JOB SPECIFICATION Assurance Team Leader - Corporate Services
ACA or ACCA qualified
OFFICE LOCATION Leatherhead, Surrey, with occasional travel to their London Office
THE FIRM International practice of Chartered Accountants with its head office in the UK. Specialises in corporate services, personal, corporate taxation and financial advice to national and international groups and private individuals.
In total the firm currently have 18 Partners and circa 200 staff employed in the two offices.
Described by a client as "London's best kept secret", My client is a Top 30 practice. It tends to be seen as a boutique and an excellent alternative to the Big Four and Top Ten firms rather than as competing with other firms of their size.
THE DEPARTMENT The Corporate Services Department of the UK firm provides a comprehensive range of audit, accounting and transaction support services to clients. These services include management, financial and statutory reporting, extending to full outsourcing of the finance function for a number of clients.
The client base is extensive, ranging from the business affairs of high net worth individuals to multi-national groups. They are involved in the full spectrum of business, from start-up and entrepreneurial companies to mature groups, across a wide variety of commercial, generally high margin, sectors (eg motor sport, high end retail brand, property development, technology, financial services) and the 'not for profit' sector.
THE POSITION The Assurance Services Group (ASG) of the Corporate Services Department is looking to recruit an Assurance Team Leader who can work within the department, running audits for a range of clients from SME's to medium-sized complex groups.
Key features of the role include:
Liaising closely with managers to undertake audit risk assessments and audit planning
Suporting the managers to deliver cost effective audits
Site visits to assess the progress of audits and provide guidance and support to on-site staff
Extensive liaising with clients throughout the audit processes of planning, fieldwork and completion
Completion of audit file reviews and supporting junior staff to clear review points
Involvement in ACA students' training and development and staff review process
In addition, ASG supports the Transactions Support Group of the Corporate Services Department. The successful candidate has the opportunity to get involved with one off special projects including:
Preparation of statutory financial statements for big 4 firm's audit clients
Acquisition and disposal due diligence exercises
Review and documentation of internal control procedures and systems
The candidate should ideally be able to demonstrate:
Recently qualified or experienced ACAs or ACCAs
Excellent technical skills
Varied statutory audit and accounts preparation experience
A strong and up-to-date knowledge of FRS 102 & IFRS and ISAs
Good communication and inter-personal skills
A team approach to working and a 'can do' attitude
Ability to delegate to and supervise junior staff
Ability to work under pressure to a high standard
Good IT skills and receptive to technology changes
The position is based in Leatherhead, Surrey but will require regular travel to and from our London offices and client premises.