Audit and Accounts Senior

35000.00 - 42000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP42000/annum
01 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
One of St. Albans' largest independent firms are looking to grow their audit department by recruiting an Audit and Accounts Senior. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced individual with at least three years accountancy practice experience to join a growing, mid-tier firm with multiple offices.

Our Client

My client is a well established chartered accountancy practice based in the city centre of St. Albans. They pride themselves on their open-door policy, and all members of staff are friendly and approachable. The St. Albans office is the larger of the two; the second office being based in central London. This mid-tier accountancy practice offers a vast range of services and are always expanding. The role of an additional Audit and Accounts Senior has come about simply due to growth, and provides an exceptional opportunity to join a well-established and reputable accountancy practice.

Roles & Responsibilities for the Audit and Accounts Senior in St. Albans

* The audit of clients' accounts from books and records provided to us. The work involved will cover
* conducting audits at clients' premises as well as on site in either of the Rayner Essex offices.
* The preparation of clients' accounts from books and records supplied to us. The work involved will cover
* both audit and non-audit clients which will be in the form of Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited
* Companies, Trusts and Charities.
* The preparation of tax computations for both income tax and corporation tax based upon accounts
* prepared.
* Extract information at the time of preparing the accounts recording information that will be required by the
* Tax Department for the preparation of P11Ds.
* Reporting either directly to the manager or client of improvements which could be made to the client's
* accounts function as noted when conducting the audit or preparing the accounts.
* Reconciliation of VAT and PAYE accounts and advising the manager or client directly of any adjustments
* needed regarding underpayments or overpayments to the Tax Authorities.
* The occasional preparation of cash flows, forecasts and business plans etc for clients and to aid third
* party presentations.
* Ad-hoc arrangements, either in house or at client's premises covering any of the above areas or general
* accounting, due diligence, investigation and taxation matters.
* Assisting the Audit Manager in the planning and review of audit assignments and with due diligence
* assignments as and when required.
* Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and developing junior members of staff.
* Monitor and manage the progress of the audit assignment against the original plan.
* Other ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time in order to assist the smooth running of the Audit
* Department or to provide additional assistance to clients.

The ideal candidate for the role of the Audit and Accounts Senior in St. Albans:

* Strong previous experience in an audit role, qualified to ACA standard or equivalent by experience, with a
* well-rounded knowledge of auditing standards and accounting principles
* Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
* Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and
* accurately, both in person and when using the telephone and email
* Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working
* relationships with staff, partners and clients
* Good organisation skills with the ability to multitask, working on multiple projects, and meet deadlines by
* setting priorities within projects
* Ability to check for accuracy and give good attention to detail
* Demonstrates the ability to delegate duties to staff and supervise client projects, sharing knowledge and
* providing guidance as needed
* Confident IT and systems skills, with a track record of understanding client's needs and using technologies
* to achieve effective management

What's on offer?

Up to GBP42,000 - dependent upon experience.

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