Audit Manager

Job Description

Location: Leamington Spa and/or Coventry

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience

Hours: Permanent, Monday-Friday, 36.5 hours per week

At HB&O, we’re a team of passionate experts, specialising in supporting businesses and individuals through every stage of their professional and personal life. Our clients come from all different walks of life, operate in all kinds of different sectors and bring different experiences, passions and motivators to their work, but they all have a common goal: to be successful in their own right. We believe that our team should echo this too.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated Audit Manager to join our team in our Coventry and Leamington offices.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Be the main contact for clients
  • Introduce new clients to the firm
  • Take the lead in working out solutions for clients
  • Ensure exceptional client care standards are maintained
  • Take part in potential client meetings alongside Directors
  • Be involved with client proposals/draft proposal documents and budgets
  • Win new work as a result of business development activities


  • Accomplish department objectives by managing staff and planning and evaluating department activities
  • Take part and contribute to quarterly 1 to 1’s for junior members during their half year cycle in the audit team
  • Take responsibility for audit assignment staff planning and the schedule of audit work
  • Develop relationships with fellow team members (own team and across the practice, including IFAs)
  • Communicate effectively with individuals across the team in relation to progression and development
  • Monitor the development of the team and highlight areas for improvement
  • Lead the development and progression of junior members
  • Implement individual team groups
  • Be the appraising manager for trainees and senior, non-manager staff
  • Collaborate with other department managers, ensuring cross-selling opportunities and effective data sharing
  • Identify weaknesses/gaps in the team and interview new candidates
  • Communicate with and support Directors with departmental and wider firm recruitment plans
  • Suggest practice management improvements


  • Ensure audit processes and regulations are adhered to for all assignments
  • Lead and present regular updates and topical matters
  • Develop personal growth opportunities for both technical skills and ‘softer’ skills
  • Attend occasional out of hours networking events to promote personal/firm branding
  • Have awareness of the local marketplace and key players within the industry
  • Have confidence to bring new ideas to implementation
  • Prepare a quarterly report updating the team on best practice and technical developments

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA
  • At least 5 years PQE
  • Audit qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in the following:

– FRS102

– OMBs

– Groups

– FCA clients with CASS reporting


– Charities

Job Benefits:

  • Flexi-hours – we have core hours from 9:30am to 4:30pm, then work the rest around your schedule
  • Hybrid working
  • Option to work between our offices
  • Quarterly appraisals
  • Quarterly bonus schemes
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • Employee discount platform
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Funded CPD courses

To apply for this role, please email a copy of your CV to 

We look forward to hearing from you.


Career Benefits

flexi time


We have core hours from 9.30 to 4.30, then work the rest around your schedule.

Promotion Opportunities

Internal Promotion Opportunities

Once qualified, we have a graded management system so there is always somewhere to move up internally. 

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

No one wants to try and find a parking space before your first morning coffee. We’ve got plenty of parking at both our offices.

Discount Platform

Employee Discount Platform

From your supermarket shop to holidays you can save with our exclusive discount programme.

Please Note:

Due to the number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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