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Service Line/Department
London PWEG (Private Wealth and Estates Group)
Employment type
Closing date

The role
Our Private Wealth & Estates Group is recruiting for a Qualified Senior to join their audit and accounts team in London. In this position you will partake in both audit and accounts preparation, though with a higher percentage of your work being audit focused.

You will become a key part of the team, which provides a wide range of audit, advisory and accounting services to a large and diverse client base.

The responsibilities
Our Audit Seniors are often given the opportunity to manage a small portfolio of jobs, which helps you to develop the next stage of your career progression. With exciting growth plans in the team, we have a successful framework in place where you will be supported and encouraged throughout your time with us, to allow ample opportunity for further development.

  • Project manage the audit and accounting process, including liaising directly with senior individuals in clients’ finance teams.
  • Deliver audits and statutory accounts for UK and international groups in accordance with FRS102 and FRS 105.
  • Get actively involved in every aspect of the audit process, taking ownership of planning, fieldwork, and the completion on audit engagements, working closely with managers and partners.
  • Have the opportunity to get involved in the direction and overall running of the team.
  • There may also be opportunities to work on ad hoc projects e.g., department or firm wide working groups and client advisory work.

The team
The Private Wealth and Estates Group advise businesses ranging from large corporations to small family companies, the majority of which are owned by wealthy individuals. A proportion of the group’s work relates to large, landed estates and their associated operating structures, including trusts and general partnerships. We also work closely with entrepreneurs and their fast-growing businesses, providing compliance and advisory services for both.


  • Experience in conducting audits along with accounts preparation for clients.
  • ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent with good pass rates in the professional exams.
  • Ability to identify, research and help to resolve complex audit issues.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing, training, and mentoring staff on projects, and assessing performance.
  • Technically strong with a good and up to date knowledge of accounting and auditing standards.
  • Demonstrate a passion for delivering quality, ensuring that client needs are met.
  • Sets priorities, defines activities, gives responsibilities and plans work so that results are achieved on time.
  • Be organised and commercially minded. Displaying a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence to establish credibility with Partners and clients.
  • Work cooperatively with others, motivating others to succeed.

We will also consider applications from candidates that are due to fully qualify in the next few months.

Reward and benefits

  • A 35 hour working week with a hybrid working policy with the flexibility to work from home for up to three days per week (our core hours are 10-4)
  • Excellent benefits including; contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance cover and great flexible benefits and family friendly policies,
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan. Paid in December.
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.

About us
Saffery LLP is an adviser to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, providing market-leading accountancy, audit, business advisory, tax and VAT services. Founded in 1855, we are the UK’s 15th largest accountancy firm.

When you work with us at Saffery, you work with people who know your name, not just a job title.   We’re a place shaped by friendly, intelligent people who are individually excellent and collectively exceptional. We’re committed to our clients, but also to our greatest asset – our people.

As a proud member of Nexia, a leading, international network of independent accounting and consulting firms, we’ve got access to local insight on a global scale.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion  
Equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. With our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we are building on our positive work culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and strengthen our equitable culture of inclusion, led from the top.

We hope you will apply to us, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability or neurodivergence, because individual differences equal collective strength. Built on values of excellence, integrity, enthusiasm and collegiality, Saffery is where Potential meets Personal.