About DBASS:

DBASS are an established 3 partner chartered accountancy firm based in Ashbourne, Co Meath.  With an impressive database of clients, DBASS has been providing quality chartered accountancy services for over 30 years. Our offices are less than 10 minutes from M50 with a broad range of clients both in terms of audit, non-audit, sole trader etc. and in terms of industry/sector type.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

 Management of Audit Team:

  • Mentoring, training, developing and supervision of audit team
  • This involves being highly proficient in all aspects of communication and able to get messages/tasks across clearly and effectively, in both verbal and written form, in order to engage others and deliver results.

 General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Audit of SME companies (Medium and Large) and groups, consolidated accounts
  • Accounts to trial balance {incl full year end file prep, management reports etc.}
  • Achieve fee targets for assigned portfolio
  • Responsibility for overall compliance of Audit/Accounts function:

- Plan and schedule Audit/Accounting jobs

- Review of Audit/Accounting Jobs

- Ensure compliance with relevant accounting and audit standards

- Annual compliance review as required by CARB

- Technical assistance re statutory accounts to team

- Ensure implementation of DBASS procedures on accounts/audit files

- Update firm procedures and audit programmes/ Pro- forma accounts (Omnipro)

- Set budgets, agree fees and monitor performance against budget

 Client Relationship Management:

  • Management of the firm's relationship with clients including service delivery and co-ordination of service offerings from other departments
  • Preparation and presentation of reports to clients (and partners) on request.
  • Dealing with miscellaneous enquiries from clients, banks, Revenue etc.

Business Development:

  • Identify and market additional service offerings to existing clients
  • Prepare and present business tenders to develop your client portfolio
  • Target new clients by external networking
 Core Competencies:
  • Build Relationships
  • Thinks Critically
  • Be Highly Efficient
  • Be An Expert At Your Job
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Resilient Under Pressure
 Qualifications & Experience:
  • 3+ years post qual. practice experience in Audit
  • An in-depth knowledge of Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • Previous leadership role in practice
  • Experience of operational supervision of assignments and managing of client relationships
  • Holder of Audit Practising Cert not required but desirable
  • Some tax experience desirable
Technical Expertise:
  • CCH Accounts Production
  • Excel (Intermediate/Advanced preferable)
  • DRIVE (Practice Management and client database)
  • Virtual Cabinet (Document Management System)
  • Sage Line 50 (most common client accounting system)
  • Microsoft Suite
  • Omnipro Working Papers
  • Attractive Remuneration package dependent on experience
  • Part Remote Working (after successful completion of probation period)
  • Progression opportunities
  • Firm Bonus Incentive Scheme
  • Professional subscriptions paid By Firm
  • Limited Overtime Requirements
  • Easily accessible offices with Free Parking
  • Quarterly Team Events (when restrictions ease)


Reports To: Michael Byrne

Department: Audit

Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm Mon to Thurs & 8.30am to 2.30pm on Fridays

Salary: €TBC

Contract Type: Permanent



To apply email jkavanagh@dbass.ie  referencing the code AUDMGR

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