Audit and Accounts Senior

RK Accountancy
Southport, UK
17 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Your New Employer

Situated on the outskirts of Southport, this award winning accountancy practice have gone from strength to strength in recent years. They are now looking to appoint an Audit and Accounts Senior to further bolster their already strong team.

Your New Job

Supporting their team in Southport to deliver a quality service to a portfolio of clients, the key responsibilities of the role will include:

• Acting as an audit senior on statutory audits including large groups.
• Working at client premises, supervising and training junior staff, developing client relationships and demonstrating a commercial approach to audit work performed.
• To prepare assignments to strict deadlines (accounts, tax, briefing notes), reporting either directly to director/partner or on more complex assignments to senior manager.
• To liaise with the manager/partner to organise assignments (book with clients and organise staff) whilst complying with the Firm's policies, procedure and ethical standards.
• To liaise with relevant departments to make sure compliance work is planned at the right time, using allocated staff and providing supervision.
• Collate project raw data and summarise into suitable format for review (e.g. first draft projections/reports).
• Review work in progress and fee budgets on monthly basis, reporting variances from billing target to manager/partner.
• Arrange pre-completion meetings with managers/directors/partners and completion meetings with clients on timely basis.
• Manage own fee targets, prepare own budgets and bills for manager/partner approval.
• Give clear instructions to staff on assignments and ensure they are supervised and provided with feedback using the Firm's IPD framework documentation.
• To maintain the highest standards of personal organisation, setting an example to more junior members of staff.

Your Experience & Our Requirements

You will ideally be someone who thrives working in a fast paced environment, have exceptional attention to detail skills and is an excellent problem solver with the ability to think on your feet. Your ability to deliver customer service will be second to none and you'll possess a first-rate telephone manner.

The ideal candidate will also have:

• ACA/ACCA (or similar) qualification or be nearly qualified / qualified by experience.
• A minimum of 2 years' audit and accounts experience in an accountancy practice.
• Up to date technical knowledge of Auditing and Financial Reporting Standards.
• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to tailor communication appropriately.
• Experience in developing client relationships and understanding client service standards.
• A strong commercial awareness.
• Excellent attention to detail and a positive solutions focussed attitude.
• Excellent organisational, planning and IT skills.
• A respectful and professional demeanor, speaking positively of others and be a team player.
• Flexibility to work additional hours in order to meet deadlines
• Valid driving licence and car insured for business use.

Your Future As The Successful Candidate

Working within a successful and highly thought-after organisation, you shall have the opportunity to gain progression, whilst being supported to succeed in a thriving business.
As a recruitment specialist with over 10 years of local experience, we work closely with each Client and Candidate to understand each of their personal requirements. Should this position not fit your criteria as a Candidate, but you are seeking a new opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a thorough and confidential discussion on future roles and opportunities.

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