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Audit Manager

The Firm:

HW Fisher is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 32 partners and approximately 280 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

We act as auditors for organisations of every type and size. Our clients are active in all branches of commerce and industry, ranging from substantial corporations to small businesses. Although we are above all a commercially minded firm, we also act for many charities, trade unions, trade associations, professional societies and other organisations in the not for profit sector.

As well as the statutory audit, we also conduct internal audits for a growing number of organisations.

The Role:

We require an experienced manager with a professional services background to work within our Audit and Accounts department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of corporate clients across varied industries. This will include managing the client relationship and ensuring that expectations are managed accordingly. The main duties of this role include:

  • Planning, supervising, and reviewing audit, accounts, and corporation tax work
  • Preparing and reviewing statutory accounts in line with UK GAAP and FRS102
  • Supervising junior staff and providing assistance regarding technical queries and professional development, including conducting periodic appraisals
  • Performing billing management
  • Some staff-related administration duties
  • Ad hoc business consultancy
  • Assisting in generating new business
  • Other ad hoc duties in line with the role

As the role progresses, there may also be the opportunity to assist with staff recruitment.

The Candidate:

We require an ACA qualified candidate, with a minimum of 5 years’ post qualified experience within a professional services environment.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven audit experience with a wide range of clients
  • Experience of UK GAAP, FRS102, and IFRS
  • Experience in managing audits
  • Proficient technical ability
  • An awareness of corporate tax, personal tax, and indirect tax
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills
  • A proven ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages

We expect the successful candidate to be an enthusiastic member of our audit department and to contribute with their ideas and experience.

It would also be desirable for the candidate to be skilled in at least some of the following packages: PROaudit; AP and Alphatax. However, training will be provided where necessary.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Group Life Cover
  • 25 days holiday on commencement
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Hybrid working policy – at least 2 days in the office a week, with a core hours system in place
  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle voucher scheme

To apply for this position please contact Michael Fraser at mfraser@hwfisher.co.uk.


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