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Qualified Accountant – Practice

  • Ref: LCAAH060121
  • Manchester
  • Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £44,000

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months - Permanent


  • 2020 Qualified Chartered Accountant – ICAS
  • 2015 MSc Petroleum Engineering – Heriot-Watt University
  • 2014 Meng Chemical with Environmental Engineering – University of Nottingham
  • 2009 A Levels achieved in Maths, Physics and Chemistry / 11 GCSE’s achieved at grade A* – B – Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word / Excel including V Look Ups / Pivot Tables and other In-House Systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Accountants – Top 4 Firm

Position – Audit Associate / Assistant Manager

Dates – 2017 – Present

  • Currently works as a National Markets Audit Senior, with a portfolio of Clients including Oil and Gas upstream and services entities – due to the nature of the Oil and Gas sector, experience includes the audit of significant and unusual transactions
  • Acts as a Team Leader of up-to five colleagues – reports to the Audit Manager
  • Responsible for Business Acquisitions and Disposals Audit of fair values and accounting for acquisitions, including the P&L and Balance Sheet impact of IFRS 13 and IFRS 3
  • Accountable for evaluating estimates and judgements made by Management in business valuations
  • Assesses the recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities acquired or disposed of, including NCI, Goodwill, Pensions, or other provisions or contingencies
  • Considers valuations commercially, with an understanding of the business and the wider market
  • Oversees Going Concern and Impairments including Challenging Managements decisions of whether an entity continues a GC basis or whether investments held are inappropriately valued, by review of forecasts and budgets, review of cashflows, generation of DCF and sensitivity testing, use and testing of WACC calculations
  • Analytically Reviews movements across the Trial Balance in a set timeframe (annually, bi-annually)
  • Takes a high-level commercial overview or deep dive into key issues, applying trends and sector knowledge to gain insight
  • Identifies one-off P&L items for special consideration, understanding commercial factors behind the P&L and the key drivers for trading
  • Client Communication Experience with Clients on all levels, from Management Accountants, to hosting a call with a CEO within a FTSE100 listed entity – has been involved in closeout meetings with Clients and Senior Management and have received praise on numerous occasions for Client delivery
  • Has a full understanding of Double Entry Accounting Transaction analysis at the GL level, including understanding the basis behind both sides of a double entry
  • Understands the impact of new accounting standards, such as IFRS 16 and IFRS 15 on the P&L and Balance Sheet, which have a known impact on business valuation


Previous Employer – Engineering Company

Position – Internship R&D

Dates – July – September 2017

  • Data analysis and research to produce the company’s in-house Oil and Gas reservoir benchmarking software


Previous Employer – Supplier Company

Position – Business Development Manager

Dates – January 2016 – June 2017

  • Responsible for growing the sales and the brand of a German manufacturer of industrial air compressors, with a responsible area covering the Yorkshire and Cumbria regions successful in meeting and exceeding quarterly target
  • Self-sufficient, remote work. Required scheduling meetings with existing clients to build relationships and deliver services in line with contractual service agreements
  • Business development and capturing of new business from competitors in the region
  • Budgeting quarterly spend and sales, generation of quotations to existing and prospective customers