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Audit Senior -Technical

Employer
Menzies LLP
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

We are looking for an Audit Senior- Semi Senior to join our Technical London office Audit & Accounts team.

We would consider candidates studying toward their ACA / ACCA qualification (or equivalent) with ideally 1-2 year’s work experience, so if in doubt, please apply to discuss your level of experience further. You can expect excellent training, ongoing support, and career development opportunities.

The purpose of this role is to support the Audit and Accounts teams providing advice, technical input in regard to accounting standards, software, compliance, training and identifying areas of improvement and streamlining processes.

This role would suit someone that is currently working in Audit looking for a change in direction whilst staying at the forefront of the industry. 

Our specialist technical team are looking for someone that is passionate about the complexities of Audits, technically minded, and comfortable to research and solve complex issues.

Why Join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire, and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 500 employees. Be a member and not just a number!
  • We offer a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors.
  • Our package and benefits are very competitive.
  • Work life balance is part of our organisational culture,
  • We believe in developing our staff throughout their career.

 Key Responsibilities 

  • To assist with providing technical support and advice in response to queries from staff involving UK GAAP, IFRS and ISA requirements.
  • To support staff in the use of both CaseWare (audit and accounts software) and Inflo (data analytics software).
  • To identify and create improvements to firm processes in audit and accounts. 
  • To assist in producing technical guidance (e.g., bulletins, technical notes, e-shots).
  • To develop and present in-house training to Partners and staff.
  • To undertake the ICAEW Annual Return and other compliance matters.
  • To assist with the annual ethics audit.  

         The Person

  • ACA qualified, can also be currently studying ACA/ACCA
  • Hold the audit qualification (If part qualified the candidate would be expected to work on audits to secure this qualification.)
  • University degree- Minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree 
  • External audit experience.
  • Ability to deal with complex issues and reach clear and supported conclusions.
  • Willingness to develop technical knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build trusted relationships with clients and colleagues. 
  • Strong organisational skills to effectively prioritise high volumes of work.
  • Produces high quality work and willingness to continuously develop technical knowledge.
  • Able to build and sustain positive internal working relationships.
  • Passionate in working with technology and audit software.
  • Previous use of CaseWare, Inflo or Mercia methodologies is desirable.
  • Recent experience in Audit and Assurance within an accountancy practice
  • Recent work experience including significant audit work with experience of large owner managed businesses and groups including international groups.
  • Some exposure to IFRS accounting.
  • This role involves travel to all the Menzies’ offices in London, Surrey, and Hampshire.

Key Benefits we offer, but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary (we do yearly market research to ensure we offer a competitive salary to our employees and joining candidates)
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement a year inc. bank holidays (31.5 days for trainees)
  • Annual buy and sell leave scheme.
  • Private Medical Cover available to all employees (trainees can opt in for a salary sacrifice)
  • Private Pension Matching Scheme: if employee contributes 2.5-5%, we match it and add another 3% on top!
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to £10,000 for a successful placement
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Dress for your day policy – you decide, not us!
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary
  • Group Income Protection – 75% of salary if long term sickness exceeds 6 months.
  • Agile Working is embedded in our culture: we understand that everyone works in different ways and need flexibility within their working day.
  • Learning and Development opportunities and Study Support throughout your Menzies career
  • Career Coaching programme for Managers and above
  • Better Place to Work Initiative: proactive benchmarking of the best DEI and wellbeing programmes to offer our employees and improve our employee experience.
  • CSR Programme: each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise funds and give back to the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees and their families. As well as being a support line for mental health counselling, it also offers practical financial, legal and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.
  • Paid sick leave – a generous scheme to help you when you are struggling with health issues.
  • Free flu jab, eyesight test and physical health checks
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Parental + Family Leave: We are a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 6 weeks, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility). We also have Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Scheme with a maximum of 2.5 days given by the Firm to match 2.5 days devoted to qualifying schemes by the employee in any 12-month period.
  • Season Ticket Loan

To find out more about our benefits please read here

About Menzies

Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a leading UK accountancy & advisory firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.

We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated, and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.

We operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire, Cardiff, and London, providing our clients with easy access and local knowledge.

Many of our clients are expanding overseas and benefit from the outward perspective we can provide via our active membership of HLB International.

#BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our client’s businesses.

Agencies:

When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain, please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL and we do not accept speculative CVs as an introduction. Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team.

Company

Interested in a career in business & advisory? Then why not train with one of the most dynamic and fastest growing firms of Chartered Accountants in the South East and become an expert advisor to SME businesses!

Menzies, a top 25 firm of Chartered Accountants, was established in 1912. Since then we have grown to become one of the largest firms in the South East servicing all kinds of businesses across a range of industries. We have 8 offices, each of which is situated in the heart of the local community, and enjoy long term relationships with both local and national clients.

At Menzies, we offer trainees all the benefits of working in a smaller team environment – personable, friendly and supportive – but with the same commitment to training and varied long-term career prospects offered by the larger firms. We provide all-round professional training with plenty of support, paid study leave, tutoring, specialised courses, personal guidance and a competitive salary, which is reviewed bi-annually and on passing exams.

Company info
Telephone
01483 755000
Location
1st Floor, Midas House
62 Goldsworth Rd
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6LQ
GB

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