Audit Senior - Top-50 - up to GBP44,000
JOB PURPOSEThe Audit Senior works as part of the audit team to participate in and lead staff on audit engagements, working directly with the client under manager supervision. ACCOUNTABILITIES* Lead client audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing the audits.* Ability to review management accounts and VAT Returns. * Supervise, train and mentor Associates and Juniors on audit process. * Research and analyse financial statement and audit related issues, as well as producing statutory accounts and draft tax computations. * Acquire a working knowledge of the client's business. * Proactively interact with key client's management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements. * Build up good working relationships with clients and colleagues and develop advisory skills over time * To monitor the progress of jobs to ensure that budgets are met* To optimise use of IT, people and other resources at your disposal, maximising utilisation and recovery * Sign off audit sections, address any issues and complete files before passing on to relevant managers* To keep the contact manager, supervisor & others involved informed of developments * To work as part of a team as well as independently * To use initiative to solve problems or seek help/support where appropriate * To take a broad approach to issues arising from file reviews and knowledge of clients so as to develop commercial and technical awareness* Drafting client letters* Perform other job related duties as necessary.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED* ACA or ACCA Qualified with a demonstrable track record of audit experience in an accountancy practice* Essential knowledge of accounting standards, auditing standards, corporation tax, VAT and P11d's* Confident communication skills (both orally and in writing) in order to work effectively with Clients , Managers, Partners and colleagues * Good client relationship skills * Able to plan workload in advance, agreeing priorities to optimise the effectiveness of own contribution * Demonstrable experience of supervising others and delegation of work* Able to work under pressure of deadlines and cost budgets and be prepared to work as needed during the busy periods * Highly motivated self-starter with ability to multitask and complete assignments with multiple clients within time constraints and deadlines. * Able to project a professional and credible image and maintain confidentiality * Ideally knowledge of Caseware, Sage, QuickBooks and AlphaTaxCOMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPSEFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH ALL LEVELS OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMERSINTERNALCollaboration with:- Partners- Managers- EmployeesEXTERNAL- Clients- Professional bodies- Partner companiesSCOPE FOR IMPACT- Contribution to the achievement of revenue growth by supporting the Company's business objectives through the development of the Audit team and client relationships.