Audit Assistant

Competitive salary + great benefits
20 Mar 2023
20 Apr 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Audit Assistant

We are looking to recruit a number of Audit Assistants to support our expanding Audit team.

As an Audit Assistant, you will receive practical training and guidance to enable you to perform core audit tests in support of our wider statutory audit responsibilities. You will work under the direction of our established team in a mix of office and client-based environments.  You’ll get to work with many different people from a large range of clients in a diverse number of sectors including SME’s, family-owned businesses, large corporate and not-for-profit organisations.

With early practical client exposure, you’ll quickly gain an insight to a variety of client finance functions and be undertaking a range of audit tests on the systems and controls those clients implement to ensure the completeness and accuracy of their financial reporting. This allows you to develop into a technical expert.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • practical client exposure
  • insight to a variety of client finance functions
  • guidance in the design of tests to ensure the completeness and accuracy of financial reporting
  • undertaking a range of audit tests on the systems and controls

This role will enable you to take full advantage of the hybrid working that we offer to all of our people. Whether you’re working from the office, from home or from a client site, we support our people to achieve the right balance of flexibility in line with delivering excellent client service. 

Outside of the normal day job, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in business development activities and initiatives such as CSR, diversity and sports and social activities.

About You

We’re looking for enthusiastic, diligent and motivated people who are interested in developing knowledge and gaining practical experience in the performance of audit work in a varied and supportive environment.

This role would suit a candidate with an interest in finance and who would enjoy gaining an insight of financial controls within a wide range of businesses. The successful candidates will enjoy practical training and provide valued support to the audit department. As the focus of this role is practical learning rather than a formal qualification, we are encouraging potential applicants from a wide background and prior experience, whilst valued, is not a requirement.

Why Bishop Fleming?! 

At Bishop Fleming, we take pride in putting our people first. We are a Great Place to Work® certified and offer an outstanding work environment, strong office culture and extensive perks (listed below). We’re also a rapidly growing Top 30 Accountancy firm and have just been ranked fifth in the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Rankings. We’re proud to be the highest ranked firm in the South West. This comes on the back of nearly 20% growth last year, several award wins, and record-breaking recruitment taking our headcount to 40 partners and close to 500 people. 

We are a firm that thinks clients, people and communities. As a member of Business in the Community (BITC) we are focussed on improving our responsible business practices and collectively making positive impacts for the benefit of society.

If that’s not enough, we offer a fantastic range of benefits including: 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus Christmas off! 
  • Hybrid working 
  • A contributory Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Simply Health cashback plan including access to 24/7 online GP service and counselling services 
  • Perkbox discounts and rewards platform with over 4,00 perks and discounts 
  • Yulife employee wellbeing app 
  • Social events with active social committees that plan internal and external events  
  • Free tea & coffee in all our offices 
  • Free fresh fruit 
  • Numerous opportunities for development 

How to apply: Please submit a CV via our career site and ensure that your CV states all qualifications including subjects and grades.

We welcome applicants who would like the flexibility in their working arrangements, including working from home or part time working, which may help to accommodate parent or carer responsibilities, further studies and activities outside of work.

We are committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  We support a culture where people are valued and treated fairly with respect and differences are understood and celebrated. 

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our business. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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