Technical & Compliance Trainer

Job Type: Permanent Location: London

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Manager – Technical & Training to join our busy Technical & Compliance team in London

The role

The Technical & Compliance Department is responsible for audit and accounts technical advisory, technical communication, development of firm’s policies on technical matters, audit quality monitoring and maintaining the firm’s technical resources.

Overall, we can offer a varied and challenging workload and the potential for progression for the right candidate. We require someone who will be able to make an instant contribution with respect to the technical and compliance basics but who also has the potential to take ownership of their own technical areas if their skills are proven.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the following activities within the Senior Manager – Technical & Training role:

  • Responsible for coordinating a firmwide technical training programme to qualified members of staff ensuring consistency across offices
  • Monitoring of CPD for qualified members of audit and accounts staff and liaison with CPD provider
  • Research of emerging technical issues and delivery of training material and guidance where required (face to face and online)
  • Sourcing of specialist training where required
  • Co-ordination and delivery of director/RI drop in sessions
  • Support the audit and accounts technical query helpdesk (at least 1 day per week) providing advice to client teams across UK GAAP, IFRS and audit
  • Support where required for national events such as national audit conference

The office

We offer accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff work regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located.

Our London office is home to 40 partners and over 300 members of staff.

You

The successful applicant will be a confident, enthusiastic self-starter with the experience and desire to play an important role in a technical & compliance department that fully meets the needs of a mid-tier firm, predominantly based in the UK but with an audit offering from an Irish office.

The successful candidate will be outgoing with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The position will require an extremely high level of ability, attention to detail and commitment and therefore candidates should be self-motivated, display a positive approach to work and have the drive and ability to get things done.

In addition, they should possess the confidence and professionalism to establish credibility at all levels, be commercially minded and have a clear perception of the firm’s technical requirements and also of client requirements. Applicants should ideally be ACA/ACCA qualified with a good exam record and relevant experience.

The successful applicant will also be required to present training material to Partners and staff and therefore experience in giving presentations is desirable.
Candidates are expected to have excellent IT skills

Salary/benefits

  • 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Car allowance of £5,000
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000 for the full year. Paid in December.
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme. This is based on both individual performance and firm performance.
  • Salary reviews annually in October.
  • Twenty-five days annual leave. This increases in line with length of service. On 1 January, after 5 years’ service, the entitlement will be increased by 7 hours (as long as you have been a manager for 5 years).
  • In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days (35 hours) holiday a year, subject to staff partner approval.
  • Six-month probationary period.
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary,
  • Private Medical – entitled to join on successful completion of probationary period
    Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, which include; health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA). More information will be provided on joining.

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