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Audit Senior

Exeter, Devon (GB)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice, Business and management
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Job Description

The purpose of this role will be to assist in our Corporate Department and reporting to the Audit Manager, the Senior will conduct company audits from planning through to completion.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Working on audits as the audit senior
  • Site visits at client’s premises and to supervise and support junior members on site visits
  • Supervising and signing off the work of junior members of the audit team, reporting to the audit manager
  • Planning the audit process, research, review current processes and providing recommendations to enhance the client’s policies and procedures
  • Preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax computations for non-audit SME’s
  • Reporting directly to the manager or partner as required

Desired Skills

  • Qualified or part-qualified ACA or ACCA with at least 2-3 years of audit experience
  • Knowledge of audit and accounting standards, in particular the requirements of FRS 102, FRS 105 and the Companies Act 2006
  • Some knowledge or corporation tax desirable
  • Knowledge of income tax desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of charities desirable
  • IT skills including basic knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Knowledge of accounting software such as Sage, QuickBooks or Xero
  • Knowledge of Accounts production software such as CCH desirable but not essential
  • Ability to show initiative and work within a team supervising and reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Ability to build good client relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build rapport with people at various levels
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage own workload in a timely manner while all the time ensuring we exceed client expectations


  • 20-25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 1 extra holiday day for Christmas
  • An additional 0.5 days holiday after each year
  • Flexi time
  • Medicash cash plan
  • Online discount shopping portal
  • Access to a 24 hour employee helpline
  • 1 day working from home
  • Payment of 1 professional subscription per year
  • Fully funded training qualifications
  • Training bonuses for AAT, ACA and ACCA students
  • Parking permit salary sacrifice
  • Employee referral bonus of up to £1500
  • Dress down Friday
  • Wellbeing team
  • Life assurance after 1 year for Senior Managers


We are a Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory practice based in Devon, offering a comprehensive range of accountancy and business services.

Founded over 80 years ago, our service is customer-focused and our experienced team, led by six Partners, works with a wide range of clients – from individuals to large companies, throughout the UK.

Our clients have the reassurance that we are members of the ICAEW and our conduct is subject to its Code of Ethics. Darnells are an ACCA and ACA employer.

Our combined experience has allowed us to build an in-depth knowledge of various sectors – including the agriculture, construction, education, professional services and tourism industries. In addition to these, we have also gained a very well-respected reputation within the realms of Healthcare, Forensic Accounting and Professional Partnerships.

We do not just give our clients ‘a hand’ with their accounting, auditing, payroll and tax-related needs; through our holistic approach, we take their needs ‘in hand’ and help them to shape their businesses for their future.

Company info
Darnells Chartered Accountants
Quay House, Quay Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2BU

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