Accounts and Audit Executive, London, £60k to £70k

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Accounts and Audit Executive

RecruiterLink are currently working with a Top 10 Accountancy Practice in London who are actively looking to fill an Accounts and Audit Executive position in their Audit team.

You will take responsibility for completing accounts preparations, audit work and production of corporate tax computations, ensuring deadlines are met and compliance with necessary regulations. You will be accountable for completing the job as far as possible before passing to the supervisor or manager for review and sign off.

This role has an equal split between Audit and Accounts, and you will be able to show some flexibility with this and be open to delivering what is needed.

What is in it for you?

Genuine Work Life balance
Accredited Investor in People
New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
Very competitive salary
Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral

Accounts specific

Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff (where appropriate)
Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements with a final pack for the client, to be reviewed by manager
Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, discuss with Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager
Plan how testing work should be allocated amongst junior team members
Complete audits in accordance with company audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff
Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe
Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary
Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager for review

Supervision and Training

Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness
Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified

Qualifications and Skills

ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
Excellent accounts preparation and problem solving skills
Competent planning and completion skills
Computer experience - Excel, Word, Outlook. Ideally CaseWare and alphatax, Sage, Xero QBO or other bookkeeping software
Previous experience of leading junior members of staff (18 months plus experience)
Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks
Client focused and commercially aware
Team building and problem solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure and manage deadlines

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