Audit & Accounts Semi-Senior

This is an opportunity to join one of Banbury's leading Accountancy firms at min AAT + level, with 18 months' practice experience. A driving licence is essential.

Providing a high quality audit, accounting and related client service, and contributing generally to the overall development of the Firm, your responsibilities with be as follows:

  • Assist the Department Manager(s) as part of the audit and accounts team, as required
  • Perform the "senior" role on audit assignments, as required
  • Identify points for the assignment manager to raise with clients including potential areas for added value services and advice
  • Undertake bookkeeping, including ledger maintenance, supplier maintenance and management accounts preparation, as and when required
  • Liaise with clients to obtain relevant information for their accounts, acting in a proactive manner and ensuring attention to detail and effective questioning of client
  • Prepare statutory financial statements based on information supplied by clients
  • Prepare business tax computations, partnership and personal tax returns Prepare corporation tax computations and forms CT600
  • Assist with general client enquiries regarding aspects of their bookkeeping and other business related matters as required
  • Prepare other client deliverables as requested
  • Monitor own quality of performance and time costs in line with agreed budgets
  • Assist with administrative tasks if necessary
  • Record own chargeable time and enable maximum recoveries
  • Attend courses that are appropriate to job role
  • Assist in the delivery of ad hoc projects and assignments
  • Provide support to trainees through on-the-job coaching and supervision of their work
  • Make use of appropriate support networks to clarify knowledge and resolve queries on complex technical or software related matters

Critical Skills Required

  • Ability to perform and supervise audits, prepare statutory financial statements and related business tax returns
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong active listening skills

Excellent problem resolutions skills and idea generation ability

Critical Knowledge Required

  • In depth audit and accounts preparation knowledge
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and their uses and benefits

Qualifications Required

Essential: AAT qualified or equivalent

Experience Required

Essential: Minimum of 18 months proven audit and accounts experience within a practice environment.

Desirable: Experience with using cloud accounting software such as Xero

Experience using CCH software and Mercia methodology

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and trust
  • Highly confidential
  • Good team player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Achiever and self-motivated
  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Analytical - quick thinker
  • A positive 'can do’ attitude

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Salary range
19000-28000per annum
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