Audit Jobs

In Blackburn

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We only recruit for Accountants – the Accountancy Recruitment specialists.

Audit jobs and external audit jobs in  with accountancy and finance recruitment agency Public Practice Recruitment Ltd who recruit audit accountants for accountancy firms in Blackburn.

Audit Partner, Audit Manager, Audit Senior and Audit Semi Senior jobs can be found here

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Accountancy Jobs in Blackburn

A great career and a great place to live

Blackburn lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley and east of the city of Preston.

Backburn has a population of 105,085 whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen has a population of 148, 850.

A former mill town, textiles have been produced in Blackburn since the middle of the 13th century, when wool was woven in people’s houses. Flemish who settled in the area in the 14th century helped to develop the woollen cottage industry.

Blackburn’s textile sector fell into decline from the mid-20th century and subsequently faced similar challenges to other post-industrial towns, including deindustrialisation, economic deprivation and housing issues.

The town has experienced very high levels of immigration, with people of ethnic backgrounds other than white British making up 30.8% of the population.

Blackburn has had significant investment and redevelopment since 1958 through government funding and the European Regional Development fund.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal runs through Blackburn from Feniscowles in the South west to Whitebirk in the North East.

Blackburn’s newly redeveloped railway station is in the town centre and is served by Northern Services to Manchester Victoria station.

Blackburn Cathederal was formerly St Mary’s parish church.  St Mary’s was reconsercrated in 1826.

The main football club in Blackburn is Blackburn Rovers FC.

Why choose Public Practice Recruitment Ltd for Audit Jobs in Blackburn?

  • Working with accountancy firms throughout Blackburn to recruit into audit accountant jobs we work with ACA and ACCA qualified auditors who wish to work with firms of accountants in Blackburn.
  • Our accountancy firm clients in Blackburn provide audit services to companies as well as charity audits, SRA audits (solicitors rules audits), academy audits and company group audits to organisations requiring an audit in Blackburn.
  • Our audit recruitment in Blackburn knowledge for auditors at Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is regularly sought by auditors and accountancy firms in Blackburn and across Lancashire who are looking to recruit audit accountants.

  • If you are looking for an audit job in Blackburn contact us today.
  • Audit jobs in accountancy public practices require ACA or ACCA qualifications. It is highly recommended for an audit accountant working in an accountancy firm to study towards their ACA or ACCA qualification.
  • Some accountancy firms will accept qualified by experience auditors, as they have several years audit experience within a public practice accountancy firm. This would be despite not holding a professional accountancy qualification.

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Candidates - a career in Accounts

To succeed in Accounts, you need a healthy mix of interpersonal skills and an acute eye for detail. You also need to be reasonably computer literate.

As an Accounts Assistant

You’ll be providing admin support to accountants, undertaking clerical tasks such as

  • typing
  • filing
  • making phone calls
  • handling mail
  • basic bookkeeping
  • helping to keep the office running smoothly
  • dealing with customers and external agencies

Accounts assistants are usually expected to be in work during typical daytime office hours.

Working as part of a team within a business environment, you’ll be full or part-time and your contract could be permanent or temporary, depending on the specific vacancy you go for. You may have to travel too.

Take advantage of offers of training and you may find promotion opportunities come your way. The next step on the career ladder would be as …

...Assistant Accountant

The typical qualities of a successful Assistant Accountant include

  • part-qualified AAT –
  • excellent Excel skills
  • the ability to be diplomatic and discrete
  • a pro-active approach and the ability to focus on system and reporting improvements
  • payroll experience
  • experience in preparation of statutory and balance sheet accounts


Your duties might include

  • monthly management account preparation
  • production of profit and loss statements
  • to complete and maintain sales invoices and reports
  • accruals & prepayments
  • assisting in the preparation of statutory accounts for review
  • bank reconciliation, posting and balancing
  • weekly wages, petty cash and other journal posting
  • bookkeeping
  • quarterly VAT return preparation

...Accountant

Accountants go through a rigorous qualification and recruitment process. Employers generally look for graduates and school leavers who are

  • self-motivated
  • able to reflect on their own work, as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • genuinely interested in business and possess a degree of business acumen
  • organised and can manage deadlines
  • good in a team
  • skilled communicators and have good interpersonal skills
  • proficient in IT
  • able to be analytical
  • methodical in their approach and have proven problem-solving skills
  • highly numerate

What exactly does an Accountant do?

An Accountant provides financial advice to clients. These clients could range from solo professionals to multinational organisations or any scale of business in between.

Accountants frequently specialise in specific areas of practice

  • audit
  • management consultancy
  • recovery
  • forensic accountancy
  • taxation
  • assurance
  • corporate finance

A general overview of the role of an Accountant

  • preparing accounts and tax returns
  • administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
  • auditing financial information
  • compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
  • analysing accounts and business plans
  • providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
  • financial forecasting and risk analysis
  • dealing with insolvency cases
  • negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
  • meeting and interviewing clients
  • managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines.

Testimonials

“Garry was really helpful from the very start. He was able to organise numerous interviews in quick succession, his communication was faultless, and he managed to sort all the queries I had, no matter how minor. He managed to arrange for my study debt to be paid off and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I would recommend Public Practice Recruitment Ltd!”

Semi Senior
Northamptonshire

“I have worked with Garry over the last 9 years during which he has helped me with strategic job moves which have seen my career progress from Tax Advisor to Tax Director. I have always found Garry’s market knowledge and career advice to be exceptional. I cannot recommend Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd highly enough as they really are experts in their field.”

Tax Director
Warwickshire

“Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd have great connections and contacts throughout accountancy firms across the UK. This means that they can match the needs of both the firms and candidates rather than just dealing with volumes. Garry is great to discuss matters with and is honest and open with his knowledge and opinions and keeps up to date with developments across the profession. I would highly recommend him and his business to both candidates and firms.”

Director
Leicestershire

Accountant Jobs and Careers in Blackburn

Candidates

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We have thousands of accountancy candidates on our database throughout Blackburn. In the unlikely event that an ideal candidate isn’t amongst them, we’ll go out and recruit – fully confident that we’ll quickly fill your Accountancy vacancy with a great candidate.

We’ve helped dozens of Blackburn accountancy firms to source the very best accountancy candidates. Where firms have traditionally struggled to recruit accountants, we’ve soon helped them to become the accountancy firm of choice in their area.

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