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Audit & Accounts Semi-Senior
Peterborough

Service/Department:

Audit

Job type:

Full-Time

Description:

THE ROLE

An Audit and Accounts Semi Senior is being sought to join and complement the current Peterborough office audit team. The team is growing in response to an expanding and more demanding client base and this is an excellent opportunity to join this friendly, vibrant and dynamic business.

This is a varied role that will include undertaking a 50/50 split of audits and accounts work, both in the office and at client premises, giving the successful candidate a wide range of experience across both disciplines.   

The firm advises businesses ranging from large corporations to small family companies. In addition to commercial companies in service and manufacturing industries, we also deal with professional partnerships, financial services, entrepreneurs and charities.   Our diverse client base and the breadth of services we offer means the successful candidate will gain a broad experience across a range of business sectors alongside an in-depth insight as to how business operates.

 
THE INDIVIDUAL
 
We seek a passionate and enthusiastic individual with at least one year’s experience in the delivery of external audit and accounting services. Ideally the applicant will have experience of conducting and completing audit engagements across a wide range of clients, both carrying out this work and overseeing and reporting on the work of others.
 
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to delivering a first-class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team.
 
A driving licence and access to transport is essential as the role involves regular travel to client premises across Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

AUDIT

  • Assist with audit planning, fieldwork and finalisation, to include:
    • Attend audit planning meetings
    • Attend client’s premises to conduct audit fieldwork
    • Perform tests using ProAudit software
    • Follow instructions of audit senior
    • Provide trainees with on the job training during audits
    • Adapt audit testing with senior/manager input to best suit client’s needs
    • Proactively participate in two way communication regarding audit progress and any issues with client and manager
    • Responsible (alongside Audit Senior) for completion of the audit file and work with the team to ensure deadlines are met
    • Contribute to the completion of appropriate reporting to identify audit findings to manager in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and provide guidance to trainees
  • Monitor budgeted time allocated for the audit and notify the manager if the audit will go over the set timeframe


ACCOUNTS

  • Draft accounts for supervisor/manager’s review and approval to include:
    • Production of lead schedules to agree to accounts disclosures
    • Production and reconciliation of control accounts
    • Collation of appropriate evidence to support figures in the account
    • Draft sole trader/company tax computations
    • Raise relevant and coherent queries to assist with supervisor/manager review
  • Liaise and communicate with portfolio holder and client


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide constructive feedback to line manager regarding processes and procedures
  • Develop soft skills for communicating with clients
  • Save all correspondence with clients in the document management system
  • Be up-to-date with the firm’s policies and procedures and comply with them at all times
  • Complete timesheets accurately on a daily basis
  • Take on any other duties appropriate as and when required
  • Assist with mentoring of junior members of staff
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance


STUDYING

  • Study towards the relevant accountancy qualification – ACCA or ACA
  • Balance studies and working full time with generous study leave provided by the firm


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 with a 6 or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • At least 3 A levels at grade B or equivalent
  • AAT qualified or grade 2:1 at degree level or equivalent.    
  • At least two years’ practice experience
  • Competent knowledge of the Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to deliver accurate work to deadlines and under pressure with good time management skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering a first-class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills, both written and verbally
  • Sound technical and analytical skills
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Adaptable and flexible in attitude
  • Must be able to live and work in the UK
A driving licence and access to transport is essential as the majority of the audits are conducted at the client’s premises. 


ROLE REPORTS TO

Audit and Accounts Manager
 

SALARY / BENEFITS

What we can offer you:

  • A dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression
  • Competitive salary depending upon experience.  Salary is reviewed annually
  • Extensive internal and on-the-job training
  • Paid study together with generous study leave
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • 20 days annual leave (increasing with service or qualification) in addition to statutory bank holidays
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary
  • Eligibility for the firm’s annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Client referral bonus
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Ongoing Learning and Development through one-to-one mentoring and the Moore Global platform to develop soft skills as well as technical knowledge
  • Social events including Christmas party and Summer BBQ
  • Charity fundraising to help support the local community
 

THE ORGANISATION

Moore is a fast-growing, top 15 accounting and advisory network, with offices throughout the UK and members across the globe.  In the East Midlands firm, we have offices in Corby, Northampton and Peterborough.
 
We offer a complete solution for businesses and individuals. As well as the usual services of accounts, tax advice and audits we also offer a complete payroll service, strategic business planning, corporate finance, inheritance tax planning and much more.
 

AGENCIES

We are not accepting speculative CVs from any agencies for this role and we will not pay agency fees for these. Should the speculative candidate already be known to us via our own direct sourcing methods, we will continue to work with that candidate directly.