Job Description Summary: At Grant Thornton we're driven by a purpose of building a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses, and communities where businesses and people thrive. We've created our own unique culture - one that offers the opportunities of a major organisation in a personal, close-knit environment and that's built around shared enterprise. We provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. We audit over 8,500 firms annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies. Our people are committed to delivering best-in-class assurance services in locations where you are. We respond to the challenges of our clients with high quality, value for money technical solutions every time. Job Description: Grant Thornton in the Thames Valley and Southampton comprises approximately 20 partners and directors and over 275 staff, working out of offices in Reading, Oxford and Southampton. The Thames Valley Assurance team is led by 4 partners and 5 directors and comprises more than 125 people. We deliver assurance to clients of all sizes including both large corporates and small and medium-sized businesses. In everything we do, our aim is to deliver a proactive and value add assurance service to our clients. Our offer to the market is a great depth of expertise, delivered in a distinctive and personal way and is centred on client-focused relationships. Our success as a business goes hand in hand with the success of our people. We develop great people and we want to continue to enhance and grow our assurance offering even further. What you'll be doing working as part of and leading the on-site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on role that meets or exceeds client expectations and supports the partner or manager team working with other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received appropriate on-the-job training or coaching communicating any issues relating to an audit with manager or partner including matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage preparing or reviewing work papers and drafts of the financial statements and oversee all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion producing client deliverables, specifically drafting sections of the report to management and control the audit in relation to timescales and risk management procedures being a key contact between the client and senior members of the team ensuring great relationships built on mutual trust and respect Who we're looking for Education, experience and qualifications: You'll be fully qualified (ACA, CA, ACCA, CIPFA) with the ability to lead external audits ( minimum criteria) Maths and English Language GCSE or equivalent comfortable using audit software and Microsoft packages Passionate about supporting, advising and helping businesses achieve their potential, you'll be someone who wants to make a difference and shape your career and a Vibrant Economy. You'll have strong technical skills and experience of providing clients with quality services. You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. We're looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs: Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business We create sustainable value for our clients We are better together Our CLEARR values underpin all we do We never compromise on quality Valuing you Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you'll be able to progress your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and beyond. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs. The time you spend outside of work helps shape what you can bring to our firm. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications. Becoming a shared enterprise Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we're better together.