Evelyn Partners is the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group. With £56 billion of assets under management (as of November 2021), we rank as the third largest UK wealth manager measured by revenues and the sixth largest professional services firm ranked by fee income (source: Accountancy Age 50+50 rankings, 2021).

We are driven by our purpose to place the power of good advice into more hands for both individuals and businesses. Our purpose is supported by our 3 core values:

Personal — we treat you as an individual

Partnership — we go further together

Performance — we strive for more


What will you be doing?

We’re seeking a talented individual to join our Audit Team in the Thames Valley.  The Thames Valley office is a new venture for the firm and therefore you will play a key role in developing the team, culture, and client base in the area. This is a unique opportunity and requires an individual with the energy and drive to lead through that growth phase and beyond. You will work closely with the local Partner in all aspects of developing and implementing our offering in the Thames Valley. This will include contributing to the strategic direction of the office, and recruitment into, and leadership of, the team. In addition, you will play a key role in developing the office’s market proposition, as well as a personal marketing approach and your own target list and opportunities. You will also be expected to act as RI on a small portfolio of clients, and support delivery on some larger/complex existing clients alongside the wider team in order to support your technical development and understanding of the firm methodology. This would be a relatively small element of the role initially. The delivery element will increase as the business grows and you develop your own portfolio as a Responsible Individual, and will continue to be alongside a longer-term leadership role.

As Director, some of your responsibilities will include:


Business/Practise Development

  • To work closely with the Partner to develop, and execute, a go-to-market plan for the office.
  • To support the Partner in key recruitment decisions and initiatives, and to develop the tone and culture of the office in line with the local market and Evelyn Partners core  values.
  • To prepare proposals for new work, attendance at marketing events, development of personal contacts, and identification and development of opportunities for Evelyn Partners with current clients. 
  • To develop and carry out a continuous marketing programme that delivers further work for the firm.


Team Management

  • Support a range of staff working on client engagements, ensuring that they are clear about the functions required, properly trained and receive appropriate feedback. 
  • To delegate appropriate work to more junior staff, including managers, aiding their development
  • Department Administration - monitoring of qualified and student bookings and workloads to ensure the most efficient use of resources. Liaison with junior staff to assess any issues that need dealing with.


Client Contact

  • To ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded throughout the year. Liaison with client Partners and other Evelyn Partners staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues. 
  • To add value to the client relationship, identifying and developing opportunities to improve the clients’ businesses and/or develop additional services for Evelyn Partners (costs/fees).
  • Manage client billing and margins effectively.



  • Audit strategy and setting budgets - awareness of commercial aspects of the client’s businesses and impact on our work. 
  • Review colleagues’ work in accordance with Evelyn Partners audit and assignment procedures and provide technical advice/support where necessary in order to support signing opinions.


Training and development

  • To ensure assessment forms are completed and feedback given to staff on all jobs.  Ensuring appropriate in-house and external training received personally.
  • On-the-job coaching and development of key team members.


To be successful in this role, you should have:


  • Significant external audit experience gained within a professional services environment.
  • Experience working with entrepreneurial, OMB, SME, and AIM listed clients.
  • Experience with (and appetite for) business development activities such as targeting, preparation of proposal documents, proposal presentations, and attendance of networking events
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, industry specifics, and their application.
  • Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work undertaken by the appropriate individual.
  • Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, Partners, staff and other professionals.
  • Previous experience in management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance.
  • Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met.
  • Monitoring costs against budget for individual clients.


As a colleague here at Evelyn Partners you will have access to benefits that include:


  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension contribution
  • Hybrid working model (role dependant)
  • Generous holiday package
  • Option to purchase additional holiday
  • Shared parental leave

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings, representative of our society and clients.  We are committed to providing a work environment where all colleagues, regardless of identity, background, or circumstance, feel respected as individuals and feel that they can achieve their full potential and work in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.

If you need any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please let your recruiter know.