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  1. Practice Accountant

    Banbury | From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum | From TaxAssist Accountants

    We are seeking an experienced accountant for our small but growing practice in Banbury. You should enjoy variety as you will be preparing financial statements, tax returns and providing... provided We are part of the TaxAssist Accountants network which has over 200 offices across the UK and as such are able to provide excellent training opportunities. As the Banbury office reaches its capacity we are dedicated to expanding across North Oxfordshire and so there will be a very real growth opportunity for the ambitious accountant. This job was originally posted as...

  2. Graduate Assistant Accountant

    West Midlands - Willenhall | 20000 | From CVbrowser

    Graduate Assistant Accountant: An exciting opportunity has come available for a graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 in either Accountancy, Maths or Economics. You will be supporting the Company... accountant in all aspects of finance within the business. If you are looking for a company who will invest time into you and even support you through either your ACCA or CEMA then look no further. The role will involve: Assisting in the preparation of the monthly management accounts. Maintaining the integrity of the financial ledgers and overseeing the ledgers. Statutory accounts ... accountant and producing reports for inclusion in the board pack. Responsible for sending all payroll related information to the outsourced payroll company. Immediate start available ...

  3. Accountant

    Reading | £40000 - £50000 per annum | From Wade Macdonald Associates.

    Financial Accountant - Reading - £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits Our client is a highly successful business to business organisation currently seeking to recruit a talented Financial Accountant, to... work in their fastest growing department. Responsibilities of the Accountant role include: -Assisting colleagues with Business Plans and Budgets -Assisting with managing team revenues -Preparing Fixed Asset Register, Accruals and Prepayments schedules -Preparing Audit files -Preparing Monthly Management Accounts -Preparing Budgets and Forecasts -Preparing VAT Returns -Reviewing accounting ... statements and assist with managing a team. Financial Accountant - Reading - £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for...

  4. Accountant

    Reading | - £25k-£30k | From Gleeson Recruitment Group

    Our well-established small, but growing, firm of accountants, based on the outskirts of Reading, is seeking an experienced accountant on a permanent basis, to look after a number of their clients... accounting needs, due to a recent expansion. Ideally you will be available at short notice to commence this accounting position, and ideally you will have recent & relevant experience of performing a similar level all-round position within a firm of accountants, or outsourcing business. Reporting to the Director, working along-side the other Accountants and your duties will include ... the rest of the internal accounts teams as and when required - Ad-hoc finance projects, as and when required - Systems: Sage & Excel Please contact me for further details of this unique Accountant...

  5. Accountant

    Preston, Lancashire | £33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum | From Hays

    I am working with an organisation based in Preston Lancashire on an exclusive basis to source an experienced accountant to join an established finance team. With a nationwide presence, solid... remains a hands-on accountant role based in the head office setting. The business remain privately owned and pride themselves within the quality of their product and a customer focussed ethos. As one of two accountants reporting into the Finance Manager you shall have line management and co-ordination of the activities of the Accounts team including the weekly and monthly payroll administration ... financial information production to prepare financial statements and annual accounts. The business also have a number of non-financial personnel within the business. As the accountant you shall ensure...

  6. Accountant

    South East London | £35000 - £45000 per annum | From Recruitment Genius

    A specialist two partner firm of Chartered Accountants based in South London (SE23) looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant with at least 2 years experience gained in a firm of... accountants. The practice deals with large owner managed businesses with a turnover in excess of £1 million and has a large portfolio of audit clients. You will have the ability to work independently to complete accounts and year end tax jobs for a variety of commercial clients. Audit experience is essential. This role will involve a lot of client contact so good communication skills are essential. There are excellent opportunities for personal and career development. This position is located near to Forest Hill Station. Get the Recruitment Genius Advantage today. As the UK's largest...

  7. Accountant

    London Se | £35000 - £45000 per annum | From Recruitment Genius

    A specialist two partner firm of Chartered Accountants based in South London (SE23) looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant with at least 2 years experience gained in a firm of... accountants. The practice deals with large owner managed businesses with a turnover in excess of 1 million and has a large portfolio of audit clients. You will have the ability to work independently to complete accounts and year end tax jobs for a variety of commercial clients. Audit experience is essential. This role will involve a lot of client contact so good communication skills are essential. There are excellent opportunities for personal and career development. This position is located near to Forest Hill Station. Get the Recruitment Genius Advantage today. As...

