Senior audit associate, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, UK (Big4)

£36,000 + allowance

 

As a fast growing business unit our client have many opportunities for career progression – particularly to the manager grade where they service  clients from FTSE 100 to the privately owned business and work across a variety of industries from Financial Services to Property to manufacturing to the public sector and many more. This also gives you an opportunity to work with new people day in day out, and get to know people across the office and from all lines of service.
As a Senior Associate you will have a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of your development, and particularly on smaller clients can be seen as one of the main faces of our client even to their senior client members.  You will have involvement in the audit from beginning to end – from planning, supervising the work of others, dealing with senior members of the client’s management team and significant involvement in completion/dealing with engagement leaders.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Providing an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day management of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established audit clients
  • Working and liaising with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide a high quality client service
  • Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative
  • Reporting directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
  • Having team management responsibilities
  • Responsibility for the coaching and development of more junior members of the team
  • A chance to give back to community and social welfare projects, often using your business skill
  • We fully support internal mobility both nationally and internationally

 

Requirements:

  • ACA / ACCA qualification essential
  • Significant auditing and accounting experience
  • A passion for client service
  • A keenness to further your own personal development and career goals

 

Please send CVs or requests for more information to elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

Group Financial Controller, Essex, UK

£70,000 + car allowance + benefits

Our client is a global market leader in the Electronics sector. The group have international operations in the UK, Germany, USA, China, Singapore and Taiwan. The business is headquartered in Northern Home Counties and employs approximately 200 people worldwide.

2016 has been a successful year for the company and to support the ongoing successful growth of the business, there is a need for a talented and motivated Group Financial Controller.  This individual will be responsible for Group Financial Control working closely with the Group FD and senior management team.  The role will have an international remit, interacting closely with global operations.

This will be a visible role within the group and you will have regular interactions with the executive team and senior managers.  The role will encompass a number of project matters.  For example, due to the ongoing growth of the business and positioning itself for further future growth, there is a need to globally implement an ERP system in 2017. You will be fully engaged in the implementation of this project.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Timely accurate, and complete financial reporting including consolidation of group accounts for both Management Accounts and external financial reporting.
  • External financial reporting to include annual report and accounts, interim half-yearly reporting and supporting numbers for trading statements.
  • Working closely with other advisors and suppliers such as banks, insurers, actuaries.
  • Working closely with Group FD and the senior management team to implement and drive on-going improvement in the business.
  • Ensuring adherence to Group Reporting rules and controls
  • Responsible for adherence and provision of advice re IFRS and Group accounting standards.
  • Managing, together with the Group FD, relationship with external auditors.
  • Supporting client contract structuring and negotiations from a financial perspective.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Qualified and financial reporting experienced accountant with experience in multi-currency international finance experience.
  • Experience of working within a fast growing, product-led company.
  • Exposure to an international business environment.

 

This role requires a talented and exceptionally technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing international business. As Group Finance Controller, you must have the ability to develop financial reporting to highlight the challenges and future needs of the business. This role requires an individual who can add considerable value to Group FD and the senior management team, and therefore, in turn to the business.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000.

UK Chief Accountant, Hemel Hempstead, UK

Up to £120,000 pa + Bonus+Benefits

This role offers the opportunity of being involved with one Europe’s most dynamic  IT services organisation.  Our client is an international market leading  information technology consultancy.  The global business employs 38,000 and has a turnover of almost €4bn.  They requires a UK Chief Accountant. Reporting to UK CFO, this is a pivotal role with extensive interaction with the senior executive team.

 

Responsibilities:

The role has responsibility for group financial reporting and central functions, including Tax & Treasury. The role will be responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations.  You will ensure the financial integrity of UK business.

Responsibility include;

  • Statutory reporting;
  • Managing relationship with external auditors:
  • Manage all central accounting teams.
  • You will leading a diverse group of teams, plus managing the shared service centre outsourced to India.
  • You will address complex accounting issues as these affect the Group’s reporting of performance and strategic direction;
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring no surprises;
  • You will present updates to the wider Finance, Business Finance and Commercial teams.
  • You will work closely with global HQ Corporate and Commercial Finance divisional to ensure Group Accounting Policies and business performance reporting are understood.

