Audit Assistant or Senior

Southampton or Winchester, Hampshire
08 Oct 2019
07 Nov 2019
Employer Sector
Accountancy Practice
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for an active studier or newly qualified ACA or ACCA individual to join a motivated, professional and client focused team.  Excellent FRS102 knowledge is essential.

To join a thriving office where career progression and development is on personal merit.

Completion of audit and accounts preparation assignments, ensuring compliance with accounting and auditing standards and regulations, reporting to audit and accounts managers.

A general up to date knowledge of taxation would be an advantage.

A mixed client base firmly grounded in the owner managed business sector spread across a variety of trading companies, solicitors and not for profit organisations.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing audits both in but primarily out of the office using a computerised audit system
  • To supervise and assist junior team members both in house and off site
  • To delegate and review work of junior team members; including audit files, draft documentation, accounts and corporation tax computations
  • Liaison with and dealing with client queries
  • To attend client meetings
  • Ensure client engagement documentation is up to date
  • To assist in the preparation of proposals for new work, where necessary
  • To act as a mentor for junior team members and provide day to day training
  • Attendance at marketing events
  • Identifying opportunities to advise clients


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified at ACA or ACCA
  • Previous experience in practice
  • Experience of completing audit and accounts work for a variety of business entities
  • Possess a high level of technical knowledge combined with excellent commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to the audience
  • Proficient in the use of using a computerised audit systems
  • Competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to identify commercial and professional risks and ensure these are managed effectively
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order to achieve work deadlines
  • Project a professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Track record of successfully managing, motivating and leading junior staff on assignments
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Driver with access to a car

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