Audit and Accounts Executive

Posted 19 November by Rutherford Briant
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Rutherford Briant are currently recruiting for an Audit and Accounts Executive to join a Top 20 firm in their London Office. The ideal candidate will take responsibility for completing accounts preparations, audit work and production of ccountable for completing the job as far as possible before passing to the supervisor or manager for review and sign off. corporate tax computations, ensuring deadlines are met and compliance with necessary regulations. You will be accountable for completing the job as far as possible before passing to the supervisor or manager for review and sign off. This role has an equal split between Audit and Accounts, and you will be able to show some flexibility with this and be open to delivering what is needed.

Accounts and Audit Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown
  • Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them, answer questions and produce review points. Monitor clearance of queries and ensure work is well presented and technically accurate
  • Complete analysis of items for tax

Accounts specific:

  • Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff (where appropriate)
  • Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements with a final pack for the client, to be reviewed by manager


  • Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, discuss with Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager
  • Plan how testing work should be allocated amongst junior team members
  • Complete audits in accordance with audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff
  • Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe
  • Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary
  • Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager for review

Supervision and Training

  • Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness
  • Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified

Qualifications and Skills:

  • ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
  • Excellent accounts preparation and problem solving skills
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience - Excel, Word, Outlook. Ideally CaseWare and alphatax, Sage, Xero QBO or other bookkeeping software
  • Previous experience of leading junior members of staff (18 months plus experience)
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Team building and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage deadlines

What is in it for you?

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • 33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Very competitive salary
  • Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral

Required skills

  • Audit
  • Financial Statements
  • Succession Planning
  • Accounts

Reference: 39084744

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