German speaking Audit Manager

Competitive with benefits package
10 Jan 2023
09 Feb 2023
Full Time

Are you looking to develop your career within a nurturing environment where you can flourish?  Do you want to join an award-winning firm that strives for excellence and success for our clients, our people and our business?

Blick Rothenberg

Blick Rothenberg are a leading tax, accountancy and business advisory firm founded on personal integrity and technical expertise. Our teams work seamlessly to provide advice throughout the life cycle of our clients. Our partner-led approach ensures that our clients receive an excellent service from a team of high-quality people who combine technical expertise with personal integrity. Our ethos is reflected in the way that we work with our clients, taking the time to understand their business and invest in the relationship to ensure that we can provide the best advice possible. We want success for our people, our clients and for our business.

In order to help preserve this winning formula, to bring it to life with our new joiners and to explain it to our clients, we have articulated our approach through the values of Collaboration, Authenticity Respect and being Dynamic. You can read more about our values here.

The role

We offer a nurturing and collaborative working culture that is caring and protecting of our people, within an environment where they can learn and flourish. In addition to a competitive remuneration package, we offer a range of flexible benefits and flexible hours of work. We have clearly defined career pathways which empower you to manage your own development. We have a number of colleague-led collaborative working groups which help shape our strategy.

International focus and German-speaking countries as a key market

We are a market leading practice advising foreign owned companies and the German-speaking DACH countries are one of our key markets. We have a rich tradition working with DACH-owned businesses and have more than a dozen German speakers across the firm. As well as us servicing a large number of long-standing clients, the German speaking countries continue to be one of our most important sources for new business. An ability to speak the language is often key.

Key accountabilities

As an Audit and Accounts Manager, you will manage a portfolio of audit clients alongside the preparation of accounts and Corporation Tax computations/returns for limited companies and limited partnerships. Our Audit department has been continuing to grow over the past couple of years and is now looking to expand even further by bringing on an experienced Audit Manager.

In particular

Your clients will range from start-ups to large international groups and operate in numerous sectors ranging from technology, property, retail and manufacturing to business services and construction.

You will be involved in challenging and interesting work involving the following:

  • Plan, control and review client work to ensure that the jobs are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible by allocating the resources available.
  • Prepare fee schedules and bill for review and approval, explaining any extra charges also identifying and explaining any write offs or profits.
  • Brief audit or accounts staff on the client and the nature of its business ensuring that the most cost-effective approach to the job is clearly communicated. Carry out debrief and provide feedback at end of assignments.
  • Review all work received as soon as possible, ensuring that any issues arising are referred to the audit staff for completion before any outstanding issues are escalated to partner level
  • Ensure, as far as possible that trainees are allocated a variety of jobs to provide a broad range of training and maximise their experience.
  • Complete staff review forms after the end of each job identifying any areas needing further development and giving feedback to ensure improved future performance.
  • Identify opportunities for additional services that the company can provide to clients Identify and target new clients through networking, marketing and client referrals.
  • Provide technical advice to audit staff, ensuring that briefing takes place for all jobs, discussing planning, how the job is going, what is expected of them and any review points that arise.

To be considered for this role you must be ACA/ACCA qualified and have experience of working in a similar capacity within a practice. You must also speak German either fluently or at business level and have a strong interest in using your language capabilities in your day-to-day work.

A successful candidate would ideally also like to get involved in the wider business development efforts of the German team at Blick Rothenberg working closely with the partners. This could involve participation in networking events, new client pitches and the preparation of collateral specifically targeted at the German speaking countries.

Skills & experience

"Fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, motivated candidate to join a high-energy team of professionals to help us in our growth. Strong structured support for continued professional development as well as track record for career progression. "


Blick Rothenberg are a part of Azets, an award-winning firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. Azets are a family of over 6,500 employees and have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK. This allows Blick Rothenberg to continue to deliver the high quality, partner-led service, but with greater resource that being part of a larger business provides.


  • Pension – Looking after your future self when it’s time to step back and relax.
  • 25 days annual leave increasing by one day each year for 3, 4 and 5 years of service + bank holidays – Time to focus on what’s important to you.
  • Private Medical Insurance – Taking care of your health. One less thing to worry about.
  • Permanent Health Insurance – Financial protection in the event of illness or injury.
  • Flexible hours of work – We’re on a mission to give you back your time.
  • Life Assurance – 4 x times salary, our family is important to us, and so is yours.
  • Employee Referral Bonus – We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our family.
  • Employee Benefits Portal – Cashback and vouchers on everyday purchases.
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities – Continuous development and support not only for your professional qualifications but also for your personal goals and aspirations, so we can grow together.
  • Opportunity to attend social events – Time to stop, pause and have fun.
  • Career Coaching – Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours.
  • Enhanced Parental + Family leave – We want Blick Rothenberg to be a place where you can plan both a career and a family.