Accounts & Audits Internship

Internship Reference: MANFI01

Company Description:

Our sector is driven by people with amazing vision, with a passion to make a difference. There’s not always someone in their team that has the skills or mindset to deal with the mass of regulations that can engulf small organisations. Without that person it is all too easy to be baffled by the multiplicity of possible organisational structures, the different regulatory bodies, various reporting requirements, and tax issues.
We have over 25 years’ experience working with charities, co-operatives, registered social housing providers and other social enterprises and can guide you through the maze of regulation.

Internship Position:

Accounts and Audits Intern

Internship Description:

Accounts preparation under supervision by manager

Demonstrate and apply an enthusiasm to completing work to a high
standard, in accordance with expectations set by senior staff.

Prepare notes to assist those who review your work.

Make full use of the resources and people available to find answers to
queries before handing work on to the reviewer

Keep more senior members of staff updated on the stage of completion of

Discussing basic queries with the client and requesting records or missing
information to reduce manager time.

Competently dealing with HMRC, Companies House and other bodies over
the phone on behalf of clients under supervision.

Drafting correspondence ready to be sent out to clients

Dealing with clients on the phone answering basic questions.

Management accounts and bookkeeping

Bookkeeping for clients

Completion of draft management accounts and identifying areas of
concern for the client.

Ability to interact with clients and obtain information necessary for the
drafting of management accounts.

Able to follow standard monthly process, working efficiently and in
accordance with instructions from the manager.

Take responsibility for regular jobs and for finishing work that may come
back to you following review or client clarifications.


Set up the audit file in the prescribed Slade and Cooper format

Assistance with substantive audit testing and other audit work as in
structed by more senior colleagues. Able to work independently after
receiving instruction.
Ensure work is completed to the fullest extent, seeking assistance from
senior staff as appropriate in order to address problem areas and
subsequently draw and sign off on valid conclusions.

Able to communicate the purpose of specific audit testing with clients.

Timely completion of write-ups relating to tests carried out.

Ability to interact with clients and client staff at their premises.

Ability to work as part of the audit team and provide support to
manager/supervisor leading the audit.


Preparation of basic corporation tax returns and associated schedules

Preparation of straightforward personal tax returns

Ability to explain income tax liabilities

Drafting correspondence to clients and showing an ability to explain
annual income tax liabilities and due dates for payment.

Dealing with HMRC on the telephone to discuss basic tax matters under

Other duties

Complete any other duties as required.

Internship Requirements:

Things to consider before applying for this post.

A substantial proportion of our work takes place at our client’s offices,
rather than our own, so you will need to be prepared to commute to
various locations while working with our clients. We also keyholders at the office so you must be confident as you may be asked to open up and/or alarm the building.

We have a very busy audit season between May and September each year
so there is often additional pressure during these months.

Occasionally you may be required to attend various training, this will be in work time.

Slade & Cooper’s client base is the third sector, you will share an interest
and passion for working in this sector and have had some experience with