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Audit and Accounts Executive

Michael Page
London, England
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Page Outsourcing are excited to partner with an award-winning accountancy firm, MHA to support with the recruitment of an Audit & Accounts Executive.

Client Details

MHA are a top 15 accountancy practice in the UK with a clear ambition to break into and cement themselves within the top 10.

Specialising within Audit Tax Planning, Corporate Finance, Business Strategy, and outsourcing within a variety of sectors.

Our client are proud to be a founding member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW).


As the Audit & Accounts Executive you will lead a large number of audit jobs, ensuring deadlines are met and compliant with necessary regulations. Completing the job before passing to the Manager for review.

  • Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, reporting to the relevant Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager.
  • Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them.
  • Answer queries from juniors throughout the audit.
  • Complete audits in accordance with our clients audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff where required.
  • Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe.
  • Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary.
  • Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown.
  • Complete analysis of items for tax.
  • Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager for review.


The successful candidate will be:

  • ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
  • 3 years + auditing experience
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience - Sage, Excel, Word and ideally CaseWare (accounts and audit) and tax software
  • Previous experience of supervising/mentoring junior members of staff
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks

Job Offer

  • Circa £50,000pa.
  • Hybrid working from a central London office.
  • Competitive benefits package.
  • Strong support for your personal development
  • 33 days holiday (including public holidays)


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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