Audit - Semi Senior/ Senior

Douglas Charles Ltd
York, UK
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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One of the most forward thinking independent firms of Chartered Accountants in are looking to appoint an Audit & Accounts Senior. The firm have achieved double digit growth for the past two years and have made a strategic decision to grow their audit & advisory offering and with this are looking to appoint a senior to lead on a range of assignments. This firm will interview and onboard remotely if needed.

An Audit and Accounts Senior has a drive to achieve results. Will take a reflective and probing,
problem solving approach to the role and have an eye for detail in order to maintain quality standards.
The role requires someone who has sound technical knowledge and skills and can be relied upon for
their persistence and the ability to see a job through to conclusion.

Senior's should be driven, thorough, systematic, and enjoy working within clearly defined work
parameters.Be responsible for the preparation accounts and audit assignments reporting to the job manager.

Working under the guidance of a manager or partner, you may be responsible for the supervision of junior staff, will be required to work within an agreed budget using a standard approach agreed at the planning stage with the manager or partner. You will be expected to use your technical knowledge to identify areas for improvement/efficiency.

The key duties of this role are as follows:-
  • Produce an accounts/audit working file.
  • Lead audit work in accordance with the agreed procedures.
  • Produce an accounts/audit summary and a list of discussion points for the manager or partner.
  • Work within a budget agreed at the planning stage.
  • Produce draft tax computations and a provision for inclusion in the accounts.
  • Inclusion of statutory disclosures in line with the company checklist.
  • You will be expected to professionally represent the firm and its interests in dealings with clients and other professionals.
  • You will be expected to attend training to further develop and maintain your technical skills and if not yet attained to work towards a professional qualification.
  • You will be expected to supervise and help develop more junior members of staff.
  • You will be expected to contact clients in connection with non-technical issues such as the
  • collection of debtors and be involved on an ongoing basis in administrative activities such as billing.
  • You will be expected to plan and control your professional work for the firm's clients within the firm's standard procedures. You will be able to identify basic planning opportunities.
  • You will be expected to identify and act upon any opportunities you see within the professional work you do to sell more services to existing prospective clients.

Key attributes required
  • Develops a team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, patience and consistency.
  • Is confident in front of clients and others more senior than them and not being afraid to challenge deliverables.
  • Retains a formal and professional manner, reflects on difficult situations and stands back from people and remains unemotional in order to resolve problems.
  • Considers problems as a challenge.
  • Adopts a calm approach and makes time for people.
  • Coaches' junior members of the team ensuring standard of work meets expectations. Takes responsibility for developing and providing opportunities for the junior team members. Is conscious of their colleague workloads and issues.
  • Takes ownership for managing own development, seeks extra responsibility, striving to always go the extra mile, preparing well ahead of appraisal meetings.
  • Ability to make the right decision quickly, displays a high level of confidence in their decisions with reasonable justification.
  • Is relentless in problem solving, provides a solution in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Has an eye for detail, being consistent in approach, incorporating checks to ensure accuracy, standing back from the detail ensures all tasks are completed to a high standard.
  • Gives technical support to seniors.
  • Ability to juggle a number of jobs, whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met.
  • Prepared for meetings, communicates with line manager regularly, listens and takes on board views of others, is proactive, ensures that tasks are followed through, loose ends are tied up and the job is completed.

If you feel this role could be for you please submit your CV and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your application further.
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