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Audit & Accounts Senior Manager

Reporting To: Partners

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of accountancy, tax and business advice to owner-managed and mid-size companies. Wilkins Kennedy joined Baldwins, one of the UK’s fastest-growing business advisory groups in 2018 and we remain ambitious in our future plans. We believe that our success comes from our talented team of co-workers, and are always keen to welcome motivated, enthusiastic people into our growing business.

Job Purpose:

To help us with the delivery of high quality audit & accountancy client services in a rapidly developing, digital environment. Our clients range from SMEs through to international businesses and cover a variety of business sectors, including regulated sectors such as FCA, Academies & Schools, Charities and Solicitors. We are looking for someone with energy, ambition and a strong sense of commitment to join us and become a key part of our Amersham team. As well as a competitive salary and benefits, we offer a development programme to help individuals maximise their potential and develop their career.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage a client portfolio comprising both audit & non-audit clients, liaising closely with the Partners concerned.

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships with focus on delivering of exceptional client service.

  • Responsible for managing, motivating and coaching team members, providing regular feedback and supporting their development.

  • Involved in wider business development activity, building the brand across the region.

  • Supervise work of junior team members, provide technical assistance, undertake post-assignment appraisals and assist Partners with feedback.

  • Attend to the preparation of client financial statements ensuring compliance with prescribed legislation and standards.

  • Liaise with other departments within the Amersham office and across other Wilkins Kennedy locations to ensure the timely exchange of relevant, client information.

  • Contribute to the provision of excellent client service by identifying efficiency-savings and maintaining effective client communication.

  • Recognise opportunities for us to help our clients develop their businesses and maximise their potential.

  • Identify opportunities for us to provide additional services and liaise with other Managers and the Partners as appropriate.

  • The potential to participate in promotional activities run by the firm.

Person Specification

  • ACA or ACCA qualified.

  • Extensive post-qualification external audit experience including proven track record of effectively leading client audit engagements

  • Comprehensive understanding of key reporting standards (GAAP, FRS, IFRS)

  • Commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions

  • Strong mentoring, coaching and people management/development skills

  • Broad knowledge of business taxation.

  • Good, all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office and accounting packages, particularly CCH Practice Suite and Proaudit.

  • Professional and approachable manner with effective communication skills.

  • Works well under time pressure and is used to meeting deadlines.

  • Organised individual who understands the importance of delivering excellent client service in a cost-effective manner.

  • Car driver with full, clean license

 To be considered for this role, please send your CV to helen.dudley@wilkinskennedy.com

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