MHA | Senior - Accounting and Advisory
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Senior - Accounting and Advisory

Preston Accounts & Advisory Posted: 23 May 2024 ref: 1333
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Job description

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 14 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success. As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

What does the role entail?

Key Responsibilities:

  • To prepare assignments to strict deadlines (accounts, tax, briefing notes), reporting either directly to director/partner or on more complex assignments to senior manager.
  • To liaise with the director/partner or manager to organise assignments (book with clients and organise staff).
  • To use allocated staff and provide appropriate supervision.
  • To liaise in particular with relevant departments to make sure compliance work is planned at the right time.
  • Collate project raw data and summarise into suitable format for review (e.g. first draft projections/reports).
  • Prepare assignments for director/partner review (accounts, tax, briefing notes for partner/director).
  • Highlight issues which the director/partner needs to discuss with the client.
  • Assist with arranging pre-completion meetings with managers/directors/partners and completion meetings with clients on timely basis.
  • Contribute to managing fee targets, prepare budgets and bills for director/partner approval.
  • Plan own and others time to maximum efficiency.
  • Give clear and unambiguous instructions to staff on assignments.
  • Seek feedback for self and provide junior staff with feedback at the end of the assignments using the Firm's IPD framework documentation.
  • Identify when staff members may need support, provide support and refer issues where appropriate to relevant line manager.
  • To manage personal time and working practices to maximize profitability and protect the good reputation of the firm.
  • To maintain the highest standards of personal organisation, setting an example to more junior members of staff.
  • Comply with the firm’s policies, procedures and ethical standards.
    Spot opportunities to introduce other services.

Essential skills

  • Up to date technical knowledge of Auditing and Financial Reporting Standards and the firm’s software packages.
  • Awareness of departmental objectives and key performance indicators.
  • Awareness of the firm’s services and product offering.
  • A sound general understanding of auditing and accounting principles.
  • Ability to use sector software, in particular accounts prep, Excel, Word and e-mail systems.
  • To be able to draft letters which are commercially sensible and appropriate to the client's situation.
  • Adapt to different audiences and able to thoroughly research available data and present findings in a way which can be understood by both clients and staff.
  • Effective communication skills, including feedback/coaching, supervisory skills.
  • To be able to establish client needs.
  • To use data gathered to analyse client circumstances.
  • To be able to provide answers to client questions in a manner and pace appropriate to their needs.
  • Possess the ability to communicate with and report directly to partners or senior member of staff.

Why Join us?

Over the last few years, we have won multiple industry awards such as National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year, Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year, Best Advisory Services and most recently the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days (28 days on a training contract, with the opportunity to buy 5 days)
  • Competitive salary package
  • Employee Recognition awards
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • And more!

Its an exciting time to join the firm so take you next career step with us.

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