Role Specification - Audit Senior, Northern Home Counties
Be part of an award nominated Audit team offering great experience, development opportunities and work-life balance in a top 40 Accountancy firm.
Main function of job
(Note: in addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).
Audit senior /supervisor reporting to audit managers and supervising more junior members of the audit team.
This is a split role working on 80% audits and 20% accounts
Planning, supervising and carrying out audits with turnovers up to £250 million, including specialist audits e.g. FSA, pensions, solicitors, charities and schools. Jobs to be completed with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget.
Supervision and assisting junior staff with technical accounting and auditing problems
Preparation of draft corporation tax computations
Preparation of draft statutory accounts and consolidated accounts under FRS102 from clients’ draft figures.
Drafting recommendations to management following audit fieldwork completion.
Preparing responses for group reporting for clients where we are the component auditor.
Larger accounts preparation jobs for audit exempt limited companies, partnerships, LLPs
Use of computer packages including Proaudit, CCH Accounts Production (AP), Sage, Quick Books, Xero, Alphatax and Microsoft office would be desirable. Laptop is provided.
Ideally ACA or ACCA qualified (degree not essential) or sitting finals imminently.
At least 2.5 years’ experience in a practice of similar size to Mercer and Hole or larger having had audit experience throughout their career to date.
Particular aptitudes / skills required
As well as being able to prepare completed audit files for a large variety of clients to a high standard with minimal guidance from manager, the applicant should be a good communicator and be able to deal confidently and effectively with both clients and staff alike. They should be able to cope with both pure audits and with jobs where the records are not straightforward and should be able to work within deadlines and budgets.
Values and behaviours
Our values and behaviours are based on
We really want to attract and retain individuals who share our Values:
Together The firm with the family feel. Express gratitude. Smile. Be humble and confident. Have fun.
Resilient Change is imminent, and business is imperfect. Be open minded & agile. Assume positive intent and exercise the power of positive thinking.
Understanding Each individual matters and will be heard and respected. Honesty, integrity, empathy and kindness are fundamental.
Supportive We support what is important to you and show kindness in our behaviour to each other. We encourage each other to realise our potential.
Thrive! We strive to be the best, innovate and always do exceptional work. That’s who we are and what our clients deserve.
Mercer & Hole is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Our people are our most valuable asset. We bring our life experiences, knowledge, creativity, and talents together at Mercer & Hole making it a unique place to work where all can safely thrive.