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Audit Manager - Edinburgh

£45,000 - £52,000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1781 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Oct 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a progressive practice based in Edinburgh as they seek to hire an Audit Manager.

The role will be responsible for providing a high standard of technical service to clients, ensuring accurate and timely delivery in line with client requirements. This is a key role in the management of the business, with responsibility for the development of the team, together with financial and operational performance.

The successful candidate will invest in the future growth of the firm through the effective introduction of practice services to their own business network.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage and control the delivery of all aspects of assignments for a variety of clients, including resourcing the assignments and setting timescales and budgets, liaison between departments of the firm, and presentation of work to clients
  • Develop expertise and undertake detailed technical research of an advanced nature as required, and present this clearly at client meetings or in written form, offer practical solutions and recommendations with due regard for risk
  • Delegate work effectively to team members, monitor progress of their work, and assume responsibility for the quality of their work, providing guidance and on the job training as required
  • Be a primary contact for colleagues, clients and their professional team
  • Be an ambassador for the firm, networking and attending client entertaining events
  • Identify where the firm is exposed to risk, look for efficiencies, improve procedures, propose recommendations and solutions and take a leading role in the implementation of change

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Expertise in technical compliance and advisory work
  • Experience of handling a client portfolio with strong client engagement
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant software packages
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and industry best practice
  • Strong commercial and market awareness
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment