Qualified Auditors - Financial Services, Edinburgh

£36000 - £40000 + benefits
19 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Financial Services Audit Senior in a well established and sizeable Audit firm based in the vibrant city of Edinburgh to specialise in Banking & Insurance. Qualified Accountant ACA, CA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent with an excellent starting basic salary of c£36K - £40K + full benefits package including paid overtime, discretionary bonus giving potential remuneration of c£44K+

CA, ACCA, CPA or ACA, CA from Scottish, England & Wales, or Irish or similar recognised international accountancy qualification with, ideally, current financial services audit experience.  Due to high numbers of applications, if you have not received a response within 10 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Location:  Edinburgh


An excellent role for someone with audit experience who wants to break into a Big name and gain unrivalled experience.  You will be currently working in audit either locally or elsewhere in the UK or overseas in financial services audit and keen to experience working in Edinburgh.  Recognised as hugely important location in the UK for many blue chip business HQs and financial services companies, there is real top quality work and client exposure on offer in the heart of this hugely popular location.  Offices of some major names within financial services offer some of the highest levels of experience working with internationally recognised names.  Working on a superb client base is part of this scintillating opportunity with a Big firm with further opportunities to transfer into areas including tax, corporate finance or work overseas in the future.

About the Role

 You will be based in the heart of the Edinburgh economy with easy access to clients, getting exposure to superb blue chip multinationals and superb UK companies.   As Audit Senior / Assistant Manager you will be part of a team responsible for carrying out risk based audits primarily under UK GAAP and IAS (full training will be given where necessary in these areas).

Your Key accountabilities as Audit senior / Assistant manager will be

- Leading a team of both qualified and part-qualified accountants

- Planning and preparation of client audits

 - Managing the audit on-site on a daily basis including review of work carried out by other team members                   

In addition, you may gain secondments to work in some of these blue chip, top tier clients


To be considered for the position of Audit senior / Assistant manager you will be:

- Recently qualified with an internationally recognised accountancy qualification including CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA Qualified Accountant - or 2017 exam passed finalist

- Currently working as a Senior in accountancy practice and with regular audit experience at a similar level

Experience /- exposure to some of the client sectors is ideal but not essential as full training in the sectors will be given where necessary

- IAS experience is welcome but not essential                                

- Strong interpersonal and team skills

You will be qualified or awaiting results and looking to gain specific experience to direct your career in a particular direction, or you may want a Big name on your CV whilst developing your client exposure and technical knowledge prior to deciding your ultimate aim.  You will be working either in another Big firm, medium-sized or smaller-sized practices including ones consisting of maybe 4-6 partners as this firm is seriously interested to meet talent from a range of different-sized firms as it has proved a successful venture previously.  This is a real opportunity that is worth serious consideration for your own career development and direction

Location: Edinburgh
Start date: August - November 2017 
Job status: Permanent

Salary + package: c£36 - 40,000 + superb flexible benefits package, paid overtime, discretionary bonus, min 20 days holiday

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