Audit Senior, Auditor - FTC 6 months

Recruiter
Novia Recruitment
Location
Southampton
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Key responsibilities:

Client Contact

  • Regular discussions with the client to confirm progress, identify solutions to any hurdles and ensure reasonable expectations are met.
  • Establish relationship with key contacts at the client.
  • Identify and highlight any opportunities for S&W apparent from work undertaken.

Staff management

  • Assist and perform training of junior staff.
  • Plan, assign, monitor and review work of junior staff.
  • Complete assessment forms of audit team.
  • Monitor adherence to budget.

Technical

  • Assist with the planning of audits and accounting assignments.
  • Perform work in accordance with S&W audit and assignment procedures.
  • Ensure all areas of the work are completed with any exceptions to this being agreed with the manager.
  • Prepare draft accounts/report and completion memo (including identification of control weaknesses or areas of improvement) for review by manager.
  • Understand and appreciate key commercial aspects of the clients business.

Organisational

  • Provide regular progress reports to the manager.
  • Identify and discuss with manager issues/problems and agree and complete appropriate actions.
  • Ensure deadlines met.
  • Be able to work on several different assignments at one time.

Staff development

  • Attendance on courses.
  • Technical reading.
  • Attend client meetings

Key Competencies:

  • Judgement: be able to take a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on information available.
  • Planning and organising: needed throughout process to ensure deadlines met.
  • Customer focus: develop relationship and gain confidence of client.
  • Commercial awareness: awareness of the key business drivers and the commercial pressures affecting the client.
  • Teamwork: ability to optimise the team’s performance and fulfil the needs of each team member in terms of personal and professional development.
  • Technical expertise: technical competency.

Education/Qualifications:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent

Key Experience/Skills:

  • Demonstrable audit and accounts experience gained within a professional services firm.
  • Strong communication skills, both internally and directly with clients.
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising others and delegation of work.
  • Demonstrable ability to organise self and others, such that you can work on several different assignments at one time.