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Audit Senior / Semi-Senior

Job title: Audit Senior | Tax Senior

Reports to: Audit Manager


Who we are: 

Frank Hirth plc was founded in 1975 with the aim of providing a dual tax service for UK and US citizens and businesses. Since then we have grown significantly and are the Accountancy Age Top 32 Firm in the UK – large enough to offer you a rewarding and challenging career and small enough to give you the chance to make a real contribution to our success.

Our audit and accounts department is a small, fast-paced, friendly team who provide services to a wide range of UK companies and LLPs in a variety of industry sectors. 

What you can expect:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious person to develop their skills and experience supporting managers and peers on a variety of audit assignments, delivering a quality service to clients.  Clients will include financial services firms, software companies, retail companies, travel agents, start-ups and law firms.

You should have a good level of technical competence in UK Financial Reporting Standards, particularly FRS102 and Section 1A.  You will need to be confident leading an audit of any sized entity from planning to review.  You will be responsible for ensuring work is completed on time, building relationships with clients to become their main point of contact within the firm.

We believe our people are our biggest asset and we are committed to making an ongoing investment in the development of all our staff.   As a senior you will be supported by managers to supervise and train junior staff.  You will be expected to be used to delegating throughout an audit, to review work completed by junior staff and to provide feedback. 

You will need to demonstrate commercial awareness and ensure quality, by summarising actual time spent compared to budget on each assignment and by performing the firm’s review and completion procedures before passing the file for manager or partner review.  You will need to report any problems or contentious issues to your manager immediately, as well as proposing possible solutions.

You will need to develop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through reading and courses and ensure you meet your CPD requirements.

What we require from you:


  • ACCA/ACA Qualified or Part-Qualified
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong academics – including a high ‘A’ Level (or equivalent) in Maths & English Language
  • Ability to lead audits from planning to completion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Direct client / Customer service experience
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP and confidence with double entry bookkeeping
  • The desire to take ownership of their career and development


  • Experience in preparing corporation tax returns
  • Paperless accounting environment experience
  • Experience using bookkeeping software such as Quickbooks
  • Exposure to Caseware and the CCH suite of products
  • Experience with LLPs and / or FCA regulated clients

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday (increasing with service)
  • Office closed between Christmas and New Year (days given in addition to annual leave allowance)
  • Flexi-time around core hours
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Private medical cover (employee)
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Health Shield plan
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to work
  • Pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free fruit
  • Subsidised lunchtime yoga
  • Continuous development and training

Be a model of the Frank Hirth values

Our values run through everything we do. These bind us together and provide a clear and consistent direction for building our future. We are guided by our values and they help to measure our behaviors.  

We have four values, which complement each other, and all contribute to our success and to that of our clients.

Contact Us

Frank Hirth
1st Floor, 236 Gray's Inn Road,
London, WC1X 8HB

tel: +44 (0)20 7833 3500
fax: +44 (0)20 7833 2550
email: mail@frankhirth.com