Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Assistant Audit Manager - Edinburgh

£35000 - £42000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1729 Date Posted: Monday 16 Nov 2020
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a progressive practice based in Edinburgh as they seek to hire an Audit Assistant Manager.

Reporting to the Audit Manager, you will be responsible for delivering client assignments from planning to completion using technical knowledge. Additionally, you should demonstrate key people management skills including delegation, motivation and support.

The successful candidate will build strong professional relationships, and using their own business network to support the growth initiatives of the firm.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to join a young and forward-thinking organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the firm’s technical and operational methods, processes, procedures and standards of work required, dealing with increasingly complex client requirements and tasks
  • Demonstrate ability to research and conclude on complex technical problems and to handle difficult engagements
  • Delegate work to the team, take responsibility for the work of the team, review their work, provide feedback and address learning points, and maximise team productivity and utilisation
  • Consistently bring technical work to successful conclusions, meeting agreed deadlines within time and budget
  • Maintain contact with the client through assignments, attending meetings when appropriate, and develop strong lasting relationships with clients at all levels, up to the most senior
  • Continue to establish self as an advisor with colleagues, clients and business contacts, dealing with queries effectively
  • Identify client service and internal process improvements, actively promote ideas and suggestions and participate in the firm’s commitment to continuous improvement
  • Be an ambassador for the firm, taking opportunities for networking and client entertaining events

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and handling a client portfolio
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of technical compliance and advisory work
  • Excellent organisational skills and communication skills – both written and oral
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant software packages
  • Attention to detail & problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and industry best practice
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to develop ideas into practice