Senior Practice Accountant



£40,000 - £50,000

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


We require an experienced Senior Accountant who has both exceptional interpersonal skills as well as substantial technical knowledge and the dedication to excel within our forwarding thinking firm.

In this varied role, you will become responsible for a for a wide variety of clients, predominantly producing year end accounts, interim management accounts, corporation tax computations and returns and personal tax computations and returns, but sometimes needing to 'get your hands dirty' with bookkeeping, VAT, and CIS matters. Clients will typically be small limited companies, partnerships and sole traders with turnovers ranging from £100k to £3m, from a variety of industries.

You will be comfortable working in a general practice environment, confident using accounting software and familiar with working from incomplete records to produce a fully reconciled trial balance. Your technical skills will be complemented by first class interpersonal skills. You will excel at communicating with clients in a friendly and approachable way, with a view to building long-standing relationships. Many of our clients have a limited grasp of accounting and will rely on you to guide them through the process and help them to understand their accounts.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following broad range of accounting duties:

• Preparing annual statutory accounts for companies, sole traders, partnerships, LLP and Charity clients;

• Preparing interim management accounts, to include a P&L and Balance sheet;

• Visiting clients;

• Meeting all statutory and client deadlines as well as exceeding them;

• Preparing tax computations (corporate and personal);

• To perform our own review and completion procedures, as well as attending the final client meeting and ensuring clients have received the final accounts and any opening balance adjustments;

• Supervising and reviewing work carried out by more junior members of staff;

• To oversee and contribute to the overall development of the less experienced members of the accounts team ensuring they are developed to their maximum potential;

• Assisting in the planning and management of the workflow;

• Building and maintaining client relationships;

• Ensuring that all work is completed on time and within budget;

• Providing the client with efficient and effective client service at all times;

Reporting directly to and working alongside the practice Director, the following skills and experience are essential for the successful candidate:

• Recognised accountancy qualification or qualified by experience;

• Minimum 3 years' experience, within a UK general accountancy practice environment, covering ledger work, month end journals and balance sheet reconciliations;

• Proficient in accounting software and Excel;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Excellent attention to detail;

• Outstanding organisational skills;

• Ability to work to deadlines and manage a diverse portfolio of clients;

• Someone who takes pride in their work and in offering a first class service;

• Ability to lead by example;

• Work efficiently in order to complete targets and meet deadlines;

• Comfortable working within a fast paced working environment;

• Team player;

• Self-starter, using own initiative and is proactive;

• Problem solving;

• Self-management, able to manage their time effectively to meet long term goals set by senior levels or management and directors.

To apply, please email [email protected]


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