  8. Accountant

    Sheffield | £24000 - £30000 per annum | From Page Personnel Finance

    Summary Page Personnel are looking to recruit an Accountant for a fantastic opportunity based in Sheffield. The opportunity will mean the Accountant will look after their own client base working... with a team with a range of skills with the potential to progress within the company. Client Details The Client who has a well established finance team would like to take on an Accountant who would bring with them fresh ideas and skills. The client will give coaching and support the Accountant in their studies whilst gaining valuable knowledge from the role itself. Description The Accountant will be required to produce accurate and timely reporting for a small portfolio of clients on a monthly basis ensuring accurate representation of the client P&Ls, post all required ledger entries...

  9. Accountant

    Leeds | Competitive | From Eddisons Commercial Ltd

    Eddisons Residential is a leading property management company based in Leeds and we are looking to recruit an accountant to join and support the team. This is a varied role carrying out ... all the day to day departmental accounting processes across all ledgers in respect of the company. Reporting to the company accountant, you will be responsible for the production of monthly management accounts including analysing income, expenditure, debtors and creditors on a monthly basis as well as reporting to the company accountant and directors. Strong communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with both external customers and colleagues at differing levels, to ensure a responsive, timely and quality service is provided. We are looking for...

  10. Accountant

    Warrington, Cheshire | £25000 - £28000 per annum | From Advantage Resourcing

    Advantage Resourcing - Accountant - 12 month FTC - £25,000 - £28,000 My client is currently recruiting for an experienced Accountant to cover a period of maternity on a 12 month FTC. As Accountant......

  11. Accountant

    Northwood, Middlesex | £35,000 per annum | From Buckingham and Milton Keynes Fire Authority

    An opportunity has arisen within a small long established accounting practice based in Northwood Middlesex, for an Accountant. The candidate would need to have had experience of working within a......

  12. Accountant

    Rickmansworth | - £32k-£42k | From Randstad Financial & Professional

    An opportunity has arisen for a finalist, newly qualified or PQE Accountant to support the Finance Business Partner for our client, a large global construction business based in Hertfordshire. ... The requirements The ideal Accountant will have the following attributes: -You will either be a ACA / ACCA / CIMA finalist, newly qualified or PQE Accountant -Have a solid understanding of financial ... and experience. In addition you will also receive free onsite parking, modern and spacious offices, pension and a range of corporate benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Accountant...

  13. Accountant

    London E | Competitive | From FFR

    Our client is a full service international investment bank reminiscent of the investment banks common in New York, London and Paris before 1980 but with a modern accent on technology, international... its employees. They are committed to employee growth and development and want everyone to continue evolving to meet the demands of the global marketplace. The role As an Accountant you will be ... with operations to follow up any queries on transactions/cash transfers. Working with the Financial Accountant to ensure proper records are kept of the client assets in the nominal ledger. The skills ... Skills/Experience: Accountant, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, Financial Services, Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, Accountancy, Finance Controller, ...

  14. Accountant

    Camberley | £30k - £45k per annum | From Sheridan Maine

    Sheridan Maine are currently recruiting for an accountant to join a well-established company in Camberley. The key responsibilities would be: - Foreign payments - General ledger account... reconciliations - Preparing statutory accounts - VAT measures - Making intercompany payments - Bookkeeping - Transfer and intercompany pricing Our client is looking for a fully qualified, finalist or qualified by experience accountant to enrich their finance division. SM - Agy Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your...

  15. Accountant

    Southport | £18000 - £22000 per annum | From Clayton Recruitment

    Accountant Southport £18,000- £22,000 Our client is a medium sized multi site practice based in Southport who currently has an opportunity for an Accountant to join the team due to a recent......

  16. Accountant

    Manchester | Competitive | From Search Consultancy

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a proactive forward thinking practice in Manchester city centre dealing with Real-Time information for clients. We are looking for a Qualified (Chartered or... equivalent) Accountant with several years practice experience for an Accountant-Client Manager role. The job will involve management accounting, VAT, payroll, tax advisory, corporate tax. It will also involve client management, face-to-face client meetings, client advisory and training clients in bookkeeping. Therefore there is a very strong client relationship aspect to the role. There is a high volume of clients so it's important that you are pro-active, have excellent time management & communication skills and can work efficiently at a fast pace. An appreciation of Cloud accounting is...

