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Senior Accountant

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Location London , Greater London
Sector Financial Services
Salary £40,000 - £50,000 Per Annum
Type Permanent
Consultant Alice Woodruff
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Accountant to join a leading Accountancy practice in North London at a Senior level. The Accountant will be looking after corporate clients which includes SME businesses and entrepreneurs. 

This Accountancy practice is a part of a larger Professional Services Group which has a mission to disrupt the disjointed Professional Services space. The group has several subsidiaries ranging from tax, accounting, legal, financial services and digital marketing.

The group has completed a number of acquisitions and is looking to grow both organically and through further acquisitions in 2021. It is also likely that the group will look to raise money through PE/Venture Capital.


  • Maintain records of clients using accounting software packages including Xero and Sage 50
  • Use cloud accounting tools to process transactions, prepare and post journals, update all ledgers, perform bank reconciliations ready for the monthly reporting process
  • Undertake financial close procedures for the month end, including inter-company balance reconciliation
  • Preparing management accounts and month end reconciliations, including commentary
  • Drafting and finalising year end accounts
  • Hold client meetings
  • Preparing of service charge accounts
  • Preparing extended trial balances including the final year end trial balance
  • Preparing cash flow statements.
  • Running the monthly payroll for clients, including RTI submissions and pension contribution calculations
  • Preparing corporation tax computation calculations and basic tax planning
  • Dealing with the preparation and completion of VAT returns, including EC Sales and Intrastat returns
  • Apply a basic knowledge of rules and regulations followed by UK SME’s including tax requirements, company secretarial and a general commercial awareness
  • Support the Head of Accountancy
  • Training and mentoring junior members of staff 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience within practice working with SME Businesses
  • Must be ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Xero certified user
  • IRESS experience is desirable

Benefits Include:

  • Up to £50k dependent on experience
  • Bonus Scheme (up to 10%)
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • 22 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Private medical insurance (minimum of 1 years’ service)
  • Opportunity to join a rapidly expanding firm at a very exciting stage of growth, with prospects of career progression

What's next?

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