CAAAUDI - Audit Senior

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Posted: 06/06/2019 10:07
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ipswich
Level: 5
Deadline: 31/01/2021 23:59
Hours: 37.5
Benefits: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent

As an Audit Senior you will be working as part of the Corporate and Commercial Division, you will lead site audit teams, providing a hands on compliance and /or advisory role that meets or exceeds client expectations and supports your partner/manager team.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate…

  • Adaptability and tenacity when working towards a solution

  • Good organisation skills and the ability to operate at a high level of confidentially

  • A desire to collaborate with others and develop relationships (both external and internal)

  • Ability to multitask and manage a number of different deliverables

  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written

  • A positive attitude that ensures your delivery transcends client expectation

In return you will have support to establish your career with Larking Gowen at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally.  We also offer benefits that include:

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Option to buy additional holiday

  • Regular sports and social events

  • Involvement in wellbeing initiatives that include charity events, dress down days and therapies

  • Employee Assistance Programme providing advice, support services and counselling

  • Flexible and agile working options

More information on the role - 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


  • Maintains up to date understanding of clients business

  • Maintains good working relationships with client staff

  • Is aware of the wide range of Larking Gowen services 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

Task management

  • Ensures the firm carries out its professional duties properly.

  • Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service

  • Communicates workload with manager or partner


  • Attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for compliance purposes

  • Maintains an understanding of audit methodology and Caseware audit software


  • Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures

  • Undertakes other duties that the Audit Senior is competent to do in line with her/his general duties and to meet the demands of the business

  • Some assignments may require travel to other offices in East Anglia


Education and qualification

  • ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent


  • 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


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