Audit & Assurance Senior
Armstrong Watson is a leading independent accountancy firm with 17 offices across the North of England and Scotland and ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advisors.
Our people and culture are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the unique impact our employees have on not only our clients, but also colleagues and the communities in which we operate.
Our success depends on every one of us behaving consistently across all four values; Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.
We have plans for growth, that are not only ambitious but well within our reach. We're going places and are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing team to help us get there
Our specialist teams aim is to enhance our clients' audit experience through gaining a detailed knowledge and understanding of their business.
We don't see audit as a compliance exercise required by law; we go beyond this, exploring opportunities to benefit the business.
Utilising our expertise in conjunction with our business knowledge enables us to offer relevant feedback or ideas, identify potential weaknesses or risks, and advise on remedial action.
An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Audit & Assurance Senior to join the team in our Leeds office, which works with a wide range of predominately owner managed businesses, both locally and nationally.
We're looking for someone with either a ACA or ACCA qualification with recent practice and supervisory experience.
To complete audit and accountancy assignments on a wide range of clients
To supervise a range of team members working on those clients
To have active involvement in the Corporate Audit team
To support the Partners in delivering services to their clients
To have an active role in the office strategy
To have an active role in the training and development of the team
To prepare statutory accounts for limited company clients together with files for manager / partner review.
To plan, co-ordinate and complete audit assignments and accounts work.
To liaise with client, both in advance of and during assignment, to obtain all necessary information.
To ensure that work is completed to meet external deadlines from client and regulatory authorities and internal deadlines notified by Manager.
To ensure full completion of audit or accounts files for manager review in an appropriate timescale and within budget..
To prepare other accounts such as pension schemes, charities, and partnership clients together with files for manager / partner review.
To prepare monthly / quarterly management accounts from client records, including some processing on Sage.
To provide Company Secretarial services including Annual Returns etc.
To undertake ad-hoc assignments as allocated by manager / partner e.g. corporate finance assignments, cash flows, business forecasts, system reviews etc.
To assist Manager in the smooth running of the Department, including the planning and allocation of workload etc. requesting books and records, and other general administrative duties.
To identify improvements to work practices and work environment and bring to the attention of Manager.
To report to local audit & assurance managers.
KPI’s and financial targets will be agreed during the annual appraisal goal setting.
Interim performance reviews are carried out against personal development plans.
Great organisation and problem solving skills.
Positive use of initiative.
Strong people supervision ability.
Wide range of communication skills, across all platforms.
Keen to be part of a dynamic team.
Willing to contribute to both the local and wider success of the firm.
Employer Contribution Pension Scheme including Life Cover and Income Protection
Enhanced annual leave which increases with service
Health Shield health cash plan
Introductory commission Scheme
Employee Assistance programme
Employee referral scheme
Paid professional membership fees
We're working hard to create an increasingly agile working environment for all colleagues, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate on both a full and part time basis.
In addition to all the benefits you would expect from an award winning employer, you will be given the utmost encouragement and support to develop your career.
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