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Audit Manager

Location: CITY OF LONDON, LONDON Salary: 55000 - 65000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: 3043433
A number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join this rapidly growing Top 10 firm in the position of Audit Manager within the Corporate Audit arena.

There is a broad range of clients, with particular preference given to candidates with experience auditing in the fields of Energy, Mining & Renewables, Charities, Pensions or Fanily Offices.

These roles will give opportunity for you to engage in business development.

You will be responsible for the following areas:
• Prepare the PROaudit pack, including review of the planning memorandum, working paper file, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing
• Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner
• Manage the audit process, including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms, providing commentary on accounts, summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing file to senior team members for review, and finalise all review points
• Plan assignments in accordance with ISAs using the software provided
• Ensure each clients’ company accounts are filed within the statutory timelines
• Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS
• Prepare own work schedules and plan / develop daily work plan from job objectives
• Identify and resolve potential obstacles in achieving objectives
• Take responsibility for technical matters and resolve any problems which may arise
• Show evidence of up-to-date awareness and understanding of company law, taxation and financial reporting issues
• Assist the audit partner in setting and communicating the audit strategy to the audit team
• Review and approve budgets and monitor performance against budgets in conjunction with engagement partner
• Responsible for day-to-day staff planning, ensuring the right level of technically qualified staff are booked on to each audit assignment for the appropriate amount of time
• Set and agree the level of decision making with members of the team
• Ensure junior members of the audit team are aware of the significant risks, enabling them to understand the risks in order that they complete the audit to a satisfactory level
• Ensure all audit staff within your designated team complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required. If problems occur, seek ways to resolve matters quickly and efficiently
• Assist with setting targets and objectives for junior staff, as well as on the job training and coaching. Completing job appraisals for staff, assisting in identifying development needs and opportunities
• Contribute and implement ideas for staff motivation and development
• Arrange debriefing sessions after each assignment and provide feedback on performance and budget with an explanation of any variance
• Suggest ideas and concepts for increased marketing opportunities with existing clients
• Produce six monthly reports, confirming business development initiatives/activities
• Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, with a view to developing niche markets
• Have a full awareness of internal contacts services offered by departments across the firm, maximising cross selling opportunities

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to be considered for the role:
• Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
• Solid experience in practice, at least 50% of which should be relevant audit experience
• Ideally worked within a top 20 firm
• Excellent technical and analytical skills
• Competent using MS Office
• Ideally previous exposure / working knowledge of PROaudit
• Proven people management skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• Proven planning and prioritising skills
• Able to influence internal clients / colleagues
• Able to be involved with objective setting
• Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
• Able to follow firm’s processes and procedures
• Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses
• Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios

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