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

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Essential

  • 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

Desirable

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

 

BENEFITS

  • 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 recruitment@sgllp.co.uk or click ‘Apply’

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