Audit Accountant - Audit Senior - Business Services

Professional services firm based in the heart of Newcastle, Friendly and supportive environment, Exciting career development.THE FIRM
Our client has been established here in Newcastle since the early 1950s. This highly respected firm is currently in the top 40 firms in terms of revenue inside accounting and financial services firms in Australia.

Their success is grounded in the traditional values of absolute integrity, personal service and professionalism coupled with innovative thinking.

Between their nine specialist division partners and staff, they deliver a complete suite of services covering most aspects of personal and business finances.

The Risk and Assurance Services Audit Senior is responsible for supporting the Risk and Assurance Services team to ensure that the team, business, and strategic objectives are met through delivering a range of assurance services.

This role supports the team mostly by direct responsibility for a portfolio of clients and undertaking audit engagements effectively and efficiently in accordance with their quality control policies and procedures. This role is critical to the development of their team members demonstrated mostly by on the job supervision, training, and mentoring.

  • Audit engagement responsibilities across a portfolio of audit clients base as determined by Partners or Associate.
  • Assistance and support to Audit Supervisor or Manager on other audit engagements as per team allocations.
  • Liaising with clients including arranging and attending audit planning meetings, audit closing meetings, and Committee or Board Meetings.
  • Audit planning and identification of key audit matters and ensuring the audit strategy address the same.
  • Understanding the client’s business and industry and identification of audit and financial reporting risks.
  • Identification and communication on audit issues and potential audit adjustments.
  • Review and resolution of client issues raised throughout the audit or escalation within the team.
  • First review of audit engagement files as determined by Partners, Associate, or Audit Manager.
  • Identification of out-of-scope work that may need to be resourced and costed separately to the audit engagement fee and escalation within the team as relevant. 
  • Preparation and review of financial reports based on agreed workflow and team responsibilities.



  • Bachelor of Commerce (or equivalent).
  • Enrolled in CA Program.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a Chartered Accounting Practice.
  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated experience in financial reporting and audit.
  • Desire to be the first point of contact for our clients.
  • Desire to lead audit engagement teams.
  • Desire to train, supervise, and mentor others in the team.
  • Desire to work proactively and with initiative.


  • Great working arrangements.
  • Working from home options.
  • Extra paid annual leave available.
  • Great salary and perks on offer.

If you're working inside professional services and wanting to know what the market has to offer, please get in contact with me today, as we're currently representing numerous 'off-plan' opportunities.

13/07/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Accounting
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