Audit Senior

03 August 20222022-08-03
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Pratap Partnership are delighted to be working with one of the UK's most well respected chartered accountants Safferey Champness, we are looking for a bright and able individual to join the firms Harrogate office as an audit senior in the Audit department.

The role

An audit senior is being sought to join the office in order to provide direct support to the partners and the audit managers.  The mix of work in the group is varied and consists of a few hundred clients including limited companies, partnerships, high net worth individuals and trusts.


The successful candidate will be expected to have responsibility for running audits.  Preparation of financial statements, forecast models, business plans, reporting on internal controls, financial due diligence and other ad hoc projects will also be required from time to time.  The role will include supervising the work of more junior staff and liaising with tax staff, the partners and our clients, as necessary.  

The role provides a good range of work for someone with solid technical skills and a background of audit work, wishing to build on his or her experience in a fast growing office that will provide opportunities for progression.

In summary, the role can currently be split approximately as follows:

  • 60% in-charge role on statutory audits;
  • 15% responsibility for preparing financial statements in respect of limited companies, partnerships and trusts;
  • 5% preparation of the first draft of the company tax returns for audit assignments;
  • 10% training, marketing and other non-chargeable activities;
  • 10% ad hoc projects/reports for the client base.

The individual

The applicant should be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours:

  • Demonstrate a passion for delivering quality and ensures that client needs are met, benefiting both the client and the firm.
  • Defines performance measures and continuously looks to assess, improve and achieve objectives.
  • Sets priorities, defines activities, gives responsibilities and plans work so that results are achieved on time.
  • Seeks self-development and provides support that enables others to develop within the firm.
  • Works cooperatively with others, positively influences them and ensures team participation to support the firm’s goals.
  • Thinks widely and laterally to identify and consider different options before determining the best solution.
  • Listens to, understands and communicates confidently with others in a clear, concise, polite and purposeful way.
  • Motivates self and others to succeed for the benefit of the firm.

In addition to the above the individual should be organised and commercially minded. They should display a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to establish credibility with partners and clients.

Previous experience of using computerised audit packages is useful. 

Education and experience

ACA/ACCA qualification or part-qualified with a good exam record. Professional experience should be broad based with exposure to a wide range of clients both in size and sector, although experience of owner managed businesses is preferred.

The department and office

The team of accountants in Harrogate advise a wide range of commercial businesses, private individuals and not-for-profit organisations across Yorkshire and the North East of England, and have strong links with the professional and financial community of Leeds, the financial capital of the region.

The client base prominently features owner-managed, small and mid-cap businesses, and private and estate clients, working with clients to create integrated solutions across their related financial and business affairs. In other cases, applying expertise to their specific concerns, often working alongside other professionals in the process.

The Harrogate Audit team currently comprises of 5 partners, 2 senior managers, 3 managers, 2 assistant managers, 6 seniors, 1 assistant and 7 trainees plus support staff.