Audit and Accounts Semi Senior

AJ Chambers
09 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
Job Role
Accountant, Audit

AJ Chambers are currently working with a top 20 practice based in the heart of Birmingham who are looking for both a Semi Senior and Senior Accountant with Audit experience looking to take on a new client facing challenge. 


  • Assist the Department Manager(s) as part of the audit and accounts team, as required
  • Perform the "senior" role on audit assignments, as required
  • Prepare statutory financial statements based on information supplied by clients
  • Prepare business tax computations, partnership and personal tax returns Prepare corporation tax computations and forms CT600
  • Assist with general client enquiries regarding aspects of their bookkeeping and other business-related matters as required
  • Prepare other client deliverables as requested
  • Monitor own quality of performance and time costs in line with agreed budgets
  • Assist with administrative tasks if necessary
  • Record own chargeable time and enable maximum recoveries
  • Attend courses that are appropriate to job role
  • Assist in the delivery of ad hoc projects and assignments
  • Identify points for the Department Manager to raise with clients and to raise potential areas for additional services including added value services and advice
  • Undertake bookkeeping, ledger maintenance, supplier maintenance and management accounts preparation, as and when required
  • Liaise with clients to obtain relevant information for their accounts, acting in a proactive manner and ensuring attention to detail and effective questioning of client
  • Provide support to trainees through on-the-job coaching and supervision of their work
  • Make use of appropriate support networks to clarify knowledge and resolve queries on complex technical or software related matters

Critical Skills Required:

  • Ability to perform and supervise audits, prepare statutory financial statements and related business tax returns
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Excellent problem resolutions skills and idea generation ability

Critical Knowledge Required:

  • In depth audit and accounts preparation knowledge
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and their uses and benefits

Qualifications Required

Essential: AAT qualified or equivalent

Experience Required

Essential: Minimum of 18 months proven audit and accounts experience within a practice environment.

Desirable: Experience with using a cloud accounting software such as Xero

Experience using Mercia or CCH software

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and trust
  • Highly confidential
  • Good team player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Achiever and self-motivated
  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Analytical - quick thinker
  • A positive 'can do??? attitude

Job Requirements

  • Live within commuting distance of Banbury
  • Work outside normal hours as required
  • Travel to clients and other locations as required

If you believe you are a suitable candidate for this Audit & Accounts Semi Senior/Senior role, please apply directly or contact Jess Hawes at AJ Chambers. If you believe you possess many of the above qualities but do not wish to apply for this job, do get in touch to enable us to find you a more suited job role.

Audit and Accounts Semi Senior/Senior - Birmingham 

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