Audit and Accounts Senior

Holborn, London | £30,000 – £45,000 | Job reference AH104

We are currently looking to recruit for a part-qualified or newly qualified ACA candidate to join our team as a senior in our audit & accounts team (to come on board and complete their ACA qualification with us if required).

Our Client

Our Client has built a stellar reputation for such excellence, coupled with the highest level of integrity and objectivity. Over the years, their expertise, experience and enterprise have helped businesses succeed, families prosper and not for profit organisations pursue missions. Through their partner-led service, they continue to offer a genuine duty of care in managing their clients’ finances effectively, providing you with confidence to move forward and grow.

Responsibilities 

  • Preparation of accounts (annual and management) for companies, charities, partnerships, sole traders and all other entities. This will be achieved using one, or a combination of different computerised packages including Caseware, Sage, Xero and Excel to name a few. This will also involve producing relevant working papers, completing work programmes and producing accounts in the necessary statutory format containing all required disclosures (for annual assignments only).
  • Working as a member of audit teams and performing audit work in accordance with instructions given by more senior staff. This will also involve specialist audit assignments, which require different approaches to standard audit assignments.
  • Ensuring files are in order for review by Managers/Partners. Preparing a list of points that need to be brought to the attention of Managers/Partners or referred to the client.
  • Drafting tax computations and company tax returns.
  • Preparing management accounts and other information as required by the client e.g. variance analysis, cash flow forecasts.
  • Assisting with the completion of client VAT returns as required.
  • Providing ad hoc advice and assistance to clients.
  • This role does involve travelling to clients. Any additional time spent travelling over and above your normal travel time to the office can be charged to the client.
  • Suitable candidates must meet ALL the following criteria:
  • The successful candidate will be looking for diversity in their work and their client portfolio. They will work closely with the managers/partners developing client relationships.
  • Need to be newly qualified or part-qualified ACA or working towards completion of ACA professional level with a good exam track record.
  • Need to have a broad experience of the following areas on a wide variety of clients: –

 Accounting

  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, Plc’s, LLP’s and Charities, with knowledge of CaseWare Accounts production and working papers
  • Management accounting and book-keeping, principally using Xero, Sage and Excel.

Tax

  • Corporate tax
  • VAT, including preparation of VAT returns
  • PAYE & other employment related issues

Auditing

  • Audit of limited companies, UK based groups, groups with International interests
  • Specialist audit assignments i.e. Charities, Pensions, FCA regulated businesses
  • Documentation of systems and testing of such systems
  • Planning and completion of audits

General

  • Experience of working in teams on audit and accounts assignments, in the role as a senior.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate will be experienced in Microsoft office tools. It would also be a benefit if they were experienced in CaseWare Accounts software and Mercia audit/accounts working papers, as well as cloud bookkeeping software such as Xero, QuickBooks & Sage.
  • Hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.
  • Be able to freely work in this country without having a restricted/time barred work permit.

What Our Client Offers:

  • HOURS: Flexi-time office arrangements based on 35-hour week; four weeks holiday, plus 8 statutory bank holidays and 2 additional customary holidays
  • PAY: Between £30,000 – £45,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus 8% pension contribution regardless of personal contribution and other benefits
  • TRAINING: Training will be given both internally and externally as necessary on relevant courses
  • ACA courses are offered on a day release basis and with paid study leave for all first attempt courses

Application Process:

 If you are a dedicated professional seeking to contribute to a fast-growing firm and are interested in continual development, we invite you to submit your CV. Alternatively, you can drop an email to Annabel at annabel@legadorecruitment.co.uk expressing your interest and outlining your qualifications.

Job Reference – AH104