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Audit & Accounts Manager

Lochead Sandford Recruitment
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Full Time

Flexible, hybrid working offered- flexible office base

Our client, a highly regarded and growing CA Firm seeks to recruit an experienced, qualified Audit & Accounts Manager with good charity audit experience, to join their team.

Reporting to the Partners, your varied portfolio will be split between audit and accounts clients and you will be responsible for managing your own clients from a range of different industries.

Your audit portfolio will include a mix of commercial clients and some of Scotland’s leading charitable and local not for profit organisations.

As part of this role you will be looking beyond the core audit essentials and will be providing your clients with advice and management information that will really help them grow and develop.

** This role will suit a qualified CA/ACA/ACCA experienced Audit & Accounts Manager however applicants about to qualify or newly qualified with this charity background will also be considered to then work towards this Manager level role. **

You will be encouraged to share ideas and will play a key role in the Ayrshire audit team at an exciting time in their development.

Whether you’re working from the office, from home or from a client site, our client supports people to achieve the right balance of flexibility in line with delivering excellent client service.



• Lead, plan and deliver and complete a broad range of commercial and charity audits, liaising with the team and client where necessary.

• 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.

• Drafting corporation tax returns for limited companies and self-assessment tax returns for individuals/partnerships to be reviewed by the tax manager.

• Acting as a key point of contact for clients and building/maintaining client relationships.

• Undertaking full responsibility for the proper maintenance of a client’s accounting, related obligations and liaising with the Tax team where necessary.

• Coaching and developing trainees, ensuring full instructions are given and all tasks undertaken are subject to review.

• Regular communication with partners and senior managers in connection with progress on all assignments.

• Regular updating of accounts and tax workflows to ensure all stages of job/assignment progression are properly recorded.

• Undertake internal and external training appropriate to your professional body, your role and career progression.

• Ad hoc project work

Our client seeks someone with good interpersonal, client and organisational skills, a 'can do' flexible approach and desire to work as a Business advisor to clients.

Current or recent experience of working with and/or managing a broad portfolio of charity (essential) and commercial audit clients is required from another UK Accountancy practice with strong technical audit and accounts background and experience of working with various IT Accounts systems and ideally some cloud accounting technology, i.e. Xero, Quickbooks, Sage Online.


In return, our client offers an award winning company culture, the chance to work in a vibrant and supportive team environment, and other benefits such as flexible working / hybrid working, good 5.5% pension, generous holidays, private healthcare scheme and a structure with scope to further develop .

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