Technical Consultant / Author

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Posted Date 2 days ago(19/5/2022 7:40 AM)
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Mercia Group

Company Outline






Job Role: Audit Technical Consultant / File Reviewer

Location: Homebased with UK travel

Hours: Full Time / Part Time 

Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 (DoE)


Why do we want you?

We want you because you want to deal with people not regulation.


If you are looking for a more varied, rewarding Audit role where you can really utilise your technical audit expertise to support a variety of external customers and help them to get it right and do the right thing, this is definitely the role for you.  


We're looking for a true technical audit expert who is ACA / ACCA qualified and who has been a senior auditor or similar in practice and loves helping other to understand and implement changes in line with the technical audit requirements of ISAs and accounting standards (UK GAAP and/or IFRS).


A bit about us.

Wilmington plc is a company with a difference. Over the years we’ve grown by acquisition and as such we have many unique businesses in our portfolio.  Mercia Group is one of them!


Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide. 

Main Purpose of Role

On a day to day basis in the technical auditing role you will perform practical review services to firms of all shapes and sizes.   When we can, this will take place at client’s premises, with some reviews taking place over digital platforms, telephone or even via post!


On a regular basis you will be;  

  • working with national practices to sole practitioners to provide hot and cold file reviews
  • conducting file reviews remotely from one of our offices or at your home and providing a constructive debrief of the findings over the telephone or visa a digital platform
  • provide audit consultancy and compliance services to firms who outsource their quality control

If you are looking for a role which is truely rewarding and people focused rather than regulatory where you will be involved in a range of audits this could be just the role for you.


You will be homebased, unless you have a preference to work at one of the group’s offices when not at clients sites.


Why not put in an application and see where it takes you.

Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...


We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.


Skills needed for the role:

  • ACA / ACCA Qualified Accountants or those who have other relevant experience
  • Good experience of UK Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • Ability to apply technical issues to a range of practical situations
  • Ideally familiarity with non-audit regulations that impact on accountancy practices.
  • A love for the detailed technical aspects of auditing, financial reporting and other practice regulations and a desire to help others understand how to implement the rules efficiently and effectively.
  • A natural curiosity which will mean you develop your technical knowledge ensuring that you are always up to date
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

Skills that are desirable:

  • Technical and practical knowledge of non-audit regulations that impact on firms in practice. For example, DPB, Practice Assurance, Probate, AML and Clients’ Money.

Before you go....

Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!


Come join us!

We offer a great benefits package which includes standard things like performance related bonus, pension with life assurance etc., but also Wilmington Choices which allows you to tailor your benefits package with offerings like holiday purchase, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.


We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised. 


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.


As a portfolio Company, we are all different at Wilmington.  We understand the power of bringing difference together and we celebrate the innovation and creativity it brings through diverse experience, knowledge, and perspectives. 


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The Legal Bit!

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.


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