Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Audit Senior Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne / Apr 21, 2021

Audit Senior Manager

Our client is the UK arm of a global firm employing over 15,000 people from more than 20 offices, working to build businesses and support growth. They Audit many of the UK's largest companies as well as delivering Consulting, Deal Advisory, Tax & Law and Technology & Engineering services, helping clients overcome some of their most complex business challenges.

The company is looking to consolidate its position within the marketplace by appointing talented and enthusiastic qualified accountants at Audit Senior Manager level within its Audit department. You will work on some of the best opportunities in the marketplace, offering excellent career development potential within a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary team. Working alongside Directors and Partners, you will be in a senior client facing role, forging strong working relationships.

Your role as Audit Senior Manager will involve:


  • All aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of clients
  • Executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis
  • Supervising, mentoring, and coaching staff
  • Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
  • Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raising fees and agreeing dates for cash collection
  • Regularly and proactively communicating with clients and experts on relevant industry and technical matters
  • Keeping up to date with product and service offerings, identifying sales opportunities that will help grow business
  • Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
  • Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team
  • Be part of the department management group, driving the firm’s strategic initiatives
  • Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants

As Audit Senior Manager you will need:


  • Recent and significant financial statement audit experience at Audit Senior Manager level within a Big 4 or mid-tier firm
  • Extensive external audit experience within the Corporates, Listed and Regulatory sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy, utilities, and/or oil & gas
  • Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP - experience with US GAAP is advantageous though not essential
  • Professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
  • Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
  • Gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the wider team
  • Established, strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
  • Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
  • IT literacy with good knowledge of Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Audit Senior Manager, Newcastle

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