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Audit Manager: based in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed

We are looking for an experienced Audit Manager to join our talented audit department managing a diverse and rewarding client portfolio. A qualified accountant you will play the lead role in managing and delivering audits, work alongside an enthusiastic team, and also benefit from ongoing support and development.

The Role:

You will manage a portfolio of clients delivering a high quality audit and assurance service.

You will plan staffing and resource for assignments, and manage audits from planning to completion within agreed budgets and timescales.

We are proud of our reputation for ongoing development. This role provides the opportunity to coach and develop other members of the audit team and enable them to grow their knowledge, experience, and confidence.

The Person:

This is a role for an ambitious candidate who has a professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, ACCA or equivalent). Other skills and experience required include:

  • significant experience managing audits from planning to completion
  • excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to build strong and trusted relationships with a range of clients and your own team
  • strong organisational skills to prioritise and manage high volumes of work and multiple stakeholders
  • ability to manage complex projects and find solutions to problems at an early stage to meet agreed deadlines
  • the ability to identify and provide recommendations for improvements to clients’ systems and internal controls
  • experience of using Microsoft Office Excel and Word and audit software (ideally MyWorkpapers)
  • as you will be visiting clients within the surrounding areas a full driving licence is desirable.
About Greaves West & Ayre:

Greaves West & Ayre is a long established firm of Chartered Accountants based in Berwick-upon-Tweed and Haddington. We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 14 partners and around 130 staff.  That makes us the largest Chartered Accountancy firm operating outside of Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area.  We offer a full range of accountancy services and have our own Wealth Management and Computer Services divisions.  Our size means that we can offer you a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients and industries.  This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance.  Our Berwick office is situated in the town centre and is a new state-of-the-art premises which provides a pleasant working environment and equips us to meet the changing needs of our staff and clients in a progressive manner.

We value our staff and are committed to their training and development.  This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

At GWA, we consider ourselves a family. Our reputation has been founded on traditional professional values for over 100 years. We value our team and encourage and support our employees to progress to their full potential.

Your salary will be competitive, based on experience and qualifications, with an enhanced overtime rate, pension scheme, death in service and other benefits. Come and work with us and let us help you to achieve the lifestyle and career ambitions you are looking for.

We will consider full and part-time applicants/job shares for these roles.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful within this role, we would love to hear from you.

Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DJ

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