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Audit Executive

Location: Maidstone

Permanent Full Time

Salary: £34,000

Carlton Recruitments Accounting division are looking for an Audit Executive for our client in Maidstone. You will lead a large number of audit jobs and hold a small portfolio of clients, ensuring deadlines are met and compliant with necessary regulations. Completing the job before passing to the Manager/partner for review.

Responsibilities as an Audit Executive


  • Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum, including details of any potential difficulties that may have been encountered during previous audits and ensure correct tests are applied to produce sufficient audit evidence, discuss with Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager
  • Allocate sections to junior staff and brief on what is expected of them
  • Answer queries from juniors throughout the audit
  • Complete audits in accordance with MHA MacIntyre Hudson audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff where required
  • Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe
  • Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in office and complete any sections as necessary
  • Ensure all hours worked on any client are recorded correctly, enabling a true reflection of the profitability of the job to be shown
  • Complete analysis of items for tax
  • Sign off audit sections, address any problems and/or queries and complete the file before passing it on to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager for review 

Completion of a job - tasks would include:

  •  filling in required documentation
  •  preparation of Key Issues Memorandum including commentary on accounts
  •  summary of outstanding points to manager
  •  final analytical review
  •  cast accounts, check referencing
  • ensure lead schedules agree to accounts
  • pass file to Manager for review
  • clear all review points
  •  make any amendments necessary
  • Draft letters to clients in relation to the audit/accounts
  • Supervision and staff development
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to more junior staff and give detailed help and training as required, to ensure skills are improved to enhance future effectiveness
  • Monitor the performance of staff working on jobs; including giving feedback after files have been reviewed and completing audit review form at the end of each job, noting any training and development needs that have been identified.
  • ACA or ACCA, fully qualified with practice experience
  • 3 years + Auditing experience
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience - Sage, Excel, Word and ideally CaseWare (accounts and audit) and tax software
  • Previous experience of supervising/mentoring junior members of staff
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks
  • Client focused
  • Commercially aware
  • Team building skills

Closing date for applications: January 29, 2022

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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