The role in brief:
An opportunity has arisen to join the audit, accounting and advisory team as a senior adviser, in a post exam qualified role. This opportunity is on the back of continued growth in our client base.
Who we are looking for:
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who already has significant audit experience working within an audit or a mixed audit and accounting role, and who is seeking to progress and personally develop in their audit career.
We provide a complementary range of training opportunities to ensure that you maximise your potential in areas such as becoming a trusted adviser, how to network, presentation skills etc with opportunities for progression around the firm. These will comprise personal effectiveness as well as your technical skills.
We have quarterly performance review conversations to ensure your development is on track. You will also have a buddy and opportunity for a mentor.
We also encourage you to get involved in wider firm initiatives and have your say on how we can progress on our journey towards being the best North-West firm of finance professionals.
We are a vibrant, dynamic and award-winning firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers, with offices in Blackburn and Bury and a hub in Burnley, covering East Lancashire, Greater Manchester and beyond. Our vision is to be the best North-West firm of finance professionals and we want great people to join our team and help us do that.
We are proud of our inclusivity and diversity, encouraging people to be the best they can be an to be involved, no matter their level of experience or role.
We are a member of Praxity, the 7th largest global accountancy association and the largest association of independent firms. Being part of Praxity allows us to have strong international connections and a great source of secondment opportunities.
Joining the PM+M team will help take your career to the next level. You will be joining a values-led organisation with a unique culture where you will be encouraged to take ownership of your own development and achieve your career goals.
We understand that we thrive when we help our clients succeed and that is our core purpose. We also understand that, to do that, our people need to succeed and be happy and fulfilled.
Everyone is different and has different hopes and dreams and different personal circumstances at different stages of their lives. Our task is to listen to you, understand what you want to achieve next and then work with you to help you get there. Our working practices are flexible, based on high degrees of trust and empowerment and can flex to suit your circumstances and needs.
You will be a part of our audit team, providing an excellent service to a large range of corporate clients and business owners, of which circa 75% of the role will be working on statutory audits. The remaining time will be spent on year end accounts preparation and ad hoc advisory projects for clients.
You will also have the opportunity to support our corporate finance team with live projects.
Your work will be based at clients’ premises, predominantly around Lancashire and Greater Manchester, and in our offices. We adopt a flexible working policy and so some time may also be spent at home.
You will start by building on your existing experience, reporting to managers, directors and partners and by effectively managing teams to deliver high quality, efficient audits. Developing strong client relationships as quickly as possible will be paramount.
You will start to have client contact from day one as well as working closely with corporate tax colleagues. You will also have responsibility for training and developing less experienced members of the audit team as well as identifying ways in which we can improve quality and efficiency.
As your experience grows, you will be able to take responsibility for smaller audits and reporting direct to Responsible Individuals. Beyond that, we expect progression to be to Assistant Manager, Manager and beyond if this is how you wish your career to unfold.
As well as some relevant experience in accountancy and/or audit, we’d like you to be:
• Keen to play an active role in a dynamic team and willing to contribute to the success of the team and the firm as a whole
• Passionate about providing great client service with a genuine interest in our clients.
• Great at communicating with people at all levels.
• Positive and resilient.
• Good at using your initiative and working under pressure.
• Motivated and well organised.