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Audit Manager - Southampton

Hays Senior Finance
Southampton, England, Hampshire / England, Hampshire
GBP50000.0 - GBP60000.0 per annum + + Benefits + Hybrid Working
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

You will be working in the Southampton office of this national firm of accountants and business advisors as an audit manager working on an extensive and broad portfolio of audit clients, within the owner-managed and corporate space, working alongside Client Service Directors (CSD) and Audit RI\'s on key and mid-tier accounts.

The position will be in a client-facing role, establishing strong relationships with a significant number of business owners across the region with key responsibilities to include acting as a key point of contact within the firm for our audit clients, being responsible for the financial performance and management of a portfolio of audit clients including all aspects of engagement ownership reporting to the Audit RI, build and maintain strong relationships with clients, being a main point of contact throughout the year for queries and support and to manage audit resources to ensure engagements have the right mix of knowledge and skills required within the team assigned.

You will also play an integral role in the recruitment, retention, development and motivation of the team, which includes participating in recruitment, as well as ensuring personal development plans and job feedback documentation is completed within deadlines, as well as forming relationships with the national Audit & Assurance team across the wider business, sharing knowledge and best practice.

To be a successful Audit Manager, you will need to be ACCA or ACA qualified with significant prior experience of managing a portfolio of audit clients including audit testing, consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures and strong technical ability with a working knowledge of recent developments in relation to audit, accounting and tax compliance (FRS 102 / FRS102 1a / IFRS / ISA\'s). You must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior management, the wider team and with clients. You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal with a proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset.

A generous remuneration package including a competitive salary, hybrid working or part-time will be considered, pension scheme, group life assurance x 4, group income protection, 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), birthday day off, quarterly functions and events and access to the corporate reward scheme.

If you have the required experience for this position, and it sounds like it could be for you, please apply straight away or feel free to call Debbie Stent directly on 07900 224915 for a confidential discussion.

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

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