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Audit Assistant Manager

Insite Public Practice Recruitment Limited
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
This is a split role working on 80% audits and 20% accounts (this will depend on the office):
  • Planning, supervising and carrying out audits with turnovers up to £250 million, including specialist audits e.g. FSA, pensions, solicitors, charities and schools. Jobs to be completed with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget.
  • Supervision and assisting junior staff with technical accounting and auditing problems.
  • Preparation of draft corporation tax computations.
  • Preparation of draft statutory accounts and consolidated accounts under FRS102 from clients' draft figures.
  • Drafting recommendations to management following audit fieldwork completion.
  • Preparing responses for group reporting for clients where we are the component auditor.
  • Larger accounts preparation jobs for audit exempt limited companies, partnerships, LLPs.

Main duties at Manager level within the role:
  • (Note: in addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).
  • Operate a portfolio of audit and accountancy clients, working closely with Audit and Business Advisory partners.
  • Key part of management team within the Audit Team.
  • Being a proactive member of the team and contributing to delivery, training, liaising with other departments, and business development.
  • Reporting directly to Audit and Business Advisory Partners and liaising with other managers as required both in the Audit Team and across the firm.
  • Management of a portfolio of audit and non-audit clients.
  • Planning, supervision and review of audit and accounts clients. This includes being the main point of contact for clients, working closely with partners and taking responsibility for each assignment from planning to completion.
  • Liaising with the Corporate Business Tax department in relation to the preparation and review of corporation tax computations.
  • Assisting the Audit Team with technical accounting and auditing issues.
  • Actively training staff and contributing to their development. In addition to general queries this may involve presenting to staff or being involved in the development of internal courses.
  • Day to day supervision of the Audit Team as appropriate.
  • Developing and improving audit delivery across the firm, whilst adding value to clients by developing new, forward thinking methods and ways of working.
  • Billing and monitoring actual costs against budgets and reporting to partners on variances, and drafting bills on a monthly basis for review by partners.
  • Assisting in the generation of new business for the Audit function.

Software used:
  • Use of computer packages including CCH Accounts Production, CCH ProAudit, Alphatax, MS Office, Sage 50, Quickbooks, Xero. Any knowledge of other cloud-based applications such as Inflo would be helpful, but not required. The candidate will be expected to use a laptop.

Qualifications/education required:
  • ACA or ACCA

Experience required:
  • Trained within a Chartered Practice or with us and used to dealing with individual and group entities of all sizes. Experience of pension schemes, LLPs, FCA & charities is highly desirable.
  • Audit and preparation of accounts with a turnover up to £40 million, including group accounts.

Particular aptitudes / skills required:
  • A passion to become part of a growing team and help to promote the technical expertise of the team and increase its profile both internally and externally.
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting and auditing standards (knowledge of FRS 105 and FRS 102 required, and knowledge of IFRS desirable).
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively with clients, staff and partners.
  • Able to provide on the job training for staff as appropriate.
  • Able to multi task.
  • Self-starter.
  • Hands on and able to get involved in work at all levels.
  • Proven managerial skills and experience.

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