Audit Senior

Plymouth Office

Westcotts is a Top 50+50 Accountancy Practice and Real Living Wage Employer with over 280 team members across Devon and Somerset.

We are currently looking for an Audit Senior to join us on a permanent full-time basis in our Plymouth office. You will be responsible for managing, controlling, and conducting the audit fieldwork for a diverse range of clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, and helping to win new clients for the firm. You will also manage the preparation of financial statements for non-audit clients. This role will likely suit a part qualified or qualified audit professional looking to develop their career further across the Southwest of England.

Main Duties

The main duties (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Planning, managing, controlling, and conducting the audit fieldwork for a portfolio of the firm’s clients under the direction of the Audit Partners, Directors and Managers.
  • Preparing financial statements.
  • Responsible for developing and training junior team members.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Understanding technical matters and presenting them in a logical and practical way.
  • Managing and developing junior members of the team.
  • Carrying out technical research and providing advice for clients and for other members of the firm.
  • Assisting the Audit Partners in developing the department, together with proposals for new work.
  • Networking with the business communities in which our offices and clients are based.
  • Working on clients across the region, as and when required.

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, however the list is not exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility.

Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ideally candidates will have the following attributes, skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Outgoing, socially confident, and emotionally controlled.
  • Resilient, able to multi-task, and work independently.
  • Adaptable, organised, and conscientious.
  • Evaluative, professional, and team orientated in approach.
  • ACA or ACCA part qualified or qualified with a good level of experience of working within an audit and assurance team.
  • Good level of knowledge of UK Financial Reporting Standards and International Auditing Standards.
  • Able to develop and operate complex spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel and be competent in Word and Outlook.
  • Experience of Caseware audit software would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accounts software would be an advantage.

Terms / Benefits

  • Ideally 36.25 hours / 5 days per week (flexible and hybrid working available).
  • Annual salary review.
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 3 years’ service.
  • Opportunity to carry over one week’s holiday into the following year.
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary.
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme.
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline.
  • Flexible benefits including Buy and Sell holiday, Cycle to Work, Payroll Charity Giving and Private Medical Insurance.
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes.
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% (but matched up to 6%) after 4 years’ service.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay after one years’ service.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary (if applicable), salary expectations and available start date.

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