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Audit Senior

UHY Hacker Young LLP
Nottinghamshire (GB)
Market rate competitive
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
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Our Firm

We live and breathe our core values and behaviours, and support our purpose of “Helping you Prosper”.  They set the tone for the team to work by and we are looking for people who value the same things as us: being present, making progress, enjoying it and living empathy.

UHY Hacker Young is a Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants based in the centre of Nottingham.  We are ambitious people, united in our mission to be exceptional auditors, accountants and business advisers delivering seamlessly integrated client service.

Through both our UHY UK & International network we harness global intelligence and combine this with local presence and knowledge to share technical and commercial insight.

The Partners and People at UHY Hacker Young in Nottingham provide a range of audit, taxation and business advisory services to a varied portfolio of clients, predominantly Owner-Managed Businesses.  As well as the affairs of some large businesses with much more complex, technical requirements.


Role overview

The Audit Senior will be a key member of the fieldwork team.  They will be the first point of contact for the client during fieldwork  and will be responsible for managing and assisting the audit team on-site.  They will also be responsible for keeping the audit manager up to date on the status of the fieldwork.    

Are you an ambitious qualified accountant with audit experience looking for a new challenge?  As a growing department we have big plans for the future.

We recognise that you and the rest of our team are essential to deliver on our purpose of “helping you prosper” whether you are a client, member of our team or part of the wider community.  We want you to be challenged, have fun in the work place, work with like-minded individuals and deliver great service.


Job description

As an Audit Senior your typical daily duties will include:

  • Maintain and develop technical ability by attending webinars and keeping abreast of technical developments to deliver good quality work
  • Responsible for the planning, fieldwork and completion of audit assignments
  • Leading the audit team and review of audit working papers of junior members of the team
  • Prepare draft accounts and review disclosures in reference to the applicable checklist
  • Being the first point of contact for the client whilst on-site and ensure any remaining queries are dealt with promptly even after the fieldwork has ended Identify any areas of weakness in the client’s system and controls and making reasonable recommendations for improvements
  • Keep the manager informed of any issues that arise
  • Discuss and agree any potential audit journals with the client during fieldwork
  • Raise any potential time overruns with the manager as they are identified
  • Be responsible for clearing review points and addressing any follow up queries until the date of the audit report is signed

Working arrangements

  • The working weeks is 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday). 
  • There is a hybrid arrangement in place with flexibility of hours to meet specific work demands as needed.


  • Career mentoring and coaching
  • Dress for your day 28 days holiday (including bank holiday)
  • Discretionary Christmas shutdown not counted as part of holiday entitlement (3 days)
  • The ability to purchase extra days leave in salary sacrifice
  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental cover at discounted rates
  • Life assurance (4x salary)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Pension scheme arrangements
  • Mobile phone contribution costs
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Employee referral bonus Access to our wellbeing portal and Employee Assistance programme
  • Subsidised corporate gym membership
  • Season ticket loan for travel

Person specification

  • Act with integrity at all times
  • Be approachable to members of the audit team and client team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Love developing internal and external relationships
  • Strong client facing skills
  • Be able to manage your work load and manage the fieldwork team
  • Support and provide on the job training to less experienced members of the team as required
  • Strong personal ethics

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