Audit and Accounts Senior

Location Sunderland
Discipline: Public Practice
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Contact name: Nicola Walker

Contact email:
Job ref: 21023
Published: about 1 month ago

​Are you looking for a new opportunity where you will be given a full portfolio of thriving clients? I have a client looking for a qualified ACA/ACCA to join their team at their office based in Sunderland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of accounts from a variety of clients' systems - Sage, Xero, QuickBooks etc.

  • Preparation of corporation tax computations

  • Actioning queries raised by accounts and tax managers on the accounts and working papers prepared

  • Finalisation of the accounts following client meetings

  • Acting as a point of contact for clients for ad hoc queries

  • Preparation of management accounts and VAT returns

  • Lead audit assignments, which will include planning, fieldwork and completion using standard programmes including specialist audits e.g. SAR and charities

  • Supervise, train and mentor more junior members of staff

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be ACA/ACCA qualified or finalist or be qualified by experience

  • Ideally have a minimum of 4 years’ experience working in an accounting practice

  • Have a strong technical knowledge and be up to date with current legislation

  • Have good training and mentoring skills

  • Have experience of preparation of year end accounts for owner-managed small to medium businesses including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies

  • Have experience in statutory auditing

  • Be able to work to tight deadlines and budgets

  • Be driven and proactive, ensuring that our commitment to providing excellent service levels to our clients is met

  • Have a good knowledge of accounting software packages such as Sage, QuickBooks and Xero would be advantageous

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Have good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail

  • Be keen to take on additional responsibilities and make recommendations for business and process improvements

  • Ideally be a driver with own car

Advantageous Experience:

  • Preparation of charity accounts

  • Audit of charities

  • Solicitors Accounts Rules

What you get:

  • A competitive salary with progression

  • Auto enrolment contributory pension scheme

  • 20 days' statutory holiday plus 4 days' holiday at Christmas

  • Flexible working hours

  • Extensive learning and development opportunities

  • The ability to accrue Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

For more inofrmation, please contact Nicola Walker at Si Recruitment.