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Audit Semi-Senior/Senior

Hays Senior Finance
England, Northampton, Northamptonshire
GBP30000.0 - GBP50000.0 per annum + £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Your new company
Our client is a top 50 accountancy practice, specialising in providing expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Their culture is built on the values of expertise, respect, innovation, and collaboration, and they foster diverse, high-performing teams with varied experiences and backgrounds.

Your new role
With offices across Central and Southern England, they are expanding ambitiously and are keen to build on their team. Key responsibilities would include:

  • Lead diverse and intricate audit assignments across various sectors, collaborating with managers and partners as needed.
  • Preparing audit files, participating in audit planning, and leading or assisting with fieldwork. As you progress, you'll take on more responsibility and lead smaller audits.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely completion of audit assignments within agreed budgets.
  • Utilise accounting software for accurate reporting to managers, directors, and clients.
  • Prepare corporation tax computations.
  • Stay updated on industry and national economic developments.
  • Cultivating lasting client relationships.
  • Engaging in diverse and intricate audit assignments across various sectors, collaborating with seniors, managers, and partners as needed.
  • While the role primarily focuses on audits, there will also be opportunities to contribute to preparing accounts.

In addition, for the Audit Senior:

  • Allocate work and supervise junior team members during audits, offering support, training, and reviewing their work.
  • Oversee and review tasks performed by less experienced staff.
  • Finalise statutory accounts under your Line Manager's supervision.
  • Contribute to service and product pricing, including assisting with new client quotes.
  • Foster productive relationships within the firm and with clients.
  • Enhance your technical expertise through on-the-job training.

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal person will be part-qualified or fully ACCA/ACA qualified with a minimum of 1 years' experience (3 for the Audit Senior position), with some account exposure, and strong academics. It would be advantageous to have experience with Xero, Sage, CaseWare, and CCH. Charity audit experience is also a plus. Personal qualities required include exceptional attention to detail, a positive, confident, and proactive approach, and effective time management to meet tight deadlines with high-quality work. The right person will be a collaborative team player who is client and staff focused. Proficiency in Excel is a must.

What you'll get in return
As they continue to grow, they offer abundant development opportunities and swift progression. Their friendly and supportive team culture emphasises training and skill enhancement, both technically and in commercial and management skills. Putting people first, they strive to enhance the overall employee experience while promoting an inclusive environment that celebrates individual differences. With offices across Central and Southern England, they are expanding ambitiously. This is a permanent full-time position with hybrid and flexible working options to accommodate diverse lifestyles. They offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme and EV Car salary sacrifice.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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