Audit & Accounts Manager

Job Title: Audit & Accounts Manager
Location: St Albans
Salary: Competitive
Reference: St Albans
Contact Name: Amy Maguire
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 11, 2021 19:04

Job Description

Purpose of the Role

You will be managing a client portfolio that will start on £600K and will grow with time. You are a key contact for those clients, delivering on multiple assignments to agreed deadlines alongside the Partners.

You will demonstrate the highest technical standards, but also communicate those ideas to clients in a clear, concise and actionable way with minimal input from a Partner. You will be trusted to manage projects fully and to budget.

You will actively seek opportunities to contribute to the firm’s growth and management. You will take responsibility of your team, help in the development of junior staff. You will support the firm’s values and act as a role model for other members of the team.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manages a portfolio of clients (starting at around £600k+) ensuring that for each client all deadlines are met, the work is carried out within budget and the job is finalised to minimise partner review time. Approximate workload would be a mix of 60% Audit, 30% Accounts & 10% Tax.
  • Plans jobs and organises assignment to ensure the job is carried out in the most efficient way possible and that deadlines are met.
  • Considers Firm wide productivity and efficiency when planning jobs and booking staff.
  • Carries out all work, and ensures the work of staff is in line with ISO 9001 procedures. 
  • Provides clear instruction and constructive feedback to staff in a timely manner.
  • Acts as training manager and mentor to allocated trainees.
  • Assists with motivation of all staff and takes an active role in managing issues informally, raises more serious matters with HR where appropriate.
  • Produces training material and regularly presents training to trainees on a variety of topics.
  • Actively participates in meetings, workshops and training.
  • Takes an active role in practice development activities aiming to build on current client relationships and establish new opportunities.  
  • Takes part in other ad-hoc exercises such as investigations, due diligence and other duties as required by clients or partners.
  • Assists with billing procedures and debt collection where appropriate and in liaison with client partner.
  • Provides ideas and input to new innovations and improvements to help improve efficiency and productivity and better improve the quality of services we offer.
  • Attends training and is committed to CPD, continually developing and increasing their knowledge and skills to give the best possible service and advice to clients and KS staff.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Accounting Qualification such as ACA or ACCA -– 1st time passes.
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment, managing both people and a portfolio for at least 3-4 years.
  • Experience in tax particularly corporation tax.
  • Commitment to client care and service beyond expectation.
  • High level of technical competence.
  • Commercially aware and able to apply and communicate technical knowledge in a clear and commercial way.
  • Good communicator.
  • Ability to give feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Deadlines/time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptable/flexible