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Audit Manager (0295)

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    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.



You will manage an allocated client portfolio of commercial clients, which will involve:

  • Efficiently managing your time to ensure your client portfolio is properly serviced and work is completed in a timely manner;
  • Identifying business opportunities from existing clients and supporting initiatives to develop new business opportunities including attending and organising network events;
  • Managing all stages of the audit and advising the partner on audit opinion;
  • Anticipating significant accounting issues based on experience and knowledge of other companies; being proactive in recommending solutions to these issues;
  • Advising clients on all financial reporting issues with reference to other specialists where necessary;
  • Managing audit teams and reviewing their work; and
  • Responsibility for on the job training of more junior staff as required


Project Work/Special Work

In addition to managing a portfolio of audit clients, you may be asked, from time to time, to deal with project work/special work which arises such as:

  • Reporting accountant work on IPO’s;
  • Due Diligence;
  • Litigation Support; and
  • Fraud Investigation.


Administrative Responsibilities

You will assist with the running of the Division by working with the management team to ensure that staff resources are best used to service the clients in the department.  This will involve the following:

  • Acting as a mentor for a group of trainees;
  • Appraising your group of trainees;
  • Active involvement in the development of audit staff;
  • Contributing to the running of the Division;
  • Assisting in the motivation of staff;
  • Staff recruitment - conducting interviews with a more senior member of the division; and
  • Assisting with marketing activity.


Person Specification

Skills & Qualifications

  • Accountancy training - audit based;
  • ACCA or ACA, or equivalent, qualified;
  • Detailed working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and FRS 102 preferred, but candidates with only UK GAAP experience will also be considered. Experience in auditing listed entities if also preferred.
  • Proven skills in managing a portfolio of clients; and
  • Substantial external commercial auditing experience with at least 2-3 years post qualification experience.


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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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