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Audit Manager / Senior Manager

Exeter, Devon (GB)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice, Business and management
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to provide effective management of audit engagements with a variety of clients, ensuring the correct resources are applied where needed to meet deadlines. You will provide clients with the required information and respond to any queries in a timely manner. Where necessary you will liaise with external file reviewers and ICAEW as necessary

Role & Responsibilities

  • Management of an audit focussed portfolio of clients, operating in a variety of sectors including the charity sector
  • Planning and controlling statutory and voluntary audits
  • Preparing and reviewing corporation tax computations, and advising clients of their tax liabilities in a timely manner
  • Act as main point of contact for client matters, demonstrating strong commercial understanding of their business and keeping them well informed with progress
  • Resolving technical queries by own research and external consultation, where appropriate
  • Developing references and reports centred on audits and offering these concepts to the management, including reports of deficiencies in internal control and accounting systems
  • Checking that the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with external and internal requirements, including the disclosure requirements of both the Companies Act and Accounting Standards
  • Completing audits with minimal supervision and within deadlines
  • Carry out annual Audit Compliance Review
  • Update standard corporate Letter of Engagement
  • Preparation and submission of firm’s annual ICAEW Annual Return
  • Keeping the firm’s master audit programmes up to date
  • Firm’s MLCO

Desired Skills

  • Qualified ACA or ACCA, or 3 years’ auditing experience at a senior/manager level.
  • Knowledge of UK taxes (in particular Corporation Tax and Income Tax) as they apply to audit clients.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of accounting software such as Sage, QuickBooks or Xero.
  • Familiarity with Accounts production software such as CCH or IRIS desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to show initiative and work within a team and conduct appraisals.
  • Ability to build good client relationships.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build rapport with people at various levels.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage own workload in a timely manner while all the time ensuring we exceed client expectations.


  • 20-25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 1 extra holiday day for Christmas
  • An additional 0.5 days holiday after each year
  • Flexi time
  • Medicash cash plan
  • Online discount shopping portal
  • Access to a 24 hour employee helpline
  • 1 day working from home
  • Payment of 1 professional subscription per year
  • Fully funded training qualifications
  • Training bonuses for AAT, ACA and ACCA students
  • Parking permit salary sacrifice
  • Employee referral bonus of up to £1500
  • Dress down Friday
  • Wellbeing team
  • Life assurance after 1 year for Senior Managers


We are a Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory practice based in Devon, offering a comprehensive range of accountancy and business services.

Founded over 80 years ago, our service is customer-focused and our experienced team, led by six Partners, works with a wide range of clients – from individuals to large companies, throughout the UK.

Our clients have the reassurance that we are members of the ICAEW and our conduct is subject to its Code of Ethics. Darnells are an ACCA and ACA employer.

Our combined experience has allowed us to build an in-depth knowledge of various sectors – including the agriculture, construction, education, professional services and tourism industries. In addition to these, we have also gained a very well-respected reputation within the realms of Healthcare, Forensic Accounting and Professional Partnerships.

We do not just give our clients ‘a hand’ with their accounting, auditing, payroll and tax-related needs; through our holistic approach, we take their needs ‘in hand’ and help them to shape their businesses for their future.

Company info
Darnells Chartered Accountants
Quay House, Quay Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2BU

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