Audit Manager - Preston

Location Preston
Discipline: Accountancy Practice
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60,000
Job ref: PB-AUDPR34
Published: 20 days ago

Genesis Recruitment are currently working with a Mid Tier accountancy practice in North Preston that is experiencing growth within its audit division. They are keen to speak with experienced individuals that are looking for that next step towards becoming a director. Your client portfolio will be mixed sector and be made upon both OMB’s and SMB’s


• Prepare the audit plan, including review of the planning documentation, working paper file, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing.

• Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner

• Manage the audit process, including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms, providing commentary on accounts, summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing files to senior team members for review, and finalising all review points.

Demonstrate excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS

• Take responsibility for technical matters and resolve any problems which may arise

• Ensure junior members of the audit team are aware of the significant risks, enabling them to understand the risks in order they complete the audit to a satisfactory level.

• Ensure all audit staff within your designated team complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required. If problems occur, seek ways to resolve matters quickly and efficiently

• Assist with setting targets and objectives for junior staff, as well as on-the-job training and coaching.

• Completing job appraisals for staff, assisting in identifying development needs and opportunities

• Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, with a view to developing niche markets

• Have full awareness of internal contacts services offered by departments across the firm, maximising cross-selling opportunities


• Solid experience in practice, 50% of which should be relevant audit experience

• Excellent technical and analytical skills

• Good communication and presentation skills

• Strong organisational and time management skills

• Proven planning and prioritising skills

• Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus

Genesis Recruitment is the leading specialist in the accountancy and audit industry, offering a wide range of opportunities across the North West. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, contact Patrick Bell for a confidential conversation about available options and how we can support you in finding the perfect fit for your skills and goals.

If this role is not perfect, here is the thing….

You will also know that if you are working in Accountancy, your skills and experiences are massively in demand. How many times are you messaged on LinkedIn about jobs from recruiters? All the time no doubt. 

The most effective service I offer, is also the simplest for you. Dont wait to spot the perfect rile, let me go out and find it for you.

Rather than you searching online to find the agency that is advertising something you might be interested in. If you contact me, we arrange to talk and I listen to exactly what you want and why you want it. Because I am connected to all the key decisions makers in every Accountancy business in the Northwest, I can make confidential approaches, without sharing your name or employer, and identify a selection of the best opportunities that match exactly what you are looking for. You review and decide which we go forward with. It really is that simple.

You don’t have to deal with 3 or 4 different recruiters, who are each offering one or two opportunities each. There is no pressure selling working this way with us. We are not competition trying to convince you that the job we have got is perfect for you, you make that call.

So, although I must advertise a certain number of roles out there, to give you an idea of what I recruit for. But if you don’t find exactly what you are looking (which let’s be fair most job adverts and pretty hard to get a clear idea on), then reach out to me by applying.

Absolute discretion

Your CV or application is always absolutely confidential. By applying you are not losing control. The next stage of the process is for us to talk about what you want, what you don’t want, and for me to tell you whether I can help. If I can’t, I’ll be upfront about it. 

So if you are not entirely happy with what you have, and believ that you deserve better, then please get in touch and lets arrange to speak.