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Audit and Accounts Senior in Birmingham at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are recruiting for a qualified or finalist Audit and Accounts Senior to work within our Birmingham 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 70% and accounts 30%.

Due to growth within the Birmingham Office 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

  • 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 systems
  • Significant prior experience of statutory company accounts preparation under UK GAAP
  • 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

Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or at least finalist

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
  • Adaptable
  • Personable
  • 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.