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Audit and Accounts Manager

Dains Group Ltd
Caprington, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Full Time
Audit and Accounts Manager
We are recruiting for an Audit and Accounts Manager in our Kilmarnock and Ayr offices. We're on the lookout for a driven, client-focused Audit professional to join our team. If you're ambitious and eager to take your career to new heights, then this is the opportunity for you.

Why Dains?
Ranked 31st in the National Accountancy Age ranking by firm size, Dains is the fastest-growing firm within the top 100 accountancy firms in the UK. With over 650 talented individuals across the UK and Ireland, we're a force to be reckoned with. Our core services are Accountancy & Business Services, Audit, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting, and Taxation alongside outsourced FD and HR support. Integrated into our DNA are the values of Fairness, Working & Succeeding Together, Integrity and Valued Relationships. This shapes everything we do, creating a vibrant and supportive work culture.

What We Offer

At Dains, our employees are our greatest asset. We're committed to providing the best working environment, where you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. From development and training to flexible benefits and hybrid working options, we prioritise your well-being and professional development. We are heavily investing into learning and development with the intention of being the market-leader for growing and nurturing strong Audit professionals.

Your role as Audit and Accounts Manager
In your role as an Audit and Accounts Manager at Dains, you will work on a portfolio split between Audit and Accounts. You will be responsible for managing your own clients from a range of different industries.

  • You will lead, plan, deliver and complete a broad range of commercial and charity Audits, liaising with the team and client where necessary
  • You will monitor and control all staff involved in the Audit team/process
  • Preparation and completion of financial statements for limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and all other businesses as appropriate
  • You will draft corporation tax returns for limited companies and self-assessment tax returns for individuals/partnerships to be reviewed by the tax manager
  • You will act as a key point of contact for clients and building/maintaining client relationships
  • You will undertake full responsibility for the proper maintenance of a clients accounting, related obligations and liaising with the Tax team where necessary.
  • You will coach and develop trainees, ensuring full instructions are given and all tasks undertaken are subject to review
  • You will maintain regular communication with partners and senior managers in connection with progress on all assignments
  • You will regularly ensure updates of Accounts and tax workflows to ensure all stages of job/assignment progression are properly recorded.
  • You will undertake internal and external training appropriate to your professional body, your role and career progression
  • Ad hoc and project work as required and any other duties reasonably required by the company.

Attributes we're looking for
  • ACCA or ICAS qualified
  • Experience of managing a broad portfolio of charity and commercial Audit clients
  • A valid UK driving licence with the ability to travel to client sites by car
  • Technical proficiency in Audit and Accounts
  • Excellent advisory skills
  • The ability to maintain a flexible, pro-active approach to work and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work with autonomy

Rewards and Benefits
  • Development and training opportunities to support your growth
  • Flexible benefits tailored to your needs, such as retail discounts and money-saving schemes
  • Hybrid and smart working options allowing for a better work-life balance
  • 25 days annual leave with additional days obtained for long service
  • Buy and sell annual leave

What to do next
If you're ready to take the next step in your career and make a real impact, please apply now.


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