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Farnham (Full Time, Permanent) £25,000 - £32,000 / Year
Part-qualified Accountant - Farnham, Surrey
On behalf of our client, we are seeking a Part-qualified Accountant to join a well-established accountancy practice at its office in Farnham. Due to continued growth, this role will involve both accounts and audit responsibilities with the successful candidate reporting jointly to the heads of both audit and compliance and accounts departments.
The role will be based in Farnham, however, on occasion you will be required to work at another local office or at client’s premises.
The key elements of this role will include:
• Preparing statutory financial statements and supporting electronic working paper files, including supporting reconciliations and analysis • Drafting corporation and business tax computations • Assisting the Head of Accounts or Accounts Manager with updating accounts files, processing more complex adjustments, resolving manager, partner and tax review points • Completing assignments as required within budget, providing explanations for variances • Managing jobs from start to completion, which depending on the job may include sending draft accounts to clients, liaising with Tax Managers to follow up/assist with tax reviews and preparing final accounts for signature • Taking responsibility for audit assignments from start to finish; planning, risk assessment, preliminary analytical review and preparation of a detailed audit work plan • Determining sample sizes for audit tests and undertaking tests, tailoring audit plans to individual clients and ensuring audit procedures are followed meticulously • Supervising the work of more junior team members, including providing training and assistance as required • Provide training or assistance to clients as required
To be considered for this position, applicants will satisfy the following criteria:
• Be a part qualified ACA (professional exams completed) or ACCA (fundamentals exams completed) with a minimum of two years’ practice experience • Have significant audit experience with confidence to work independently with limited assistance and supervise junior staff • Have experience of preparing statutory year end accounts (ideally FRS102 and FRS105), using an accounting software package, along with preparing supporting working papers in a paper-based or electronic format • As the role will report to two teams, you will need to be able to manage your workload effectively • Excellent communication skills • Able to work well individually or as part of a team • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook • A full driving licence and car are essential
In return, this firm will offer the Part-qualified Accountant a competitive salary (depending on experience) study support, a relaxed culture and free parking.