Senior audit manager, International group, Gatwick, UK (Big4)

From £65,000 + car
Our client’s International group portfolio of clients include some the largest and most successful of the businesses that the company work with in the UK. They are complex, influential and exciting. This work is for those who respond well to the challenge of understanding a clients’ business and key controls. 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 and UK network within the firm.

Hours:

This is a permanent role. They do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us.

Location:

You will be based in the Gatwick office, however travel will be required for client based projects. The company work across industry specialisms – their clients are varied, and vary in location. Whilst some clients are based locally, they do spend time on site with regional clients. They specify full mobility for their audit and assurance roles but will make arrangements respectfully.

 

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager within the Audit and Assurance practice you will have responsibility for:

  • Managing key audit and assurance relationships across a variety of industry sectors;
  • Identifying and developing both audit and assurance opportunities with new and existing senior clients;
  • Leading audit and assurance teams and developing managers and junior team members to reach their potential;
  • Ensuring all regulatory changes are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements;
  • Building relationships with other departments to deliver market and client focused business solutions;
  • Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them including having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture;
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent);
  • Thorough knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS;
  • PCAOB experience is desirable, but not essential;
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and controls;
  • A proven track record in establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients;
  • Experience of motivating and developing teams;
  • An ability to implement solutions to address changes in regulatory requirements;
  • Experiencing of working with International or Ltd company clients;
  • The ability to work under own initiative and in many different and stimulating environments;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP reporting;
  • Significant presentation and business writing experience;

For more information please contact elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

N.B There is a similar role available in Reading.

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

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.