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Danielle Daymond

Audit & Accounts Senior – Highly Progressive Chartered Accountancy

Hertford

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working alongside a progressive chartered accountancy on their search for an experienced Audit & Accounts Senior, to join their team in Hertford.

This established firm of chartered accountants provides a comprehensive accountancy service, across audit and accountancy matters, corporate finance, and tax services.

They pride themselves on the quality service provided to their loyal clients and believe in ensuring that they can provide clients with the help they need to navigate their way through their business challenges.

This firm will suit someone who can step into the role and inspire the people around them, setting an example to all staff and working closely with clients to deliver the best possible service.

What will you be doing?

  • The preparation of financial statements
  • Plan, direct, oversee and lead on-site audits for SME’s
  • Submit audit reports and present findings
  • Assisting with planning, fieldwork and completion of audit assignments
  • Supervision and development of junior staff including delegation
  • Risk and control assessments
  • Building & maintaining client relationships at high levels
  • 50:50 split between audit and accounts work
  • Involve a small amount of travel to clients across the country
  • Client portfolio is very diverse where turnover range is between £3m and £40m

What are they looking for?

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or part-qualified
  • Experience in leading audits from start to finish
  • IFRS, Charity & FCA experience is beneficial but not essential

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent opportunities for progression and quick development to become Audit & Accounts Manager or even Directorship
  • Healthcare cash plan and life assurance
  • 22 days holiday + plus bank holidays
  • Flexibility to work semi-remotely (under ongoing review)
  • Highly supportive and friendly team
  • + much more!

If this role sounds of interest and you would like to be considered, please apply direct or get in touch with Danielle Daymond at AJ Chambers for more information.

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The Firm

Top 10 accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today£s changing world.

The Team

You£ll be joining a dynamic and forward thinking team that forms an imperative part of the firm. Working on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. The will support you so that you can continue growing and will push you to excel in your audit career with us through professional qualifications and mentoring.

International Travel

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Key Accountabilities

£ Control of a portfolio of clients, ensuring all client reporting & payment deadlines are met

£ Full review of management accounts, ensuring technical accuracy and that any anomalies are investigated and resolved before submission to the client

£ Review of VAT return submissions and Intrastat returns

£ Supervision of Management Accountants and Financial Administrators, ensuring they are completing their work correctly and providing guidance

£ Maintaining excellent relations with clients, acting as the main finance point of contact, responding effectively to reporting or ad hoc technical queries and resolving any issues

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£ Overseeing costings on client portfolio and reporting / explaining monthly recovery to management

£ Identifying and implementing enhancements to the existing compliance routines and control systems

£ Managing the onboarding of new client accounts from an accounting and administrative perspective

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£ Assisting in researching and implementing new accounting initiatives for efficiency purposes

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Knowledge and Experience

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£ Experience of working in an Outsourcing team within practice, looking after a portfolio of clients

£ You must have strong experience of reviewing monthly management accounts prepared by junior team members and good VAT knowledge

£ Experience of supervising staff, building presence and inspiring confidence

£ Accuracy and good attention to detail

£ Be completely conversant with Cloud accounting software, with strong IT skills and excellent knowledge of Excel

£ Ability to manage own tasks, good time management and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines, working with limited supervision

£ Excellent communication skills and confidence when dealing with clients, able to make and justify own decisions

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£35000 - £37000
London /

Management Accountant £" London

£35,000 - £37,000 + ACCA study support

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Key Accountabilities

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£ Preparation of accurate departmental monthly financial reporting packs

£ Preparation of compliant VAT returns

£ Delegating tasks to Financial Administrators with full review of their work

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£ Excellent IT skills and strong accounting system experience

£ Ability to manage own tasks, good time management and able to work to tight deadlines

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£ Very strong communication skills, an engaging personality and confidence when dealing with clients

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