Audit and Accounts Senior

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We are looking for a full time Qualified Audit and Accounts Senior based in either our Banbury or Kettering office, to provide a high quality service to clients in our Corporate Services team.

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week.


– To support partners and managers in the Corporate Department, to deliver quality service to clients with compliance and planning matters
– To be able to manage and deliver ad hoc projects and assignments
– Review and prepare client accounts, tax or VAT based work from information supplied by client to the required standards
– Undertake remuneration planning exercises
– Involvement with Audit work as and when required
– Assist with higher level, technical client accounts and all aspects of taxation compliance work, for personal and corporate clients
– Identify points for Partner to raise with clients and to raise potential areas for additional services, including added value services and advice
– Finalise paperwork for dispatch to clients and HMRC in a timely manner, meeting required deadlines and quality
– Bookkeeping, ledger maintenance, supplier maintenance and management accounts, as and when required
– Liaise with clients to obtain relevant information for their accounts, acting in a proactive way, and ensuring attention to details and effective questioning of client
– Monitor own job quality and quantity in line with agreed budgets, meeting these targets and exceeding where possible
– Record own chargeable time and ensure maximum recovery
– Support trainees by providing on the job coaching and supervision, and review of trainee assignments
– Attend courses that are appropriate to job role
– Use appropriate support networks to clarify knowledge on complex queries such as CCH or software vendors
– Review, and depending on size of assignment, prepare client tax returns based on information supplied by client, advice on tax payable and payment dates and to meet deadlines in line with the firm’s standards
– Assisting clients with accounts software and other bookkeeping queries as required
– Involvement in client seminars, including attendance and set up where required
– Involvement in networking and business generation, under the guidance of more senior team members

Critical Skills Required:

– Excellent problem resolutions skills, and ideas generation ability
– Strong computer literacy
– Strong active listening skills
– Ability to review and prepare client accounts, tax or VAT quickly and efficiently

Critical Knowledge Required:

– Good knowledge of all taxes
– Knowledge of Accounting systems including, Xero and other software as required – knowledge of their uses and benefits
– In depth accounts preparation knowledge

Qualifications Required:

– ACA or ACCA qualified
– Degree or equivalent experience

Experience Required:

– Previous proven accounts experience within a practice environment
– Experience with cloud accounting software such as Xero

Personal Qualities:

– Strong presence
– Excellent communication skills
– Quickly builds rapport and trust
– Highly confidential
– Good networker
– Attention to detail
– Resilient and energetic
– Achiever and self-motivated
– Organised
– Creative
– Analytical – quick thinker

Job Requirements:

– Live within commuting distance of Banbury or Kettering
– Work outside normal hours as required

Disclaimer - FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.