Accounts & Audit Semi Senior - Braintree

£29000 - £37000
Ref: 1334 Date Posted: Monday 26 Feb 2024

*ACCOUNTS/AUDIT SEMI SENIOR

Braintree, Essex

Partners and employees within our client's firm, and when required, new and existing clients and professional contacts including banks and solicitors.

Role to accurately prepare accountancy and audit work unsupervised, providing effective support for both Partner and Manager, and fostering the development of trainees and less senior staff within the team. Partners and employees within our client's firm, and when required, new and existing clients and professional contacts including banks and solicitors.

**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**

- Undertake the training requirements of the Practice to enhance knowledge and skills.
- Integrate successfully with the team and provide effective support to team members.
- Handle complex accounting issues on assignments, ensuring appropriate accounting policies and disclosures.
- Review accounts files and identify issues or inconsistencies for review by Manager or Partner.
- Prepare written and verbal communications to obtain necessary information from clients and address queries.
- Prepare or review management accounts, providing analysis and recommendations.
- Understand and advocate for good management accounting records, identifying areas for improvement.
- Train clients on maintaining good accounting records and implementing new accounting software.
- Conduct detailed audit work, review junior team members' work, and provide feedback to the Audit Manager.
- Prepare corporation tax computations, liaising with the tax department and ensuring compliance with deadlines.
- Understand tax treatment of salary and dividend payments for limited companies.
- Manage and review assistant team members' work, identifying training needs and providing feedback.
- Adhere to and follow the Practice’s workflow procedures and ensure understanding by junior team members.
- Take on additional tasks and follow required instructions and procedures for accounts and audit operations.
- Be commercially aware and cost-effective in tasks, meeting external deadlines.
- Understand the services provided by the Practice to recognise opportunities for external promotion.
- Assist with Practice promotion through sharing articles on social media.
- Deliver training sessions on key accounting or audit areas as requested by the Partners.
- Adhere to the Firm’s Health & Safety Policy at all times.

**KEY ATTRIBUTES:**

- Act with due care and attention, ensuring confidentiality is maintained.
- Commitment to learning new skills and continuous knowledge development.
- Ability to listen and follow instructions.
- Possess an enquiring mind to resolve issues and challenge decisions when necessary.
- Provide encouragement and empathy when training staff.
- Communicate effectively with internal and external parties verbally and in writing.
- Exhibit good analytical and interpretation skills for clients' data.