Audit Senior

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Audit Senior job for leading accountancy firm, based either in Norwich or Ipswich. £31-35k

ACA or ACCA qualified Audit Senior required to work as part of the Corporate & Commercial Division of a leading accountancy practice, to be based either in Norwich or Ipswich.

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
  • Clients
  • Maintains up to date understanding of clients business
  • Maintains good working relationships with client staff
  • Is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers 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


  • Experience of working with an external client base
  • Significant experience of working in a professional accountancy practice
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages, internet, email and computerised audit packages
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to changing deadlines and priorities
  • Proven ability to manage a portfolio
  • Experience of coaching or mentoring colleagues
  • Personal Attributes
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Ability to network and develop contacts
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Be proactive in identifying practical solutions to internal and client issues
  • Be able to operate at a high level of confidentiality

Please apply on line or contact Cara Whyte at Hays for more details

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