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Senior Practice Accountant - Christchurch

Hays Senior Finance
Dorset, England / Dorset, Christchurch, England
GBP40000.0 - GBP50000.0 per annum + + Benefits + Hybrid Working
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Full Time
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You will be working for one of the fastest growing Top 30 UK firms with offices UK wide offering a full range of complementary professional services in the areas of financial planning, legal and HR. They are also at the forefront of technology, having won Xero's Emerging Partner of the Year, and shortlisted for Large Partner of the Year awards in recent years.

Their Christchurch office has an excellent career opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join their busy accounts team where key responsibilities will be preparing accounts and related tax computations for limited companies, partnerships, sole-traders, LLPs and charities; working closely with clients, other members of the accounts team and other departments, including direct contact with the Partners, managers and clients in order to obtain the required information to prepare their accounts; delivering excellent client service; reviewing and managing accounts work; managing and prioritising internal workflow and assignments to deadlines; assisting with driving technological solutions in accounting throughout the office and generally supporting the growth of the Christchurch office.

The firm are looking for candidates who are ideally ACA/ACCA qualified (or close to qualifying or QBE) with a minimum of 3 years' relevant experience working within an accountancy practice. They will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, previous experience of CCH, Xero, Quickbooks and Sage would be advantageous and strong knowledge of MS Office products. Paying great attention to detail along with strong organisational skills and a pro-active and positive attitude are imperative! Xero certification would be ideal!

In return you will receive a generous remuneration package including a competitive market rate salary, pension scheme, life assurance, 23 days annual leave (exc BH) – increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 28 days, 36.25 hour week, Hybrid working between office and home, opportunity to purchase additional holiday days, access to a corporate reward scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, the opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the Firm and a relaxed and friendly working environment.

If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you would like to pursue, and you have the required skillset, please apply straight away or feel free to contact Debbie Stent directly on 07900 224915 for a confidential discussion.

Please note: All applicants must have Right to Work in the UK as sponsorship for overseas employees cannot be provided for this role.

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