Audit Semi-Senior

  • Job Reference: 1478
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: ProTalent Limited
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: £28,000 to £38,000
  • Sector: Audit
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Haidee Tucker

Job Description

Audit Semi-Senior OR Senior
Peterborough OR Cambridge
Top 30 Accountancy Practice

Role Overview:

Our client is seeking Semi Seniors who are technically proficient and eager to expand their expertise through challenging audit assignments. This role involves conducting precise and effective audits of client accounting data. Initially supervised, the position will gradually transition to more independent work as experience grows. You'll lead medium-sized assignments and contribute to larger ones as part of a team. Professional communication with colleagues, clients, and other contacts is crucial, while maintaining the high standards expected by our client.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Undertake high-quality, less complex assignments, resolving queries with clients or managers as needed.
  • Support larger audit assignments and complete sections thoroughly, assisting the assignment leader with conclusions.
  • Draft audit plans, understanding clients' business, systems, and controls to identify risks and propose appropriate audit strategies.
  • Perform moderately complex audit tests to a high standard, minimising manager queries.
  • Conduct analytical reviews and tailor testing as necessary, informing the manager of any changes to the audit approach.
  • Keep the assignment leader informed of progress, identifying significant issues, delays, or scope changes.
  • Become a resource for the team on ad-hoc queries and unfamiliar assignments as expertise develops.
  • Liaise regularly with assignment leaders, solving problems effectively.
  • Manage assignment time within budget while maintaining quality.
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and/or their staff.
  • Stay updated on relevant technical developments and apply accounting, auditing, and ethical standards effectively.
  • Use initiative to troubleshoot routine problems, minimising manager time on issue resolution.

Team Responsibilities:

  • Assist in training junior team members and eventually take responsibility for their development.
  • Brief trainees or assistants on assignments, monitoring their progress and ensuring accuracy.
  • Oversee trainee/assistant work to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Contribute to shaping the team by nurturing and training junior members on audit principles and client specifics.

Person Specification:

Work-based Competencies:

  • ACA/ACCA part/fully qualified.
  • Experience in planning and working on audits of varying sizes.
  • Client-facing experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  • Strong telephone manner and customer service skills.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Professional attitude.
  • Confident and articulate communicator at all levels.
  • Team player who understands the importance of their role in assignment teams and the wider corporate team.
  • Effective relationship builder with colleagues, partners, and clients.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage competing priorities.
  • Compliance-oriented with clear file note-taking and instruction-following skills.
  • Self-motivated with high reliability.
  • Strong problem-solving and self-management skills.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and learning.

Training & Development:

  • Full ACA/ACCA study support.
  • Access to the Step Ahead soft skills development program.
  • Performance reviews every 12 months.
  • Access to a mentor.

Other Information:

  • Core business hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm).
  • Travel required across the region to clients’ premises during normal business hours, with some potential for overnight stays.
  • Systems used: Microsoft, Caseware, Alphatax, Practice Engine, Sage, Xero, and MS Teams.