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31 Aug 2016

Purpose and Aim of Job:

To begin to develop a knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques and show commitment to passing the professional examinations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake the work allocated by the assignment leader;
  • Keep the assignment leader informed about progress at daily meetings;
  • Ensure attendance at briefing meetings and understand the audit plan;
  • Complete the work within budget for each area;
  • Adopt high professional standards with a business-like approach to work;
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of double entry book keeping;
  • Be able to obtain and document effective audit evidence including that relating to Corporation and Indirect taxes, to include the following:
    • Fixed assets section (complete)
    • Bank section (complete)
    • Understand & document accounting systems and complete systems testing
    • Profit and loss analysis – with attention to tax requirement
  • Develop a basic knowledge of current accounting standards;
  • Pass relevant professional examinations first time;
  • Be able to advise on basic accounting issues;
  • Be aware of Institute and internal ethical guidelines; and
  • To accept responsibility for all work performed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2:1 degree
  • Minimum of 320 UCAS points (excluding general studies)
  • A in Maths GCSE
  • B in English GCSE

Personal Attributes:

  • Be commercially aware
  • Computer literate
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Systematic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Work to deadlines
  • Ability to spot new business
  • Initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Persuasive
  • Area of Specialism: Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 7
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London
  • Salary: Competitive
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