Head of Audit (Partner Designate)

We are looking for a professional driven and dedicated person to join our senior management team within Maxwells Chartered Accountants with a track to partnership.

The candidate will have demonstrable experience within the field of auditing and will be looking to develop their leadership and business acumen skills alongside our Partner team. They will be required to be a ‘Responsible Individual’ (RI) and ideally having held this position previously at a senior manager level.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Leading the client service management team on the formulation of audit strategy and planning.
  • Technical expert, providing advice and leadership to the audit team and client.
  • Overseeing client audits and ensuring that they are completed in a timely manner within budget.
  • People management – coaching, feedback, performance management, training and development, engaging high performing teams.
  • Maintains control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency.
  • Ensure standards and procedures maintained by whole team.
  • Undertaking the firm’s audit compliance including the maintenance of the firm’s system of quality management in accordance with ISQM1
  • Presenting audit opinion summaries and any other reporting documents, including group reporting and audit committee papers.
  • Identifying and capitalising on opportunities and prospects for new work.
  • Business development, including working with colleagues in other teams.
  • Acts as a point of contact for both senior management and client.
  • Building strong working relationships with clients.
  • Show vision and strategic perspective.
  • Delivering confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to clients.
  • Ensures audit services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client in line with quality expectations
  • Assesses and produces high quality work in line with the Firm's policy and processes, meeting relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of ten years’ practice experience following completion of an ACA or ACCA qualification, ideally, the majority in audit field.
  • Holds significant experience of leading external audits managing a portfolio of clients and leading audit teams.
  • Prior experience of working at Senior management level and or RI
  • Client relationship management experience
  • Up to date technical knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102.
  • Experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills as well people and team management skills
  • Previous success of winning new business
  • Experience of developing new initiatives and methodologies.
  • Experience of identifying issues through sound analysis and application of commercial acumen.
  • Takes ownership of projects, effectively delegates to others within the team and takes responsibility for quality control.
  • Develops a network of client contacts and contacts in the wider market.

The position is based in Bridgwater at Maxwells’ offices, 35 hour week, Monday to Friday.

Remuneration package range is £75,000 - £95,000 per annum (dependent upon experience).

Additional Staff Benefits include – contributary pension scheme, health care plan & car parking space,

Applications (including curriculum vitae) should be made to Clive Hall-Tomkin by emailing jobopp@maxwellsaccountants.co.uk

or posting to 4 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3YF.

Deadline for applications: 7 June 2024

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