Current Vacancies

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Positions currently available within ASE:

Composite Auditor

Recognised as global leaders in the automotive industry for over 40 years, ASE works with thousands of motor dealers, all the major manufacturers and finance houses around the world to improve dealer, dealer group and dealer network profitability.

We are currently recruiting for a field-based Composite Auditor to provide composite auditing services to franchises, to check the validity of data submissions by their dealer networks. The Composite Auditor will also be responsible for promoting ASE's services to manufacturers and dealers.

Key responsibilities:

  • To conclude whether a composite submission gives a fair and accurate representation of actual trading performance
  • Provide an assessment of month end accounting routines and procedures
  • Conduct an overview of balance sheet controls i.e. debtors and stock
  • Review of operational performance against benchmark KPIs
  • Allocation of activity and expenses on multi franchise Dealers to evaluate the effect other brands have on the overall result
  • Collate a summary of key actions and a 'pass/fail’ indicator
  • Give the dealer an increased credibility of data
  • Provide insight into the performance of each business
  • Encourage engagement of investors to utilise composite information
  • Ensure there is reliability for profit improvement measures
  • Have an understanding of KPI distortions through poor data
  • Work in tandem with operational teams
  • Use your skill set to understand influences that may be affecting operational performance
  • Develop the role in line with business needs
  • Attend training to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills
  • Managing internal resources in order to ensure reporting requirements are met
  • Promote all additional ASE, audit, tax and marketing services to manufacturers and dealers

Skills and experience:

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years' experience in the motor trade, ideally within a franchised motor dealership.

We are also looking for the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills and a high degree of organisation and forward planning
  • High level of IT expertise, particularly Excel, and Word to intermediate standard
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, with the ability to build rapport with clients
  • A team worker who is assertive and enthusiastic
  • Takes responsibility and sees a task through to its conclusion
  • Uses initiative and creativity
  • Willingness to travel in the UK and Europe

Benefits include generous holiday allowance, critical illness cover, life assurance, access to the training academy and pension.

Please contact us to apply

Mixed Tax Manager

You are likely to be CTA qualified (or equivalent) with a forward thinking attitude and with at least 3 years' experience in corporate tax and personal tax.

The role will be primarily advisory work and you will be responsible for providing direct support to the senior tax manager and tax partner on a wide range of corporate tax and personal tax advisory work including mergers, demergers, share schemes, valuations, aspect enquiries, restructuring, due diligence on acquisitions and disposals, cash and profit extraction, planning with trusts and IHT planning. You may also be required to complete complex personal and tax returns if and when required.

The client base is predominantly OMB's and advisory projects will also include succession and exit planning for the director/shareholders.

There are excellent structured progression opportunities on offer to Senior Tax Manager and beyond in the short to medium term.

The firm is unique in their industry based in South Manchester with a national client base. UK wide travel will be required on a regular basis to deliver the client facing service.

Please contact us to apply

Audit Senior

We now are recruiting for Audit Seniors to join our dedicated team of professionals. ASE offer a competitive package, attractive benefits including a company car and a dedicated training academy for all employees.

In this role you will be providing all ranges of assurance services to small-mid sized businesses, and is not just audit and accounting. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of accounts and financial statements;
  • Assist in maintaining and developing client relationships;
  • Audit of companies principally in the automotive sector;
  • Assist or lead a team to perform a wide variety of assignments, including due-diligence, corporate finance, business reviews, internal control reviews, special projects for manufacturers,
  • Design and implementation of audit plans;
  • Ensure completion of assignments within appropriate budget and time frame;
  • Manage a team of trainees while on assignment;
  • Report to manager and/or partner
  • Responsible for development and mentoring of trainees and staff;
  • Representing the firm at networking events, and identifying opportunities to grow our business.

