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Are you a Newly Qualified Accountant? Join our team!

Newly Qualified Accountant Jobs Manchester

Newly Qualified Accountant

Since launching Alexander Knight & Co in 2012, we have developed a reputation for being the “accountants for entrepreneurs” & our client base includes some of the leading private (and publicly- listed) businesses in the UK & Europe.

We are now looking for an Newly Qualified Accountant to join our fast growing team in 2021. This is a senior position within our team, ideally suited to you if you are professional looking to fast track your career to management level & beyond with your next career move.

The multi-disciplinary structure at Alexander Knight & Co means that this role is flexible and we are happy to tailor it to meet your skills and career aspirations if you’re the successful candidate. Initially, we see the role as focusing on audit and accounts but it will certainly evolve over time.

Essentially the role involves:

– Working proactively in the best interests of our clients & delivering a high quality audit & compliance service.
– Working both independently and in collaboration with other members of the team.
– Reporting directly to senior colleagues, including the founder of Alexander Knight & Co

Specifically, you should have confidence in your ability to:

– Plan and lead on complex audits – both remotely and on-site ✅
– Coordinate across different disciplines within the Alexander Knight & Co team ✅
– Deliver complex assignments through to completion ✅
– Prepare and report on group consolidated accounts both in FRS & IFRS ✅
– Liaise with overseas parent company auditors & advisers ✅
– Share knowledge across the wider audit and tax teams ✅
– Oversee the “onboarding” of new clients ✅
– Recommend positive courses of action for our clients to support them to grow their business & meet their compliance objectives ✅
– Act as a role model for junior members of staff, helping to develop their own skill sets and supporting them to deliver audit assignments professionally, on time and on budget ✅

Prospects

  • Full support for achieving your own career ambitions ✅
  • Flexible working benefits ✅
  • Market-leading salary according to experience ✅

About Us
We are a modern, progressive and forward-thinking accountancy practice & are always looking to develop our practice to best suit the needs of our brilliant team & incredible, loyal clients. A boutique-style firm (ie focusing on advice for owner managers & experienced entrepreneurs), we have developed a reputation as a specialist in working at board level alongside our owner-managed clients.

Largely located in the North West of England (including international clients with UK subsidiaries based in the region), our client base has grown substantially during the past twelve months – thanks to our good reputation for delivering high quality work & having a friendly, proactive approach to accountancy.

We are well connected as a practice & we have excellent professional relationships with other professional advisors, including law firms, financial advisors & banks who recommend clients to us on a regular basis.

We are also active members of MGI Worldwide – one of the world’s largest accounting networks – which enables our team to be universally connected & enjoy working relationships with other members across the globe.

We are based at our own Grade A office in Hale village (Hale Road). We are proud of our modern, vibrant premises & feel that this investment in our surroundings helps to promote a positive & professional culture for our clients & staff & other professional contacts in Cheshire & Greater Manchester who we work with regularly.

We offer a supportive & flexible approach for all our colleagues. Currently we are operating on a “hybrid” basis – a sensible mix of home-working & office-based working which is an agile approach appreciated by our staff & clients. It also enables our team to manage their own work-life balance & support their families during these times. Having been impressed by the success of this, we are passionate about retaining this culture into 2021 & beyond.

To apply for this role please email your CV and a covering letter to Alison Spier.

In addition, if you would like a confidential chat about your current position and to see if this next step is suitable please call Alison Spier in confidence on (0161) 980 8788.

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Flying high with our drones

Accountants using drones to complete audit work

We are proud to be the first accountancy firm in the region to make use of drone technology in audit work for clients.

We have introduced a fleet of drones to undertake verification work for our audit clients who have large or dispersed sites where traditional auditing methods prove difficult or very labour intensive.

Our team is now being trained to fly the drones and the benefits of this approach for our clients are significant.

Drones for audits

We have been testing the use of drones in the audit process for several months now and the results have been successful. Many clients can benefit from the use of this innovative technology. Clients are increasingly seeing them as less of a novelty item and more of a useful business tool.

They are also proving extremely helpful in assessing physical risk before completing audit work in tricky locations.

We hope that by using technology like this, as well as testing other forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we can pass the benefits on to both our staff and our clients.

Murray Patt flies one of the drones we are using for some of our audit clients.

Artificial intelligence

Accountants have been using technology for many years to improve what they do and deliver more value to clients. However, it is important for our profession to keep exploring new methods of working as technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, develops at such a rapid pace.

Drone technology is under the spotlight and new legislation due to be introduced in November 2019 will give police officers the power to land and seize drones. It will also require users to produce a licence.

We firmly  support this new legislation to make sure that drones are used in a safe and responsible way. We are confident that these policies will continue to enable businesses to derive the benefits from this emerging technology

If you are looking for new accountants to audit your business – speak to our team now.