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Audit Semi-Senior / Senior

Parsons Chartered Accountants
Wakefield, West Yorkshire (GB)
Closing date
19 Oct 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Our ideal candidate has experience of leading small audits from the planning stage right through to completion, including supervising junior members of staff within a team. This client-facing role requires a pro-active team player with a flexible attitude and an ability to meet deadlines.

You will be in the process of studying for the professional stage of the ACA qualification.


  • Carry out audits using a bespoke risk-based audit approach;
  • Complete relevant sections of the audit file as discussed and agreed at the team briefing;
  • For some of our smaller clients, you will act as senior reporting directly to the Head of Audit. For these audits, you would be responsible for the planning of the audit file right through to the completion sections including drafting the financial statements, the management letter and the letter of representation;
  • Supervise and effectively delegate work to less experienced members of the audit team as appropriate;
  • Communicate with the audit supervisors regularly on the audit and make recommendations to them on how our clients can improve their accounting systems and controls;
  • Perform ‘accounts preparation’ jobs either from the client’s trial balance or from their original accounting records;
  • Appraise less experienced members of the audit team following completion of the jobs worked on with them;
  • A small selection of audits may require travel / overnight stays.


  • You will be in the process of studying for the professional stage of the ACA qualification.
  • Flexible work attitude, pro-active team player
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Ability to learn and pick things up fast
  • Familiarity with, and an awareness of the laws and regulations that apply to accounting and audit and which are required to ensure compliance;
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good telephone manner and communication skills


  • Existing knowledge of CCH accounts / audit
  • Able to use complex Excel functions


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service
  • Up to 5% employers pension contribution
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Training and experience in using technology for audit automation and process efficiency. Our forward-thinking team aspires to use increasingly sophisticated technology and data analytics to further improve the quality of auditing techniques applied. This is in-line with our ethos to continually identify ways to help our clients to do things better.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking at Parsons offices
  • Employee Assistance Programme: comprehensive telephone helpline available 24/7 offering medical, legal (not work related), financial and emotional support, advice and information.
  • Reward and recognition programme: exclusive discounts and offers on thousands of products and services from over 1,500 national and 6,000 local retailers, plus reward credits linked to performance in your role, on your birthday and for other worthy reasons such as long service.



Offering opportunity to anyone looking to develop or start their career in finance, there has been no better time to join Parsons, Chartered Accountants.

People are our biggest asset, that’s why we encourage the perfect mix between ambition, lifestyle and professional development. Our four key values of ambition, clarity, positivity and trust are at the heart of everything we do.

We genuinely care about one another’s success. That’s why we empower each other to be the best that we can be. We believe in investing in your professional development and wellbeing, nurturing you to fulfil your career ambitions. We actively listen to our people and encourage a work-life balance that fulfils both your career ambitions and passions outside of work. After all, a happy team leads to happy clients.

We encourage our collaborative team to continually learn and develop, whether that be training for your next qualification or motivating one another by sharing experiences and knowledge. Our open-door approach to communication allows us to build respect amongst our friendly and supportive team.

We welcome you to enquire about joining our growing and aspirational team. Find out more at

Company info
2 Silkwood Office Park
Fryers Way
West Yorkshire

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