Audit Manager

A highly respected Accountancy Practice based in Royston, operating within Accounts, tax, advisory, audit, are looking to recruit an Audit Manager to join their growing team. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated individual to develop the audit team within the practice. Duties & Responsibilities: Leading and managing audit, accountancy, taxation and work-related requirements for the firms audit clients Schedule, plan, fieldwork and completion of audit assignments and ensure all deadlines are met Take responsibility for WIP control, billing and recoverability Lead, manage and develop the team to ensure consistently high standards Researching and proposing technical and audit issues, and presenting solutions to the team and clients Communicate audit findings to senior management and clients, ensuring observations are supported by appropriate evidence and issues are articulated clearly Responsible for day to day communication with clients, including answering queries and being the first point of contact Determine and agree value added recommendations, monitor management responses and implementation to ensure appropriate closure Think strategically about the client needs by understanding their business and key risks You will be expected to be able to write professional letters, reports and other written submissions for review by partners for use with clients and other relevant third parties; Travel to clients across the region Demonstrating an understanding of and empathy for the client's business through wider commercial knowledge Motivated to continue self-development to take on additional tasks and learn new skills to enhance the practices ability to expand its service offering Education & Work Experience Requirements: ACA/ACCA qualified with 3 years minimum experience of working in a multi partner accountancy practice Proven client relationship skills including the ability to build trust and rapport quickly Proficient at Microsoft office especially Excel Excellent knowledge of accounting packages e.g. IRIS, Xero, Sage, QuickBooks etc Excellent knowledge of CCH audit software Skills Requirements: Technically strong with good knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and basic tax planning Capability to supervise, train, lead, inspire and appraise members of staff Excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met Client Service approach Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy for data entry Flexible and adaptable attitude Work independently and as part of a team Copes well under pressure and recovers from setbacks quickly Demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to build strong relationships with clients

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