We are currently looking for an accounts senior to join our growing business support team. The candidate will need to have experience in auditing but ideally is now looking to expand their knowledge into accounts preparation and become more rounded as an accountant and more experienced at dealing with the affairs of SMEs.
The candidate should either be a newly qualified chartered accountant or trainee accountant/part qualified accountant with a minimum of 3 years audit experience having worked on numerous auditing assignments including charity audits and dealing with consolidated accounts.
The candidate will be looking to broaden their experience through dealing with accounts preparation and the corporation tax affairs of SMEs but still have a strong inclination to dealing with statutory audits and the regulatory side of an accountancy practice.
The candidate will also be looking to join a firm where a strong team culture prevails – where there is a good work life balance, a vibrant social scene, where personal development is encouraged and where there is a strong belief in developing talent.
As a firm we are growing significantly and attracting a broad range of businesses, most of whom are larger SME businesses who are not just looking for an excellent compliance service but also a high level of advisory work for tax efficiency and business growth. We also have particularly strength in the property investment and property development sectors.
The candidate will be expected to senior all the practice’s audits with a view to managing the assignments within the next two to three years. They will be expected to work with the senior management team in respect of the regulatory side of the practice, audit and money laundering regulations as well as other matters. The successful candidate will also get involved in the day-to-day operations of a number of the practice’s larger clients, working closely with the firm’s directors and senior management and building strong working relations with business owners and senior management. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a portfolio of their own clients within a reasonable period of time. They will also be expected to spend time supervising and training other team members.
About our firm
We have a young team with a strong emphasis on self-development.
Our firm has built a strong culture centred around the need to be obsessive about being client focused and ensuring that our work is carried out to the highest standard whilst still maintaining a commercial attitude towards all our work through looking for ways to continually improve the quality of client records and systems and to streamline our own working practices.
We are passionate about creating a strong team culture through our pod system and firm wide engagement in numerous social activities. We are obsessive about ensuring all our people are a good fit and are hungry, humble and smart.
We also encourage openness in all areas of the business from senior management reporting regularly on the financial performance of the business, regular meetings within pods and with senior management to discuss the performance of the firm, the pods and an individual’s personal development.
We are continually encouraging our team to come up with ways to improve the firm through the sharing of ideas and finally the ongoing engagement with the whole team through monthly appraisals of the firm’s culture and continual emphasis on growth (the firm and personally) and trying to build a harmonious, fun but challenging work environment.
If this role and our firm sounds interesting to you please send your CV to Jan Friend.