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Audit Assistant Manager

Hays A&F
Wales, Newport
£35000.0 - £50000.0 per annum + Negotiable
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Your new company

This firm is driven by the purpose of helping individuals and organizations thrive. This commitment extends to all aspects of their work, from serving their clients to supporting their teams and communities. Their core focus is on assisting individuals and organizations in achieving prosperity, which serves as a guiding principle that allows them to maintain a consistent and adaptable approach.

As an Audit Assistant Manager, you will play a crucial role within their audit department. Your primary responsibilities will involve servicing clients, assisting in directing assurance services, and effectively managing their talented team. You will also support Managers on larger projects while independently managing your own portfolios.

Your new role

  • Maintain and develop your technical abilities through attending webinars, staying up-to-date with industry developments, and presenting your own research on technically challenging aspects.
  • Serve as the point of reference for the audit team, addressing any technical queries that may arise.
  • Tailor the audit approach based on the risk assessment of clients, guiding the audit team to perform work that mitigates these risks and supports the Responsible Individual (RI) in forming an audit opinion.
  • Collaborate closely with the Manager and Partner to plan and conduct audit assignments, discussing findings and ensuring that partner reviews address identified risks.
  • Lead, manage, develop, and coach an effective audit team.
  • Act as a mentor to members of the group, assisting them in their personal and professional development.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback on job performance.
  • Manage client relationships, acting as an ambassador for the firm and keeping the partner or senior manager informed of any client-related issues.
  • Take on people management responsibilities, including resource planning and allocation, performance management, training, and recommendations for promotion.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Approachable and able to build strong relationships with members of the audit team.
  • Capable of clearly explaining audit testing and technical points to the team.
  • Lead by example, fostering professionalism and setting high standards for the audit team.
  • Effectively manage the fieldwork team, assigning appropriate tasks to junior staff members.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to the audit fieldwork team.
  • Maintain objectivity, professionalism, and independence in client relationships.
  • Confidently address difficult or contentious matters directly with clients on-site.
  • Actively participate in group activities, becoming an integral member of the audit group.
  • Support less experienced team members as required.
  • Engage in internally held Business Development events at a minimum.
  • Well-researched, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the work and role of the auditor and our new company.

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • 30 days of annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays.
  • Life assurance coverage (2x salary).
  • Pension scheme arrangements.
  • Free Parking
  • Amazing Office Facilities including gym
  • Subscriptions paid for ICAEW/ACCA.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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