Accounts & Audit Semi Senior Accountant

Job details
  • Job Ref: AK-CL-AA-20
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Braintree
  • Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 pa

Armstrong Knight are very pleased to be working with an approachable and independent company who offer a range of services to their clients. 
They are an extremely forward thinking company who are now looking for someone to join their friendly and positive team.

What would the role involve? 

  • To integrate successfully with the team and provide effective support for other team members
  • To review the work undertaken by the Accounts Assistants and provide timely feedback on all jobs undertaken and where necessary assist with additional training
  • To prepare the more complex elements of the job which are likely to include VAT controls, PAYE controls and other difficult areas that the accounts assistant may not be able to complete.
  • To prepare draft annual accounts taking into account the current reporting legislation in respect of the accounting standards and to prepare disclosure checklists to ensure compliant
  • To ensure that the accounting working papers have been correctly prepared in accordance with Practice procedures and that all lead schedules agree to the accounts provided for review.
  • To prepare draft tax computations for corporate clients for review by the tax manager
  • To prepare schedules and controls needed for management accounts in a format agreed with the Accounts Manager. 
  • To prepare written communication to send to or verbally communicate with our clients to obtain information to complete the accounts preparation process and to deal with any queries raised
  • To review the schedules prepared for VAT returns and communicate with the client in respect of their liability and submit the relevant return by the deadline date. 
  • To complete and aid with the preparation of statutory work ensuring completed correctly and filed within the correct time limits.
  • In respect of audit clients to follow the instructions and plan provided by the Audit Manager of the assignment. Work involved will include bank transaction testing, sales and purchase directional testing and profit and loss schedules as well as Fixed Asset Testing, Debtors and Creditors testing involving trade debtors and trade creditors and less complex areas
  • Reporting to the Audit Manager on the findings from the audit work undertaken and highlight any issues that may have arisen
  • To train accounts and audit assistants in accordance with the Practice’s training programme and help to identify training needs for those involved. 

What Skills are required?

  • Act with due care and attention and ensure confidentiality is applied at all times
  • Commitment to learning new skills to develop your knowledge
  • Have an enquiring mind to solve queries 
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Provide encouragement and empathy when training assistant accountants
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external parties

If you believe you have the skills required and would like to join a hardworking and committed team then please apply or call Armstrong Knight for a confidential talk with one of our friendly team.

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