Rural Audit Manager

Job Title: Rural Audit Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Reference: 3686756_1570026881
Contact Name: Cara Whyte
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2019 15:34

Job Description

A varied and challenging Audit Manager role with a successful firm that promotes work-life balance.

Your new company
Our client is successful and a forward thinking Accountancy firm based in Central Huntington. They value Teamwork, Enthusiasm and Integrity and strive for their employees to have a great work-life balance.

Your new role
As the Rural Manager you will take responsibility for the delivery of services such as accounts, taxation, tax planning, bookkeeping, management accounts and payroll to a range of clients within the Rural sector and related industries. Key task include:


  • Setting budgets and targets across the department, and assisting with the sector business plan
  • Identification and delivery of added value services to your client portfolio
  • Promoting the Department both within the organisation and externally (Networking)
  • Setting prices/fee levels


  • Leadership of the team
  • Embedding the values and behaviours, and being a champion of the business culture
  • Monitoring and managing communications with clients and internal team members
  • Staff development, including appraisals


  • Approving delivery of services to clients
  • Meeting potential new clients/selling services and agreeing new quotes
  • Monitoring financial and non-financial KPI's and seeking to improve on them
  • Managing client expectations
  • Monitoring quality control, standardisation and making improvements
  • Trouble shooting
  • Dealing with technical matters beyond the remit of your team
  • Review of accounts for Limited companies and LLP's
  • Review of corporate tax returns, LLP returns and personal tax returns
  • Tax Planning - Corporate and Personal
  • Setting team objectives alongside the Head of Rural and being accountable for meeting these objectives


  • Billing, credit control and general client management
  • Dealing with some general office admin, emails and timesheets
  • Taking ownership for the departments results and reviewing the profit & loss for the department
  • Work planning for the team, and liaising with other managers
  • Occasionally having more involvement in the preparation of tax computations

What you'll need to succeed
- A self-motivated, ambitious individual who wants to progress
- Agricultural experience is desirable but not essential
- Strong technical knowledge coupled with a proven ability to act as a technical resource and point of first reference for other team members
- Strong tax knowledge, and being able to explain these concepts in a jargon free way including a working knowledge of the capital taxes
- Strong knowledge of VAT and experience of partial exemption rules
- Strategic management experience is desirable, however operational management experience is essential
- Extensive supervisory experience
- An ability to review existing systems and processes and to make improvements is desirable
- An ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing in English
- Willingness to attend networking events as required
- A professional qualification ACA/ACCA with extensive practice experience

What you'll get in return
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package this company also offer excellent flexibility and a fantastic culture.

What you need to do now
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