Senior Audit Manager – Not For Profit Sector

The Firm:

HW Fisher is a top 30 audit and advisory firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates, Not for Profit organisations and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 25 partners and approximately 300 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

The Not-For-Profit (NFP) Department is a sub-division of the Firm’s Audit Department, which acts as auditors for organisations of every type and size in various areas of commerce and industry. The Not-For-Profit team works with a range of clients including charities, trade unions, and universities.

The Role:

We require an experienced external audit manager to join our rapidly growing specialist NFP team at Senior Manager level. The ideal candidate will be a good team player, with excellent audit quality and possessing good organisational, planning, and delegation skills as well as being passionate about the sector.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of clients across the NFP sector, including charities, higher education and trade unions. The role will include managing client relationships and ensuring that we deliver excellent client service and high quality audits.

In addition, we are very active in the NFP world and so there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with marketing events, tenders for new work and writing articles.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Planning, supervising, and reviewing audit work
  • Reviewing statutory accounts in line with Charities SORP, the Further and Higher Education SORP and FRS102
  • Supervising junior staff and providing assistance regarding technical queries and professional development, including conducting periodic appraisals
  • Dealing with billing management
  • Staff-related administration duties
  • Ad hoc business consultancy
  • Assisting in generating new business
  • Assisting with staff recruitment for the audit department
  • Other ad hoc duties in line with the role

The Candidate:

We require an ACA or ACCA qualified candidate, who has experience as a manager with an accountancy practice.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven audit experience within the NFP sector
  • Experience with Higher Education, Charities and, potentially, Trade Union audits
  • Experience of the Charities SORP
  • Experience of the Further and Higher Education SORP
  • Experience of FRS102
  • Excellent technical ability and audit quality
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills

The Benefits:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Group Life Cover
  • 25 days holiday on commencement
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Hybrid working policy – at least 2 days in the office a week, with a core hours system in place
  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Discounted Tastecard
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle voucher scheme

To apply for this position please contact Michael Fraser at

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