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Audit Senior

Audit Senior

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000 - £48000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Sommerville

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    19 Jun 00:00

  • Startdate:


Are you a Qualified Accountant looking for a new challenge? A Top London based Accountancy is seeking an Audit Senior to join their Public Service Group.

It is a busy and varied role that would suit a qualified ACA/ACCA (or similar Qualification).

You will become part of the close-knit team which provides a range of advisory, audit and accounting services to the firm's clients.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to team planning meetings and taking responsibility for completion of planning files, including documentation and evaluation of material systems.
  • Performing preliminary analytical review and highlight risk areas for further audit investigation.
  • Contribute to the work programme for the assignment tailored to the risks associated with the client.
  • Draft the budget and assigning audit areas to team members (where applicable) so as to manage the audit risks and develop the team members.
  • Assisting with the preparation and delivery of the Audit Strategy Memorandum to the client.
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of draft statutory financial statements based on information provided by the client.
  • Organising, preparing agendas for and, where appropriate, chair team meeting and communicate the strategy to team members.
  • Ensuring all review points are noted and cleared.

Controlling the Assignment

  • Supervising and directing staff; allocating work to team members based on skill and knowledge, ensuring development objectives are met.
  • Completing complex areas of the assignment.
  • Providing on the job training to assistants.
  • Reviewing work and providing informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage. Ensuring issues are highlighted and resolved before manager review.
  • Acting as a point of contact for both manager and client, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit.
  • Reviewing actual to budgeted time and informing managers of any issues immediately.
  • Building strong working relationships with clients, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
  • Communicating with all other departments (e.g. tax, outsourcing etc.) and passing on all relevant information.
  • Being aware of developments concerning client affairs and any opportunities to provided additional services.


  • Completing financial statement testing, including completion of disclosure checklist and closedown of audit files.
  • Ensuring standards and procedures are maintained by the whole team; completing/presenting audit file with cleared review points.
  • Collate and validate all errors, uncertainties and exceptions.
  • Drafting the audit opinion summary for review and drafting management letters and any other reporting documents, including group reporting and audit committee papers where required.
  • Providing constructive feedback for the completion of staff appraisals on the assistants and seniors and 360 degree feedback on managers and partners.

Individual specification:

  • Qualified accountant - CIPFA, ACA, ACCA, CA or equivalent (essential)
  • Holds external audit experience, delivering audit services to the Public Sector (essential)
  • Demonstrates and applies advanced technical, commercial and Public Sector industry knowledge to the role, identifying issues and solutions
  • Pro-actively identifies client need and keeps them informed of project status as appropriate
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Begins to develop a network of client contacts
  • Takes ownership of projects, effectively delegates to others within the team and takes responsibility for quality control
  • Acts as a role model for the team and values others expertise
  • Provides assistance, shares experiences, provides meaningful feedback and proactively supports the development of others
  • Willingness to be involved in delivering feedback to the wider team, including presenting group training sessions
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Participates in meetings, providing information and ideas with clarity and persuasiveness