New Business Audit Partner


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April 28, 2023
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black Finance are delighted to be working with the fastest growing accounting firm in the top 100 firms of accountants to work with in the UK. This is a unique and newly created New Business Audit Director/ Partner role. It is a completely different proposition to anything else on the market at the moment and therefore requires time and explanation. All their plans are about growth and creating new opportunities within a business that is national in its footprint and with a revenue in excess of £100m.


As the New Business Audit Director/ Partner, 50% of your time will be allocated towards client delivery with the remainder of your time free to develop a brilliant team and also to cultivate relationships with clients. This will help to deliver for clients that they already serve and to retain the staff that already work with them within a 70 strong team across the business.


-To build, develop and implement a highly skilled, technical audit offering to clients requiring quality, honest and supportive audit expertise throughout the delivery of detailed and complex audits.
-The New Business Audit Director/Partner will generate and develop new and existing OMB client relationships and be the Responsible Individual (RI) on all audits.
-To expand the audit client portfolio, develop existing client relationships and grow the service offering across a wider group of businesses throughout the Midlands.
-This unique audit service will provide support to owner managed businesses across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, construction, automotive and services with a personable, professional, and structured approach to support large and complex audits.
-The New Business Audit Director/Partner will demonstrate expertise in identifying risk throughout a complex audit and provide expert advice to ensure smooth and accurate reporting.


-To network and develop new business opportunities across the Midlands and surrounding areas.
-Be the Responsible Individual and lead on all complex audits.
-Network, convert new business leads and develop new business opportunities.
-Attend networking and business-related events to market and sell the businesses audit services.
-Be responsible for setting team objectives and business grow targets in line with the BP
-Identify and manage risk in a timely and effective manner
-Ensure that premium rates are achieved on all advisory work
-Manage and resolve problems identified in the client’s operations, provide advice in recommending an appropriate solution by utilising expertise from the assignment team from elsewhere in the firm
-To support fellow Directors and Partners
-To be proactive in identifying changes in legislation and the impact this has on own client base
Plan, drive and lead effective and efficient audit work plans
Conduct regular team meetings to align objectives with the BP


-You will take responsibility for developing the team, coaching less experienced staff in business and client management skills.
-You will provide open and constructive feedback on performance issues in a timely manner
-You will involve staff at all stages on an assignment, identifying and providing support when required
-You will demonstrate effective delegation skills
-You will create a positive, encouraging and enjoyable team ethos
-You will conduct regular team reviews and support individuals with career development plans and ambition
-You will challenge and provide ongoing support and supervision


-You will hold a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA) or equivalent
-You will hold a current (RI) practicing certificate
-You will have experience networking and leading complex audits across multiple sectors
-You will have proven success leading and developing an audit team
-You will have experience with non PLC businesses and complex audits


-You will be confident in understanding commercial regulations and have a genuine desire for delivering quality audit work
-You will be forward thinking and able to demonstrate high energy levels to achieve business objectives
-You will be able to ensure that the firm is not exposed to unnecessary risk
-You will be able to demonstrate commitment to the firm and wider Group
-You will have the ability to use own initiative at all times
-You will have strong networking skills and promote the business at any given opportunity


As your portfolio grows, as you develop new business and a team – you will be rewarded accordingly. You will be joining at a time where all their plans are about growth and creating new opportunities.

This is a unique role, a unique opportunity that will allow you to grow something for yourself and with a unique proposition will come a unique package. They will provide equity returns without the equity risk for the right candidate

To find out more please APPLY TODAY

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance.

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, Preston, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, 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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