Audit Assistant Manager

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Accountancy Practice
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50000
Contact name: Patrick Bell

Contact email: pbell@genrec.co.uk
Job ref: PB-ASAUD898
Published: 20 days ago

As a leading global network of audit, tax, and consulting firms, this client offers innovative solutions and exceptional service to help middle-market businesses thrive. The firm is rapidly expanding with a clear mission: to become the premier adviser to the middle market worldwide. This ambitious vision drives our daily efforts, inspiring us to continually improve. If you seek a firm where you can shape your future and make a significant impact, the here could be your ideal destination.

About the Department

There's never been a better time to embark on a career in Audit

Audit stands as our largest service line nationwide, and it is experiencing dynamic growth!

We deliver comprehensive Audit services to a diverse client base, from Owner-Managed Businesses (OMBs) to large listed Public Limited Companies (PLCs). We value diverse industry experience for our team members, avoiding a narrow focus on a single client type.

This client fosters a culture of transparency and support, prioritizing personal development. Within our Audit division, we emphasize internal promotions, listen to your career aspirations, and support your short- and long-term goals.

About You

Are you driven and ambitious? Do you want your voice to be heard and your contributions recognized? Do you enjoy building strong client relationships and making meaningful impacts? Are you looking for variety and challenge in your work? Do you seek continuous development and reward for your efforts? Our greatest strength is our culture, with many of our Senior Partners having started their journey with us as Assistants.

About the Job

As part of the Assurance team, you will provide on-site support for assignments, ensuring clients receive top-quality service.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a crucial role in Assurance teams, including leading on-site work.

  • Execute assignments in accordance with pre-assignment instructions, ensuring thorough and efficient completion in line with firm procedures.

  • Maintain high Assurance quality, contributing to internal and external quality assurance standards.

  • Immediately report any compliance issues or contentious matters to the assignment manager, proposing possible solutions.

  • Provide briefing, supervision, and "on the job" training for junior staff.

  • Serve as the day-to-day client contact, exemplifying excellent client service.

  • Stay informed about the firm’s specialist services and publications to add value to clients.

  • Review work of junior staff for thoroughness and completeness, conducting job appraisal reviews.

  • Compare actual time spent to budgeted time on assignments, performing review and completion procedures before manager review.

  • Enhance technical knowledge through reading and courses, meeting professional CPD requirements.

  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions, and assist in student recruitment, training, and marketing activities.

  • Perform other duties as required by the Line Manager or Head of Department.

Requirements:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent).

  • Previous experience in Assurance tasks within a professional services firm.

  • Proven client handling skills and the ability to produce high-quality Assurances.

  • Desirable: Experience with analytical review approaches.

Opportunities:

  • Extensive internal training programs directed by a specialist team, covering key service lines, industries, and responsibilities, offering significant CPD opportunities.

  • Structured career path with potential to advance to Manager, Senior Manager, Director, and beyond.

  • Regular feedback and discussions to support career progression.

  • Specialization opportunities in sectors such as listed companies, not-for-profits, pensions, private equity, and financial services.

  • Internal and international secondment opportunities.

  • Participation in internal office and regional team events.