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Audit Assistant Manager (0290)

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  • Division:
    Business Services
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    Full Time
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Overview of Firm

PKF is the 12th largest accountancy brand and the 12th largest audit practice in the UK. We are also an active member of PKF Global, an international network of legally independent accounting firms that gives us an on the ground presence in 150 countries around the world with access to more than 20,000 people across 440 offices globally.

We provide a full range of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services, and are experts at simplifying complexity. We are particularly well-known for working with complex clients with challenging issues in fast-moving and highly technical areas, such as the insurance industry, the global capital markets and the not for profit sector. Our aim is to understand people, the organisations they run, and what matters to them, so we can simplify complexity and help them achieve their ambitions.

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Introduction to the Division

Business Services 

‘Variety’ best describes the work of this division.  You could be involved in the audit of any organisation from a listed company to working with owner-managed businesses. Sole traders and partnerships don’t always have the accounting infrastructure of larger companies, so they rely on us for day-to-day financial advice. Our clients include natural resource companies, tech companies, professional practices and retailers.



As an Audit Assistant Manager you will work on a variety of audit assignments and this will involve:
Prior to the assignment:

  • Attend pre-assignment discussions with the audit team.
  • Assist with the completion of the planning section. 
  • Understand the objectives of each assignment including the budget requirements. 

During the assignment the Audit Assistant Manager will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for allocating work to junior members of the audit team
  • Provide on the job training to junior members of the firm, review their work and provide feedback 
  • Ensure that the work undertaken on site is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
  • Advise the manager of any developments that may lead to a change in strategy
  • Suggest logical solutions to problems
  • Detailed assignment memorandum incorporating an appropriate analytical review
  • Clear manager and partner review points and follow up any outstanding queries
  • Respond to all client queries and concerns in an efficient and professional manner, often dealing directly with senior management
  • Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of business issues; and
  • Provide a detailed analysis of time charged on every assignment to facilitate billing and future planning.


Person Specification

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • ACCA/ACA, or equivalent, qualified
  • External commercial auditing experience required, particularly in compliance with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs)
  • Performance of statutory audits and half year review engagements in compliance with UK Auditing Standards from the planning process through to completion, reporting directly to manager and engagement partner
  • Preparation of general and special purpose statutory financial reports in compliance with UK equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards, the Corporations Act 2001, and other statutory requirements
  • Preparation of cash flow statements and consolidated financial statements
  • Documentation and assessment of internal control procedures, including board report preparation
  • Training, supervision and coordination of junior team members
  • Experience of client liaison from the planning stage up to point of audit completion, identifying opportunities to provide added value

IT Skills

  • Excel – intermediate;
  • Knowledge of ProAudit, Caseware Working Papers and Quickbooks;
  • Microsoft Word – intermediate;
  • Access – basic; and
  • PowerPoint – basic.


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3rd Floor, 1 Park Row, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 5HN
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Life Assurance
Permanent health insurance
Private medical
Hybrid/flexible working
Enhanced Sick leave
Enhanced Annual leave
Salary sacrifice options
Enhanced pension matching contributions
Season ticket loan
Professional subscriptions
Dress down policy

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