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Audit & Accounts senior

Location: CITY OF LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 40,000-50,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-329919

I am currently recruiting for an Accounts and Audit senior at an award winning Top 20 accountancy firm based in the city of London

What is in it for you?
Genuine Work Life balance
Accredited Investor in People
New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
Very competitive salary
Employee Recognition awards and bonuses

Accounts and audit jobs
Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown
Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them, answer questions and produce review points. Monitor clearance of queries and ensure work is well presented and technically accurate
Complete analysis of items for tax

Accounts specific
Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff (where appropriate)
Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements with a final pack for the client, to be reviewed by manager

Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, discuss with Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager
Plan how testing work should be allocated amongst junior team members
Complete audits in accordance with their audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff
Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe
Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary
Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager for review

Supervision and Training
Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness
Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified

Qualifications and Skills
ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
Excellent accounts preparation and problem solving skills
Competent planning and completion skills
Computer experience - Excel, Word, Outlook. Ideally CaseWare and alphatax, Sage, Xero QBO or other bookkeeping software
Previous experience of leading junior members of staff (18 months plus experience)
Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks
Client focused and commercially aware
Team building and problem solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure and manage deadlines

If you are interested in the above position and feel you meet most requirements, please don’t hesitate to apply.

I look forward to hearing you.  

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