Audit Associate

England, Berkshire, Reading
Competitive, DOE
10 Jun 2024
08 Jul 2024
Edward Hampson
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Audit AssociateReading, Berkshire
Top 15 Accountancy Practice
Permanent, Full-time
Competitive, commensurate with experience
Our client is one of the UK's top 15 accountancy practices, known for our commitment to excellence and client-centric approach. Their Reading office is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Audit Associate to join their dynamic audit team. We offer a collaborative work environment, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to work with a diverse portfolio of clients.

As an Audit Associate, you will play a crucial role in supporting the audit team in delivering high-quality audit services to our clients. You will assist in the planning, execution, and completion of audit engagements, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and internal policies. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their audit skills and advance their career within a leading accountancy practice.
Key Responsibilities:
- Assist in the planning and execution of audit engagements, including risk assessments and audit planning.
- Perform detailed audit testing, including examination of financial statements, internal controls, and supporting documentation.
- Prepare audit working papers and ensure proper documentation of audit procedures and findings.
- Communicate effectively with clients to obtain necessary information and clarify audit issues.
- Collaborate with audit team members to develop audit strategies and solutions.
- Assist in the preparation of audit reports and management letters.
- Keep abreast of industry developments and changes in regulations to ensure compliance with auditing standards.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of audit processes and methodologies.
- Support the training and development of junior audit staff as needed.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
- Studying towards or holding a professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, or equivalent).
- Some experience in audit or related field is preferred, but not essential.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Willingness to travel to client sites as required.

- Competitive salary and benefits package.
- Comprehensive training and development programs.
- Support for professional qualifications and continuous learning.
- Opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients across various industries.
- Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
- Career progression opportunities within the firm.

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