Audit Assistant Manager

Job Title: Audit Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Orpington
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-12-13
Job Published: April 28, 2020 15:20

Job Description

Reporting to the Audit Manager 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. Clients include companies which fall under the Act as well as charities, solicitors, clubs and academies. You will be responsible for your own portfolio of clients and will assist the departmental manager with the management, training and development of the audit team.


Main Duties & 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 manger with providing feedback to team members as well as assistance with conducting appraisals
  • Approval of staff annual leave requests
  • 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

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified at ACA or ACCA
  • Experience of working in practice
  • Experience of charity and academy audit, pension audits 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
  • Eligibility 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 for this role.