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Audit Senior in High Wycombe at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

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Job Description

Due to recent growth, we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join 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 well-established accountancy firm with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

We are recruiting for a Qualified Audit Senior (full-time) to work within our well-established accountancy practice in High Wycombe. To assist the Directors in the delivery of statutory audit and accounts preparation services, and to manage and allocate work to audit trainees. The split with be audit 80% and accounts 20%.

You will report to the Audit Manager within the audit team of eight. Our client portfolio operates in several commercial sectors including services, manufacture, sub assembly, retail and wholesale with turnovers ranging from £5m to £65m.

The Audit Senior role is offering a competitive salary with career progression opportunities within the firm plus benefits.

Duties include:
* 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 on a mixed portfolio of SME and UK Subs
* Supervise two to three staff members 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
* Some special projects including DD and Grant audits

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 system such as Caseware
* Significant prior experience of statutory company accounts preparation under UK GAAP, and also charities and LLPs
* Experience of preparing and auditing consolidated accounts and component auditor issues
* Leadership experience - supervising teams on-site and reviewing their work
* Experience of preparing budgets and monitoring actual time against budget

Qualifications:
* ACA/ACCA qualified

Skills:
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Strong audit and IT skills required
* 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 Qualities:
* Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
* Adaptable
* Personable
* Courteous and professional

Salary - Market Rate, commensurate with the level of experience, plus benefits.

If you are keen to secure a progressive Audit Senior role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm, please apply today.

Kindly note that this job description is not contractual. It will be reviewed periodically and may be amended or altered to meet the needs of the firm. All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

*We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.*