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Audit Manager - Advisory & Business Services

Audit Manager - Advisory & Business Services

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alistair Gray

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A leading independent provider of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 13 principal offices in the UK and Ireland, 1,600 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service are seeking an Audit Manager, you will be a senior member of the audit group. Will be responsible for servicing clients, directing all assurance services delivered, ensuring sound management of our people and supporting the Partners with business development and practice management.

Reports to: Senior Manager & Partner, Advisory & Business Services

Key responsibilities:
* Client Portfolio - ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded throughout the year. Liaison with client Partners and other S&W staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues.
* Audit work and setting budgets - act as audit lead on fully listed and AIM listed clients. The expectation is that on large assignments this role will be supported by one (or more) Managers, with overall responsibility for each assignment being retained by the Partner.
* Commercial awareness of all aspects of clients' businesses and the impacts on our work.
* Management - arrangement of timetable, booking of staff, planning review and completion of audit and other related assignments.
* Business/Practice Development - preparation and review of proposals for new work, attendance at marketing events, development of personal contacts and identification and pro-active development of opportunities for S&W with current clients.
* Department Administration - monitoring of qualified and student bookings and workloads to ensure most efficient use of resources. Liaison with junior staff to assess any issues that need dealing with.
* Training and development - ensuring assessment forms completed and feedback given to staff on all jobs. Ensuring appropriate in house and external training received personally.
* Client billing/commercial awareness of WIP

Key Competencies:
* Planning and organising - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales through continual monitoring of progression of the work.
* Technical expertise - to ensure audit conducted to correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for the type of industry. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions.
* Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client and to be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by S&W by reviewing costs against budget.
* Teamwork - working as a team with the other managers, Partners and staff to ensure the department as a whole meets its objectives and all client demands are exceeded etc. and dealing with differences.
* Problem solving - technical knowledge to resolve client issues and organisation to be flexible to meet client and director demands.
* Customer focus - ensuring clients expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times.
* Business Development - ability to develop trusted advisor status with clients

Candidate Profile
* Qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA).

Key Experience/Skills:
* Significant external audit experience gained within a professional services environment.
* Experience of working with entrepreneurial, OMB, SME and AIM listed clients.
* Experience of (and appetite for) business development activities such as targeting, preparation of proposal documents, proposal presentations and attendance of networking events
* Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, industry specifics and their application.
* Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work undertaken by appropriate individual.
* Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, Partners, staff and other professionals.
* Previous experience of management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance.
* Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met.
* Monitoring costs against budget for individual clients.

Why this organisation?
One of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, that will help you reach your full potential. You'll work on an impressive client list - from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.