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Job ID: SLSW4091

Audit Manager


£55,000 - £65,000 Including Excellent Benefits & Progression Opportunities


Levitate Recruitment are currently working on behalf of a large accountancy practice that currently requires an experienced Audit Manager in Bristol. They have an extremely strong presence in the South West and have seen considerable growth within their audit client base and department over the past 12 months having secured new business across all industry sectors.

With a view to continuing this growth and sustaining client relationships, our client is looking to recruit an Audit Manager to join their very successful and established team.

It is crucial that applicants are driven and ambitious as there is the opportunity to progress to Director/partner level in the next 3-5 years.

As a Manager within their audit division, you will be responsible for overseeing audit engagements through your team, maintaining client relationships and supporting the partners in developing the business further.

The Role:

  • You will be responsible for the hands-off elements of managing and planning technically challenging audits from start to completion.
  • You will report to and communicate workload with the senior managers and partners; seeking their advice as necessary.
  • You will be responsible for managing the audit team this will involve allocating work to team members and ensuring the team completes the audit within time restraints.
  • You will also be expected to take an active role in coaching, motivating and developing junior team members.
  • Clients will vary in size and industry and be a combination of large multinational corporations, landed estates, entrepreneurs, and smaller family-owned companies.
  • You will act as the key contact for client queries and be expected to actively engage with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of audits.
  • You will be working directly with the Partners in the development of new business relationships through networking, attending events and assisting with new business pitches.
  • You will be involved in a number of one-off assignments and special work with your clients incorporating involvement areas such as due diligence, restructuring and exit planning.
  • You will be developed by the Senior Partner to become an all-round professional in preparation for your taking over in your first Partnership position including new client origination, work tendering and pitches.


  • You will be ACA/ACCA qualified with 5-6 years of external audit experience within practice in the United Kingdom.
  • You will have experience in managing, supporting and mentoring junior staff.
  • You will have a proven capability of delivering on technically challenging statutory audits in a range of industry sectors.
  • Possess exceptional client skills, have the ability to build and maintain client relationships and have a proactive approach to understanding business issues.
  • You will have an interest in or a proven track record in aiding business development and developing effective marketing strategies and work introducer relationships.
  • You must have the right to work within the UK without sponsorship.


Levitate Recruitment is the leading specialist in the accountancy and insolvency industry, offering a wide range of opportunities across the UK and overseas. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, contact Scott Lowes for a confidential conversation about available options and how we can support you in finding the perfect fit for your skills and goals.


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