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Audit Senior - part qualified or qualified

Donald Reid Group
Maidenhead, Berkshire (GB)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Graduate roles, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Description

Are you a standout individual who can build great relationships with a portfolio of exciting and interesting clients and be involved in delivering quality audits? If so, we are looking for an auditor to join our quickly expanding team in our Maidenhead office.

We are looking for someone with an all-encompassing skillset, sound commercial understanding and a passion for delivering audits to the highest standard. Providing a full suite of audit services, this experienced team is looking for a new team member to join and become an integral part of a successful firm.

As an Audit Senior, you will work closely with clients and report directly to Manager and Partner level with your role being varied and include leading or taking part in audit assignments, whilst helping to drive department success by ensuring our culture is maintained and all clients receive excellent client service. You’ll have excellent communication skills, be proactive in problem-solving, and adopt a professional and friendly approach to building trusted and long-lasting relationships.

Job Role

  • Lead or take part in audit assignments from planning to completion
  • Manage portfolio deliverables, ensuring expectations, deadlines, and budgets are being met
  • Review junior staff work
  • Provide mentorship and technical support to junior team members
  • Occasional preparation of statutory accounts and related corporation tax computations
  • Build trusted and long-lasting relationships with clients
  • Report to Managers and Partners
  • Nurture relationships with key partners and third parties
  • Support the firm with other duties as needed


We will offer a training contract to the successful candidate, which will enable them to complete their ACA or ACCA studies.  We offer paid tuition, study leave and examination fees to our trainees for the first sittings of exams.  The experience and training received at DRG allows our trainees to qualify with a level of skill and expertise that leaves them well placed for future success in their careers.  Although the role is mainly audit focused, it will give the candidate experience in respect of statutory accounts preparation and taxation as well.  

The successful candidate

  • Demonstrable experience within audit is essential.  
  • Likely to be part qualified ACA or ACCA
  • Motivated and able to inspire others
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Previous experience of computerised accounting and audit software
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving 
  • Able to manage a number of jobs, whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met
  • Confident in front of clients and others more senior than you and not afraid to challenge
  • The skill to take ownership for managing your own development, seek extra responsibility and strive to always go the extra mile
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate understanding between the client, team members and partners

Employee Benefits

  • Full time or part time role
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working options
  • Positive and supportive company culture
  • Competitive remuneration with scope for fast progression
  • Pension scheme
  • Private healthcare (optional)
  • Life assurance
  • Snack cupboard and drinks fridge
  • Professional development opportunities


Donald Reid Group

Why work at DRG?

DRG Chartered Accountants has been working with individuals and businesses for over 50 years. With an office in Maidenhead and our sister firm in Dorchester, we provide a full suite of advisory, accountancy, outsourcing and taxation services to a client base ranging from individuals and start-ups to multi-million turnover UK and international entities. We are a close-knit team that takes great pride providing a personal, outstanding service for our clients.

Delight our clients

We never want our people to stop caring, to always to go that extra mile and to deliver a fantastic, personal service to our clients.

Challenge themselves

DRG is growing rapidly and we like to promote from within. We aim to recruit people who want to push themselves, to grow in their roles and to be keen to take on new responsibilities.

Enjoy being part of the DRG team

DRG is a fun place to work with a warm and friendly working culture.


Donald Reid Group (DRG) is a forward thinking and successful practice of chartered accountants. We have an office in Maidenhead  and an associated office in Dorset. Job roles currently advertised on ICAEW relate to our Maidenhead office.

At DRG, the partners have come from the big four or other large accounting firms and bring the expertise and experience of a major firm with the personal touch of a local business. Our office in Maidenhead, Berkshire has been successfully serving entrepreneurs, business owners and inbound investment companies in the Thames Valley and London area for over fifty years. 

We have clients in a variety of sectors and trainees at DRG can expect to gain experience in all or most of them, leading to a breadth of experience which will help their future career development. Those sectors include: - SMEs - subsidiaries of international groups - eCommerce and online businesses - retail - charities - pensions DRG is a thriving and growing firm; one of the reasons for the firm's success is its focus on exceptional client service, in addition to its technical expertise. All members of the DRG team are expected to maintain this focus on a high quality of service to DRG clients. 

As part of their training contract, trainees at DRG receive paid study leave and tuition for their ICAEW exams, as well as being provided with on the on the job experience required for qualification as a Chartered Accountant. 

The size of DRG means that ample opportunities are available for talented and hardworking individuals to achieve recognition for their achievements. Some of the most talented previous trainees of DRG have gone on to achieve promotion to manger or to become a partner within the firm.

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