Role details

Audit Senior Public Sector

Durham   •   £34,000 - £36,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Audit Senior Public Sector
  • International Organisation

About Our Client

An international organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services.

Job Description


  • Contributing to team planning meetings and take responsibility for completion of planning files, including documentation and evaluation of material systems.
  • Performing preliminary analytical review and highlight risk areas for further audit investigation.
  • In light of the above, you will contribute to the work programme for the assignment tailored to the risks associated with the client.
  • Drafting the budget and assigning audit areas to team members (where applicable) so as to manage the audit risks and develop the team members.
  • Assisting with the preparation and delivery of the Audit Strategy Memorandum to the client.
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of draft statutory financial statements based on information provided by the client.
  • Organising, preparing agendas for and, where appropriate, chair team meeting and communicate the strategy to team members.
  • Ensuring all review points are noted and cleared.

Controlling the Assignment

  • Supervise and direct staff; allocating work to team members based on skill and knowledge, ensuring development objectives are met.
  • Completing complex areas of the assignment.
  • Providing on the job training to assistants.
  • Reviewing work and providing informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage. Ensuring issues are highlighted and resolved before manager review.
  • Acting as a point of contact for both manager and client, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit.
  • Reviewing actual to budgeted time and informing managers of any issues immediately.
  • Building strong working relationships with clients, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
  • Communicating with all other departments (e.g. tax, outsourcing etc.) and passing on all relevant information.
  • Being aware of developments concerning client affairs and any opportunities to provided additional services.


  • Completing financial statement testing, including completion of disclosure checklist and closedown of audit files.
  • Ensuring standards and procedures are maintained by the whole team; completing/presenting audit file with cleared review points.
  • Collate and validate all errors, uncertainties and exceptions.
  • Drafting the audit opinion summary for review and drafting management letters and any other reporting documents, including group reporting and audit committee papers where required.
  • Providing constructive feedback for the completion of staff appraisals on the assistants and seniors and 360 degree feedback on managers and partners.

The Successful Applicant

  • CIPFA, ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Demonstrates and applies advanced technical, commercial and industry knowledge
  • Actively seeks to enhance expertise and knowledge
  • Pro-actively identifies client need and keeps them informed of project status as appropriate
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Begins to develop a network of client contacts
  • Takes ownership of projects and effectively delegates to others
  • Acts as a role model for the team
  • Provides assistance, shares experiences and provides meaningful feedback to support the development of others
  • Willingness to be involved in delivering feedback to the wider team, including presenting group training sessions
  • Commitment to self development
  • Participates in meetings providing information and ideas with clarity and persuasiveness

What's on Offer

Basic salary of £34,000 to £36,000 plus benefits

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