Pensions Audit Associate, Grant Thornton, Milton Keynes

Specialism:
Audit/Accounts Jobs
Job Title:
Tax Senior Jobs
Region:
UK & Ireland Tax Jobs
Location:
South East Tax Jobs
City:
Milton Keynes Tax Jobs
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Posted:
26-Jun-17
Job Ref:
R_GT6345

We provide a wide range of audit and wider assurance services to pension schemes sponsored by private, public and international companies across various sectors. We audit over 630 pension schemes annually, ranging from the very largest in the UK with over £50bn of assets to those with less than £50m. Our people are committed to delivering best-in-class assurance services, that really adds value to the trustee governance of these schemes not just mundane minimum compliance. We respond to the challenges of our clients with high quality, value for money technical solutions every time.

Please note that the location of this role is flexible. (Leicester / Milton Keynes)

You’ll be interested in developing technically strong audit skills, expanding your experience to include working on a number of Pension Schemes sponsored by some of the largest employers in the Country.
You’ll be responsible for all aspects of the audit, including: planning your assignments; carrying out all audit fieldwork; and completion section of the audit file.
You’ll carry out work profitably and on a timely basis, in accordance with the firm’s professional standards and to the satisfaction of our clients and audit managers.
You’ll work with the manager team to deliver efficient and effective audits and great client service to pension scheme trustees and administrators alike.
You’ll be an exceptional team player.
You’ll ensure work fulfils audit objectives and quality standards.

Who we're looking for:

You'll have a genuine interest in our clients. We want to provide a distinctive service and unlock potential for growth in dynamic organisations.

You'll know that what you do matters. As an organisation we want to be known for how we do business, not simply what we do. So, we need people who know that every act matters from the simple things to the insights we bring to clients.

You'll seize opportunities. We want to adapt quickly and wisely to changing conditions to optimise growth for both our clients and ourselves.

You'll apply critical reasoning to bring clarity and insight. We do it by asking great questions, listening and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience to really help others grow.

Education, experience and qualifications:

You'll be training to become professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA, or equivalent), or be exam qualified but not yet fully qualified. You may already hold an AAT qualification.
You’ll be seeking on-the job experience of delivering audit work within a practice environment, and have some audit experience. Pensions audit experience is not essential, however an enthusiasm for gaining this experience is important.
You’ll be comfortable with working in teams with a high challenge / high support environment
You’ll be interested in developing a good working knowledge of FRS 102
You'll, ideally, also be interested in developing a good working knowledge of compliance and regulation, with specific detailed knowledge of the Pensions SORP, the Pensions Regulator's Codes of Practice and Practice Note 15 auditing guidance.

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