Audit & Accounts Senior - Beaconsfield

Ref: 178 Date Posted: Sunday 08 May 2022
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A thriving independent and award winning company of Chartered Accountants based in Beaconsfield, Bucks are currently seeking to recruit a motivated Audit and Accounts Senior to join their team. You will be responsible for leading audit assignments for manager, and ultimate partner review, including year-end accounts preparation and corporation tax work

Key responsibilities of the Audit and Accounts Senior include

Communicate directly with clients via phone and email. Ensure all queries are discussed with the client and key risk areas, or unresolved matters are brought to the client managers or partner attention. Communicating directly with partners and support staff on all matters.

 
 
 

Assist in job planning and workflow of accounts and audit work. Chasing clients where necessary to ensure jobs are progressed timely and efficiently once records have been received. Ensure the client control schedule has been updated accurately at all stages of the assignment, from the receipt of client records through to job completion.

 
 
 
 

Staff responsibilities - motivate and train junior members of staff. Keep key staff informed when cover required due to study or holiday leave to ensure a seamless service is given to accounts and audit clients.

 
 
 

Assist with pre audit planning with manager and partner. Attending client premises for each audit assignment at planning, and field work stage as necessary, and ultimately presenting the audit files for manager review. Key audit findings to be communicated to the client manager and or partner.

 
 
 

Where audit clients are located at non commutable distances from the office, overnight accommodation should be arranged as necessary.

 
 

Document and test audit clients systems and controls notes, which should be reviewed with appropriate client staff so that they are kept up to date on an annual basis.

 
 

Manage time appropriately so that accounts preparation work and corporation tax returns can be filed on time and structured around audit assignments.

 
 

Maintain and develop existing as well as new customers, through proactive service and support. Identify cross selling service opportunities.

 
 

Self development - Develop relevant knowledge and skills through continued study. Maintain and uphold the professional ethical standards set out in the staff handbook and the law and regulations purporting to money laundering and terrorist financing.

 
 
 

Essential Requirements of the Audit and Accounts Senior are:

  • Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA, or equivalent. (would consider a Finalist)
  • As the position involves client contact, you must be able to present a professional image to the firm's clients
  • Previous owner managed business audit experience (desirable)

In return you will receive a salary between £40k-£50k + excellent benefits