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Audit Senior (term-time hours)

Kreston Reeves
Horsham or Chichester (Hybrid)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details

Are you looking to grow and develop in a role whilst working flexibly?  We're offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Audit Senior to join one of our teams in Sussex on a term-time-only permanent contract (typical contract of 39 weeks).

We are looking for a qualified accountant who enjoys audit to join our growing Audit and Corporate team. As an Audit Senior in Sussex, your office base can be either Horsham or Chichester - plus we offer hybrid working which involves working 3 days in the office, and 2 from home.

Our clients are based all over Sussex, Kent and London and you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of clients, of differing sizes and in a range of different industries including not for profit, ensuring that a top quality service is provided in our ever expanding Audit and Corporate team.  

About the role

Primarily your role will be to lead a team of Auditors and to manage audits from planning to completion for a range of our clients.  You will be responsible for leading and training Audit Juniors and reviewing their work and you will also work closely with managers and partners with running their portfolios to ensure all files are technically compliant.  You will also have exposure to compiling accounts as well as corporate tax returns. 

  • Audit planning and completing audits for clients
  • Running assignments and ensuring they are completed in a cost and time efficient manner
  • Supervising and coaching more junior team members on site
  • Controlling audit and accounts preparation undertaken by junior members of staff
  • Liaising with the client (HMRC) and client partner on work assignments
  • Ensuring audit procedures are followed meticulously
  • Drafting corporation and income tax computations

What we're looking for

  • ACA / ACCA qualified (or part qualified with a minimum of 2 years prior audit experience)
  • Statutory audit experience gained in public practice
  • Knowledge of ISA and UK GAAP essential
  • Accounts compilation  skills
  • Experience in drafting corporation tax computations
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Strong analytical skills

This role requires frequent travel to client offices so candidates must be willing to travel to other offices.

What we can offer

Kreston Reeves is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect:

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Opportunities to develop a varied portfolio of work with different clients
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A genuinely supportive and collaborative environment
  • A culture of learning in a stimulating environment

As well as this, we offer:

  • Financial Wellbeing – competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, Westfield Health Cash Plan, income protection. Options to increase pension, life assurance and healthcare cash plan (yourself and/or family)
  • Annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays, holiday buying (up to 5 days), agile working
  • Mental Wellbeing – employee assistance programme and counselling
  • Physical Wellbeing – Vitality PMI/Westfield Hospital Treatment insurance, critical illness insurance, BMI health assessment, GymFlex, annual flu jab
  • Recognition – monthly nominations for financial awards based on culture and values
  • Development – we offer continuous support and development with clear mapped progression routes across the business. Access to internal and external training courses
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – we operate several family-friendly policies, childcare vouchers and take proactive steps to create an inclusive environment
  • CSR – give as you earn, 1 extra day off to take up volunteering opportunities. Opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes
  • Travel – cycle to work scheme, travel insurance, interest-free season ticket loan (London only), interest-free car/motorbike loan

About Kreston Reeves

With 200 years of history, we are an award-winning professional services firm with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services, tailored to our clients’ needs.

We guide our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future.  We help businesses, not for profit organisations, individuals and families with more than just accountancy, business and wealth advice.

Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your ambitions.

We’re proud to be B Corp™ certified, demonstrating our commitment to our environmental, social and governance programme which is central to our purpose and vision.  We actively encourage all our colleagues to give back to their local communities whenever they can.


At Kreston Reeves, our purpose is to guide our clients, our colleagues, and our communities to a brighter future

Our vision

To lead the way as a sustainable and socially focused adviser, known for our personal, proactive and passionate approach, creating growth opportunities in London, the South East and beyond.

Our values

Our culture is at the heart of all we do and is rooted in our values. They define who we are, what we stand for, and how we behave.

  • Our purpose – guiding you to a brighter future
  • Understand – we’re curious, we ask and we listen. We put ourselves in your shoes.
  • Look ahead – we anticipate the future and plan for it. Embracing the benefits of change.
  • Make it personal – we adapt to your needs. Flexing our style to get the best outcome for every situation.
  • Be crystal clear – we consult others and give helpful feedback. Ensuring you know what’s going on and how it impacts you.
  • Be human – we invest time in building strong relationships with you. Have a ‘can do’ attitude and help you grow.

Who and how we help

We help dynamic businesses, charity and not-for-profit organisations, private individuals, and families with much more than just accountancy and financial advice.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG)

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment is central to our purpose as a firm.

We have our own registered charity - Kreston Reeves Foundation - that raises fund for charities across our regions and offers volunteering days for all our people

Achieving B Corp™ status is a strong demonstration of a firm’s commitment to sustainability, and we are more than proud to announce we are one of few in our sector that have achieved this accreditation.


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London, Kent and Sussex

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