Audit Senior
North Yorkshire
31-37,000 DOE

Audit Senior - Practice - Harrogate - Great Company

Ref: 866| Posted: 27th Jun 2022

Senior (Audit) - Harrogate

We are looking for an Audit Senior on behalf of our client who is a top 20 firm of chartered accountants with nine offices in the UK, to join their expanding department and office based in Harrogate.  The Audit team currently has 30 colleague and Harrogate over 65 members of staff.   

The role

The mix of work in the team is varied and consists of a few hundred clients including limited companies, partnerships, high net worth individuals and trusts.

In summary, the role can currently be defined approximately as follows:

  • 75% lead role on statutory audits;
  • 10% preparation of the first draft of the company tax returns for accounts assignments;
  • 5% training, marketing and other non-chargeable activities;
  • 10% ad hoc projects/reports for the client base.


The successful candidate will be expected to have responsibility for:

  • Running audits by leading teams on the ground and reporting directly to the manager and partner.
  • The preparation of financial statements (including consolidations), forecast models, business plans, reporting on internal controls, financial due diligence and other ad hoc projects will also be required from time to time;
  • Ensuring projects comply with the company and applicable professional standards by producing work for the manager and partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified;
  • Identify and understand client needs, including suggesting potential solutions on technical matters;
  • Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of audit assignments and other projects, focusing on optimising recoverability rates;
  • Building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm; and
  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.

Our client recognises individuals have different needs and that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to how, when and where you work. They believe in putting their staff at the centre of their own careers – and will offer the training, development and a stimulating work environment to help their staff get to where their career ambitions take them. While you will be required to travel, and at times be based at client sites, they are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

Education and experience

ACA/ACCA/ICAS qualification or part-qualified with a good exam record. Professional experience should be broad based with exposure to a wide range of clients both in size and sector, although experience of owner managed businesses is preferred.

Previous experience of using computerised audit packages


  • Annual salary at market rate depending upon experience.
  • Salary review annually in October.
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • 23 days annual leave. In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year, subject to partner approval.
  • Life assurance cover of three times salary, which you may increase to four times salary under the flexible benefits programme.
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme: under the requirements of pension auto-enrolment you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Personal Pension scheme (4% employer contribution, 4% employee contribution).

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