Senior Audit Manager


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May 3, 2023
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£55000 - £82500 per annum, Benefits: 25 days holidays - upto 30 days for long service Buy & Sell annual leave Private Medical Cover Cycle to work scheme Greener Car Scheme Maternity/ Paternity pay Pension Flexible/ Hybrid working Death in Service And More.........
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black Finance are delighted to be working with a reputable and ambitious mid-tier Accountancy Practice, and the fastest growing firm within the top 100 firms of accountants to work for in the UK. Due to continued growth they are currently in the market for a Senior Audit Manager to join their existing team in Stoke.


As the Senior Audit Manager you will be expected to provide the best service to the client and ensure the efficient running of the audit department including motivation, control and performance management of staff. To achieve a high rate of chargeable time, a low level of work in progress and a high rate of return within the firm.


When performing the role of Senior Audit Manager you will be responsible for a wide array of duties including but not limited to:-

-Develop and maintain positive commercial relationships with a portfolio of clients in order to drive the development of client work in terms of quality of work done and services provided.
-Maintain close contact with the client throughout the engagement including attending client meetings
-Agree with the Partner, the level of Partner involvement in respect of the engagement
-Keep Partners and Directors adequately informed of progress on engagements and of potential problems requiring resolution
-Assist the Partner or Head of Department in the control of work in progress and billing
-Plan and develop the assignment work programme having regard to the most effective use of staff and available resources
-Manage assignments to ensure that work is completed to a satisfactory technical standard and on time
-Review and control all assignment outputs including correspondence, reports and schedules, ensuring that the highest standards of quality and accuracy are maintained
-Review the audit file and ensure that it is complete in accordance with best auditing practice
-Where significant problems are identified in the client’s operations, provide advice in recommending an appropriate course of action either by utilising expertise from the assignment team or from elsewhere in the firm
-Perform such detailed tasks as may be required including work of an advanced technical nature.
-To be aware of the latest technical developments through reading and attendance of courses (internal and external)
-Maintain liaison with the Tax Manager
-Development of systems and procedures used in the firm
-Development of services provided by the Audit Department
-Oversee the performance and development of the Audit Department staff, being aware of collective strengths and weaknesses in order to support performance and career development
-Prepare, review and discuss with staff individual performance appraisal reports
-Manage the department’s resources, including the recruitment of staff
-Motivate audit staff and generate team spirit


-ACA/ ACCA qualified or equivalent
-To have a strong knowledge of the effect of taxes on a set of accounts
-To be up to date with the technical aspects concerning a set of accounts and to be fully conversant with all appropriate auditing and accounting practices
-To have a good understanding of audit software including but not limited to: Caseware, Cortax, MYOB AE Central
-Communicate and support the decision of the firm in relation to subordinate staff
-Be responsible for maintaining a professional approach and demeanor at all times
-Carry out duties in accordance with the office procedures manual
-To provide ad-hoc support to other members of the audit department as required
-To understand their services and refer possible opportunities to the Senior Leadership team
-Manage own time and that of others effectively
-Able to oversee a portfolio of clients and be responsible for the day to day management of their affairs

-25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays) increases with length of services, up to a maximum of 30 days.
-Buying and selling annual leave
-Private medical cover including optical and dental
-Cycle to work scheme
-Greener car scheme
-Maternity/ Paternity
-Group Staff Pension Scheme – 5% Employee and Employer
-Fully supported training with paid study leave as required
-Smart/flexible working hours options
-A confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline available 24/7
-Life assurance – 4 x death in service
-Paid volunteer days
-Refer a friend / client scheme
-Wellbeing refreshments, tuck shop
-Reward & Recognition Scheme with monthly and annual awards
-Annual payment of professional subscriptions
-Discounted shopping
-Fully expensed Christmas Party; Firmwide Day Out and Summer Social
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This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-thinking accounting practice who can help you develop your accounting career to the next level and will fully support your ambitions towards becoming the best you can be with the opportunity for unlimited/ uncapped career progression.

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, 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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