External Audit Manager - Accountancy

Cardiff Permanent £45,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Competitive salary with great benefits at a top 20 firm.
  • Career and personal development in a progressive and professional environment.

About Our Client

A well-established, top-20 company that offers the best of both worlds by combining the expertise of a large firm with the personal service of a local practice. The practice is owned and managed by its partners, accompanied by a team of expert accountants, taxation and business advisors.

Job Description

  • Management and delivery of audit assignments for Charity and Not-For-Profit sector, Limited Companies (including groups).
  • Oversight of workflow and management of appropriate staff allocation
  • Managing and taking the lead on audit assignments from planning through to completion
  • Reviewing audit files ahead of Director review
  • Reviewing draft corporation tax and business tax computations including supporting analysis
  • Delivering information and communicate with clients in a timely and effective manner
  • Assisting the senior management team and Directors on ad-hoc project work.
  • Lead some of our largest and most complex assignments
  • Supervise junior staff during the audit and review their work
  • Deliver the audit file to the assignment partner in timely manner
  • Monitor your chargeability and your assignment budgets pro-actively
  • Develop specialist sector knowledge and keep abreast of industry developments
  • Mentor audit and accounts trainees and contribute to the office's training and development programme

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate must have or show:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritise a number of jobs across portfolio, whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met
  • Display strong technical knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards for Auditing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience using IRIS and MyWorkPapers is preferred but is not essential

What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results
  • Strong organisational skills and time management
  • Ability to work both independently, direct liaison with clients, as well as part of a team in both a supporting and supervising capacity
  • Positive team player with a "can do" attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail Qualifications
  • ACA/ ACCA qualified
  • Qualified by Experience is also considered

As well as the above you will have experience of planning and completing audits as well as using an analytical review process and having experience of accounts preparation, leadership, delegating and reviewing work of trainees within the team.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays a year
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • A relaxed working environment whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Working and learning directly from our Directors
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!
  • Team social events
  • 'Dress for your diary' dress code
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Audit & Advisory
Practice (Audit) & Assurance
Business Services
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