Audit Manager
Hazlewoods
Staverton, Gloucestershire
15h ago

About us

This is a really exciting opportunity for an individual to work with some amazing clients in a thriving Top 30 accountancy practice.

If you are looking for a change but still want a challenge, great career opportunities, and an active social scene, then working at Hazlewoods could be the right career move for you.

Our employees all have a part to play in the success of the firm and we are committed to offering a friendly working environment, where new ideas are encouraged and using your initiative is second nature.

Hear what our current employees have to say here :

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http : / / www.hazlewoods.co.uk / about-us / our-values-video-series.aspx

The Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage a diverse range of audit clients across a variety of industry sectors with a turnover range of £1m to £100m. Clients include high street names, multinational groups and venture capital backed groups.
  • Manage certain corporate clients which fall outside the audit threshold, including those with more complex issues and requiring higher levels of ad-
  • hoc work, i.e. cash flow forecasting, management accounts production.

  • Use in-depth knowledge of the client to anticipate and address challenging, complex and interesting issues.
  • Take direct responsibility for all aspects the services we provide, incorporating remuneration planning, corporate group structures, etc.
  • Supporting clients through corporate transactions (sales, purchases, fund raising etc.).
  • Close liaison with the internal tax department and the ability to deal with tax computations and corporation tax issues.
  • Assist partners & directors in ad hoc project work including corporate finance assignments (due diligence, AIM listings, MBOs, raising finance etc.).
  • Business development activities and winning work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting new audit and non-
  • audit clients. Involvement in formal and informal pitching procedures.

  • Create strong relationships across the client portfolio, becoming the trusted advisor on all technical and commercial issues.
  • Effectively manage, motivate, mentor and develop a team of qualified, part qualified and trainees.
  • Provide input and recommendations into recruitment / staffing levels
  • Create a vibrant working environment, where individual talent can thrive, within a dynamic team framework, where all work towards a common objective.
  • Review and appraise internal working practices, identifying areas where efficiency improvements can be made.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts internally and externally, including bank managers and solicitors.
  • Involvement in internal compliance procedures (e.g. quality control reviews, money laundering procedures etc.).
  • The Person Skills & Qualifications

  • ACA / CA / ACCA qualified.
  • Confident self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge (UK GAAP, IFRS’s, ISAs, Companies Act legislation).
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word & Excel (experience of paperless auditing software beneficial).
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Business development skills
  • Team and peer leadership skills
  • Empathy and ability to deal with individuals at all levels and from all backgrounds.
  • Cheltenham is an area of outstanding natural beauty and with its regency buildings and festivals throughout the year it really is the cultural centre for the Cotswolds.

    A culture that runs through both of the Hazlewoods offices.

    Great benefits for everyone including :

  • Matched pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Training programmes over and above professional qualifications
  • Discounted gym memberships, lifestyle benefits plus health and wellbeing events
  • Overnight and travel allowances
  • Organised social events both part and fully funded
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