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Qualified Audit Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Bridgend, Wales
GBP30000.0 - GBP45000.0 per annum + Negotiable
Closing date
30 Apr 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

Your new company

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Audit Accountant to join a reputable Accountancy Practice. As an Audit Accountant, you will play a crucial role in conducting financial audits, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and providing valuable insights to clients. This position offers a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays and healthcare cash back plan.

Your new role

  • Perform Financial Audits: Conduct detailed and accurate audits of financial statements, ensuring compliance with applicable accounting standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Compliance Evaluation: Evaluate internal controls, financial systems, and processes to identify potential risks, weaknesses, or non-compliance issues.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare comprehensive audit reports, highlighting findings, recommendations, and any identified discrepancies or potential fraud.
  • Client Interaction: Collaborate with clients to gather relevant financial data, discuss audit findings, and address any queries or concerns.
  • Risk Assessment: Assess financial risks and recommend effective strategies to mitigate risks and improve internal controls.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated with changes in accounting standards, laws, and regulations, and ensure that audits adhere to the latest requirements.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with other team members, including senior accountants and auditors, to coordinate audit engagements and maintain a high level of quality and professionalism.
  • Client Advisory: Provide financial advice and recommendations to clients based on audit findings, assisting them in enhancing their financial operations and compliance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements within the audit function and contribute to the enhancement of internal audit methodologies and tools.
  • Professional Development: Stay abreast of industry best practices, attend relevant training programs, and pursue professional certifications to enhance technical knowledge and skills.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Professional qualification such as ACCA, ACA, or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in conducting financial audits and performing risk assessments.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and relevant legislation.
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and audit tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment.
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards.

What you'll get in return

  • 25 days of annual leave, in addition to bank holidays.
  • Hybrid working.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment within an established Accountancy Practice.
  • Parking Paid.

What you need to do now
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