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Audit & Accounts Senior

Hays Senior Finance
Oxfordshire, Bicester, England
Competitive, DOE
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Accounts & Audit Senior
Bicester, North Oxfordshire
Permanent, Full-time

Your new company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small but growing practice in Bicester. They are looking for ambitious candidates to join their team as a qualified accounts and audit senior.

Your new role

This role involves a variety of tasks from general practice, such as accounts preparation (roughly 60%), tax, both corporate and personal (20%) and audit (20%). You will have the opportunity to grow and build up a portfolio of clients while working closely with the partners of the firm.

The role includes: As a key member of the team your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of accounts ready for partner review both directly and as a supervisor of junior staff
  • Preparation of management accounts, coordinating with the client and ensuring the information provided is accurate and relevant to the client's needs
  • Planning, managing and completion of audits. Communicating with the client and the partner, ensuring deadlines and standards are met
  • Responsibility for a portfolio of clients to be built up over time.
  • Preparation and review of corporation tax returns
  • Preparation and review of self-assessment returns
  • Audit work
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries
  • Assisting in the training of junior staff
  • Responsibility for managing workflow and raising invoices
  • Attending meetings with clients

What you\'ll need to succeed

You will ideally be a qualified or finalist accountant with a broad experience across areas of general practice, such as accounts preparation, audit, tax, and client facing work.

Additionally, you'll have:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self motivated
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Experience with accounting software packages eg, Sage Desktop and online, Xero, QuickBooks online and desktop.

What you\'ll get in return

Alongside a competitive salary, you'll also benefit from flexibility in working when you have established yourself.

What you need to do now
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