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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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    ACA/ACCA qualified with a track record of audit and accounts experience in practice Technical knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, corporation tax Meticulous attention to detail Knowledge of Caseware, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, CCH would be beneficial

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Audit & Accounts Senior

£45,000 - £48,000 per annum, Negotiable
London /

Seeking newly/recently qualified Auditors for a leading, well-established and friendly Accountancy Practice based in the heart of London! My client is a leading medium-sized Practice in the West End and they are looking for Audit Seniors to join their growing, friendly team.

What’s on Offer?

  • Salary - £45,000 - £48,000
  • Industry leading benefits package including Private healthcare
  • Genuine progression opportunities to Manager level and beyond

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 60% Audit / 40% Accounts workload split
  • You will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of client sectors including media, property, authors, solicitors and not-for-profit
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships will be a key factor to your role as it is a vital part of the firm's growth
  • Reporting directly to a Manager or Partner
  • Supervising a small team of junior Audit and Accounts staff

The Ideal Candidate

  • Newly or recently qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Relevant experience in an audit role within a similar sized Practice
  • Must value career progression and want to develop their skills 
  • Will be able to demonstrate excellent client relationships 

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, then please apply or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers. 

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Competitive Salary
London /

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ACA or ACCA Qualified Audit Senior to join a growing and dynamic Independent firm

The firm are looking for an ambitious and self-motivated individual who wishes to develop their skill set and progress through the firm.

Why choose this firm?

They are a recognised employer of choice and can offer a hard-working, rewarding, yet fun and sociable environment to work.

Some of the benefits they offer are:

  • Flexible working
  • Discounts with local businesses to the office
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Regular charity and social events

The Role

The position would be split approximately 90% Audit, 10% Accounts and would include the below responsibilities:

  • Planning, execution and completion of audits
  • Reporting directly to Managers or Partners
  • Preparation of accounts
  • Supervision of trainees including work delegation and review
  • Leading teams on-site at Audits
  • Completing jobs with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget


  • ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years\' experience in Practice in a role at least consisting of 50% Audit
  • Experience leading Audits is essential

If you feel this opportunity is for you then please apply with your CV or contact Adam Munro at AJ Chambers.

Audit & Accounts Senior

£40,000 - £47,000 per annum
London /

A great opportunity to join an award winning firm in a role with excellent opportunities for career development and progression, as our client are looking for an Audit & Accounts Senior to join the team in their London offices.

What’s on offer

  • Salary - £40,000 - £47,000
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Excellent development and career progression for the future
  • Genuine focus on work life balance from the firm

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This is a split role working on 70% audits and 30% accounts
  • Planning, supervising, and carrying out audits with turnover up to £80 million, with minimal supervision, and ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
  • Supervision and assisting junior staff with technical accounting and auditing problems
  • Preparation of draft corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of draft statutory and consolidated accounts under FRS102, FRS105, and IFRS
  • Drafting points & recommendation for partner following fieldwork completion
  • Preparing responses for group reporting for clients
  • Larger accounts preparation jobs for audit exempt clients

The Ideal Candidate

  • ACA/ACCA/equivalent qualified accounta3v9ah
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an audit focused role within an accountancy practice
  • Experience of leading external audit assignments
  • Experience of preparing accounts in accordance with UK GAAP
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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

Audit Senior

£45,000 - £50,000 per annum
London /

A great opportunity to join one of the UK's leading firms, with a real focus on work life balance and employee well-being, as our client, a Top 20 Accountancy Firm, are looking for a qualified Audit Senior to join the team in their Central London office.

What's on offer

  • Salary - £45,000 - £50,000
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working policy
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Private medical cover
  • All in addition to a number of other excellent benefits on offer

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Planning, execution and completion of audits, reporting directly to the Managers and Partners
  • Co-ordinate planning at clients, including liaising with other relevant departments within the firm
  • Leading on-site audit teams and completing jobs with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget
  • Communicating and building client relationships
  • Business development including promoting the firm and its services to the existing client base and prospects
  • Preparation of accounts, reports and other assignments as required
  • Development and supervision of junior team members

The Ideal Candidate

  • ACA/ACCA/equivalent qualified accountant
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an audit focused role within an accountancy practice
  • Experience of leading external audit assignments
  • Experience of preparing accounts in accordance with UK GAAP
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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