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    Audit & Accounts Supervisor

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Audit
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 24/05/2018
  • Job reference: 33944_1527181174

Our client, a professional accountancy firm, is seeking an experienced Audit & Accounts Supervisor to join their busy Corporate team. The Corporate team provides an assortment of business support services to individuals and businesses of varying entity types, covering a vast array of sectors and specialisms including; not for profit, academies, professional practices, manufacturing, leisure and tourism, motor dealers.

The successful Audit & Accounts Supervisor supports the Corporate team in Preston to deliver a quality service to a portfolio of clients.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

Supporting client managers, co-ordinating compliance service delivery, timetabling work and ensuring deadlines are met in an efficient manner

Maintaining regular contact with clients and other professional contacts, developing relationships and spotting opportunities to add value, liaising with other departments as appropriate

Assisting in arranging, preparing for and attending planning and completion meetings with clients

Taking responsibility for planning, field work and completion of statutory and other audits in a variety of industries, including substantial groups and specialist sectors

Managing audit teams on site, working on a variety of assignments, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget

Reviewing assignment work and reporting to senior management within the team as appropriate

Providing support to junior members of staff and assisting them in achieving professional competencies

Completing and supervising specialist audits under a variety of client money regulations, grant funding schemes and other regulatory requirements

Performing internal audits for clients under an outsourced role

Providing accounting support to a variety of clients by preparing management accounts, VAT returns and undertaking ad-hoc projects

Preparing individual and group statutory accounts under UK GAAP, including FRS102 for limited companies, LLP's, partnerships, sole traders

Preparation of corporation tax, partnership tax and business tax computations

Managing own fee targets, monitoring of WIP and billing in addition to managing own time

Preparing and presenting reports and other documentation for clients

You will be a positive and enthusiastic candidate who is committed to providing outstanding client service, whilst concurrently taking responsibility for your own personal development. You will also be able to communicate with clients and colleagues in a professional manner, and be a good team player in order to ensure the team as a whole meets its objectives.

Essential

Recently ACA qualified (or similar)

Sound technical knowledge and experience of auditing standards and experience of a wide range of audit and accounts clients

Experience of preparation of accounts for a variety of entities

Experience of supervising assignment teams and providing feedback and training to individuals

Possess a sound technical knowledge of tax principles

Effective communicator with clients, contacts and fellow team members in the manner and pace appropriate to the audience

Strong commercial awareness

Great attention to detail

Solutions focussed

Flexibility in working practices to support client needs

Strong IT skills are essential in this role, with candidates ideally being competent in all Microsoft packages as well as accounts production, audit and corporation tax software, Sage Line 50 and experience of cloud based accounting software.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.