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Accounts and Audit Executive

Job Title: Accounts and Audit Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14086435/001_1583252259
Contact Name: Charmaine Gandhi
Contact Email: charmainegandhi@michaelpage.com
Job Published: March 03, 2020 16:17

Job Description

You will take responsibility for completing accounts preparations, audit work and production of corporate tax computations and compliance with necessary regulations. You will be accountable for completing the job until review.

Client Details

As a firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, our client works in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations.

They offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

Their agile and responsive approach means they are always on hand to have the right conversations with clients at the right time, allowing them to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

Description

Accounts and audit jobs

Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown

Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them, answer questions and produce review points. Monitor clearance of queries and ensure work is well presented and technically accurate

Complete analysis of items for tax

Completion of a job - tasks would include:

  • filling in required forms
  • commentary on accounts / produce a short summary on the contents of the accounts before passing on as appropriate
  • summary of outstanding points to managers
  • final analytical review
  • cast accounts, check referencing
  • ensure lead schedules agree to accounts
  • pass file on for review
  • clear all review points, make amendments as necessary

Accounts specific

Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff

Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements with a final pack for the client, to be reviewed by manager

Audit

Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence

Plan how testing work should be allocated amongst junior team members

Complete audits in accordance with audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff

Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe

Check and supervise the work of more junior staff

Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on for review

Supervision and Training

Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required

Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified

Profile

  • ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
  • Excellent accounts preparation and problem solving skills
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience - Excel, Word, Outlook. Ideally CaseWare and alphatax, Sage, Xero QBO or other bookkeeping software
  • Previous experience of leading junior members of staff (18 months plus experience)
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Team building and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage deadlines
  • Be positive and committed to the firm in dealings with both clients and staff

Job Offer

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • 33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Very competitive salary
  • Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral