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Audit Senior

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an audit senior to join the expanding Derby team of Smith Cooper, a progressive business and advisory firm based in the Midlands. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires a career in audit and accountancy, to join a flourishing and supportive team that has carved an impressive niche in the local market.

Purpose of Job Role:

  • Working with clients in a range of industries
  • Working for a growing firm
  • First class support with your qualification
  • Opportunity to forge a career in audit
  • Work and travel primarily within Derbyshire
  • Working primarily at client’s premises
  • To represent Smith Cooper in a professional and efficient manner

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and audit of statutory accounts – mainly Limited Companies, not-for-profit organisations, including Charities and Academies
  • Assisting the Managers and Partners
  • Responsibility for junior staff
  • Prioritising effectively to meet set deadlines and budgets
  • Liaising with clients to obtain audit evidence and ensure that information is received in sufficient time to prepare accounts and complete the audit
  • Able to carry out ad hoc assignments
  • Understands and prepares financial statements correctly
  • Understands and has knowledge of relevant accounting and auditing standards

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • Actively studying towards a qualification (ACA or ACCA) with some audit experience
  • At least 18 months experience in an audit role is preferable
  • Requires own transport to travel to clients sites
  • Experience of CaseWare, CCH, Sage software is an advantage
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident in a client facing role and working with people of all levels
  • Motivated to provide the highest quality service to clients
  • Excellent accounting skills

To be successful with your application you will have previously worked within an Accountancy practice and have experience with undertaking the audit and preparation of financial statements and corporation tax returns. 

Send a copy of your CV to James Delve at

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