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Corporate Services Audit Manager

Ellacotts LLP
Barton Seagrave, Kettering, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
Ellacotts has an exciting opportunity for an ACA or ACCA Qualified Audit Manager to join our team based in Vantage House, Kettering.You will join us on a full time basis (37.5 hr per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary plus great company benefits!

About us

Ellacotts is one of the fastest growing independent accounting and business advisory firms in the UK and is listed as a Top 100 Accountancy Firm by Accountancy Age.

The firm provides tailored audit, accounting, taxation and business advice across diverse sectors including academy schools, agriculture, landed estates, international, not for profit, property and development and professional services.

We work closely with our clients to deliver carefully planned, clever solutions that are bespoke to their circumstances and designed to enable their success.

Purpose of the Role

To plan, organise and manage a portfolio of clients within the Corporate Services department. Providing a cost-effective, timely, quality service to the client, to enhance client experience and productivity for the Firm at the same time. In addition to client management, the role will contribute to overall practice development particularly in the area of audit, accounts preparation and outsourcing work for corporate clients. This will be achieved through building strong relationships internally and externally to effectively deliver projects and grow members of the team, creating a sustainable and driven team.

  • To provide excellent service to clients on a wide variety of areas, on a cost effective and timely basis.
  • To respond to client queries, and those from third parties (e.g., HMRC) in a timely manner.
  • Seek to gain experience/ progress role and those of other staff by seeking to take more advanced work from partners and delegating more routine work to others, thereby aiding cost-effectiveness, and adding to interest/ training of all within the team.
  • To develop knowledge of clients and their businesses as to become their point of contact on day-to-day matters.
  • To review and finalise audit files, accounts and corporation tax work prepared by more junior staff.
  • To complete staff appraisal forms providing feedback (good and bad) and training as required.
  • To identify business opportunities and assist partners with specific value-added assignments- e.g., business planning, advisory and other audit related matters.
  • To assist partners in controlling WIP within the department by progressing work to completion/ billing point swiftly. Liaising with partners re WIP and raising bills/ assisting as required.
  • To monitor progress against deadlines and ensure these are met- e.g., Companies House filings, group reporting, P11Ds, tax returns, etc.
  • Ensuring work is planned and progressed in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner by liaising with Partners and supervising staff.

Critical Skills Required
  • Ability to review and complete audit and accounts files quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Excellent problem resolution skills and ideas generation ability
  • Strong marketing, networking, and business development skills
  • Pro-active management skills, resulting in high performance teams

Critical Knowledge Required
  • In depth knowledge of audit and accounts preparation
  • Corporate taxation knowledge
  • Solid MS Office products knowledge

Qualifications Required

Essential: ACA or ACCA Qualification or equivalent experience

Desirable: FCA or FCCA

Experience Required

Essential: Minimum of 4 years post Qualification proven experience within an audit practice environment

Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing staff within a practice environment

Desirable: Experience within a larger practice than Ellacotts

Personal Qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Quickly builds rapport and trust
  • Highly confidential
  • Good networker
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Achiever and self-motivated
  • Organised

Job Requirements
  • Live within commuting distance of the office
  • Work outside normal hours as required

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