Audit Senior

  • Department: External Audit
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Location: Glasgow office/hybrid working
  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Mon-Fri

We are looking for an audit senior to join our external audit team.

About us

Wylie & Bisset are one of Scotland’s larger firms of accountants, providing a full range of services to clients including internal and external audit, corporate and personal taxation, payroll outsourcing, business support (Cloud accounting and bookkeeping), corporate finance and consultancy services.  The firm operates a dedicated insolvency department which provides debt solutions to both consumers and businesses. As we approach our centenary, we are incredibly proud of our heritage and look forward to sharing our journey with you.

About the job

We seek a highly motivated and experienced Audit Senior (1-2 years of post-qualification experience) to join our busy team of enthusiastic professionals.  The role will involve working on the external audits of a wide variety of clients, including, public, education, charity and private sectors.  

Key responsibilities

  • Planning audit assignments
  • Supervising, and reviewing work of, junior members of the team whilst performing more technical fieldwork.
  • Providing training to students on the job, and mentoring them through their studies
  • Preparation of accounts from trial balance, including ensuring correct disclosure within financial statements and making all appropriate audit adjustments (70% of all audits)
  • Drafting management letters for clients, highlighting recommendations for improvements to systems, controls and governance arrangements
  • Acting as the Senior fieldwork team member on audit assignments
  • Liaising with clients and attending client meetings, including Audit Committees and Board meetings
  • Taking ownership of all assignments from planning through to completion
  • Leading on audit quality, ensuring adherence and compliance with the firm’s processes and auditing standards
  • Supporting sales and business development
  • Supporting the annual intake of graduate trainees
  • Any other appropriate tasks, as directed

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About you

Successful candidates must be able to work within a professional office environment across our client base.  You must hold appropriate professional qualifications (or be qualified by experience) and must have significant audit experience.  You will have the skills to take the lead audit senior role and you must be confident in liaising with our clients across all sectors.  You will play a support role to the manager(s) and partner(s).

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Significant audit experience
    • a minimum of 1 year PQ experience, 4-6 years of experience
    • experience of medium to large sized company audit file work
    • experience gained in a small to medium sized practice
  • Accounts preparation:  must have an excellent understanding and proven experience in this area and be comfortable with accounting adjustments, the preparation of financial statements and appropriate disclosures
  • Appropriate awareness of ISAs and FRSs and technically up to date

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Professional qualification, eg, CA, ACA, ACCA
  • Charity sector accounts preparation and audit experience
  • Further education sector audit experience

Personal Qualities

  • Proven organisational skills, ability to lead multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Takes ownership of the task and ensures completion in line with client deadlines
  • Uses judgement and experience to deal with obstacles
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Enthusiastic, results driven, co-operative
  • Positive and confident approach to work
  • Client focussed
  • Quality approach to work (first time, on time, every time)
  • Can work effectively in a team environment or on own initiative

Other information

Based: The role will be based at our Bath Street offices; hybrid working model exists

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Mon-Fri

Salary: Competitive


  • We have developed a set of Essential Behaviours which form part of every role profile and contribute to positive culture
  • Occasional overtime may be required
  • Full driving licence beneficial
  • Some travel (overnight) may be expected

How to Apply

All applicants should apply in writing attaching a current CV to

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