Accounting/Financial/Insurance

Audit Manager

Full Time Permanent

UK Jobs Board

Purpose of the Role
To be part of the Client Relationship Team to provide a client focused and commercially aware service in an efficient and professional manner, in line with relevant legislation, standards and best practice. To mentor, train and manage junior members of staff to enable them to develop and progress. To actively promote and market the firm and its services, to attract new clients and retain and develop relationships with existing clients.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
-Manages an audit portfolio of clients (starting at around £500k) ensuring that for each client all deadlines are met, the work is carried out within budget, company evaluations are completed, and the job is finalised to minimise partner review time.
-Experience in both substantive & controls based audits.
-Expertise in delivery of the primary accounting frameworks (UK GAAP, FRS 101, FRS 102 and IFRS).
-Managing the audit for large domestic groups and experience in group reporting.
-Extensive experience with cross border groups.
-Takes part in other ad-hoc exercises such as investigations, due diligence, company valuations, employee share scheme advice and other duties as required by clients or partners.
-Plans jobs and organises assignment to ensure the job is carried out in the most efficient way possible while considering firm wide productivity.
-Carries out all work, and ensures the work of staff is in line with ISO 9001 procedures.
-Provides clear instruction and constructive feedback to staff in a timely manner.
-Acts as training manager and mentor to allocated trainees.
-Ensure trainees receive the correct work experience to meet professional standards.
-Assists with motivation of all staff and takes an active role in managing issues informally, raises more serious matters with HR where appropriate.
-Produces training material and regularly presents training to trainees on a specific media sector topics.
-Actively participates in meetings, workshops and training.
-Takes an active role in practice development activities aiming to build on current client relationships and establish new opportunities.
-Attends training and is committed to CPD, continually developing and increasing their knowledge and skills to give the best possible service and advice to clients and MKS staff.
-Assists with billing procedures and debt collection where appropriate and in liaison with client partner.

JOB CONTENT
-Audit (65%) and corporate tax (10%), ad-hoc advice (25%)
-Submits accounts to Companies House within deadlines.
-Submits tax returns to HMRC within deadlines
-Liaises with the client to arrange timetable and diarises deadlines and key events.
-Pro-actively chases client and partner to ensure agreed timetables and deadlines are met.
-Internal networking so to support clients when identifying business needs.
-Prepares for and attends review and finalisation meeting with partners and clients.
-Provides a full briefing with clear and specific instructions to staff on a job before it starts, and monitors progress and provides support during the job.
-Provides a full constructive verbal debrief to staff and completes appraisal forms in a timely manner with sufficient detail and development points.
-Monitors feedback for allocated trainees and take early intervention steps if there is a problem, or provide praise when the feedback is positive.
-Communicates key messages (as raised at managers meetings, workshops, seminars etc) to Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Trainees.
-Attends client gatherings and seminars where possible to build client relationship and ensure good attendance and turnout at MKS seminars.
-Entertains prospective clients or introducers on a regular basis and at least every 6 months.
-Assists with preparation and presentation of new client pitches.

Skills and Experience
-Relevant Accounting Qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
-Commercially aware and able to apply and communicate technical knowledge in a clear and commercial way.
-Experience managing both people and a portfolio for at least 3 years.
-Commitment to client care and service beyond expectation.
-Commitment to CPD and ensuring technical competence is continually improved.
-Ability to give feedback in a constructive manner.
-Deadlines/time management
-Attention to detail
-Adaptable/flexible

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