Senior Associate, Audit

Department: Corporate Audit

Location: Cheltenham

Closing Date: 25 September 2020

Senior Associate, Audit

We are Crowe - one of the UK’s foremost audit, advisory and tax experts. We are part of Crowe Global offering the right combination of global reach and expertise to help our clients succeed. We are the UK’s top Charity Auditor and have achieved this award for nine consecutive years. Our reputation and success is matched only by our ambition and we know that to continue our remarkable growth we will need to carry on engaging and keeping the best talent out there. This is the cornerstone of our growth strategy. Our friendly and inclusive culture is centred around our values of We care, We share, We invest, We grow. We aim to deliver excellent client service which adds value to our clients and a rewarding experience for our people. After all, if our people do well, so do we.

As a Senior Associate Audit at Crowe UK LLP, you will find the expertise, the resources and, above all, the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career.

At a time of continued growth in our Cheltenham office we are recruiting for a qualified Senior Associate Audit to join our audit/assurance team.

Requirements

  • ACA/ACCA/CA qualification essential
  • Significant auditing and accounting experience (ideally UKGAAP)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • A passion for client service
  • Display energy and enthusiasm and a focus on achieving results
  • A keenness to further your own personal development and career goals

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Ability to execute work efficiently, delivering excellent service and bringing the full breadth of Crowe UK LLP's capability to support our clients
  • Acting as a role model for more junior members of the team, providing on-the-job coaching
  • Adhere to the firm’s risk management policies at all times
  • Delivering work to the highest quality
  • Solid understanding and application of UKGAAP accounting fundamentals and applications; proficient in basic technical techniques (valuations, modelling, spreadsheets)
  • Able to provide fast and intuitive analysis; correctly interpreting data, including financial statements and source documents
  • Demonstration of the ability to effectively manage the Audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters
  • The ability to lead and manage fieldwork on clients’ sites including liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the Audit process

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of client work, ensuring the team’s audit work and reporting is of high quality. You will also be leading and coaching team members as well as managing relationships with clients. The person in this role will also contribute to the success of our business unit, which will involve business and people development. There will be opportunity to work on advisory engagements, on both our audit and non-audit clients.

Your line management: responsibilities

  • Demonstrating personal commitment to work and team success; showing positive attitude and enthusiasm for work and taking initiative to improve process/situations when appropriate.
  • Consistently treating colleagues with fairness and respect. Helping to provide opportunities for everyone to contribute and succeed.
  • Providing and being receptive to regular and constructive feedback that improves self and others. Continually developing skills and knowledge.
  • Influencing, changing and shaping the direction of a particular activity, either internally and/or externally.
  • Coaching junior members of staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately.
  • Providing on-the-job training for developing auditing skills and familiarity with the Firm’s audit methodology.
  • Participating in office, service line and firm wide activities.

Your direct client responsibilities

  • Acting as the first point of contact for our clients on a day-to-day basis.
  • Demonstrating excellent writing, research and presentation skills (proficient in power point, excel and word).
  • Anticipating client needs, and communicating effectively with clients in both written and verbal exchanges.
  • Acting at all times with the Firm’s best interests in mind. Acts with integrity in all dealings.
  • Assisting in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, providing solutions and seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of risk; understanding the Firm’s approach and policies for managing risk, in relevant business and applicable legal and regulatory rules and following policies.
  • Considering and managing risk (reputational, operational and credit) in all interactions with clients.
  • Shows a sense of urgency and understands how their work (including speed, attention to detail, and quality) impacts the Firm’s ability to serve clients.
  • Producing work for the Manager and/or Partner review, clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.
  • Demonstrating Business Development skills and identify additional sales opportunities.
  • Demonstrate an application and solution-based approach to problem solving, referred to for research on delivery of solutions in that field on client assignments.
  • Identifying areas requiring improvement in the client’s business processes and possible recommendations and prepare and deliver Audit Findings Reports to be provided to the client.
  • Taking primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.
  • Although the majority of your time will be spent servicing clients in Cheltenham, at times, there is a requirement to support our other UK offices.

Why work for Crowe UK LLP?

As one of the UK’s leading firms of chartered accountants, we are looking for exceptional people. Our ethos is to promote our friendly, approachable and professional style as business partners, building strong and long-term relationships with our clients.

We offer you an opportunity to continue your career and work for a Firm that offers stability and knowledge. In addition you can work alongside experienced professionals who put the client at the heart of everything they do.

At Crowe UK LLP, you will find the expertise, the resources and, above all, the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career. In return we can offer you continued career development, highly competitive salaries and flexible benefits. Plus an opportunity to work for a Firm that truly values its people.

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