Accounts Senior

Job details
  • Job Ref: DCBA0001
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Rochford
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa


It’s an exciting time to join the company. Our client has seen a steady growth in their fee base year on year and forecast a similar increase in 2022. What a better way to kick-start or progress your career than at a top UK 100 accountancy firm?

Our client is also an ACCA Platinum Training Provider. Therefore as part of the team you will experience their commitment towards your development of a successful career.



  • Review /finalise statutory accounts for submission to Companies House and HMRC

  • Communication with clients as necessary

  • Update client files, check-lists, records and procedures

  • Financial analyses, planning and financial modelling


The Audit Senior will work as part of an audit team or take responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client under manager supervision. The audit senior will support the manager to manage the audit team and supervise the audit process to ensure the quality of our audits are of a high quality.

  • Assist in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.

  • Identify risk matters and discuss the impact of these with the audit manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.

  • Produce work for the manager/partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to these issues identified.

  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.

  • Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.

  • Take primary responsibility for monitoring the progress of the audit against pre-approved budgets.

  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of our audit team.

  • The majority of our audit work is completed in-house with some off-site visits

    to client’s premises.

  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.


  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site

  • Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering

  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends


  • 3+ years PQE

  • Qualified ACA/ICAS Qualified or

    overseas equivalent.

  • Educated up to degree level or CTS


  • A member of ACCA or ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants)


  • Excellent interpersonal and (internal and external) client-facing skills

  • Excellent telephone skills

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter with a can-do attitude

  • Pragmatic, robust, diplomatic and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities

  • A team player, but able to act autonomously with minimal guidance

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an excellent eye for detail

  • SME Client experience

  • Strong Client service focused
  • Strong analytical, project management skills
  • Good excel and modelling skills


  • Good training skills

  • Able to think broadly and demonstrate a high level of initiative

  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills.

  • Experience with listed clients

  • Experience auditing international groups

  • Knowledge of Xero accounting software preferred.

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