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Audit and Accounts Senior - Southport
Vacancy Description
We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic candidate who is committed to providing outstanding client service, whilst concurrently taking responsibility for their own development. The successful candidate will be able to communicate with clients and colleagues in a professional manner and be a team player to ensure the team as a whole meets its objectives. We are a top 50 award winning services firm with an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Location: Southport
Hours: Full time
Competitive salary and benefits package

Supporting our Corporate Services team in Southport to deliver a quality service to a portfolio of clients, the key responsibilities of the role will include:

• Acting as an audit senior on statutory audits including large groups.
• Working at client premises, supervising and training junior staff, developing client relationships and demonstrating a commercial approach to audit work performed.
• To prepare assignments to strict deadlines (accounts, tax, briefing notes), reporting either directly to director/partner or on more complex assignments to senior manager.
• To liaise with the manager/partner to organise assignments (book with clients and organise staff) whilst complying with the Firm’s policies, procedure and ethical standards.
• To liaise with relevant departments to make sure compliance work is planned at the right time, using allocated staff and providing supervision.
• Collate project raw data and summarise into suitable format for review (e.g. first draft projections/reports).
• Review work in progress and fee budgets on monthly basis, reporting variances from billing target to manager/partner.
• Arrange pre-completion meetings with managers/directors/partners and completion meetings with clients on timely basis.
• Manage own fee targets, prepare own budgets and bills for manager/partner approval.
• Give clear instructions to staff on assignments and ensure they are supervised and provided with feedback using the Firm’s IPD framework documentation.
• To maintain the highest standards of personal organisation, setting an example to more junior members of staff.

Our ideal candidate will have:

• ACA/ACCA (or similar) qualification or be nearly qualified / qualified by experience.
• A minimum of 2 years’ audit and accounts experience in an accountancy practice.
• Up to date technical knowledge of Auditing and Financial Reporting Standards.
• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to tailor communication appropriately.
• Experience in developing client relationships and understanding client service standards.
• A strong commercial awareness.
• Excellent attention to detail and a positive solutions focussed attitude.
• Excellent organisational, planning and IT skills.
• A respectful and professional demeanor, speaking positively of others and be a team player.
• Flexibility to work additional hours in order to meet deadlines or unforeseen problems.
• Valid driving licence and car insured for business use.

Experience of CCH Accounts Production, CCH Audit Automation or Cloud Based Accounting Software would be beneficial, however full training will be provided.

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible and will make an appointment as soon as a suitable candidate is found.