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Audit manager

Specialism: Audit and assurance

What is an audit manager and what do they do?

An audit manager will manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in relevant accounting standards, as well as extensive audit experience. 

The role holder is expected to manage a portfolio of clients, which will differ from firm to firm, having responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the audit process. 


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

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Further qualification

Certificate in International Auditing (Cert IA)

The certificate offers an introduction to the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), covering the principles and application of ISAs through online tuition and objective assessment.

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Further qualification

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) Certification

We are delighted to partner with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to offer ACCA members two unique opportunities to gain CIA status.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) status is a globally recognised mark of authority in internal auditing. You’ll be recognised and trusted in your field, and ready to take the next step into a new area of your career.

Pathway 1: The CIA Challenge Exam. ACCA members are eligible to take an expedited pathway to obtain the CIA designation. Traditionally, the CIA is a three-part programme; however, with specific applications windows, ACCA members are eligible to take a one-part examination.

Pathway 2: For the traditional three-part programme, ACCA members are not required to submit proof of education or professional experience. 

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How does the ACCA qualification support this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.


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Audit manager, Baker Tilly, Harare, Zimbabwe