Audit Manager

Michael Page
London / City of London, London
£55000 - £65000 per annum
01 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
JN -082021-3563310
Gillian O'Regan
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

A growing top 50 accountancy firm that encourage a flexible working environment. This Audit Manager will be given the chance to manage their own portfolio and develop their team with exposure to both audit and accounts work. (50/50 split).

Client Details

A top 50 accountancy firm located in the heart of London with new modern offices are offering a diverse and inclusive work force and environment for all staff. This firm are operating with on-going flexible working arrangements and offer long term development plans for the people to continue developing themselves both technically and personally.

They drive their business forward with their highly trained staff, who are part of the HAT training group, and provide their clients with the greatest care and attention they deserve benefiting from a personal attentive service with expert advice.

This firm offer a broad range of client exposure from owner managed businesses to PLCs.


  • Oversee and control the completion of audit assignments from planning stage including assessing controls and systems
  • Monitor and control the audit team - review the teams work, ensuring quality in compliance in line with professional and technical standards
  • Manage and develop an effective audit team
  • Tailor audit programmes to suit client business environments
  • Manage client relationships and identify new opportunities; think strategically by understanding the client's needs, their business and key risks
  • Address situations before they become a crisis and develop solutions to avoid recurrence
  • Maintain a high technical and professional standard
  • Manage team and individual budgets and performance goals
  • Identify ways to maximise the relationship and deliver added value
  • Business development - identify and win new clients
  • Work alongside HR, IT and Marketing to evaluate and improve working processes
  • Work closely with the Partner in the planning and conduct of audit assignments discussing findings, emerging risks and actions to address identified risks


The successful Audit Manager will be/have:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA) with proven external auditing experience.
  • Experience of leading and managing an audit team to deliver high quality audit and assurance services
  • Demonstrate personal qualities and credibility to lead, develop and motivate individuals and the team as a whole
  • A thorough understanding of systems and risk based auditing
  • Ability to develop long term client relationships and deliver added value
  • Ability to think strategically about client needs
  • Track record in business development, contributing to proposal delivery
  • Experience of dealing with senior and sometimes challenging individuals
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with all employees and the executive team
  • Analytical and inquisitive mind with the ability to work effectively with colleagues
  • Ability to negotiate and influence senior management and Partners to facilitate change and improvement
  • Effective organisational and project management skills with the ability to lead a busy team working to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Caseware, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Alphatax and CCH is desirable

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Agile working
  • Ability to buy additional holidays
  • Contributory Pension
  • Paid time off over the Christmas period
  • Season ticket loan
  • Life Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Commission for introducing clients
  • Dress for your diary
  • Expert financial advice
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Paid sabbatical
  • Summer/Christmas party
  • Employee focus groups
  • Long service awards

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