Assistant Manager/Manager

England, Bristol
£40000 - £50000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Lewis Brandreth-Poynter
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Manager/Manager - Audit Financial Services Roles for Top 10 Firm.

Based in Central Bristol.

Excellent Career Progression Opportunities.

Client Details

Client is a Top 10 Practice Firm based in a desirable central Bristol location.

Proven history of rewarding achievement and furthering careers of employees.



Responsibilities for the Assistant Manager/Manager - Audit Financial Services roles are:


  • Take responsibility for planning, executing and finalising all areas of the audit assignment for Manager or Partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.




  • Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.



  • Produce work for Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.



  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with Managers or Partner.



  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients, identifying opportunities and be a point of contact for clients throughout the year.



  • Prepare initial draft reports including audit opinions, CASS opinions and management letters.



  • Manage against budgets, agree and negotiate fees and agree cash collection..



  • Conduct rigorous project and financial management on all projects, completing projects within agreed timescales and raising issues in a timely manner.



  • Supervise, coach, develop and appraise trainees and executives within teams, on client premises and in the office.



  • Actively provide regular feedback to trainees and executives, assisting them with their development plans and preparing engagement appraisals.




  • Ensures job appraisals are completed for staff within set deadlines.



  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.



  • Assist in the development and delivery of training of the audit team and wider audit group.



  • Act as an ambassador of the firm, participates in office marketing events, keeps abreast of the wide range of service the firm offers.



  • Responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of clients.



  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients at senior levels, being a principal point of contact throughout the year. Develop a strong commercial understanding of the clients businesses.



  • Complete assignments within agreed budgets and timescales and identify opportunities for additional billings.



  • Support Partners and Senior Managers in the development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.





Required experience for the Assistant Manager/Manager - Audit Financial Services roles are:


  • Qualified ACA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent.



  • Educated up to degree level or CTS.



  • Experience with working with financial services clients.



  • Experience with CASS auditing.



  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members on client premises and in the office.



  • Experience managing projects.



  • Experience producing reports, completion memos and presentations for clients.



  • Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.



  • Experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures.



  • Working knowledge of financial products, firm services, issues regarding advice and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.



  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.




  • Experience in internal audit.



  • Experience in report writing.



  • Appetite for networking and sales.



  • Experience in pitching to clients and preparing presentations for client proposals.






  • Financial Service sector experience across a broad range of sub sectors including asset management and lenders.



  • Experience of Financial Services regulatory reporting specifically s166 projects.



Job Offer

£40,000 - £50,000 dependant on experience.

Excellent career progression prospects.

Competitive Benefits package.