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Audit Senior Northern Home Counties

Mercer & Hole
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire/St Albans, Hertfordshire/Milton Keynes
Closing date
19 Oct 2023

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


Main duties

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


Equipment used

Use of computer packages including Proaudit, CCH Accounts Production (AP), Sage, Quick Books, Xero, Alphatax and Microsoft office would be desirable. Laptop is provided.


Qualifications/education required

Ideally ACA or ACCA qualified (degree not essential) or sitting finals imminently.


Experience required

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.








It is difficult to enter the world of work confident that you are absolutely on the right path, location, salary - all of it!

At Mercer & Hole we understand this, we support our clients making difficult decisions all the time - life is imperfect but with positive intent, and a demonstrable motivation for excellence, it really can be what you make it. Surely you are looking to have fun and enjoy the journey too!

Join us to make your career your own - start now

Our platforms for entry are to complete the ACA qualification over three years, or a four year course to achieve the dual qualification of ACA and CTA. Why? These qualifications ground you in a firm knowledge of how businesses survive. We want you to be curious as to how to help our clients thrive and have the technical expertise to give them the answers they are looking for from their business advisers. We need joined up thinkers to create soltuions to all sorts of puzzles. It is why we offer you permanent employment from day one - you become part of our long term solution.

Whether you are launching a start-up, helping families leave their legacies to future generations, or completing an audit snapshot of the year a client has had, our clients value the relationships they have built with Mercer & Hole. Therefore on joining us, that will become your responsibility too.

Are you up for the challenge?

We listen to what challenges you are interested in and support you in this with ongoing development. This starts at the early stage of your career with professional study and qualifications. Later on by knowing your strengths and development needs, we will progress you into more senior roles to continue to grow yourself and Mercer & Hole, having already contribute to the firm's success.

Become a professionally qualified human

At this stage in your life you want to start a path that will realise your capabilities, gaining rounded business qualifications, which no one can take away from you once you have achieved them. This will always be a firm foundation to exceed your earning and career expectations in the decades ahead. Your journey is full funded, with study leave, soft skills training, team support and client exposure. We have opportunities beyond Audit and Tax in our other services as well.

Have you got the Mercer & Hole ingredients?

If you have the humility to explore your career with us as capture above, and show the values expressed here we would love to hear from you. Make your career relationship meaningful, don't be just a number.

We hope to see you soon!

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