Audit Seniors

Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow & Inverness
Competitive + Relocation
17 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: Full Time
Location: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow & Inverness
Relocation: If you are re-locating to the area, relocation expenses are negotiable.

Why Johnston Carmichael?

As the largest independent accountancy firm in Scotland, with 11 offices across Scotland employing over 750 staff, we have a clear vision for progression and an open culture in which our team are actively encouraged to play an important part in our growth story.

As a member of the PKF International network, we are a part of a family of legally independent firms with over 400 offices, operating in 150 countries.

At Johnston Carmichael, we stand out from the crowd:

  • We’ll help you progress your career AND support your learning and development
  • You’ll be part of Scotland’s largest accountancy firm AND one which is a valued member of local communities across the country.
  • As well as financial reward, you’ll enjoy the huge variety of client experience which life at Johnston Carmichael offers.

We work with a broad range of corporate, third sector and other organisation types across fourteen industry sectors in Scotland.


To be responsible for controlling the day to day audit work; flag up issues and concerns to Audit Managers at an early stage; train Audit Assistants as needed; ensure deadlines and budgets are met and the Audit file is presented for review as a substantially complete file, finished to a good standard and signed off.

You will work closely with Audit Managers and Audit Assistants to ensure the audit work is handled efficiently and effectively from start to finish and is done in accordance with the Firm’s Audit Policy and other relevant policies and processes.


The Audit Senior will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Completing the audit planning documentation for review.
  • Arranging the timing of the audit work with the Audit Manager responsible for the client.
  • Taking responsibility to discuss with the local audit team the incorporation of data analytics within each audit.
  • Planning, scheduling and delegating work to Audit Assistants and ensuring they are  supported as necessary to complete their work to the standard required.
  • Taking responsibility to discuss with the local audit team the incorporation of data analytics within each audit.
  • Completion of the audit file and all required documentation ready for your Manager’s review.
  • Briefing, training and debriefing Audit Assistants, giving formal feedback as required.
  • Liaising with client staff while on the client’s premises, building effective relationships with client’s staff.
  • Monitoring budgeted versus actual time spent, flagging up scope issues, on-site issues and overruns to the Audit Manager on a timely basis.
  • Keeping the client’s staff informed of progress and issues while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Auditing the draft tax computation and tax provisions with supporting schedules and liaising with the tax staff to get these reviewed as required.
  • Preparing the draft financial statements to a reasonable standard, free from quality control issues.


  • Part qualified or qualified CA (or equivalent).
  • Practical experience of using software systems in the preparation of audit files, financial statements and audit working papers. Full training will be given on all software packages.

The successful candidate will also have good organisational skills and be pro-active in their approach to their work.

Please note: You must be legally authorised to live and work in the United Kingdom to be eligible for this position as Visa sponsorship is not offered.

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