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Audit Senior - Southampton

Hays Senior Finance
Hampshire, England, Eastleigh / England, Southampton, Hampshire / Hampshire, England
GBP36000.0 - GBP42000.0 per annum + to £42,000 + Benefits
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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You will be working for a leading independent firm of accountants in Southampton that offers a wide range of advisory services including audit and accounting services, specialist company and personal tax planning, corporate finance, payroll, human resources, IT and strategic advice. They are committed to delivering a first-rate service to a diverse client portfolio and providing proactive solutions to meet clients' needs.

The firm are seeking to recruit an experienced, diligent, organised and motivated Audit senior to join their busy Audit and Accounts team. The purpose of this role is to play a key part of the audit team, ensuring that audit planning, fieldwork and completion is performed to a sufficient standard, allowing managers to sign off audit reports.

Key responsibilities will include planning, completion and finalisation of audit / accounts preparation assignments, in accordance with internal processes; preparation and finalisation of financial statements and tax computations; preparation and monitoring of audit assignment budgets; setting objectives for junior audit staff and supervising them on site, including some on-the-job training; reviewing audit work completed by junior audit staff and providing helpful feedback to them, to assist with their development and developing and maintaining good working relationships with clients.

It is likely that you will be a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA), or possibly part qualified, with recent audit experience in a practice environment, to include experience of leading external audit assignments from planning to completion stages. Experience of FRS102 is essential, along with strong communication skills and the ability to be organised and methodical, and be able to hit deadlines and prioritise work on time and within budgets. Excellent attention to detail is essential, and you will be a confident user of Microsoft Office and ideally have a working knowledge of IRIS Accountancy software.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary with Full Study Support (if needed) and opportunities to progress, along with a range of benefits including Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Flexible working hours and Free Parking.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in confidence, please submit your CV immediately or call Debbie Stent on 07900 224915.

Please note: All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK as sponsorship for overseas employees cannot be provided for this role.

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