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Audit Senior Manager

Employer
RSM
Location
Bensham, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 1, 2024

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Job Role
Auditor
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As one of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions -- we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

About the Department

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in Audit at RSM.

Audit is our largest service line nationally, and we are growing!

We provide comprehensive Audit services to clients ranging from OMBs, through to large listed PLCs. We believe that it is important for our people to have experience across a range of industries and sectors, so we do not typically have individuals in our teams working on only one type of client.

RSM has a culture of transparency and supportiveness, we remain people focused, and we care about your development. Within Audit, we promote from within wherever possible, we listen to your career goals and aspirations, and we will support you in your short- and long-term goals.

About the Role

A passion for audit is at the heart of our business and we are looking for an accomplished audit professional with previous experience operating at Manager level who shares in this enthusiasm. You will make a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of this service line as well as the firm, as a whole.

You will oversee the effective management of a substantial portfolio of clients; planning assignments, briefing staff on the clients’ business, ensuring all work carried out is compliant with government legislation and that client and statutory deadlines are routinely met and exceeded. Business development experience would be an advantage as you would be expected to identify opportunities, research and prepare proposals, as well as take part in formal presentations to prospective clients.

Overall Job Purpose

To profitably manage a substantial portfolio of clients in the office, ensuring both excellent client service and making a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of the office and firm.

Responsibilities
  • Manage the assignment in accordance with the firm’s standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangement
  • Ensure Assurance quality at all times. Assist with internal and external quality assurance, ensuring any actions are completed in line with the firms and professional standards
  • Brief staff on the client’s business and the pre-assignment instructions, to supervise and control the completion of work, and to undertake ‘on the job’ training and appraisals where necessary
  • Ensure that the job is completed within budget, and to discuss all materials points arising with the assignment partner and client immediately, particularly in relation to any anticipated overruns
  • Liaise with the client throughout the year and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times
  • Ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the firm’s specialist services and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate
  • Perform the firm’s review and completion procedures, to attend the final meeting with the client, and to ensure that the client subsequently receives the final accounts and commercial management letter on a timely basis
  • Ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis
  • Maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the Institute’s CPD requirements
  • Research and prepare proposals for new work, and to take part in formal presentations to prospective clients
  • Take an active involvement in prospective client seminars, and to effectively follow up contact made
  • Attend staff meetings and training as required
  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager or Head of Department

Requirements
  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Previous experience operating at Manager level in a similar role is required
  • Proven experience in client handling
  • Proven experience in producing high quality audits within a professional services firm
  • Experience of analytical review approach desirable
  • Business development experience and interest would be a distinct advantage
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Diversity and Inclusion at RSM
At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client's needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That's why we're working together to ensure our firm's principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.
At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

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