Audit Senior Manager (External Audit)

Vistra UK
United Kingdom (GB)
Competitive salary and benefits
15 Jun 2021
15 Jul 2021
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Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution. That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable. Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities. At the heart of everything we do are our core values: Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Vistra is looking to recruit a qualified ACA or ACCA Senior Audit Manager with significant audit exposure, 5 plus years of post-qualification experience within a professional practice environment including the managing of a portfolio of audit clients, to join their team of 20 out their Reading office – “Nortons Assurance Limited”.

Please note we are considering candidates UK wide - the role can be home based, but flexibility to travel to client premises is essential. We are not considering candidates outside of the UK due to the client facing nature of the role. 

The position involves working within the existing team to manage statutory audits for typically internationally focused companies largely operating in the technology sector. The role will suit a manager level candidate looking to step into a more senior and challenging role.

We believe in work life balance, and in flexible working, so if you are looking for a role and company that offers you something more rewarding and wholesome then please do reach out!

Key Responsibilities:

To become integral to the management team of the department involved in planning, budgeting and scheduling work
To manage a portfolio of international high-profile clients
Working with the audit team to manage external audits under UK GAAP and International Auditing Standards
To be involved in training of the audit team
Line manager to 3-4 staff including performance appraisals and ongoing support
To provide technical support to the team and the wider Vistra accounting team
Qualifications and Skills:

ACA or ACCA qualified with 5 plus years of post-qualification experience of working in practice
Experience of managing of a portfolio of audit clients
Strong Microsoft office skills – Excel and Word
Ability to pick up with ease new systems and working practices
Knowledge of CaseWare accounting software, but not essential
Previous line management experience

Enthusiastic and driven to improve themselves
Significant amount of audit experience whilst training in a top 20 firm
Technically excellent
Experience of training staff
Capable of motivating and encouraging a team
Has a can-do attitude and hands on approach
What we can offer you:

Exciting and complex work
An environment that is open and collaborative
An opportunity for you to carve a career out for yourself in a business that is growing rapidly!
Open door policy with Senior Stakeholders all hungry to drive improvements
Competitive benefits
Learning and Development opportunities


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