• Technical Consultant

    Job Locations UK
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/11/2018 4:10 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Company Outline



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    Job Role: Technical Consultant

    Location: Home based

    This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the role’s country only.


    Mercia (www.mercia-group.co.uk) is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide. Over 3000 firms use our file review service and rely on our audit and compliance manuals. More 6000 firms attend our training events and use our online training solutions. Mercia is part of Wilmington plc's Professional Division. 


    Why do we want you?

    We want you because you are ACA or ACCA qualified with strong technical accounting knowledge and the ability to help others to understand technical accounting practice.

    Main Purpose of Role

    This is an extremely agile role so you could end up doing a number of things such as training accountancy professionals, carrying out audit assignments or providing audit consultancy and compliance support.


    Our audit and accounts consultancy service offers the provision of audit consultancy and compliance services to firms who outsource their quality control meaning you would visit firms throughout the UK to provide, hot and cold file reviews (circa 100- 120 days a year), conducting reviews remotely whilst office or home based and providing debrief of findings by phone.  As you can imagine, this will also involve writing reports and providing recommendations so you will need strong written technical capabilities.  We'd also love your contribution to editorial and development of Mercia’s range of audit and accounts related marketing support products and services, articles for websites, newsletters etc


    We offer audit product and specialist assignment manuals so we'll need your technical input with these in order to develop and update of our range of technical manuals, methodologies and paperless stems.

    Other opportunities include client care and building relationships with our clients to identify and deliver bespoke training packages we can provide them with.

    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 UK by the start of their employment 


    You will also need;


    • Experience relevant to the areas outlined above
    • Qualified ACA or ACCA
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong technical knowledge with the ability to make others understand
    • Hands on or management experience of audit assignments within a professional practice or relevant professional body
    • Interest in technology and the opportunities this creates for development
    • Enthusiastic self-starter and team player with a desire to help others
    • Willingness to travel throughout the UK

    You need to be the kind of person who…


    • Is passionate about accountancy and developing others
    • Loves to learn – both knowledge and skills
    • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
    • Is able to work in a fast paced, fun and progressive environment
    • Enjoys a challenge – we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve


    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!

    At Wilmington Plc, we know how hard our employees work and the contributions they make to our business. As such we offer attractive salary packages that include some fantastic benefits such as performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme with life assurance, at least 23 days' annual holiday but also flexible benefits that allows you to tailor your choices i.e. purchase additional holiday days, 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

    “We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”




    The Legal bit 

    The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


    *Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.



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