Audit File Reviewer

Job Locations UK-Leicester
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/8/2023 12:46 PM)
# of Openings
Mercia Group

Company Outline


Mercia logo Nov 2020


Job Role: Audit File Reviewer

Location: UK Remote with UK travel

Salary: Competitive plus benefits


Why do we want you?

You are ACA qualified or equivalent, with outstanding technical knowledge in the field of external audit and financial reporting and compliance regulation and you’d love to help clients assess accounting compliance risk through reviewing client files and reporting to clients your feedback and ideas for improvement.


Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide, and they are part of the Wilmington T&E division. 

Job purpose, tasks and responsibilities

In this fantastic opportunity you will be responsible for performing high quality independent and objective file reviews to evaluate accountancy practices' compliance with regulatory standards.


You will work closely with and support our Product team including contributing to the technical, client and competitor intelligence used to make Product decisions and liaising with the Product Director and Managers when updating or creating a product to ensure that client needs are met and product solutions can be integrated to our Sales and Marketing teams.

Essential and desirable capabilities

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.


You will also need;


  • Excellent technical knowledge in the field of external audit and accounts and compliance regulation, and ability to grasp changes and have the required skill to translate knowledge into written and verbal practical guidance to meet the needs of accountancy practitioners.
  • The ability to undertake a high degree of research to stay abreast of the changing regulations.
  • Excellent commercial awareness of the UK accounting profession.
  • Professionally qualified to ACA standard or equivalent, with sufficient post qualified experience to support the level of this role.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge clearly and practically to a range of client firms and situations.
  • Experience of reviewing audit files or compliance work in practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and above-average competency with the English Language to take on complex writing assignments. Must be able to effectively liaise with clients,
    staff and external parties.
  • A high degree of organisational and project management skills.

You need to be the kind of person who…


  • Loves to learn – both knowledge and skills
  • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
  • Is able to work in a fast paced, fun and progressive environment
  • Enjoys a challenge – we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve

Before you go....

Find what you’re looking for

Our people sought out empowerment and opportunity. And they found both here. You’ll find what you’re looking for too. Our values help us achieve our goals – whether they’re personal, professional or those of our client. We believe in inclusivity and collaboration; we stay curious and ambitious and champion innovation. Here, colleagues are trusted partners who act with integrity. We are brave and passionate. Courageous and creative. We are Wilmington PLC. Are you? Join us and achieve more within your career with mutual respect, support and fair rewards.


What we’ll give you

When you join us, you’ll be able to utilise hybrid working, and receive benefits that include a performance-related bonus, pension, life assurance, additional holiday purchase, healthcare, subsidised gym memberships, cycle to work scheme, discount vouchers and access to wellbeing resources.


Bring what makes you unique

We value diversity and embrace the unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives that drive innovation and creativity throughout Wilmington PLC. Our goal is to build a positive culture that showcases individuality and supports everyone, including those with disabilities. Let us know, and reasonable accommodations and adjustments will be made to support you and ensure equal access to opportunities and a fair application process.


Our compliance training and support services ensure efficiency for accountants. Join us, and you’ll immerse yourself in a business full of opportunity and make a tangible impact in our sector. There’s a career for you here at Mercia. Apply now.


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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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