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Audit Senior - Commercial portfolio

Edinburgh, Midlothian
£35,000 to £41,000
Job Type
1 Jan 2022

Meraki Talent have been engaged to assist with the onboarding of an Audit Senior for a Top 10 Accountancy firm in Edinburgh.

The Company

Our client is a leading Top 10 Chartered Accountancy firm based in the heart of Edinburgh's vibrant financial district. They have a vast and varied client portfolio and are seeing tremendous growth through these troubled times and as such, there is an imminent opportunity for an experienced Audit Senior to join the firm.

The firm provide Accountancy services in the fields of Audit, Business Advisory, Bookkeeping, Corporate Finance, Payroll, Tax and VAT. They now seek to add to their growing Audit team with an experienced Audit Senior.

The Role

The role of Audit Senior has become available as the business goes through a sustained period of growth across several of its service channels, making this an exciting time to join a world leading firm.

You will be working on a Commercial portfolio consisting of entrepreneurial and owner managed businesses across a diverse sector range such as construction, manufacturing, distribution, hospitality and many more.

As an Audit Senior you will report directly to a dedicated Audit Manager within the firm. You will be fully responsible for your own client portfolio, managing both client and management expectations whilst working to tight deadlines. This role is suitable for P/Q and qualified CA's, applicants qualified through experience and with a strong background in Audit will also be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completing full Audit process from planning to completion
  • Consult with client and manager to arrange timing of the audit work
  • Consult with clients on progress and issues always ensuring confidentiality
  • Completion of Audit file and required documentation to final stage for manager's review
  • Lead from the front with Planning, and consulting with Audit Assistants ensuring full support is provided when necessary to achieve the highest quality of work
  • Consulting with clients and staff whilst on client's site, building and maintaining relationships with staff to help build a strong working relationship always ensuring the highest degree of professionalism
  • Quality control and debriefing with Audit Assistants, ensuring to provide feedback
  • Auditing draft tax computation, tax provisions alongside supporting schedules and consulting with the tax department
  • Preparing draft financial statements to the required standard, free from quality control issues


For the role of Audit Senior, the below criteria are Essential.

  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients
  • Qualified - Part qualified CA or equivalent
  • Strong technical skills with Practical experience of using software systems in preparation of audit files, audit working papers and financial statements
  • The successful candidate will also have strong organisational skills and be pro-active in their approach to their work


Great work life balance
Flexible working pattern with home/office working
Pension scheme
Life assurance


For further information and a confidential chat regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Dean at Meraki Talent.

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  • Job Reference: 460886719-2
  • Date Posted: 1 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Meraki Talent Limited
    Meraki Talent Limited
  • Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Salary: £35,000 to £41,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent