Audit and Accounts Technical Consultant

UK-Leicester | UK-London
1 month ago
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Company Outline



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Mercia ( is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide. Over 3000 firms use our file review service and rely on our audit and compliance manuals. More 6000 firms attend our training events and use our online training solutions.


SWAT UK is one of the leading providers of training and consultancy services to the accountancy profession. In addition to running a wide range of accountancy courses in venues throughout England and Wales, as well as online, we also provide consultancy and compliance support to accountancy firms. Mercia and Swat UK are a part of Wilmington plc's Finance Division. 

Main Purpose of Role

Are you currently an audit manager or partner wanting to use your skills and knowledge in a more technical role? Do you enjoy understanding and explaining the detailed technical requirements of ISAs and accounting standards (UK GAAP and/or IFRS)?


Part of Wilmington plc, the Mercia and SWAT UK teams are leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession and we’re looking for a new Technical Consultant to cope with our ever expanding workload.


The role will include all or some of the following, depending on your skills:


File reviews including a report to the client:

  • Audit, hot and cold
  • Whole firm systems (e.g. practice assurance)
  • Accounts files
  • Tax files
  • Client money/investment business regulations
  • Probate
  • Money laundering regulations

Technical Writing

  • Writing or updating publications products on audit, accounting and tax
  • Writing articles

There are also opportunities to write course notes or present training courses, face-to-face or online, for practical skills workshops for students.

Skills and Experience Required


Skills needed for the role:

  • You need strong technical skills together with the ability to engage and communicate clearly with clients both face-to-face and in writing.
  • You should love the detailed technical aspects of auditing, financial reporting or tax and have a desire to help others understand how to implement the rules efficiently and effectively.
  • You will have a natural curiosity which will mean you develop your technical knowledge ensuring that you are always up to date.
  • You should be self-motivated and able to work independently, as you will often be at client premises.
  • You’ll be ACA/CA/ACCA/CTA qualified.
  • A specialisation would be an advantage.


We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies

“We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”




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