To be considered for this role, you will:

  • Be studying towards or fully qualified (ACA / CA / ACCA)
  • Have strong technical knowledge and be a good communicator
  • Have experience of leading a team on audit engagements
  • Be capable of working on your own initiative
  • Be willing to travel nationally
  • Have good commercial skills and an interest in networking and business development

Please contact us to apply

Audit Workflow & Client Delivery Manager

The role is designed to support the portfolio Audit Managers and Audit Directors to ensure accurate and timely delivery of the statutory audit & assurance assignments to the client base, whilst promoting a training culture to further develop the abilities of the Audit Senior and Audit Associates team by providing office based support.

Additional ad-hoc responsibilities will be driven by project delivery, for example, on network studies, co-ordination of deliverables on large group audit assignments and ensuring consistency of delivery across individual teams within the PS department.

Key qualities

  • Qualified ACCA / ACA or similar.
  • Current CPD compliance.;
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • External Audit experience.
  • Extensive exposure to the preparation of statutory format accounts.
  • Extensive knowledge of UK GAAP including FRS102, consolidated financial statements, LLP SORP etc.
  • Excellent communication skills – used to communicating with people using a variety of methods to a nationwide client base.
  • Knowledge of the Motor Trade industry would be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of preparing accounts from primary records and fundamentals of Corporate Taxation.
  • Understanding of pensions accounts and audits would be desirable.

Key role objectives

  • Ensure consistency of delivery of financial statements
  • Develop and deliver a ASE house style on all client facing deliverables
  • Support field based Managers/Directors to ensure progress on assignments is maintained to agreed delivery schedule.
  • Provide support on network studies to ensure a high quality (and consistency) of delivery
  • Champion the content of the quarterly department meetings
  • “On-the-job” training delivery and technical support to the newly promoted Audit Senior team
  • Sharing of best practice knowledge of software and technical resources
  • Facilitate the department wide role out of standard working practices.
  • Deliver (or assist delivery) on technical subjects to promote internal team development
  • Participate in the annual progression training program (and graduate induction)
  • Develop tools to enable the audit team to work effectively and consistently across assignments.
  • Perform second manager reviews on client deliverables (Statutory Accounts, Assurance Reports) to ensure accuracy and quality and to ensure independence is maintained on audit assignments.
  • Lead assignment delivery on office based accounts production engagements.

Please contact us to apply

Mobile Application Developer

ASE Require a Mobile application developer to strengthen the existing development team embarking on an exciting new product development.

As a Mobile Application Developer you'll be responsible for development, design and test of major mobile IT solutions as well as be given the opportunity to create brand new solution,

A strong ability to interpret and implement system change from business requirements and a high degree of analytical problem solving in complex enterprise systems and web technologies is essential.

Job Purpose

  • Develop mobile applications
  • Produce appropriate documentation to support the above
  • Provide ad-hoc maintenance and support function.

Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • A sound knowledge of.NET development in C#
  • Good understanding of jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
  • Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
  • Familiar with xcode Android, Xcode, C#
  • Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)
  • Familiar with the Android SDK
  • Phonegap/Cordova
  • Experience of Agile Scrum method
  • Experience building web and native apps
  • Experience using social media APIs
  • Using version control (e.g. SVN)
  • Working knowledge of SQL and data access from C#.NET
  • Keen to learn new skills and technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Proactive approach to problem management
  • Team player

Desirable Experience:

  • Ajax, JSON
  • Requirements capture and documentation
  • Financial services
  • SQL Server 2000-2008 including T-SQL, stored procedures (standard and CLR)
  • Experience with handling large data volumes
  • System design, design patterns, OO concepts, Unit Testing, TDD/BDD.

Core competencies


  • Ability to communicate effectively with other technical staff and project teams
  • Understand and analyze requirements, seeking clarification as necessary

Technical understanding

  • Knowledge in areas of application development, applications standards, documentation, security and hardware.
  • Ability to estimate and measure development and support tasks; knowledge of techniques to ensure consistent achievement of milestones

Professional qualities

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify subject matter experts and consult as necessary
  • Ability to self-motivate, plan and prioritize work
  • Be creative in their technical approach

Please contact us to apply

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