Audit & Accounts Semi Senior


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May 3, 2024
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£24000 - £32000 per annum
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black are delighted to be working with a top 100 firm of accountants and business advisors in Manchester currently looking to recruit a an Audit & Accounts Semi Senior with a minimum of 18 months experience and circa 3-5 professional exams remaining.

As Audit & Accounts Semi Senior you will be joining a fast-growing dynamic accountancy and business advisory firm with multiple offices across the North West. They are a forward thinking organisation where you will have access to the latest technologies and be part of a collaborative and inclusive working culture where their people come first.

You will be working alongside a team of talented and dedicated professionals. They are a firm committed to supporting the growth and development of their team supported by comprehensive training programmes, mentor opportunities and a clear path to career progression in order for you to be the very best you can be.

You should be ACA or ACCA part qualified with circa 3-5 professional qualifications remaining and experience of external audit services and accounts preparation within a similar environment.

The roles involve strong teamwork as well as direct interaction with clients, so self-confidence and good interpersonal skills are essential.


As Audit & Accounts Semi Senior you will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of client-based assignments, ensuring your work is of the highest quality. If you already have experience managing an audit team, this role will build on your experience of leading and coaching team members as well as managing relationships with clients.

-You will be working with a variety of clients to allow you to become a specialist in your chosen specialism.
-Preparation of year end accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
-Liaising with clients to resolve queries
-Ensuring all assignments are completed within the allocated budget
-Working with the client to ensure deadlines are met


-ACCA/ACA Part-qualified
-Recent audit and accounts experience in an Accountancy Practice Firm
-Basic knowledge of accounting packages and statutory accounts preparation software
-Basic knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS and FRS 102


You will receive a competitive salary, subject to annual merit based reviews, plus additional benefits including:

-Employers contributions to the company pension scheme
-Life insurance of 4 x salary
-Sick pay
-Access to a flexible employee perks scheme
-Company staff and social events
-“Dress for your day” with smart casual wear welcome on office days
-Free parking on a rota basis
-You will initially receive 23 days holiday per year (3 to be taken between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays with scope for future increase
-Flexible working hours within a seven hour working day
-Hybrid work approach of two days home and three days in the office unless at clients’ premises


People development is core to their ethos, with regular technical and soft skills training.

Work / life balance is fundamental to them and their people, and is a key benefit of a career with this firm.

They provide great opportunities for progression and development, and hope you will enjoy a rewarding long term career with them.

You will be joining a well-established, independent firm of Chartered Accountants based in central Manchester. The vacancies within their Audit Team have come about due to internal promotion and the significant growth of the firm’s overall business, specifically within the audit team.

The firm has clear and aspirational plans for further growth. The client base is primarily Owner Managed Businesses (“OMBs”), however more recently, the firm has been successful in adding a number of Public Interest Entities (“PIEs”) to their client base. Typical client size ranges from start-up businesses to those with revenues in excess of £500m.

The role will be based in their office in central Manchester with the majority of time being spent at clients’ premises. The client base is predominantly based in the North West, with a number of clients further afield.

As noted above, their audit client base is largely OMBs, not for profit organisations, PIEs, PLCs and UK subsidiaries of foreign groups, generally reporting under FRS 102.

Excited to find out more then please APPLY TODAY

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Leyland, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast, Worcester, Dundee and Aberdeen, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK

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