Audit & Accounts Assistant

Posted 3 days ago by Reed Accountancy
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Our highly reputable and professional organisation are looking for an Audit & Accounts Senior to join their Audit & Accounts team based in Fareham.

They would consider Qualified or Part Qualified candidates with a minimum of 2 years' work experience in audit, so if in doubt, please apply to discuss your level of experience further.

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, ultimately resulting in the ability for the company to sign audit reports.

Key Responsibilities

· Planning, execution and completion of audits reporting to managers and partners.

· Preparation of accounts, reports and other assignments as required.

· Co-ordinate planning with clients, including liaising with relevant departments within the firm.

· Communicating and building relationships with clients and related third parties.

· Leading on-site audit teams and completing jobs with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget.

· Business development including promoting the firm and its services to the existing client base and prospects.

· Development and supervision of trainees.

. Accounts preparation for non-audit clients and drafting of company tax computations.

The Person

· ACA / ACCA qualified or part-qualified accountant

· Recent experience in Audit and Assurance within an accountancy practice (minimum 2 years). Experience of auditing construction, marine and property firms ideal but not essential

· Experience of leading external audit assignments from planning to completion stages under International Standards on Auditing, both in office and on-site.

· Experience of preparing accounts in accordance with FRS 102 is essential

· Able to work independently as well as part of a team

· Strong communication skills with senior staff and clients

· Confident user of Microsoft Office suite – Intermediate/Advanced user of Word and Excel. Prior knowledge of CCH Audit automation preferable.

· Motivated to take responsibility of the role and maintain a high level of quality service across all audits

· Sound knowledge of key risks applicable to specific audits and aware of own limitations and when to ask for assistance.

. Must hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have own vehicle.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

The firm

The firm is a well established accountancy firm, offering a variety of accountancy, audit and taxation services to its clients. Its offices are conveniently located in Fareham town centre, with the main shopping area a 5 minute walk away.

Salary: competitive


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (incl bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working available (minimum 3 days in office)
  • Occasional dress down days


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fareham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • 5 GCSE’s graded 4- 9 (formerly A* -C) or equivalent

Work Location: In person (minimum 3 days per week office based) with working from home available. Occasional on-site working.

Does this sound like you? Please apply now!

Reference: 52600684

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