Audit Senior

Reed Finance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This Top 50 firm in Central London, growing organically and through acquisition is seeking to grow their experienced audit team with a number of capable, suitably qualified seniors.

Your role will include the following duties and responsibilities:
Lead client audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing the audits.
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
Monitor the progress of jobs to ensure that budgets are met
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
Keep the contact manager, supervisor & others involved informed of developments
Use initiative to solve problems or seek help/support where appropriate
Take a broad approach to issues arising from file reviews and knowledge of clients so as to develop commercial and technical awareness

To be considered for the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
ACA or ACCA Qualified (or equivalent) with a demonstrable track record of audit experience in an accountancy practice
Good technical knowledge of accounting standards, auditing standards, corporation tax, VAT and P11ds
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, Xero and Alphatax

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