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Audit and Accounts Senior

Sopher + Co
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

About Us

Established in 1975, Sopher + Co is a trusted business adviser of choice for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, professional partnerships and expats. Our roots in Elstree led to our early client base in the media and entertainment industry. Since then we have grown immensely, with our portfolio now spanning over 20 industries.

Our success is within our people - with endless opportunities and open-mind approach, Sopher + Co is a place where you can drive your career and ambitions forward, sharing and promoting our commitment to excellent client experience. We take individual approach to our talent and work together to reach mutual goals, whilst building a truly diverse, equal, proud and happy workplace. Our engaged and committed teams of professionals will assist you with achieving your career goals in an atmosphere of respect, understand and full support.

We’re looking for an experienced Audit & Accounts Senior to provide exceptional auditing and assurance services to a diverse range of clients, as well as providing support to the development of less senior staff to ensure they have the relevant knowledge and that they are given appropriate training to progress. Other key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead client audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing financial audits, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulatory requirements and Sopher + Co standards

  • Proactive identification of key risk areas in audit planning process including identifying audit and control risks and tailoring of audit programs

  • Preparation of audit planning memorandum, programmes and budget in a timely manner

  • Solid understanding and performance of substantive and compliance testing and evaluation and resolution of errors

  • Ensure all areas of responsibility on audit assignment are fully completed in an accurate and timely manner. 

  • Solid management and co-ordination of the audit team in accordance with time and budget constraints

  • Ensure accurate and efficient resolution of audit files with client/audit staff in a timely manner. 

  • Assist junior staff in developing their understanding of the various software packages, auditing, tax laws and statutory requirements

  • Investigate and provide recommendations for audit review queries. 

  • Prepare management letters and closing reports in accordance with legislation and Sopher + Co standards

  • Work closely with Management to develop ongoing effective relationships with clients and ensure retention of business

  • Liaise with various providers and statutory authorities on behalf of clients

  • Ensure all client work is completed within applicable reporting deadlines and client requests

  • Maintain client files, documentation and client confidentiality policies in accordance with Sopher + Co standards

About You

Sopher + Co take pride in their employees and their achievements whilst praising and recognising hard work. We are looking for people who embrace the 3 C’s – change, challenge and commitment. We enjoy working with people who can work well with others and in turn enjoy working amongst a diverse team of professionals.

You’ll ideally have a solid understanding and experience with a diverse range of clients, be accustomed to documenting systems procedures for complex cycles, identifying key controls for testing and tailoring compliance testing procedures.  Naturally, you’ll have the experience in identifying key risk areas in the audit planning process, including identifying audit and control risks and tailoring of audit programs. Ideally you will also have/be:

  • Substantial accounting practice experience

  • ACA/ACCA qualified

  • Solid proficiency of Microsoft suite packages, especially excel, Xero, Sage, CCH, Caseware

  • Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people at different levels

  • Reliable, Autonomous with strong time management and attention to detail skills

  • Commercially minded, high level of flexibility, professionalism, confidence and ability to build successful relationships through credibility and mutual trust. 

In Return

We will offer you a competitive package, including extensive benefits for you and your family, a comfortable warm and friendly environment with great people and the chance to work with some of the most prestigious clients that no other family-based firm can offer. Sopher + Co strongly believe in staff development and continuously encourage internal progression.

Sopher + Co is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and we expect all our employees to act in accordance with this policy, we recognise the key role it plays in the success of our business.


Sopher + Co, is one of the most entrepreneurial and progressive firms of accountants, business advisers, tax and corporate finance consultants in London. What sets us apart is our personal approach. Our personal attention and approachability combined with experience and expertise help our clients to grow and prosper, giving them more time to concentrate on their business and relieve them of the burdens of compliance and bureaucracy. We partner with key banks, lawyers, finance institutions and other sector specialists to bring a full service to our valued clients. Our broad client base ranges from individuals and wealthy families to professional partnerships and entrepreneurial businesses, we help with every aspect of their personal and business ambitions. We will take the time to carefully understand our clients' individual needs and build our response and service around them. This is the kind of close working relationship for which we are known and the kind of relationship that works best for our clients. Most of our clients have come to us through personal recommendation, evidence of our reputation as leaders in our field.

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