Audit & Accounts Assistant Manager

Job Title: Audit & Accounts Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bourne End
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-12-10
Contact Name: Chris Howden
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2020 16:09

Job Description

Reporting to the Audit and Accounts Managers and Partners, this position is designed to provide a high level of service to various audit clients. The main purpose of the role is to ensure compliance with GAPP and practical guidance is provided on regulatory matters such as tax and VAT regulations, requirements of UK law and the principles of good governance. You will also be responsible for the preparation of year end accounts; preparation of tax returns and providing business advice to clients. You will be responsible for your own portfolio of clients and will assist the departmental manager with management, training and development of the audit and accounts team.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proactive planning and management of audits and client work.
  • To lead the planning process and ensure planning meetings are held with clients, where appropriate
  • To maximise staff utilisation
  • To supervise and assist junior team members
  • To delegate and review work of junior team members; including audit files, draft documentation, accounts and corporation tax computations
  • Liaison with and dealing with client queries, as well as agreeing time and financial budgets
  • To attend client meetings
  • Ensure client engagement documentation is up to date
  • Drafting of client invoices and to chase outstanding invoices
  • Regular review of client WIP and debtor
  • To assist in the preparation of proposals for new work, where necessary
  • To act as a mentor for junior team members and provide day to day training
  • Attendance at marketing events
  • Assisting the departmental mangers with providing feedback to team members as well as assistance with conducting appraisals
  • Planning and executing the longer term strategy of the department along with the departmental manager
  • To advise and be involved in the recruitment process of new staff
  • Managing a team to ensure the efficient preparation of accounts for a variety of small clients
  • Carry out review work on accounts and other assignments prepared by team members.
  • Delegate analysis work to more junior staff and monitor progress, including reviewing work once complete
  • Travelling to client premises as required and to deal with clients in a professional manner either in person, telephone or by email
  • Providing advice to owner managers on both business and personal matters


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Qualified at either ACA/ACCA
  • Experience of working in practice and Audit
  • Experience of working with various accounting software
  • Experience of charity and academy audit and SRA Accounts Rule reviews
  • To be proficient in the use of specialist audit, accounts preparation and tax software
  • To be highly competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to live and work in the UK
  • To demonstrate good timekeeping skills as well as displaying a professional attitude in all aspects of their work
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order to achieve work deadlines
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • To actively participate in team meetings making a wide range of suggestions
  • The ability to communicate with different levels of employees


To be considered for this role please apply direct. We will not be considering agency CVs at this time.​