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Audit Assurance Senior Manager

Posted by Spear_recruitment_ltd-cv_library on 19/06/2018
Company name Spear Recruitment Ltd
Category Accounting
Contract Permanent
Full/Part time Full time
Salary £ 50000 - £60000/annum
Audit Assurance Senior Manager

Location: Glasgow

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 Per Annum

Job Summary

To lead and manage specific audit & assurance clients and workflow, providing an unrivalled client service experience whilst ensuring adherence to individual job budget and maximum fee recovery.

Responsibilities and Duties

Job Management

Ensure the planning, prioritising and allocation of all relevant client work ensuring effective team workflow;
Ensure establishment of scope and budget for each piece of client work and ensure adequate briefing to team members where relevant;
Ensure full agreement of client for work to be undertaken and communicate likely fees prior to commencement to maximise fee recovery;
Ensure full implementation of all client work in line with agreed budget ensuring adherence to the company's expected Standards and Procedures;
Monitor work progress and ensure appropriate levels of communication with all clients and internal stakeholders on progress for each piece of client work, including highlighting key issues and areas for concern on client accounts;
Ensure proactive management of instances where the ‘work done’ exceeds the agreed client fee and ensure agreement of a mutually acceptable outcome;
Ensure preparation of bills for work done in department and ensure timely sending to client.

Client, Internal and External Organisational Contact

Ensure adequate contact availability for clients, the company's personnel and external organisations with self and team members as appropriate;
Return phone calls and written correspondence to all of the above within required deadline and ensure promises are kept;
Proactively contact clients when items of interest or benefit to the client arise therefore adding value;
Provide appropriate access to clients and support to other internal departments so as to assist the cross selling of services into the Corporate client base.

Leadership, People Management and Development

Ensure the defining and the agreement of formal objectives for all direct reports;
Monitor individual and team performance versus original objectives and departmental KPIs;
Provide regular feedback to all team members on their performance via informal ‘1:1’ meetings, on audit assignment there is a specific focus on post audit appraisals;
Conduct regular assessments of each team member’s competence, motivation and required support and resources and where ‘gaps’ versus the job specification are observed, take specific action to rectify via the creation of a personal development plan;
Conduct formal appraisals versus original objectives and job specification for each direct team member every six months;
Assist the company's students and trainees with ‘on the job’ training.

Internal Financial Management & Business Planning

Provide strategic and tactical input into departmental business plan;
Where performance is at or above target, ensure this is communicated to own team and the celebration of success is encouraged;
Where performance is below target, encourage and instigate remedial action and focus from self and team colleagues to rectify and improve short term performance.

New Business Development

Support the Audit & Assurance team in delivering the required departmental incremental fee target via networking, meeting attendance, business pitches and input into marketing strategy;
Build, develop and maintain a network of business partners/intermediates to ensure the profile of the company is positive in the marketplace and to generate referral opportunities;
Develop suitably strong internal company connections such that access and support are given by all other internal departments to their own client bases.

Qualifications and Skills:

You should be a qualified accountant under ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS, CAI;
You will have excellent knowledge, and working experience, of the International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) variant;
You will have strong experience in preparing and auditing statutory financial statements in line with UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice;
You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of all relevant UK taxes such as Corporation Tax, VAT, PAYE etc. in order to ensure amounts are accurately presented in the financial statements of a company;
You will have a good understanding of all other tax areas offered by the firm, such as R&D, IHT, share options, CGT, in order to identify opportunities to refer to the tax team;
You will have a good understanding of all other services offered by the firm, in order to identify opportunities to refer to other teams such as CF, RRI, Forensic, AWFP;
You will be familiar in using audit software and accounts preparation software to ensure files are prepared in line with the relevant standards.
This vacancy is being managed by Laura Farmer at Spear Recruitment Ltd.

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