Audit Manager

Job Title: Audit Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Reference: Reference 0712
Contact Name: Alice Lamb
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2020 11:43

Job Description

As an experienced Audit Manager, you will be driven to develop personally and professionally. You’ll be confident working closely with our clients to understand their business. We are looking for a Manager with a particular focus on OMBs and you may have one or more other areas of specialism. You will be motivated by the prospect of delivering excellence with both small and large audit teams that reflect the varying size of our client’s businesses.

You will oversee the effective management of a substantial portfolio of clients; planning assignments, briefing staff on the clients’ business, ensuring all work carried out is in compliance with government legislation and that client and statutory deadlines are routinely met and exceeded. Business development experience would be an advantage as you would be expected to identify opportunities, research and prepare proposals, as well as take part in formal presentations to prospective clients.

If you are looking for a combination of work-life balance and career progression, RSM offers both by allowing you to be in control of your time and supporting you with tailored programmes such as providing you with a mentor who will be there to help you take the next step in your career. 

Overall job purpose

To profitably manage a substantial portfolio of clients in the office, ensuring both excellent client service and making a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of the office and firm



  • To manage the assignment in accordance with the firm’s standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangements
  • To ensure Assurance quality at all times. Assist with internal and external quality assurance, ensuring any actions are completed in line with the firms and professional standards
  • To brief staff on the client’s business and the pre-assignment instructions, to supervise and control the completion of work, and to undertake ‘on the job’ training and appraisals where necessary
  • To ensure that the job is completed within budget, and to discuss all materials points arising with the assignment partner and client immediately, particularly in relation to any anticipated overruns
  • To liaise with the client throughout the year and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times
  • To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly
  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the firm’s specialist services and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate
  • To perform the firm’s review and completion procedures, to attend the final meeting with the client, and to ensure that the client subsequently receives the final accounts and commercial management letter on a timely basis
  • To ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis
  • To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the Institute’s CPD requirements
  • To research and prepare proposals for new work, and to take part in formal presentations to prospective clients
  • To take an active involvement in prospective client seminars, and to effectively follow up contact made
  • Attend staff meetings and training as required
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of Health and Safety issues within the firm, and report any concerns to the Health and Safety Representative
  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager or Head of Department


  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified. First or second time passes preferred
  • Previous experience operating at manager level in a similar role is required
  • Proven experience in client handling
  • Proven Assurance experience in producing high quality audits 


  • Assurance experience from a practice background would be a distinct advantage
  • Assurance experience of Owner Managed Business clients would be advantageous
  • Experience of analytical review approach desirable
  • Business development experience and interest would be a distinct advantage