The Technical & Compliance Department is responsible for audit and accounts technical advisory, technical communication, development of firm's policies on technical matters, audit quality monitoring and maintaining the firm's technical resources.
Overall, we can offer a varied and challenging workload and the potential for progression for the right candidate. We require someone who will be able to make an instant contribution with respect to the technical and compliance basics but who also has the potential to take ownership of their own technical areas if their skills are proven.
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the following activities within the Senior Manager - Technical & Training role:
- Responsible for coordinating a firm-wide technical training programme to qualified members of staff ensuring consistency across offices
- Monitoring of CPD for qualified members of audit and accounts staff and liaison with CPD provider
- Research of emerging technical issues and delivery of training material and guidance where required (face to face and online)
- Sourcing of specialist training where required
- Co-ordination and delivery of director/RI drop in sessions
- Support the audit and accounts technical query helpdesk (at least 1 day per week) providing advice to client teams across UK GAAP, IFRS and audit
- Support where required for national events such as national audit conference
Knowledge base - essential
- Knowledge of and experience of UK GAAP and IFRS
- Auditing standards and other related guidance
- The FRC Ethical Standard
- Companies Act 2006
- Excellent IT skills in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Knowledge base - desirable
- Listed company reporting requirements
- Knowledge of LLPs, Charities and Pension schemes
- Familiar with accounts and audit software (CCH preferably)
Skill base - essential
- Interacting confidently with senior personnel including Partners across the whole firm
- Training and presenting skills - assimilate technical information and prepare communications and training for presentation
- Technical writing skills - articles for firm's own publications, technical briefings and email communications
- Problem solving particularly in relation to the application of standards to issues
- Risk awareness and strength to deliver difficult messages where necessary
- Ability to manage concurrent assignments independently
Education and experience
Applicants should ideally be ACA/ACCA qualified with a good exam record and relevant experience.
- 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
- Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
- Car allowance of £5,000
- Eligibility for the firm's Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000 for the full year. Paid in December.
- Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme. This is based on both individual performance and firm performance.
- Annual salary review in October.
- Twenty-five days annual leave. This increases in line with length of service. On 1 January, after 5 years' service, the entitlement will be increased by 7 hours (as long as you have been a manager for 5 years).
- In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days (35 hours) holiday a year, subject to staff partner approval.
- Six-month probationary period.
- Life assurance cover of four times salary,
- Private Medical - entitled to join on successful completion of probationary period
- Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.