Senior Associate Midlands External Audit
Job descriptionJob DescriptionA career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you'll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients' information.About the teamThe Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, East Midlands (situated close to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes.With more than 500 clients and some 600 partners and staff in the region, the Midlands Assurance practice is a great place to build a career. We have a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial start-ups through major public sector organisations to FTSE100 and large global businesses.The role is based in our Milton Keynes office and may require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national projects, by exception.In this position you will have a role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills. You will gain exposure to working on a wide variety of clients and a wide range of work including external audit, internal audit and financial due diligence. In addition you will also be involved with training, managing and appraising staff.You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities. Our clients are often well known brands, covering most industry areas, and many have broad international reach.Our Assurance services, including external and internal audit, use the latest technology and off shore delivery centres, to reduce the level of manual testing required by our teams in the UK, ensuring our people focus on the most valuable areas of client service.We have a diverse client base and work as a diverse team, welcoming people from a range of backgrounds. We are an inclusive organisation who celebrates difference. Outside of our client work, the office has a great community and social programme. We pride ourselves on our community affairs activities which over the recent years have included various fundraising days and volunteering support for local charities. All our staff are actively encouraged to participate and are given the time to do so.About the roleYou'll be involved withProviding audit and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities;Supporting the co-ordination for audit clients including planning, day to day control, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments;Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients;Working and liaising with other members of the audit team, and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality client service;As a Senior Associate within the Midlands you willProvide audit and business advice to a variety of clientsProvide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignmentsBuild and maintain strong relationships with new and established clientsWork and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients serviceReport directly to a partner, director, senior manager or managerHave supervisory responsibility for teams of up to 10 peopleCoach and train other staffSome assignments may require travel and staying away from home.Essential skills and experienceACA qualificationExperience in auditing large organisationsUS GAAP and/or UK GAAP experienceDemonstrated team playerProven track record of establishing client relationshipsAbility to work to work on your own initiativeWho We Are Looking ForYou will have strong relationship building skills with both clients and other internal teams and a proactive approach to problem solving. You will also need a reasonable degree of flexibility to travel to meet the needs of our client base.