Audit & Accounts Senior

Posted 6 days ago by Public Practice Recruitment Ltd
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Our general practice accountancy firm client, based in the Hertford area, has an excellent reputation for delivering practical financial solutions to a wide range of Corporations, Charities, Academies, and individuals across the UK.

Following significant growth in recent times, our client needs to expand their team so are looking for a fully qualified and experienced Audit & Accounts Senior Accountant to bolster the Audit and Accounts department.

The Audit & Accounts Senior’s responsibilities will include:

  • Planning of assignments, including preparing and updating of the permanent file and briefing/supervising the audit team
  • Preparing the audit and accounts assignment papers and budgets in line with company procedures
  • Ensuring that jobs are completed on time and within budget and reporting to the appropriate manager at once if circumstances arise that may mean the agreed budget will be exceeded
  • Completing the audit and accounts programmes and checklists
  • Where applicable, contacting clients to arrange the timing of the assignments and attendance at stock-takes etc
  • Assisting clients with adjustments to their accounting packages
  • Providing ad hoc support for managers/partners
  • Preparing audit and accounts confirmation
  • Attending stock-takes
  • Preparation of corporation tax and income tax computations and liaise with the tax department and deal with any queries raised
  • Delegating detailed work to semi-seniors or juniors, review their work, providing on the job training assistance and carry out a task appraisal in order to feedback on performance
  • Drafting accounts packages (letters/minutes/certificates)
  • Clearing review points and putting through adjustments to the accounts.
  • Keeping up-to-date with developments concerning client affairs and identifying opportunities to provide additional services to clients.
  • Contributing to the firm’s practice development

Ideal candidates will be ACA/ACCA qualified, have a thorough knowledge of current UK accounting standards and be IT literate in software such as IRIS, Pro-AuditSage Line 50 and MS Office packages. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential to enable you to effectively manage a team of qualified and part-qualified Audit and Accounts Semi Seniors and Audit and Accounts Junior Accountants.

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy Firm
  • Accountants
  • Audit
  • External Audit

Reference: 35087477

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