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Audit Senior - Oxford or London

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Do you want to be part of a collaborative, respectful, expert and innovative Top 100 accountancy practice?  Do you want interesting, varied client work?

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London Marylebone.  We have a strong focus on innovation and technology to help our clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Our clients range from private clients to owner-managed businesses and large international groups.  We also have specialist teams for international businesses and property-based clients. 

Shaw Gibbs takes pride in being an employer of choice.  We put our people first and are known for having a friendly and supportive team culture built around our values of collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise.  We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas on the firm belief that creating better client solutions requires innovation and continuous improvement.

Due to planned growth, we are now looking for an Audit Senior to join our talent Oxford audit team. Your role will be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding. You will be working with a great team of like-minded colleagues all focused on supporting each other to perform at their best.

This is a full time, permanent role. We have a great flexible working policy that allows you to work when you want to around core hours, as well as hybrid working. Hybrid and flexible working are an integral part of our culture.  If you wish to be based in our London office, you will be required to work in our Oxford office on an occasional basis for team meetings and events.

The Role

This role would suit someone with a minimum of 3 year’s UK practice Audit experience.  Full training and support will be given to further develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a variety of interesting and complex audit assignments across multiple sectors, liaising with managers and partners when required
  • Prepare audit files, undertake audit planning and lead/assist with fieldwork
  • Assist in work allocation and supervise more junior team members on audits, providing support, training and reviewing their work
  • Ensure audit assignments are completed to a high standard, in time and within budgets agreed with Directors
  • Supervise and review jobs completed by less senior members of staff
  • Using accounting software to provide accurate reporting for Managers, Directors and clients
  • Preparing statutory accounts and finalise accounts under the overall supervision of your Line Manager
  • Preparing corporation tax computations
  • Maintain up to date and relevant technical knowledge of the industry and national economic issues
  • Input in to service and product pricing, including assisting with new client quotes
  • Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients as required
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training

What we can offer you

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including holiday trading, pension, health cash plan, life assurance, referral bonuses and a fantastic retail discount scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Wellbeing and mental health programme
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

  • ACCA/ACA Qualified or almost qualified
  • UK accountancy practice experience in audit, some accounts experience is also a must
  • University degree with a 2.1 or higher or 3 good A-Level results (or equivalent)
  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written
  • Fully fluent in English, verbal and written
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Able to work within procedures on job aspects which will deal with facts, standards and quality
  • Xero, Sage, Caseware and CCH experience would be an advantage

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to recruitment@shawgibbs.com by 5pm Friday Tuesday 31st January 2023.

For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: https://www.shawgibbs.com/careers

Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.


* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region*.  We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK.  Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights. 
 

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