Audit and Accounting Technical Consultant

We are looking for an Audit and Accounting Technical Consultant to join our team. In this role you will be using your expertise to write and present high quality technical workshops or training programmes designed and delivered to our clients.

Job Role: Audit and Accounting Technical Consultant

Location: Homebased with UK travel

Salary: Competitive


Why do we want you?

You are an audit manager, assistant audit manager or accounting manager in a big 4 or mid-tier accountancy firm and you are looking for something different.


A bit about us:

Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide.

It is a key part of Wilmington plc, an FTSE listed business that owns a unique and powerful combination of compliance solutions across Information & Data and Training & Education. The core purpose of all of Wilmington’s brands is to help our customers to the right business in the right way.

We know how critical our employees are to us achieving success, so we make sure we recruit great people to help us to maintain the trust of our customers and develop new, innovative products.


Main Purpose of Role

In this role you will be using your expertise to write and present high quality technical workshops or training programmes designed and delivered to our clients. 

You will also provide expertise and support to the wider Technical team and strategy as needed with particular, focus on answering the A&A Technical Queries helpline, contributing to technical content used for other purposes and/or undertaking high quality independent and objective file reviews to evaluate accountancy practices compliance with regulatory standards.

If you'd like to find out more, why not submit an application and one of the team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...

We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.

The skills required:

  • Professionally qualified to ACA standard or equivalent. Post qualified experience, preferably in one of the big 4.
  • Excellent technical knowledge in the field of audit and accounts and compliance regulation, an ability to grasp changes and have the required skill to translate knowledge into written and verbal practical guidance to meet the needs of accountancy practitioners.
  • The ability to undertake a high degree of research to stay abreast of the changing regulations.
  • Excellent commercial awareness of the UK accounting profession.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in a clear and practical way to a range of client firms and situations. experience in / passion for training in this field.
  • A high degree of organisational and project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and above average competency with the English Language to take on complex writing assignments. Must be able to effectively liaise with clients, staff and external parties.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Organised self-starter, able to work without direct supervision.
  • Desire to understand the overall Mercia strategy and ability to align themselves to that strategy.
  • Desire to always learn and remain technically up to date.
  • Desire to work with firms to help them find practical solutions.
  • A team player. Always happy to help and support colleagues and go the extra mile.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Confident and competent presenter


Before you go....

Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!


Come join us!

We offer a great benefits package which includes standard things like performance related bonus, pension with life assurance etc., but also Wilmington Choices which allows you to tailor your benefits package with offerings like holiday purchase, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.

We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised.

We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies.

As a portfolio Company, we are all different at Wilmington.  We understand the power of bringing difference together and we celebrate the innovation and creativity it brings through diverse experience, knowledge, and perspectives. 

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