Audit and Accounts Senior - Top 20 Firm

Recruiter
AJ Chambers
Location
London
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A perfect role for a skilled and experienced professional, looking to take that step up in their career and take on a fresh challenge. This is a truly outstanding opportunity for you to join a very supportive and progressive, Top 20 firm, who have a clear plan in place to develop the right candidate into an incredibly exciting and interesting role.

Main Purpose of the role

  • Working in a mixed audit and accounts team, where effectively up to 50% of time will be on audits and 50% on accounts; as well as preparing draft tax computations
  • Acting as on site senior, responsible for planning, executing and completing audit work to a high standard
  • Will be working regularly with juniors and semi-seniors, so must be able to train juniors during an audit, and delegate, monitor and review their work
  • Will take full responsibility of each audit assignment and will be responsible for completing the audit work within the agreed timescale, with the support and guidance from the relevant manager/partner
  • Responsible for dealing with technical issues or seeking guidance where necessary
  • Working on a diverse portfolio of clients including small and medium sized privately owned limited companies, LLP’s, partnerships and sole traders
  • Preparing accounts from a wide variety of client records ranging from basic prime books and records through to computerised accounting packages
  • Ad hoc specialist assignments as and when they arise

Job Objectives

To produce accurate draft accounts with minimal outstanding queries together with a well presented accounts / audit file in a timely and methodical manner.

Duties

  • Responsible for the preparation of accounts from client portfolio within specified budget timescale
  • Occasional supervision of semi-senior and junior staff, when providing additional support to Audit/Accounts Senior
  • Production of draft accounts together with a well presented accounts / audit file for review
  • Preparation of VAT returns from time to time
  • Preparation of management accounts from time to time
  • Manage general office-based day to day duties, as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or qualified by experience
  • Wide experience of accounts preparation
  • Up to date working knowledge of financial reporting, accounting standard, auditing standards, company law and a good basic knowledge of corporate and personal tax
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Fully confident with Sage and Quickbooks software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management with ability to meet tight deadline
  • Flexible attitude, with ability to prioritise workloads

For more information on this role please either apply directly, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers.