salary sacrifice and a workplace childcare benefits
Private medical cover
Life assurance cover
A range of referral bonuses
Fresh fruit in the office, to help you keep on top of your 5-a-day!
To provide impactful advice and service we need our people to have the right skills and experience. Our culture prioritises training and development, so people grow in and with the firm to realise their potential. We offer:
A comprehensive training and study package for our trainees
In house technical training and access to a range of external courses
Feedback conversations to develop both professional skills and the whole person
Our best work is delivered when we collaborate and work as a team, and when we are able to be ourselves. More than just a workplace, we foster an environment where lifelong friendships are formed. We have:
Quarterly social events organised by our social committee, including a Christmas party and summer BBQ
Monthly ‘payday’ drinks and a range of other events
Celebratory lunches to acknowledge our colleagues’ milestones
Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be a UK/Irish citizen, have settled status, or indefinite leave to remain.