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Our Edinburgh office are looking for an experienced, professional and enthusiastic Qualified Senior, to join our audit team. Applicants must be either CA, ACA or ACCA qualified and be able to display a commercially minded and organised approach to client work.

You will become a key part of a growing team, which provides a wide range of audit, advisory and accounting services to a huge range of diverse clients including but not limited to landed estates, charities, owner-managed businesses and FCA regulated entities.

Our Audit Seniors:

  • Project manage and drive forwards the audit and accounting process, including liaising directly with senior individuals in clients’ finance teams.
  • 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.

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.

The Team

Our Edinburgh team provide tailor made services, including accounting, audit and assurance, tax, corporate finance and business advisory, for all aspects of our clients’ lives. We advise on both their personal and business affairs, as well as assisting at all phases of wealth generation, preservation and succession.

You will be joining a dynamic, supportive and collegiate Audit team, offering the opportunity to develop new skills and accelerated career growth opportunities.

Our Edinburgh office is based in Edinburgh Quay, within walking distance of the city centre.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • CA, ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Strong audit experience, including planning and completion.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Client-focused with a keen sense of commerciality.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Excel and Word, and familiarity with CCH accounts and audit automation (preferred).
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge, including recent developments in accounting and auditing standards.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment.
  • Proactive nature and a strong team player.
  • 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.