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External Audit Senior (Insurance Sector)

£45,000 - £48,000 per annum


Kieron Whitehead

A great opportunity to join a Top 10 Accountancy Firm based in the Central London, as they are looking for a skilled and experienced Audit Senior to join them in their Financial Services Insurance Team.

What’s on offer?

  • Salary - £45,000 - £48,000
  • Genuine progression opportunities within the firm
  • Work with a market leading team
  • Friendly and social environment, with regular events throughout the year

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend pre-assignment discussions with the audit team
  • Assist the senior with the completion of the planning section
  • Understand the objectives of each assignment including the budget requirements
  • Be responsible for allocating work to junior members of the audit team
  • Provide on the job training to junior members of the firm, review their work and provide feedback
  • Ensure that the work undertaken on site is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
  • Advise the manager of any developments that may lead to a change in strategy
  • Suggest logical solutions to problems
  • Be responsible for a detailed assignment memorandum incorporating an appropriate analytical review
  • Clear manager and partner review points and follow up any outstanding queries
  • Respond to all client queries and concerns in an efficient and professional manner, often dealing directly with senior management
  • Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of business issues; and
  • Provide a detailed analysis of time charged on every assignment to facilitate billing and future planning

The Ideal Candidate

  • ACA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualified
  • Experience in the insurance sector is beneficial, but not essential
  • Experience in an audit focused position within accountancy practice
  • Experience of client management and liaison from the planning stage up to point of audit completion

For more details on this role please apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers Recruitment

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    Personal Tax Senior responsibilities:

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