Audit & Accounts Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne



To be responsible for the smooth running and leadership of the shared Accounts and Audits department within the Practice. Oversee the team to ensure projects are completed for a variety of different clients. Responsible for growing, capacity and mentoring and be the senior point of contact for any technical queries for Accounts.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as Client Relationship Manager and attend regular client meetings on behalf of the Practice
  • Deliver completed work to clients and present a professional, commercial and bespoke service to each client
  • Carry out a final review of accounts completed by Senior members of the team and provide feedback
  • Take completed accounts work to the partner/director for final approval and sign off, deliver to client
  • Responsible for the running of the accounts department this includes but not limited to capacity planning, work load management and performance reviews
  • Be aware of the overall strategy for the department and seek out ways to actively participate in the achievement of that strategy
  • Be responsible for complex client accounts from preparation through to delivery
  • Take client briefs on new projects and work, planning capacity and ensuring delivery
  • Act as a consultant for clients with any enquiries
  • Support clients through individual circumstances such as business change and provide internal team training
  • Liaise with others in the Senior Leadership Team to ensure team capacity and client delivery across all areas
  • Provide clients with general business support and referrals in areas such as restructures and business sales and liaising with legal team as required
  • Attend relevant Networking events to grow the Leathers business portfolio
  • Ensure completed accounts are compliant and presented at the highest standard
  • Analyse work prepared by Senior team members and discuss and train where required
  • Oversee the internal business management services
  • Recruitment and training of new team members, this includes conducting interviews, inductions and succession planning
  • Additional duties may be required due to business need


Person Specification and Core Competencies

  • ACA/ACCA - Qualified and circa four years of experience in a Senior role
  • Significant experience of leading the planning, execution and reporting on accounts
  • Proven project management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management


Matt Hickford


Mobile: 07508 056 036


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