Grant Thornton UK LLP

Audit Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
07 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
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Job Description Summary:

To ensure that all work allocated is carried out profitably and on a timely basis in accordance with the firm's professional standards and to the satisfaction of clients and engagement partners. To ensure that all employees are managed and developed to the maximum of their potential and to assist in the development of the office.

Job Description:

• Assists in the production and presentation of proposals for new work
• Organises and attends office marketing events, is aware of the wider range of services the firm offers and suggests innovative products to address the clients' needs
• Liaises with other departments to maximise client satisfaction

• Responsible for managing key client portfolio and building and maintaining good working relationships with all colleagues and clients
• Assists the audit partner in establishing audit objectives and overall scope
• Ensures key matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage are properly assessed and dealt with
• Reviews the work of in-charge accountants and also of office specialists (tax, risk)
• Checks that audit work papers have been properly reviewed and that audit files are completed in a timely manner and are properly filed and maintained on the network
• Determines that all audit reports reflect the work performed and meet set reporting and auditing standards
• Finalise draft report to management
• Remains updated to clients' business and is the key contact for day-to-day queries
• Follows through on any concerns regarding an audit assignment with the audit partner and manages to balance risks and commercial returns
• Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures, including being familiar with and consulting the audit manual and advising junior employees on application of procedures

• Plans and co-ordinates all aspects of audit planning, including resourcing requirements
• Responsible for managing audit teams on specific assignments, with specific line management responsibility for a group of employees to ensure audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy audit objectives
• Manages, motivates and coaches team members and provides feedback through regular communication and timely appraisal whilst being familiar with relevant training and development options
• Contributes to departmental and office meetings

Operations and results
• Controls the audit in relation to timescales, budgets and risk management procedures
• Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service
• Accurately records time spent, documents reasons for overruns and agrees additional fees with the client
• Communicates workload with senior manager or partner

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