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Accounts/audit Senior

Company: Haines Watts    Location: Edinburgh
We are looking for a highly skilled entrepreneurial individual to join the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930´s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

Ideally suited to a new or recently qualified CA or ACCA, the Accounts and Audit Senior role is offering a competitive salary with career progression opportunities within the firm and a great benefits package.

The Accounts and Audit Senior will contribute towards a positive culture in the firm which is currently being developed as part of our "Glasnost" project and through preparation of a Personal Development Plan.

The Accounts and Audit Senior´s duties will be:
Management and delivery of accounts and audit assignments
Supervise, delegate and review work of juniors
Deliver information to client in timely manner
Display in depth client and technical knowledge
Identify cross selling opportunities
Manage client communication in effective manner
Monitor chargeability on a weekly basis
Plan Audit assignments, including budgeting and use of analytical review
Lead smaller audits
Identify where there are shortfalls of work to cover chargeability and alert Managers
Communicate to management progress on workload and plan for efficient completion

Experience of completing private company accounts under new UK GAAP and knowledge of disclosure requirements
Experience of conducting audits both in office and at client premises and of managing an audit junior
Experience of preparing accounts for sole traders and partnerships and a basic understanding of the tax legislation for both
Experience of preparing VAT returns
Experience of preparing monthly and quarterly management accounts for clients in a timely manner
Experience in managing and maintaining client relationships and communicating effectively with clients
Leadership experience - managing, delegating work to and assisting in the development of junior staff
Experience of producing budgets for jobs and of monitoring and controlling jobs against budgets
Experience of working with Sage, Quickbooks and other commonly used accounting software preferred including cloud based systems such as Xero

CA/ACCA fully qualified

The Accounts and Audit Senior will have the below skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good attention to detail
Business entrepreneurship and commercial awareness
Strong interpersonal skills
Personal Qualities

Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
If you are keen to secure a progressive Accounts and Audit Senior role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today.