Audit and Accounts Semi- Senior

Job Title: Audit and Accounts Semi- Senior
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Maidenhead
Salary: 22000 - 27000 depending on experience
Reference: Ref AP123
Contact Name: Philippa Duckworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2020 06:30

Job Description

Job Title

Audit and Accounts Semi- Senior

Main purpose of job

To prepare accounts, audit work and business tax computations for clients

Responsible for

Managing self; limited directional on the job training of more junior staff

Duties & key responsibilities

  • Prepare basic period end accounts (including management accounts / financial statements) for small companies, partnerships, sole trade and LLPs using the firm’s preferred software applications with minimal review points from the manager.
  • Preparation of more complex period end financial statements / disclosures for medium-sized companies and LLPs with manager assistance.
  • Preparation of business tax computations pro-actively identifying adjustments for non-trade / capital items with supporting analysis and rationale.
  • Attendance of year end audits to complete field work with guidance from fellow team members, including the attendance of stock takes and completion of sections allocated on the audit.
  • Prepare company secretarial documentation for declaring dividends, appointment and resignation of company offices and PSCs and reporting the Confirmation Statement.
  • Work to agreed timetables and regular communication of progress to more senior colleagues.
  • Communication with clients to obtain information relevant to the assignment.

General responsibilities

  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • Commitment to passing relevant exams within the given period.
  • Apply regulatory, legal, professional and ethical standards relating to engagements.

Skills and abilities

  • Strong grasp of double entry bookkeeping including journals, reconciliations and analysis to support the preparation of accounting records and identify / resolve bookkeeping issues in client records.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel to prepare formula driven analysis and formatted sheets that can be shared as client deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate and ask for help were required.
  • Passion to develop new skills.


  • Previous experience of working in an accounting or finance environment.
  • Experience of working within a team.


  • Computer skills: MS Office applications - Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong GCSE and A level Qualifications with degree level 2:1 or above preferred although other routes will be considered.
  • AAT qualified or part way through CA / ACA / ACCA
  • Xero certified.
  • Knowledge of IRIS preferred.

Personal attributes

  • A ‘can do’ attitude with a high attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Commitment to learning.
  • Confidence.
  • Able to work as part of a team but also individually.