Senior Audit Manager
Competitive package

Audit Senior Manager - Manchester

Ref: 888| Posted: 15th Jul 2024

My client is looking for an experienced Senior Manager to work directly with Partners within their Harrogate office. Their Harrogate audit team provides a wide range of audit, advisory, accounting and tax services to our clients and to provide support to the partners and managers. The mix of work in the team is varied and consists of a few hundred clients including limited companies, partnerships, high net worth individuals and trusts.

The role of Senior Manager would involve managing a varied portfolio of clients on a day to day basis, looking after those clients’ needs, planning audits, supervising staff and reporting directly to the various Partners. The position may also involve a number of one-off assignments and special work.

We are able to offer a dynamic workload and a broad experience for the right candidate.


The applicant will have relevant post qualification experience at senior manager level in general practice, principally in audit. A breadth of experience across client type and size would be desirable but not essential.

As a client facing member of the team, experience of managing a client portfolio direct to Partner and dealing directly with client staff is essential.

The applicant should also be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours:

  • Demonstrates a passion for delivering quality and ensures that client needs are met, benefiting both the client and the firm;
  • Defines performance measures and continuously looks to assess, improve and achieve objectives;
  • Sets priorities, defines activities, gives responsibilities and plans work so that results are achieved on time;
  • Seeks self-development and provides support that enables others to develop within the firm;
  • Works cooperatively with others, positively influences them and ensures team participation to support the firm’s goals;
  • Thinks widely and laterally to identify and consider different options before determining the best solution;
  • Listens to, understands and communicates confidently with others in a clear, concise, polite and purposeful way;
  • Motivates self and others to succeed for the benefit of the firm.

In addition to the above the individual should possess the confidence and professionalism to establish credibility at all levels, be commercially minded and have a clear perception of client requirements and to ensure that service delivery is of the highest standard.

They must have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and should display a flexible, professional approach. Candidates should be self-motivated, display a positive approach to work and have the ability to get things done. Technical skills are important, but this position also requires a team orientated and flexible personality.

The role will require an extremely high level of ability and commitment, with the flexibility to work in line with our clients’ needs. The individual should be able to demonstrate marketing skills and be involved with networking.

Education and Experience

Candidates should be ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent, with a good exam record. The successful candidate will possess a wide range of audit experience. The candidate will need to have experience in managing a portfolio of small to large clients as well as having the required understanding of FRS102 and IFRS. The firm will provide training and support to help develop the successful candidate’s specialist knowledge and capabilities.

Key systems used are MS Teams, Excel, Word, CCH Audit Automation and CCH Accounts Production.

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