 

Qualifications:

It is crucial that the successful candidate has:

  • ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • The ability to highlight the financial challenges and future needs of the business.
  • The ability to think strategically, supports and adds value to the executive team.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000

Audit Executive, St Albans, UK

£37,500

Our client are a highly ranked Top 10 practice firm.  They have recently opened a new, dynamic business space in St Albans designed to bring business leaders together to work, connect and develop. They provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. They audit over 8,500 firms annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll work as part of the team, in leading on site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on compliance and/or advisory role that exceeds client expectation, and engaging with clients and guests within the St Albans business space.
  • You’ll prepare and review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll allocate work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received excellent on-the-job coaching preparing or reviewing work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll discuss relevant audit issues with personnel at the client’s premises in a professional and articulate manner
  • You’ll create a positive impression with the client, responding to any queries in a respectable time frame
  • You’ll effectively support and engage with managers throughout the audit process
  • You’ll interact with local businesses and take part in St Albans networking activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • ACCA, ACA, CA, CPA, or equivalent
  • Good Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Audit Software and Microsoft experience.
  • Strong technical abilities with a good audit grounding

Audit Specialist, Central London, UK

£45,000

Our client, a boutique 16 partner firm requires an audit specialist to not only undertake audit assignments but support the corporate finance department on an ad hoc basis.
They have a mixed client portfolio, including Leisure, Financial Services, Property, Media some very large private businesses, ranging from several million to £5m – £50m+ t/over bracket, though some are in the hundreds of millions. This offers an excellent opportunity for career development within an expanding London firm and an opportunity to be exposed to a real diversity of client work both in the audit and Corporate Finance project area. High performing individuals will be well remunerated and will progress very quickly.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to either Senior Managers or directly to Partners.
  • Time split between audit and corporate finance.
  • Acting as on site senior, responsible for planning, executing and completing audit work to a high standard. Will be working regularly with juniors & semi seniors, so must be able to train juniors during an audit, delegate, monitor & review their work.
  • Due Diligence, Valuations and Transaction Support projects
  • A high technical & practical standard sought, so experience working in a well-reputed and recognised firm is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Must be computer literate with advanced knowledge of Excel and good knowledge of Word, Pro Audit is useful but not essential.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of IFRS would be useful.

Internal audit executive (newly qualified), London, UK

 

£45,000

 

The Executive plays a central role within the Business Risk Services department. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing the advice necessary to help clients manage risk and improve their business performance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • prepares draft terms of reference/audit planning document prior to meeting the client ensuring any revisions are processed
  • prepare fieldwork as applicable to review
  • produces close out documentation and contributes to close-out meetings with the client
  • responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all clients and colleagues

 

Requirements:

  • Delivery of internal audit service including devising strategic and annual internal audit plans on a risk based approach.
  • Field management responsibilities including completing file reviews and preparing reports for review by engagement manager.
  • Planning and supervision of audits assigned to auditors, including leading planning and exit meetings.
  • Completing high level internal audits including corporate governance, clinical governance and risk management arrangements.
  • Reporting to Audit Committees on progress and key performance indicators against plan.
  • Establishing effective working relationship with external auditors to provide reliance on internal audit work.
  • Financial Management including billing and income collection, compilation of profitability budgets and management of financial review process to achieve target internal profit measures.
  • Executing internal audit assignments independently to the required scope in compliance with risk based internal audit methodology including: Treasury Management, General Ledger, Payroll, Capital Budgeting and Monitoring, Human Resources, Corporate Governance and Project & Change Management.
  • Working with counter fraud to ensure control weaknesses are accounted for within internal audit delivery.
  • Participating in proactive and reactive fraud assignments to identify potential instances of fraud.
  • Performance Management of auditors and acting as a Development Officer mentoring auditors.
  • professional qualification (ACA, CA, ACCA,MIIA)
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages, internet, email
  • Experience of internal and auditing and risk management
  • Experience of preparing and delivering presentations

 

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com 

IT internal Auditor, Antwerp, Belgium

Competitive Salary + car + bonus + benefits

Our client provides full services in the fields of Payroll, HR and Tax & Legal, in Europe, the United States and Canada. Its clients are in the private and public sectors, from SMEs to very large organisations. They offer payroll calculation and administration, training, HR research, socio-legal, fiscal and HR consultancy, specialist software for personnel departments and on-site support.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working with your colleagues in the team on the further development and professionalisation of a productive Audit Services department within the Group
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the internal controls on the entire portfolio of business processes
  • Formulating tangible and feasible recommendations concerning process improvements / risk mitigation
  • Answering customer questions (both internally and externally)
  • Assessing risks related to key projects within the group and formulating recommendations for improving the process design where required

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant audit certificates or are willing to obtain them over time
  • Some auditing experience, preferably in the area of IT auditing
  • Not put off by limited travel within Europe
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Have an open communication style that includes the necessary integrity and diplomacy
  • Make the company’s INSPIRE values a high priority (INtegrity, Smart cooperation, Passion, Innovation, result-driven)
  • Are proficient in three languages (Dutch, English and French)
  • Some knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Are keen to learn new processes quickly and thoroughly
  • Are pragmatic and solution-oriented in respect of our internal stakeholders.

