Audit Senior

Job details
  • Job Ref: 2313
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Salary: Negotiable

Our client  is looking for an individual who is ambitious and motivated looking to progress within a rapidly growing team delivering advice in a sector that we are well known for throughout the UK.
 You will be responsible for assisting the audit manager and partner in managing a portfolio of clients including companies, partnerships and sole practitioners, although predominantly corporate work for audit clients.

The Responsibilities

Fully supervise a portfolio of clients, taking responsibility for all aspects of their audit affairs and ad hoc project work as it arises

  • Planning and carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory financial reporting and completion work
  • Close liaison with the tax department and the ability to deal with tax computations and personal / corporate tax issues
  • Maintain and control a portfolio of mainly audit clients
  • Undertaking work at client premises and liaising with clients, including acting as a point of contact for day to day ad hoc queries and enquiries
  • Supervising and coaching staff
  • Keeping managers and partners up to date with progress
  • Preparation and updating of benchmarking data reports for use within both audit and corporate finance work
  • Assist corporate finance team with specialist assignments such as acquisition advice, business disposals, raising finance, business plans, preparing projections, sector research and analysis
The Person – Skills & Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on privately owned and private equity backed companies in a range of geographies, whilst learning a lot about the sector so as to gain knowledge that will enable them to be more of a business adviser rather than simply an accountant.

  • Newly or recently qualified ACA / CA / ACCA
  • Experience of systems controls testing as well as substantive and analytical review auditing techniques, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures and use of paperless electronic audit files
  • Understanding the bigger picture as well as auditing individual balances
  • Good working knowledge of UK accounting standards
  • Well developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation of audit assistants
  • Good project management techniques including decision making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation, evaluative and administrative skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a pressurised environment 
  • Have a sound track record in meeting deadlines and demonstrate effectiveness within a team environment

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