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Audit Manager (Academies) – Bishop’s Stortford

A smarter way of working

A Top 30 UK accountancy firm, Price Bailey will offer you the best opportunities for training and development, personal growth, and career engagement. We want our people to be happy and fulfilled by their work, whilst being supported and challenged to grow. We also understand that you have a life outside of work, which is why our Smart Working culture means you have flexibility to work when and where you choose, whilst still caring for your clients.

We strive to deliver first-rate, cutting-edge services that are suited to our clients’ specific requirements. As a leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we provide consultancy and planning skills to complement the traditional auditing, accounting, tax and financial services.

The team

Our specialist Not-for-Profit team regularly features in the Charity Finance magazine’s annual Top 5 for both Expertise and Best Service, as voted for by clients. It is a fast growing team that from our various offices works with over 400 clients across the UK, with a strong focus on charities of various kinds (small through to those with a national and international element) and academy schools.

In this role you will be based out of our Bishop’s Stortford office, which is our main hub for academy clients (we have over 100 academy clients and are one of the Eastern regions largest supplier of audit services in this sector). Your portfolio will therefore be focussed primarily on academies, to include some Eastern Home County and London based charity clients too.

The role

As a Corporate Manager you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Controlling own portfolio of clients, to include workforce planning, management of WIP and billing
  • Delegating audit and accounts tasks, plus some tax compliance work, to the team and reviewing completed files ready for final review by the RI
  • Providing feedback to junior and senior team members of the team on the quality of their work and performance
  • Building and further developing relationships with existing and new clients
  • Undertaking business development activities, such as attending networking events and Price Bailey marketing events
  • Meeting clients to pitch and tender for new work and putting together associated documents
  • Supporting team with wider responsibilities e.g. interviewing, marketing

The person

You might not have all of the experience below, but if you meet the minimum criteria and are passionate about developing yourself, we’d love to hear from you:

  • A professional accounting qualification – ACA, ICAS, CA or ACCA (minimum criteria)
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients (minimum criteria)
  • Experience working with academy schools and / or charities would be ideal
  • People management experience
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi task
  • Commercial and proactive approach to client development
  • Experience of audit software (we use Caseware) and Microsoft packages

The package

On top of a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Private medical
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • Company car and fuel card via salary sacrifice
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme


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