Audit and Accounts Senior

Recruiter
Red Recruitment
Location
Ampthill, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
22 Oct 2019
Ref
1293018861
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
SENIOR & ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT MAIN JOB ROLE: To ensure that all aspects of financial reporting and auditing are carried out in a timely and efficient manner, in accordance with prescribed systems and procedures and that all relevant files are passed upwards for manager/director review at the acceptable quality standard. On some jobs the senior may be asked to handle a small portfolio of clients. PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS: ACCOUNTS Prepare management accounts Complete on time, accurately and thoroughly Complete all sections and pass on for manager review Prepare complex assignments for manager review Utilise junior staff on more simple assignments and oversee their work standar Support trainees and help with development of knowledge and skills Review annual accounts prepared by juniors Finalise accounts Complete all sections of the accounts file Pass on for manager review Indicate clearly any points that need further clarification AUDIT Complete planning documentation so that audits are carried out effectively Perform the role of the senior representative on site and conduct all relationships with the client in a professional manner Utilise and plan junior staff effectively and oversee their work standard Review/finish audit file to the appropriate standard, suitable for manager review Planning - playing an active part in assisting the manager in audit planning Field work - carried out with minimal supervision in accordance with the audit planning Completion - playing an active part in assisting the manager in completing the file. TAX Deal with complex business tax computations, including corporation tax Prepare personal tax returns for manager/director review. Ensuring that clients are given good, pro-active advice as to limiting their tax liabilities within the boundaries of the legislative framework CLIENT Deliver the service and develop the relationship Relationship build so that trust, respect and understanding are the underpinning features Seek client feedback, act and report on it Communicate by letter, telephone and face to face in a professional manner, recognising and addressing the clients' needs Prepare necessary files/documents for client meetings Empathise with the needs of the manager conducting the meeting Provide not just basic information, but also notes of a 'what if' nature Promote the uptake of add-on Take every opportunity to encourage the uptake of wider, added value services CONTROLS Take account of budgets in utilization of own time and overseeing juniors' time Own time management Time management of junior staff Business mind-set Make manager aware of potential for overrun at earliest opportunity Pro-active, not reactive Prompt upward communication, predicting possible concerns and offering suggestions to remed Ensure that all laid down systems, processes and procedures are complied with working systems are understood and used by self and juniors Work is carried out by self and juniors according to standard operating principle TEAM - where applicable Provide daily feedback to all direct reports Review jobs and give clear, constructive feedback use this process as a developmental tool Carry out annual appraisal of direct reports On time, well constructed, thorough, fair, honest, properly documented 1. Take an active participation in the personal and professional development of all direct reports KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Chargeable time, self - target 80% Chargeable time, direct reports - target 80% - where applicable Quality of files Neat Accurate and complete On time Shows initiative 4. Personal and professional development Progression on course of study (if applicable) SWAT courses Development of soft skills

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