Senior Audit Associate

Are you a nearly qualified audit professional looking for your next role? Would you like to be part of a supportive firm who will not only cover the remainder of your study costs but give you a real opportunity for progression?

Scrutton Bland is a fast moving and innovative regional firm who are seeking a Senior Audit Associate to join our team in Ipswich.

What will I do?

You will have the opportunity to undertake audits for a range of clients across a variety of sectors, including owner managed businesses, charities and entities within the education sector. Our ideal candidate will have a can-do approach and will act as a great mentor to the junior members of the team, leading by example and being a role model.

You will be a member of audit teams of up to five, delivering a high level of service to our clients. You will assist with the planning, on site field work, execution and finalisation of the audit process. In time we’ll look to progress you to a point where you will start to lead small audits, it’s a fantastic opportunity for development and progression.

Some of the day to day will look like:

  • Assisting with planning audits in advance of audit fieldwork, ensuring it appropriately addresses identified risks and achieves audit objectives
  • Undertaking audits of commercial and not-for-profit clients including education clients. Where required, performing work under Solicitors’ Accounts Rules regulations and RICS work.
  • Completing audit work to a high standard with minimal supervision
  • Meeting internal and external deadlines whilst taking responsibility for meeting budgets
  • Recommending improvements to clients’ accounting systems and controls
  • Developing our junior members of the team to ensure they understand their responsibilities, providing appropriate on-the-job training
  • Drafting individual and consolidated financial statements (primarily UK GAAP)
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with clients and colleagues
  • You will be studying towards your ACA/ACCA qualification
  • Have a full driving license and access to independent transport
  • Be a team player who enjoys working as part of a busy team
  • Be organised, efficient and able to prioritise your own workload
  • Maintain an internal and external network via strong working relationships with colleagues and clients

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