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Nick Whitehead talks through his journey working at F&L

Nick joined F&L in 2015 as an Accounts Assistant and having worked his way through to Consultant, is now an Assistant Manager within the Audit team. Here he shares his story so far...

Audit Manager

We are looking for a talented individual to join our team as a Manager.

The successful applicant must be ACA or ACCA qualified and be a Responsible Individual (RI) or in the process of obtaining RI status.

You must have at least 3 years PQE, have strong experience in managing staff and be used to dealing with a large and varied portfolio of clients in a practice environment. This role will be approximately 80/20 Audit/Accounts.

What are some of the key responsibilities?

  • Planning, completing and managing audits and statutory accounts assignments including reviewing audit and accounts files of small, medium and large companies
  • Performing an advisory role to a portfolio of clients
  • Liaising with clients as and when necessary to carry out work including audit and accounting queries
  • Supporting the team in terms of managing work flows and attendance at finalisation meetings
  • Reporting to clients and answering questions on the audit and statutory financial statements
  • Point of contact for the audit engagement team
  • Reporting on a regular basis to the Managing Director on auditing and accounting issues
  • Meeting internal and external deadlines
  • Partaking in regular meetings to discuss progress and current client issues and to understand the workload of colleagues
  • The role is approximately 80% in-house although a large part of that time will be spent communicating with clients

What are the essential requirements?

You must have the following to be eligible to apply for this position:

  • Fully qualified ACA or ACCA with at least 3 years PQE
  • Be a Responsible Individual or working toward obtaining RI status.
  • Strong experience in managing staff
  • Experience in advising, mentoring and reviewing audits and statutory accounts assignments for small, medium and large companies
  • Be fully up to date with all auditing and accounting reporting standards
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and good attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills

What benefits are offered?

  • 31 holidays per annum (including 8 bank and public holidays and 3 days given between Christmas and New Year)
  • Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Corporate rate gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Voluntary group Dental Insurance

(some of the above apply after a qualifying period)

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