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Pensions Senior/Part Qualified Auditor

Bristol, England

£30000 - £40000 per annum

Permanent (Unspecified)

Pensions Senior/Part Qualified Auditor
A new opportunity has become available for a Pensions Senior/Part Qualified Auditor to plan, perform and complete the pensions audit process for each assignment, in line with statutory requirements and under the direction of more senior staff.
Key responsibilities:
Client Contact

  • Regular discussions with the client to confirm progress, identify solutions to any hurdles and ensure reasonable expectations are met.
  • Establish relationship with key contacts at the client.
  • Identify and highlight any opportunities for S&W apparent from work undertaken.

Staff management

  • Assist and perform training of junior staff.
  • Plan, assign, monitor and review work of junior staff.
  • Complete assessment forms of audit team.
  • Monitor adherence to budget.


  • Assist with the planning of pension audits and accounting assignments.
  • Perform work in accordance with S&W audit and assignment procedures.
  • Ensure all areas of the work are completed with any exceptions to this being agreed with the manager.
  • Prepare draft accounts/report and completion memo (including identification of control weaknesses or areas of improvement) for review by manager.
  • Understand and appreciate key commercial aspects of the clients business.

Key Competencies:

  1. Planning and organising - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales through continual monitoring of progression of the work.
  2. Technical expertise - to ensure audit conducted to correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for pension schemes. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions.
  3. Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client. To be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by S&W by reviewing costs against budget and dealing with differences.
  4. Teamwork - working as a team with the other managers, partners and staff to ensure the pensions audit team as a whole meets its objectives and all client demands are exceeded.
  5. Problem solving - technical knowledge to resolve client issues. Organisation to be flexible to meet client and partner demands.
  6. Customer focus - ensuring clients expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times.

Candidate Profile

  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Good working knowledge and technical application of accounts and auditing standards including the Pensions SORP.
  • Previous experience of management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance.
  • Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, partners, staff and other professionals.
  • Demonstrable organisational skills to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met.
  • Demonstrable experience of monitoring costs against budget for clients.
  • Experience of carrying out internal control reviews (AAF 01/06, AAF 02/07, ISAE 3402 etc.) would be advantageous

Please apply as soon as possible or call Olivia on#########

Posted 15 days ago

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