Salary: £43,000 + benefits
Our client is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary accountancy and business advisory firm providing a comprehensive range of professional audit, assurance, accountancy, tax and financial services to a wide range of businesses and charities.
The role will be based in the London offices and the client is particularly interested in finding someone with good French language skills (although this is not an essential requirement).
Perform the role of a Senior on audit and accounting assignments. Supervise and train new and junior members of staff in accountancy and audit.
- Preparation and audit of statutory accounts to comply with UK GAAP and International auditing and accounting standards.
- Preparation of accounts for partnerships and sole traders.
- Preparation of management accounts.
- Responsible for the training and supervision of new and junior members of staff in all aspects of accountancy and audit, and the use of CCH accounting software. Review work done by junior members of staff.
Other Duties and Tasks
Respond to and deal with general client queries, passing on to appropriate person for resolution where necessary.
Maintain a keen interest in business development by promoting the firm and seeking new clients, as appropriate.
Follow new client set up procedures in line with Money Laundering regulations and Firm policies.
Work with Partners and staff to provide a personal, professional service for the benefit of both clients and the Firm.
Such other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder.
This list is not exhaustive, and is only an indication of responsibilities.
Supervision of Others.
You may be responsible for junior staff on audit site visits.
You will be required to complete Staff Assessment forms for each assignment.
The Audit Senior is expected to delegate routine work to the juniors either on site or in the office, and to review that work when it is completed.
Dimensions of job
The role will be approximately 70% audit, 20% financial accounting and the remainder will be general.
Person / Experience Required
Experience of working effectively within a team
Experience of acting as a supervising senior on Audit Clients, turnover minimum £20M, audit team 2+
Strong IT skills including good knowledge of Excel and experience of CCH ProAudit software, Viztopia or CCH Accounts Production
Fluent French speaker
Experience/expertise in charity auditing and reporting.
Ability to drive with own vehicle .
Skills and Personal Qualities:
Professional attitude identifies and acts upon client needs and is able to deliver excellent client services.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to explain complex matters to clients and staff clearly and concisely.
The ability to work as part of a team and to form good relationships with staff and clients
Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accurate work
Plans and organises tasks/priorities and effectively meets deadlines
Demonstrates good self motivation and uses initiative appropriately to resolve problems
Keen to learn and develop demonstrates understanding of own profession and keeps abreast of relevant developments.
The ability to work flexibly with willingness to travel to client sites and the Firms other office in Guildford.
Newly-Qualified ACA or ACCA; or by experience