Audit Supervisor – City of London

Role Overview

  • The role of a Supervisor is a significant career stage normally achieved as a result of an individual proving consistently strong technical, job management and client relationship skills at Senior level. 
  • This stage of career development tests the individual’s ability to ‘juggle oranges’:  reviewing and finalising files for team leader/partner review whilst overseeing the team’s range of assignments and monitoring work in progress.   
  • The role is also suitable for those working in a specialist role in support of a partner, director or manager
  • The portfolio will include clients of various sizes across multiple industries, both corporate and not-for-profit


Principle Responsibilities:

  • To assist a team leader of a large or specialist client portfolio in the planning, control and review of larger, more complex assignments.
  • To ensure assignments are progressing competently and in line with commercial targets set.
  • To complete client assignment files for minimal team leader or partner review.
  • To act as the main client contact on behalf of a team leader/partner for selected client assignments.
  • To supervise the team including monitoring work in progress and compliant work standards.
  • To motivate and mentor the team by effective communication, constructive work assignment feedback and effective job appraisal.
  • To assist the team leader in team communications including identifying problems and suggesting solutions
  • To assist the team leader (exceptionally a partner) to help clear client correspondence and client queries.
  • To respond effectively to all routine tax compliance matters occurring within the client assignments.
  • To be consistently competent in the assessment of materiality and risk as demonstrated by effective assignment planning with the team leader/partner.
  • To identify client work requiring specialist skills, referring matters to PB specialists as appropriate.
  • Displays strong and pro-active awareness of current legislation and changes, relating them where appropriate to client assignments.
  • To demonstrate the skills of planning, delegation and control in supervising a range of work assignments.
  • To demonstrate an excellent rapport with clients enabling a team leader/partner to entrust and delegate client communications and correspondence
  • To prove suitability to develop to a future portfolio holder by demonstrating commercial awareness and control in assignment budgets, WIP and assignment recoveries


Person Specification:

Work based competencies 

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified with 3+ years in practice
  • Good IT skills
  • Strong stakeholder management abilities
  • Staff mentoring/supervisory experience

 Behavioural Competencies

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A highly professional appearance and attitude
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges
  • Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time
  • Motivated and ambitious


Training & Development:

  • Continued professional development program
  • Annual performance reviews


Benefits Package:

  • Smart Working (see website for further details)
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Social Activities/Charitable Events
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • 25 days Holiday (ability to purchase up to 5 extra days annually under our flexible benefits scheme)
  • Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Retail Discounts as part of UK 200 Group


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