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Accounts & Audit Partner

Accounts & Audit Partner

Location: Leeds, UK

Job Type: Full-Time

About the Firm:

A well-established and reputable accounting firm based in Leeds, providing a comprehensive range of audit, tax, advisory, and financial services to a diverse client base. The firm is dedicated to delivering exceptional client service, leveraging deep industry knowledge, and maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity.

Position Overview:

They are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Audit Partner to join the leadership team in Leeds. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in driving the audit practice forward, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services, expanding the client base, and contributing to the strategic growth of the firm. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned professional to make a significant impact within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management:

Provide strategic direction and leadership to the audit practice.

Lead, mentor, and develop a team of audit professionals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and firm policies.

Client Engagement:

Build and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, understanding their business needs and providing tailored audit solutions.

Identify and pursue new business opportunities, developing proposals and pitching to potential clients.

Serve as the primary point of contact for key clients, managing expectations and delivering exceptional client service.

Audit Delivery:

Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of audit engagements in accordance with professional standards and firm guidelines.

Review and approve audit reports, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with applicable standards.

Address complex technical issues and provide guidance to the audit team on challenging engagements.

Business Development:

Actively participate in networking events, industry conferences, and other business development activities to enhance the firm’s market presence.

Collaborate with other partners and senior management to develop and implement strategies for growth and client acquisition.

Contribute to thought leadership initiatives, including writing articles, presenting at seminars, and engaging in public speaking opportunities.

Financial Performance:

Monitor the financial performance of the audit practice, including budgeting, forecasting, and profitability analysis.

Implement measures to optimize efficiency and manage costs while maintaining high-quality service delivery.

Ensure timely billing and collection of fees.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education:

A recognized professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CPA) is required.

An advanced degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is preferred.

Experience:

Proven track record of managing and delivering large, complex audit engagements.

Extensive experience in business development and client relationship management.

Skills and Competencies:

Strong technical knowledge of auditing standards, financial reporting, and regulatory requirements.

What they Offer:

Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.

Partnership opportunities and potential for equity ownership.

Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and retirement plans.

Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

A supportive and inclusive work environment.

How to Apply:

For further information on this role please contact Jack Wood at Clark Wood – jack@clark-wood.co.uk / 07951 392741

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