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DATE ADDED: Tue 25/06/2019

External Audit Senior

Norwich, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

External Audit Senior

Salary: D.O.E

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

My Client is a business that their clients, their own people and their community can rely on to look after their interests and be the best at what we do. With 8 offices, they are continuing to grow throughout East Anglia and beyond becoming the go-to provider of accountancy services and business advice for companies of all sizes and individuals in East Anglia. As an Audit Senior you will be working as part of the Corporate and Commercial Division, you will lead site audit teams, providing a hands on compliance and /or advisory role that meets or exceeds client expectations and supports your partner/manager team.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate…

* Adaptability and tenacity when working towards a solution

* Good organisation skills and the ability to operate at a high level of confidentially

* A desire to collaborate with others and develop relationships (both external and internal)

* Ability to multitask and manage a number of different deliverables

* Strong communication skills both verbally and written

* A positive attitude that ensures your delivery transcends client expectation

In return you will have support to establish your career with my Client at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally.

Our client also offer benefits that include:

* Discounted gym membership

* Option to buy additional holiday

* Regular sports and social events

* Involvement in well-being initiatives that include charity events, dress down days and therapies

* Employee Assistance Programme providing advice, support services and counselling

* Flexible and agile working options

More information on the role - main responsibilities:


- Prepares the audit plan and ensures it appropriately addresses audit objectives

- Takes an active part in the audit planning and fraud discussion to identify audit risks and appropriate audit strategy

- Oversees all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion

- Ensures planned audit work is appropriately completed to satisfy audit objectives

- Communicates any issues relating to an audit with manager or partner including matters which arise during the audit which were not identified at the planning stage

- Prepares or reviews audit documentation and drafts of the financial statements

- Ensures the efficient use of appropriate software packages (Caseware)

- Delegates work with other members of the audit team ensuring Juniors understand their responsibilities and have received appropriate on-the-job training/coaching

- Produces commercial management reports, specifically drafting sections of the report to management

- Addresses, discusses and advances conclusion in respect of technical and audit issues identified during the course of the audit

- Controls the audit in relation to timescales, budgets and risk managements procedures

- Provides feedback through regular communication and timely assignment appraisal


- Maintains up to date understanding of clients business

- Maintains good working relationships with client staff

- Is aware of the wide range of my clients services and spots opportunities to potentially sell those services to clients

- Is actively involved in office marketing events when appropriate and is an 'ambassador' of the firm

Task management

- Ensures the firm carries out its professional duties properly.

- Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service

- Communicates workload with manager or partner


- Attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for compliance purposes

- Maintains an understanding of audit methodology and Caseware audit software


- Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures

- Undertakes other duties that the Audit Senior is competent to do in line with her/his general duties and to meet the demands of the business

- Some assignments may require travel to other offices in East Anglia


Education and qualification

- ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent

This vacancy is being managed by Charlotte Roscoe at Spear Recruitment Ltd.

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Role: External Audit Senior
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Norwich, Norfolk,

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