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Audit Senior

01 March 2023

Location: BDO Guernsey
Job title:
Contact: Sophie Donaldson


BDO Guernsey provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We’re a locally owned business and a member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms, with a considerable depth and range of resources around the world. Indeed, it’s through this global network that we have gained wide experience of meeting the needs of clients who are growing and trading be it locally or internationally.​

Our core purpose is ‘helping people and businesses to succeed’. We do this through the in-depth local, quality expertise of our people and through our working practices which combine the global standards that BDO is known for. At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realise your aspirations. We give you the challenge and support your needs and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. ​


Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centered culture. We’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.​

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side. Our flexible working framework helps us stay connected and achieve a work life balance, by bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, we strive to ensure you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work. ​

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary opportunities and dedicated resources, we expect you’ll never stop learning at BDO.​


We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of reach, integrity and expertise, using a growth mind set for the development of businesses and our people. We want to empower people to shape the future together with openness. ​

JOB TITLE: Audit Senior​



The Audit Senior works as part of an audit team and/or takes responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client under Manager supervision.  The Audit Senior supports in the management of the audit team and supervises the audit process to ensure our audits are of high quality.​

Stream: Audit ​

Reports to: Audit Manager/Audit Senior Manager/Audit Director​


  • Assists in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for Manager or Director review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement​

  • Identifies risk matters and raises with a Manager and/or Director, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters​

  • Produce work for Manager and/or Director review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified​

  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with Managers​

  • Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit​

  • Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager​

  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within the teams, on client premises and in the office​

  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements​

  • Build rapport with clients​

  • Actively develop a network of professional contacts and attend relevant networking events​

  • Participation in group, stream and firm wide activities​

  • Successfully study towards your professional qualification, where relevant​

  • Timely completion of all mandatory training​

  • Proactive in managing personal learning and development 


Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours​

  • Newly Qualified ACA/ACCA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent​

  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff​

  • Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements​

  • Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering​

  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends​

  • Experience with listed clients​

  • Experience auditing international groups​

  • Excellent communication skills​

  • A desire to understand our business strategy and goals​

  • Good time management and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise​

  • Be a motivated team player with the able to work autonomously and at a high level of quality​

  • Possess a strong interest in personal and professional development​