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Audit Senior

Dains Accountants
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB), Stoke on Trent (GB)
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details



Are you looking for a fresh Audit Senior challenge and want to accelerate your career?


Dains audit teams are expanding, and recruiting a dedicated, tenacious and client focused Audit Senior, who is looking to forward their career and enhance their experience and aspirations.


Established in 1926, Dains is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers specialising in advising growing SME businesses. The firm currently employs over 400 staff including 62 Partners & Directors.


Our core services are Accountancy and Business Advisory, Audit, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting, and Taxation alongside outsourced FD and HR support. We deliver these services with a focus on our core values of Valued Relationships, Fairness, Working & Succeeding Together and Integrity.  Together these core values make up the Dains DNA which runs through each of our interactions and activities.


Do you want to be part of a supportive and friendly team, that have a genuine interest in developing its staff – here at Dains, we have the expertise, infrastructure, and opportunities to deliver just that.


We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional service to our clients and we need an exceptional person to help us deliver great results! We want someone who isn’t afraid to challenge things and bring new ideas to the table.


You will be working across various sectors throughout the Midlands, giving you exposure to different service needs that will allow you to work independently, with the guidance and direction of managers, directors, and partners. 


Main Responsibilities as Audit Senior:


  • Supervise an audit team, providing leadership, guidance and support to junior team members as required.
  • You will provide liaison between client and managers during the audit.
  • Ensure that files are prepared in accordance with the audit manual for managerial review.
  • You will perform detailed technical work and be instrumental in the delivery of service to clients, in a supportive manner.
  • Provide an exceptional service with confidence, commercial awareness and initiative when handling complex technical matters.


Personal Attributes:

  • A professional qualification ACA, ACCA.
  • The ability to communicate openly and build relationships with clients.
  • Confidence in leading junior team members.
  • Not afraid to take on new challenges.
  • Demonstrate high commitment to excellent client services.
  • Have a genuine desire to deliver exceptional outcomes.


Some Reward Benefits We Offer Are:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
  • Greener car scheme
  • Flexible benefits
  • Hybrid and smart working options
  • Holiday trading
  • Shopping discounts



Audit Graduate


Our Birmingham Audit team are recruiting an Audit Graduate, to join their highly supportive and successful team. Dains Audit team is rapidly expanding and recruiting a career focused, diligent Audit Graduate, looking to join a visionary and progressive firm, who values and develops their people.


As Audit Graduate you will have the opportunity to build your career within Dains, and paid study support, mentoring and team interaction at all levels, this trainee position is just the beginning of your successful career at Dains.


We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment, along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.


Qualifications and Attributes:


  • Degree educated to 2.1 minimum You will progress towards ACA qualification is essential, (suitable equivalents may be considered subject to sufficient experience). Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by Audit as appropriate. Have a genuine interest in external audit Attend courses (internal and external) to aid you on the capacity to fulfil your role.


Key Responsibilities as Audit Assistant:

  • To carry out client audit work under the direction of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior using the firm’s approach. To investigate and resolve problems arising during the audit under the supervision of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior. To gain familiarisation with the client’s internal reporting and control procedures. To ensure the work is recorded in a clear and concise manner and working papers are legible and well presented. To bring to the attention of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior anything which is not understood, or which is inconsistent with expectations. To provide ad-hoc support to other members of the audit department as required.


Some Reward Benefits We Offer Are:


  • Career development, qualification study support and ongoing training 25 days holiday + bank holidays (increasing with length of service) Fully funded professional study support Buy and sell annual leave Career development and training support Discount shopping platform Tuck shop Dress for diary Flexible benefits Hybrid and smart working options Holiday trading
Company info
0121 200 7900
15 Colmore Row
B3 2BH
United Kingdom

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