  17. Accountant

    Reading | £40000 per annum + pension | From Finance and Accounting

    The Role I am pleased to be working with a very fast paced and rapidly growing joint venture business in Reading who are seeking a newly qualified ACA Accountant from a small-medium sized.... The successful Accountant will be ideally looking an all-encompassing Finance Manager role as this is offering high level of exposure to all of the back office functions. Key responsibilities will involve ... . · Driving improvements around accounting procedures and processes The successful accountant will have uncapped levels development, depending on your strengths and performance there is a great ... partnering and FP&A exposure. Your Profile The profile my client is looking for is a Newly Qualified ACA Accountant from a small-medium sized practice that is seeking a challenge, there is structure...

  18. Accountant

    Liverpool | | From Search Consultancy

    Job Title : Accountant Location: Wirral, Liverpool. Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 Benefits : Bonus, Pension, Health care Hours: Full time with Flexitime hours A leading technology... organisation based on the Wirral are currently looking for a qualified accountant to join the finance team in the shared finance centre. This is a rare, exciting opportunity to work for a very reputable, national company reporting in to the board of divisional directors, with opportunity to progress with in the organisation Duties and Responsibilities: Supporting management accounts team ... CV to laura.parian@search.co.uk or calling me on 0151 229 5540. If you have not been contacted within 14 days consider yourself unsuccessful for this role. Key words- Accountant, Qualified, Part...

  19. Accountant

    Redhill, Surrey | From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum | From JMF ASSOCIATES

    An exciting opportunity for an AAT qualified Accountant to join a well established and vibrant leisure organisation. Reporting to the managing director duties include preparation of monthly......

  20. Accountant

    Reading | £15 per hour + holiday pay, parking | From Finance and Accounting

    An Accountant is required to join a busy and growing UK business based on the outskirts of Reading on a temporary to permanent basis. If you are a finance professional who is available on less than...-actively resolving issues quickly and efficiently. The Role In this temporary Accountant role there is particular emphasis on the production of month end reports and general ledger accounting as well ... control duties on an ad-hoc basis. Your Profile The successful temporary Accountant will be an experienced finance professional who is part qualified (ACCA or CIMA) or Qualified by Experience ... of Reading. You will be the sole finance person in the office day-to-day but will be supported by 4 other members of staff. Salary & Benefits This temporary Accountant role will pay between £14...

Chartered Accountant
Chartered Accountant

Accountants can often be misportrayed as grey, dour beancounters. But accountants are the cornerstones of every business, keeping cashflows positive and ensuring the organisation understands the financial challenges.

Who can I work for?

You can go into practice (ie, PriceWaterhouse, etc), go into commerce (ie, a finance director with a firm) or work for yourself, representing a raft of clients and businesses.

Where and when can I work?

Fixed hours for big companies with scope for overtime, flexible if you work for yourself. Accountants running their own businesses can expect emergency calls from clients over the year.

What can I earn?

The average salary two years after qualification is £42,000. The average for all chartered accountants is £70,000 – with salaries being higher in London.

What are the benefits?

It's recession-proof! Your earnings and professional standing are way above average.

Are there chances of promotion?

Good. It's not uncommon for someone in their early 30s to be a finance director. Upon qualification your salary should rise 30%. Most companies know you can move and demand more.

What will I be responsible for?

The early years should be a slog and not overly exciting. But this will give you the grounding and experience you will need to progress. And your work will evolve as you climb higher up the career ladder. You should soon be managing your own junior and trainee accountants.

What qualifications do I need?

You need a decent degree, preferably in maths, accountancy, business studies, economics or finance. But it IS possible to become an accountant with lower school qualifications. Without A-levels, it is possible to gain the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. This is fully recognised in the trade. Office juniors can work up to accountant level. But you have to have GCSEs and preferably A levels to begin with. Then if you find a firm which is willing to train you, you can acquire the necessary AAT, CAT or CIMA qualifications.

Do I need any experience?

See above.

What attributes are needed?

Patience, discipline, having quick wits, great attention to detail, a logical brain, good with figures (obviously!)