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Semi Senior Accountant

Job Title: Semi Senior Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Woodford Green
Salary: 25000-30000
REF: 1234
Contact Name: Amber Dowding
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client is a charismatic, AWARD-WINNING firm of business-focused chartered accountants.    

We’re are helping to recruit a forward-thinking, competent Accountant to join their already thriving and highly successful team. You must be business-focused, manage your own workflow and assist in training team members.

This is an Accountancy firm with a difference.   They are not number crunchers.   Their guiding principle is to ensure success for their clients – and everyone they work with, so you would be instrumental in providing a comprehensive range of business support services alongside a robust accounting package.

The benefits of working with our client are:

· Working for a multi-award-winning firm

· A solid progression plan (four team members have been promoted to Directors)

· Quarterly awards for top branding performers

· Excellent holiday package

· Flexi-time

· Bonuses

· Optical benefits

· Competitive maternity package

The fun of working with us

· Annual team day trips

· Dress down Fridays

· Team lunches

· Office games (pool table, table tennis)

Responsibilities and duties

• Preparing and submitting Company Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns from client source documents to final financial statements.

• Preparing Sole Trader Accounts and Personal Tax Returns.

• Facilitating client meetings to discuss year-end accounts and future business prospects.

• Looking after and maintaining your own client portfolio.

• Creating and maintaining fruitful relationships with clients.

• Identifying opportunities to systemise clients’ bookkeeping functions, remove inefficiencies, and provide software training if necessary.

• Assisting the team with resolving queries from clients.

• Welcoming new clients on board and identifying and advising on appropriate company structure to suit each client’s needs.

• Liaising with HMRC and other professional organisations.

• Finding new ways to improve and ensure our internal culture and standards are upheld, and regularly promoting our brand values across the team and the business.

• Keeping up to date with changes in legislation that will impact our work and the services we provide to clients.

• Undertaking ad hoc specialist assignments as and when they arise.

• Ability to train and guide junior accountants in their role.

• Planning your work efficiently and effectively to meet targets and deadlines.

Skills and qualifications required

• Part qualified ACA or ACCA

• Accountancy practice experience

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to train and mentor team members

• Attention to detail, excellent time management and good organisational skills

• Understanding of key accounting concepts

• Ability to make decisions independently


· Knowledge of Iris Accounts production, business tax and practice management software and Xero

Personal qualities required

• Desire to learn and progress

• Commercial awareness

• Positive attitude

• Professionalism

• Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

Location: Woodford Green, Essex

Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

How to apply In the first instance, please send your CV to or