(JT103) Senior Audit/Compliance Officer

Home (UK) OR office based (UK)

‘Senior External Audit / Compliance Officer’


-   London based candidates (hybrid from office):  £65k - £75k

-   Rest of UK/remote based from home: £60k - £70k.

-  Benefits include: up to 9% employer pension contribution; private healthcare; flexi time and flexi leave 


-  Depending on your home location, this role can be either hybrid based from London OR Glasgow offices, or UK remote-based from home.

-  Some visits to practices (circa. 10% of the time). Travel throughout the UK and Ireland and occasionally overseas and may require overnight stays away from home.

Overview of the role

We have a superb career opportunity for a fully qualified accountant, with significant experience in external audit, at manager level.  Applicants must possess recent work experience gained from a practice environment.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Audit Compliance Officer is to undertake monitoring of individuals and firms registered in the UK and Ireland to conduct audit work.

 As part of the Compliance Team, the post holder will be responsible for undertaking monitoring of a portfolio of individuals and firms registered by this professional membership body in the UK to conduct audit work.  This involves carrying out monitoring visits to the firms’ premises or remotely in accordance with prescribed procedures and producing written reports on those visits on a timely basis. 

The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for organising their own work schedule from a predetermined allocation of monitoring visits in order to meet departmental targets.

You will enjoy working independently and having control of your own diary, whilst feeling supported. You will have significant professional autonomy.  

The person

The job holder is expected to possess the following attributes:


·       a recognised professional accountancy qualification

·       a minimum of 3 years PQE

·       in-depth technical knowledge of International Standards on Auditing, Ethical Standards, and the relevant sections of one of the UK professional accountancy body’s ‘Rulebook’


·       the ability to communicate with experienced, qualified, audit practitioners

·       the ability to build strong working relationships and manage potentially difficult individuals, while remaining calm, assertive, and professional at all times

·       have sound judgment and be able to make reasoned and appropriate decisions

·       have an organised and methodical approach and be able to work to strict deadlines

·       be self-motivated and able to work independently with the minimum of supervision

·       be computer literate, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications


·       significant post-qualification experience at manager level or equivalent in an UK audit practice environment (minimum of 3 years)

·       extensive practical experience of applying relevant standards in a UK setting

·       an appreciation of the importance of appropriate management controls and corresponding “best practice” in the UK accountancy profession

The post holder must have a valid UK/Republic of Ireland driving license and access to own vehicle.

The employer

Our client, is a highly prestigious global organisation – one of the accountancy membership organisations. They strive to create an environment of support and autonomy.



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