shaw gibbs - accountants and business advisers
accountants & business advisers

Audit Manager - London or Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London W1.  We have ambitious growth plans which are being achieved through our client-centric approach. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, we help our clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Our clients range from private clients to entrepreneurial businesses and international subsidiaries.  

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative and expert.  We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression.  Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills.  We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Audit Manager.  This role could be based in either our Oxford or London office.  If you are based in our London office, you will be required to travel to our Oxford office for team meetings and social events.  This full-time permanent position offers hybrid working and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and apply your technical and commercial knowledge to provide expert advice and exceed client expectations
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of clients and becoming their primary point of contact. Your portfolio will consist of both new and established clients and you will be encouraged to develop further revenue streams within it as well as helping to bring in new clients to the firm.
  • Responding to ad hoc client queries
  • Lead and manage audit assignments to completion, manage people and delivery of the assignment, budgets, billing recovery and client engagement and satisfaction
  • Provide support on tenders, proposals and other business development activities to promote Shaw Gibbs and develop your profile externally
  • Contribute to the management of the audit team, audit procedures and, more widely, to the whole compliance team
  • Line manage a small number of more junior team members
  • Consider technical audit and accounting developments and provide training to ensure the team are updated so that high standards are maintained

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

  • ACCA / ACA qualified with at least 1-2 years PQE in practice
  • You will have at least 6 years’ UK practice experience
  • Previous experience operating at (Assistant) Manager level
  • Proven experience of producing high quality audits
  • Aptitude to assist with business development activities
  • Strong self-starter with a commercial approach
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and client management skills

How to Apply

Please send your CV to recruitment@shawgibbs.com by 5pm Friday 9th December 2022.

For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: https://www.shawgibbs.com/careers

Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.


* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region*.  We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK.  Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights. 

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