Assistant Audit Manager - Industry and Services

Accountancy Practice - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 3587 Date Posted: Monday 22 Nov 2021
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iMultiply is working with a multi-national, 'Top 10' Accountancy practice to recruit an Assistant Audit Manager for its Industry & Services audit team in Manchester.

The Firm

The Firm operates across multiple countries and in the UK has an audit team over 750 strong. Its expertise ranges from servicing private, entrepreneurial companies through to UK Listed companies and Financial Services clients.

The Role

The specialist Industry & Services team provide audit services to companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 350, Small Cap, and Fledgling), AIM, and large companies/groups with turnover of more than £150m.  The team also work closely with overseas teams to audit UK based subsidiaries of major global groups.

The Assistant Manager will lead and take ownership of multiple audit engagements and will take responsibility for overseeing and developing junior staff. The AM will work closely with clients and be committed to providing an exceptional service.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting and advising the audit team on the formulation of audit strategy and planning.
  • Managing and controlling audit assignments from planning through to finalisation of reports in line with agreed timescales.
  • Controlling time spent and monitoring actual time within budget.
  • Acting as a point of contact for engagement leads and clients, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit.
  • Ensure standards and procedures maintained by whole team and complete audit file presented with review points cleared.
  • Draft the audit opinion summary for the Manager and Partner and any other reporting documents, including group reporting and audit committee papers.
  • Leading and supervising an audit team, allocating work to team members and ensuring the team complete work to quality standards and in a timely manner.
  • Providing on-the-job training to audit assistants and seniors.
  • Considering the needs and skills of those under supervision, organising tasks and responsibilities.
  • Reviewing the work of seniors and providing informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage.
  • Providing constructive feedback for the completion of team member performance appraisals.
  • Building strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
  • Responding to the needs of clients and team members.
  • Ensuring clients are billed according to agreed billing plans.
  • Assisting with business development by working with audit colleagues and colleagues in other service lines.
  • Identifying and capitalising on opportunities and prospects for new work.
  • Assesses and produces high quality work in line with the Firm's policy and processes, meeting relevant regulatory requirements

The Person

Suitable candidates will possess the following skills, knowledge and experience.

  • ACA / CA / ACCA (or equivalent) qualified or nearly qualified
  • Experience of leading external audits from planning through to completion.
  • Relevant industry and services sector audit experience.
  • Up to date technical knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102 and IFRS.
  • Experience of managing, training and coaching audit trainees.
  • Experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Actively seeks to enhance expertise and knowledge.
  • Ability to develop new initiatives and methodologies.
  • Ability to identify issues through sound analysis and application of commercial acumen in all situations.
  • Provides assistance, shares experience, provides meaningful feedback and proactively supports the development of others.
  • Takes ownership of projects, effectively delegates to others within the team and takes responsibility for quality control.
  • Begins to develop a network of client contacts and contacts in the wider market.

The Offer

The Assistant Audit Manager role comes with a very competitive basic salary and generous benefits package. The Firm in general and the Industry and Services team in particular has a very supportive culture and wants to enable career progression for members of the team.

Contact Alex Allen on 07719 108230 or at alexallen@imultiplyresourcing.com for further details.

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