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Audit & Accounts Manager. City Firm. Partner potential

Job Seekers United Kingdom Audit, Accounting & Finance Professional Services

Job Summary

  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH800785
  • Dec 02, 2021
  • £65k - £70k
Job Description

Award winning city firm has a newly created role for an experienced Audit and Accounts Manager to join the team. There is real possibility of progressing within the firm to make Partner in your career

Over the last decade the firm has undergone a transformation to become the dynamic and highly respected advisory firm it is today. The firm very successfully harnesses the knowledge and experience of all members of its partnership team and staff to create a truly great firm to work for. This role has been created because of growth. The firm has many clients who exceed the size and complexity that would normally be expected of a firm of this size, and similarly has a significant number of staff who have made the move from Big 4 and Top 6 firms. Hybrid working in place with excellent work life balance.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Working directly with multiple Partners to oversee a portfolio of audit and non-audit clients (non-audit services include but are not limited to review and delivery of accounts prep work, corporation tax support, advisory services and ad hoc technical advice).
  • Ensuring that compliance requirements are met by managing the liaison with clients and directing work internally from planning through to completion including communication of insights and recommendations throughout the process.
  • Maintaining comprehensive technical knowledge and awareness of emerging issues across the audit and accounting field (working principally in ukGAAP with some IFRS and specialist clients)
  • Providing high level technical guidance on audit, accounts and tax matters internally and externally.
  • Attending courses to support ongoing technical development and delivering training, insights and guidance to share knowledge within the department.
  • Proactively mentoring juniors in the department including post qualified staff and supporting these staff in achieving the next level in their careers through coaching, mentoring and feedback.
  • Client management and commercial awareness - agreeing fees, understanding both time costs and the value the client perceives in the work undertaken, tracking and improving recoveries, raising bills and following up on outstanding debt
  • Gaining an understanding of clients from a commercial perspective, understanding where they are in their journey and identifying opportunities for the firm to help them achieve the best outcomes.
  • Considering and maximising opportunities for winning new work.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:


  • ACA/ACCA/CA (or equivalent) qualified


  • People management/supervisory experience with evidence of developing others in both technical, professional and soft skills
  • Experience of reviewing work and managing the workflow process through to high quality completion.
  • Ability to consistently produce work of a high standard and meeting/surpassing expectations.
  • Strong working knowledge of FRS102 and IFRS and ability to apply this to both audit and accounts preparation.
  • Strong working knowledge of current tax laws and regulations as well as strong awareness of upcoming changes.
  • Identifying areas of concern/areas for improvement for the audit department and proposing/devising/implementing appropriate solutions including leading departmental training.
  • Liaising with other departments to understand requirements and opportunities to provide clients with a joined-up "one firm" approach.
  • Engaging with tax teams to obtain technical expertise in complex areas and seamlessly integrating this with the audit and accounts work.


  • A strong business focus and awareness of current economic, financial and business affairs
  • Strong communication skills - oral and written
  • An ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • An ability to work to and meet deadline

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Sinead Byrne
Sinead Byrne
  • Senior Consultant, External Audit and Outsourcing recruitment Big 4 and Mid Tier firms
  • +44 (0)20 7092 0035