Accounts & Audit Senior Manager/Partner Designate (Uckfield)

JOB TITLE:   Accounts and Audit Senior Manager/Partner Designate (Uckfield)

REPORTING TO:   Partners

Accounts & Audit Senior Manager/Partner Designate                    

Based in our small and friendly Uckfield office, you will be bringing your extensive technical and people skills and experience to:

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of approx. 500 clients
  • Lead, manage, develop and coach a small team (plan, monitor and review their work, ensuring quality and compliance to professional standards)
  • Oversee and control completion of accounts and audit assignments including assessing processes and planning
  • Tailor audit programmes to suit client business environments
  • Manage client relationships and identify opportunities; thinking strategically by understanding each client’s needs, their business and key risks
  • Address situations before they become a crisis and develop solutions to avoid recurrence
  • Maintain a high technical and professional standard
  • Manage team and individual budgets and performance objectives
  • Identify ways to maximise the relationship and deliver added value
  • Business development – identify and win new clients
  • Work alongside HR, IT and Marketing to evaluate and improve Firm-wide processes
  • Work closely with Senior Partners in the planning and conduct of audit assignments discussing findings, emerging risks and actions to address identified risks

The above duties are not definitive



  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA) with proven external auditing experience
  • Experience of leading and managing accounts & audit teams
  • Demonstrate personal qualities and credibility to lead, develop and motivate individuals and the team as a whole
  • A thorough understanding of systems and risk based auditing
  • Ability to develop long term client relationships and deliver added value
  • Proven track record in business development, contributing to proposal delivery
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with all employees and partners
  • Analytical and inquisitive mind with the ability to work effectively with colleagues
  • Ability to negotiate and influence senior management and Partners to facilitate change and improvement
  • Effective organisational and project management skills with the ability to lead a busy team working to tight deadlines
  • Personable and approachable with the ability to readily establish high levels of credibility


  • Knowledge of Caseware, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Alphatax and CCH
  • Working knowledge of HAT audit methodology



  • 25 days holiday plus paid time off over the festive season
  • Private health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Commission for client introductions
  • Contributory pension
  • Regular social events
  • Free car parking


To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement to or click ‘Apply’

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