If you think this might be you please email leo.ketchin@williamscottassociates.com or call +44 (0) 203 8188604.

Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, International Group, Gatwick, UK (Big4)

£42,500

 

The office’s foreign owned portfolio of clients include some the largest and most successful of the businesses that the firm work with in the UK. They are complex, influential and exciting.  This work is for those who respond to the intellectual challenge of understanding a clients’ business and key controls. Work on controls based auditing allows you to develop relationships with the client far beyond the main finance team, making for a more interesting and rewarding experience

Their clients genuinely value the insights we bring over their financial controls as it goes to the heart of how they run their business. As you progress, there will be opportunities for foreign travel and overseas secondments to key geographic global markets of the Americas, APAC and EMEA. Working in the International team will accelerate your opportunity to build your international network as well as a UK network within the firm.

 

Responsibilities:

You will have responsibility for:

  • Audit planning and the delivery of the audit plan to the client;
  • Day to day management of field teams, including reviewing work of staff members;
  • Liaison with key client staff providing timely reporting and management information;
  • Management of reporting requirements, including attendance at meetings;
  • Lead teams on challenging engagements, including transaction and project work;
  • Develop and mentor more junior members of staff;
  • Involvement in tendering for new clients.

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with IFRS and UK GAAP reporting standards;
  • Experience in auditing clients in accordance with PCAOB regulations;
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Positive and ambitious attitude;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Project management capabilities;

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, Private Markets Group, Gatwick, UK (Big4)

£42, 250

The firm’s clients range from Private Equity owned businesses and the UK’s largest privately owned businesses to high growth, dynamic entrepreneurial companies. Working directly with owners throughout the business life-cycle to deliver high value add propositions, with significant capital markets opportunities. The Private Markets business is a multi-million audit and advisory market and they have already demonstrated great success, and high growth, over the past 2 years.

There is a mix of audit and non-audit work, and closeness to the business owner, means you will develop a broader, far more commercial skill set, positioning you as the ‘trusted advisor’. There will be a significant focus on building relationships from an early stage.

 

Responsibilities:

You will have responsibility for:

  • Audit planning and the delivery of the audit plan to the client;
  • Day to day management of field teams, including reviewing work of staff members;
  • Liaison with key client staff providing timely reporting and management information;
  • Management of reporting requirements, including attendance at meetings;
  • Lead teams on challenging engagements, including transaction and project work;
  • Develop and mentor more junior members of staff;
  • Involvement in tendering for new clients.

 

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with IFRS and UK GAAP reporting standards;
  • Experience in auditing clients in accordance with PCAOB regulations;
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Positive and ambitious attitude;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Project management capabilities;

 

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on +44 (0)203 818 8600 or email tony.berry@williamscottassociates.com

Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, FTSE Group, Reading, UK (Big4)

£44,250

The firm’s FTSE group is focused on UK businesses registered on the London Stock Exchanges and includes the most recognised and highest profile clients in the UK. It brings together both their largest and most influential clients and their most ambitious and high growth listed clients.

Their work will be the focus for many significant stakeholders in UK  capital markets.  Their ability to execute the highest quality audits and influence the corporate governance agenda will position the firm as the distinctive audit firm in this market. The nature of their work ensures a deep understanding of these clients and enables you to broaden your relationships with the client far beyond the main finance team, allowing you to deliver true value added insights to clients. Your work will put you at the heart of the transition we are seeing in the market from audit to advisory and from advisory to audit. This will give you the opportunity to accelerate the development of your networks across all service lines in the business and to both broaden and deepen your commercial skills.

 

Responsibilities:

You will have responsibility for:

  • Audit planning and the delivery of the audit plan to the client;
  • Day to day management of field teams, including reviewing work of staff members;
  • Liaison with key client staff providing timely reporting and management information;
  • Management of reporting requirements, including attendance at meetings;
  • Lead teams on challenging engagements, including transaction and project work;
  • Develop and mentor more junior members of staff;
  • Involvement in tendering for new clients.

 

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with IFRS and UK GAAP reporting standards;
  • Experience in auditing clients in accordance with PCAOB regulations;
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Positive and ambitious attitude;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Project management capabilities;

 

For further information, please contact William Scott Associates on 020 3818 8600 or email tony.berry@williamscottassociates.com