Corporate Audit Manager

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
13 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Louise O'Donoghue
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

As well as leading on audits this role has responsibility, in conjunction with the partners and directors, for developing the Midlands audit team and for the smooth day to day running of the department.

Client Details

Top Ten practice with a national presence, coordinating advice from a network of offices in more than 100 countries.


* Prepare the PROaudit pack, including review of the planning memorandum, working paper file, financial statements and audit conclusions, which will include technical report writing
* Ensure partners review and sign off planning papers, to ensure fieldwork of the audit can start within a timely manner
* Manage the audit process, including budgets and timescales, as well as completing required forms, providing commentary on accounts, summarising outstanding points to managers, analytical review, passing file to senior team members for review, and finalise all review points
* Plan assignments in accordance with ISAs using the software provided
* Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS
* Show evidence of up-to-date awareness and understanding of company law, taxation and financial reporting issues
* Review and approve budgets and monitor performance against budgets in conjunction with engagement partner
* Responsible for day-to-day staff planning, ensuring the right level of technically qualified staff are booked on to each audit assignment for the appropriate amount of time
* Set and agree the level of decision making with members of the team
* Ensure junior members of the audit team are aware of the significant risks, enabling them to understand the risks in order that they complete the audit to a satisfactory level
* Suggest ideas and concepts for increased marketing opportunities with existing clients
* Specialise in marketing a particular area(s) of expertise, with a view to developing niche markets
* Have a full awareness of internal contacts services offered by departments across the firm


* Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
* Solid experience in practice, 50% of which should be relevant audit experience
* Ideally worked within a top 20 firm
* Excellent technical and analytical skills
* Competent at using MS Office
* Ideally previous exposure / working knowledge of PROaudit
* Team worker / people management skills
* Good communication and presentation skills
* Strong organisational and time management skills
* Proven planning and prioritising skills
* Able to influence internal clients / colleagues
* Able to be involved with objective setting
* Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
* Able to follow firm's processes and procedures
* Keen to add value to our clients' businesses
* Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits

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