Audit & Accounts Manager


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March 5, 2024
Job Type
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Laura Banks
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Kenton Black are delighted to be working with a leading independent firm of business advisers supporting owner managed businesses.

Due to continued growth they are now looking to recruit a passionate AUDIT & ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Based in the Blackburn area, the firm’s core client base of owner managed businesses resides in East Lancashire but extends throughout the UK and Internationally.
Being independent best places them to understand, advise and support owner managers on a myriad of business issues, in the fields of compliance, business specific and tax consultancy, corporate finance and its forensic practice.
They work in partnership with many other professional services across the North West, bringing a trusted full suite of support to clients.

As AUDIT & ACCOUNTS MANAGER, you will receive the following benefits

-It is a fantastic place to work and continues to grow. With growth comes tremendous opportunities and they are excited about their future. As a leading Independent practice they have unparalleled opportunities to push the right candidates through the business.
-They have been established for over 90 years and continue to move with the current times
-They are a growing and forward-thinking firm
-They offer you a Pension – helping you to save for your future
-You will receive 25 days annual leave + bank holidays – Time out to focus on what's important to you.
-Hybrid Working – we all work in different ways and they trust you to have the flexibility to manage where and when you work
-Employee Referral Bonus – They’re always looking for talented individuals to join their team
-Varied Learning & Development Opportunities - continuous development for your professional qualifications and career aspirations
-Regular social events – time away from work to have fun with team socials and firmwide events
-Client Referral Scheme – they offer generous financial rewards for helping the business to grow their new client portfolio


As AUDIT & ACCOUNTS MANAGER, you will take responsibility for the delivery of the accounts and audit compliance services and report to a portfolio holder. You will be contributing to advice, and work on all aspects of accountancy matters within the allocated portfolio of clients.

Key Responsibilities will include:

-Review of financial statements & tax computations
-Preparation of management accounts
-Preparation of statutory financial statements for non-audit assignments
-Preparation of corporation tax computations
-Preparation of sole trader tax computations
-Preparation, with assistance, of VAT returns
-Planning, managing and completing audit files
-Assisting in completing audit assignments
-Assisting with ad hoc projects
-Involved in, and attend networking events
-Support marketing and delivering presentations internally and externally


-Oversee delivery of compliance and advisory added value services
-Assist Directors in managing your immediate team
-Carry out performance reviews to your immediate team
-Encourage and support the team
-Evaluate and manage systems and processes
-Work towards a standard and consistent approach throughout the firm
-Support and communicate with the strategic plan of the business
-Manage a portfolio, WIP and Debtors and any other KPIs set
-Assist in recruitment, internal job management and attend the necessary training course to maintain expertise in addition to training and mentoring team members

To be considered for this role you will have

-Excellent working knowledge of UK Financial Reporting Standards
-Excellent working knowledge of ISAs
-Excellent working knowledge of personal income and capital gains tax matters
-Excellent working knowledge of UK corporation tax computations
-Good working knowledge of VAT
-Commitment to enhancing knowledge and skills through formal and informal development
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
-Experience of statutory accounts preparation software
-Experience of corporation tax computation software
-Experience of audit software
-Excellent written and oral communication
-High level of personal integrity and honesty
-Ability to work both independently and on your own initiative, and as part of a team
-Good organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, motivation and drive

If you are ready for a fresh challenge with a wonderful, forward thinking leading North West Accounting firm then please APPLY TODAY

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Leyland, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast, Worcester, Dundee and Aberdeen, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK

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