Audit and Accounts Senior
We are recruiting for a qualified Audit and Accounts Senior to work within our well established Slough office, to assist the partners and associate partners in delivery of statutory audit and accounts preparation services, and to manage and allocate work to audit trainees.
The split with be audit 80% and accounts 20%.
Due to growth within the largest and most progressive region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.
We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.
In return the Audit and Accounts Senior role is offering a competitive salary with huge career progression within the firm and great benefits package.
The Audit and Accounts Senior duties will be :
Planning and delivery of audit / accounts assignments
Plan assignments in conjunction with the client partner or manager
Lead some of our largest and most complex assignments
Supervise junior staff during the audit and review their work
Deliver the audit file to the assignment manager in timely manner
Identify cross-selling opportunities and potential management letter points
Manage client communication in effective manner
Monitor your chargeability and your assignment budgets pro-actively
Coach other staff for improved performance and technical development
Develop specialist sector knowledge and keep abreast of industry developments
Mentor audit and accounts trainees and contribute to the office's training and development programme
Experience of OMB / SME private company audits : planning, budget preparation, identifying key risks, developing an audit plan, executing the audit on site
Knowledge of and experience of current auditing standards and approaches : analytical review, documenting systems and controls, sampling techniques
Experience preparing audit and accounts files using an electronic working paper system such as Caseware
Significant prior experience of statutory company accounts preparation under UK GAAP, and also charities and LLPs
Experience of preparing and auditing consolidated accounts and component auditor issues
Leadership experience -experience supervising teams on-site and reviewing their work
Experience of preparing budgets and monitoring actual time against budget
ACA / ACCA qualified
The Audit and Accounts Senior will have the following skills :
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good attention to detail
A strong interest in owner managed businesses and general commercial awareness
The ability to manage multiple deadlines and prioritise effectively
Strong interpersonal skills
Personal Audit Senior Qualities
Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
Courteous and professional
If you are keen to secure a progressive Audit Senior role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.