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Newly Qualified - Senior Accountant

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: JHI778111
  • Recruiter: John Hindley
This vacancy has now expired.

Are you a newly qualified Accountant/Senior Accountant who is looking to join a well established Accountancy practice in Central London?

You will support the Accounts Manager, acting as first point of contact for clients, with true job satisfaction, whilst working on a variety of exciting client sectors.


  • Assisting with the maintenance and review of accounting records raising issues to relevant Managers
  • Review work diligently from junior team members and provide constructive feedback in a mentor like fashion
  • Preparation of VAT returns and EC Sales Lists for manager review and client approval
  • Ensure good relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Liaising directly with clients in a timely and professional manner
  • Assisting with management reporting and annual accounting compliance by preparing accounts and reports
  • Solid technical, working knowledge on new UK GAAP (FRS 102)
  • Delegates clear instructions, objectives and deadlines to junior team members
  • Work effectively and efficiently on multiple jobs under time and budget constraints
  • Assist with managing the expectations of partners and other key staff across the practice to ensure work and projects are completed within reasonable and realistic timeframes
  • Correspond with clients to resolve any queries or issues
  • Problem solving - Highlight any work or project delivery issues to partners and key staff
  • Work closely with other teams within the firm to assist in ensuring seamless delivery of work

The successful applicant will be:

  • 'Can do' attitude
  • Prior experience within a practice
  • Newly ICAEW or ACCA qualified
  • Previous experience with software packages including Sage, Quickbooks and Caseware is a bonus
  • Basic understanding of corporation tax is advantageous but not essential
  • Exceptional, effective and appropriate communication skills both verbal and written
  • Frequently seeks feedback on own performance, is able to respond positively to constructive criticism, pursues ways to develop own skills further and strives for additional responsibility
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times and remain mindful of sensitive issues
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A solid team player with a strong ability to work in a team environment as well as being a self-starter with the ability to work well using own initiative
  • Demonstrates high levels of commitment and flexibility, actively offering assistance to other colleagues and takes ownership for own tasks assigned
  • Strong ability to cope in a fast paced environment, taking responsibility for own workload and working closely with manager and wider team / firm to deliver quality work to agreed, often tight, deadlines and timescales

If you are ACA or ACCA qualified with experience producing statutory and management accounts within a practice environment for numerous clients and the role is relevant to your career history and ongoing future development, please apply immediately:

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