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Head of Audit

Austin Rose
South of England
£80 - 120k + benefits
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • Firm: Top 30
  • Workload: Audit Quality and compliance, Audit due diligence projects for new acquisitions.
  • Location: Flexible across South of England
  • Salary: £80 - 120k
  • Benefits: 28 days holiday (excluding bank holidays!), free parking plus other benefits.

Looking to step away from the day-to-day delivery of Audit and management of Audit clients? Would audit due diligence of potential new acquisitions challenge and excite you? Think you'd enjoy ensuring excellent audit quality is delivered in a uniform approach across all offices?

Our client is one of the UK's fast growing Top 25 with ambition to be Top 20. Due to their highly acquisitive nature, this open door and agile firm are looking for an RI, Senior Manager or Partner to join and ensure robust Audit policies and quality are delivered in all offices. Focusing largely on small to medium size businesses you will be supporting Audit senior management in their bid to deliver high quality work with the help from informed and skilled teams. This is an ideal opportunity to join an ambitious group of people with the aim - to create a consistent, high-quality experience for their clients and aid in the acquisition of similarly aligned high quality firms.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Develop and introduce new audit guidance and templates in response to new auditing standards, emerging issues, and in response to internal and external review findings.
  • Undertake hot and cold audit and assurance file reviews.
  • Coordinate the annual cold file review process with our external reviewer including discussing reviews with relevant Audit Partners/Managers and presenting in the Annual Audit RI Debrief.
  • Review, monitoring and assessment of the firm's System of Quality Management under ISQM.

The successful candidate will:


  • You will be ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Have over 6 years' post-qualified experience
  • Be experienced in Audit from a delivery or compliance perspective
  • Have experience of external auditing of small and medium sized enterprises, including consolidated group structures, under UKGAAP and FRS102

If you are looking for Head of Audit jobs in the South East/South Coast, please contact Austin Rose, the public practice recruitment specialists.

Please apply on-line for immediate consideration. Once you have applied if you have any questions call 0203 22 55 060.

Please also note that due to the volume of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. If you have not received a response within two weeks, please assume your application for this role was unsuccessful.



Austin Rose is a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on the public practice sector across all regions of the UK.

Founded on the principle of building long term relationships through providing honest advice and committed support, the experienced consultants understand the dynamics and intricacies of this complex market and how to secure a role that will meet both the short and long term goals of both our candidates and clients.

With clients ranging across the Big 4, Top 20, Top 50, mid-tiers, leading independents and specialist boutiques we are able to offer a wide range of opportunities to our candidates.

We offer a wide spectrum of roles from Partner to Trainee level covering: General Practice, Audit and Assurance, Business Services, Corporate Recovery & Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting, Tax, Internal Audit, Music & Media Accounting, Outsource Accounting, Support Functions, Technical and Training. As a niche recruitment provider, our consultants are specialists in their market resulting in a level of service and knowledge not seen by generalist consultancies.

Company info
0203 2255 060
85 Great Portland Street
United Kingdom

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