AUDIT SENIOR

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
20 May 2021
Closes
19 Jun 2021
Job Role
Accountant, Audit
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
ACA (ICAEW), ACCA
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Tilney Smith & Williamson’s personal wealth management services include financial planning, investment management and advice, online execution-only investing and personal tax advice. For businesses, its range of services include assurance and accounting, business tax advice, employee benefits, forensic advice, fund administration, recovery and restructuring, as well as corporate finance and transaction services.

Birmingham

Our centrally located Birmingham city office provides leading edge advice to private clients, professional practices, mid-to-large corporates and nonprofit organisations. We provide an extensive range of services from our Birmingham office: audit and accounting services, business advisory services, transaction services, corporate tax, investment management, financial planning, advice on personal tax and trusts.

Assurance & Business Services

We provide a range of services including external and internal audit, management accounts and payroll services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and startups to substantial international groups.  Our client portfolio includes businesses from a variety of different industry sectors, across both private and AIM listed companies.

Job Description

To plan, perform and complete the audit process for each assignment.

Key responsibilities:

Client Contact

  • Regular discussions with the client to confirm progress, identify solutions to any hurdles and ensure reasonable expectations are met.
  • Establish relationship with key contacts at the client.
  • Identify and highlight any opportunities for S&W apparent from work undertaken.

Staff management

  • Assist and perform training of junior staff.
  • Plan, assign, monitor and review work of junior staff.
  • Complete assessment forms of audit team.
  • Monitor adherence to budget.

Technical

  • Assist with the planning of audits and accounting assignments.
  • Perform work in accordance with S&W audit and assignment procedures.
  • Ensure all areas of the work are completed with any exceptions to this being agreed with the manager.
  • Prepare draft accounts/report and completion memo (including identification of control weaknesses or areas of improvement) for review by manager.
  • Understand and appreciate key commercial aspects of the clients business.

Organisational

  • Provide regular progress reports to the manager.
  • Identify and discuss with manager issues/problems and agree and complete appropriate actions.
  • Ensure deadlines met.
  • Be able to work on several different assignments at one time.

Staff development

  • Attendance on courses.
  • Technical reading.
  • Attend client meetings

Key Competencies:

  1. Judgement: be able to take a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on information available.
  2. Planning and organising: needed throughout process to ensure deadlines met.
  3. Customer focus: develop relationship and gain confidence of client. 
  4. Commercial awareness: awareness of the key business drivers and the commercial pressures affecting the client.
  5. Teamwork: ability to optimise the team’s performance and fulfil the needs of each team member in terms of personal and professional development.
  6. Technical expertise: technical competency.

Candidate Profile

Education/Qualifications:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent

Key Experience/Skills:

  • Demonstrable audit and accounts experience gained within a professional services firm.
  • Strong communication skills, both internally and directly with clients.
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising others and delegation of work.
  • Demonstrable ability to organise self and others, such that you can work on several different assignments at one time.

Reference           3984516