Audit & Accounts Senior in Colchester at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

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Audit & Accounts Senior - Colchester

Due to growth, we are recruiting for an Audit & Accounts Senior to work within our Colchester office reporting directly to Managers and Partners. The position will surround contributing to the provision of an excellent service to a diverse range of clients, providing support to managers, and supervising junior staff.

As a fast growing region of Haines Watts 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 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.

The role is offering a competitive salary and progression within the team.

The Audit & Accounts Senior duties will be:

  • Conducting audit work in accordance with the agreed procedures
  • To produce an accounts/audit summary and a list of discussion points for the manager or partner
  • Preparing accounts and tax returns for partnerships and limited companies
  • Managing deadlines and client expectations
  • First review of statutory accounts and management accounts
  • Dealing with queries from clients via email and on the phone
  • Providing on the job training for junior members of the team
  • Preparing for and visiting clients


  • Leadership experience - delegating work to juniors
  • Experience of working towards budgets and time sheets
  • Experience of Iris, Xero, and Sage
  • An understanding of cloud accounting packages would be beneficial
  • Must have good knowledge of VAT and PAYE


  • ACCA/ACA qualified ideally

The Accounts Senior will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills including good use of Excel


  • Team Player
  • Resilience
  • Approachability and availability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Flexibility

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.

If you are keen to secure a progressive Audit & Accounts Senior role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm please apply today to find out more.