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Accountant (Practice)

Hays Senior Finance
Wales, Swansea
GBP30000.0 - GBP35000.0 per annum + Negotiable
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company

A leading UK accountancy group providing audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services to businesses and individuals, as well as wealth management. They have a team of experienced professionals who offer relevant and practical advice and solutions to their clients.

Your new role

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant financial reporting standards from books and records.
  • Prepare accounting schedules to support the balances and transactions included in the financial statements.
  • Check the work completed, produce review points for junior staff, monitor clearance of queries to ensure it is presentational and technically correct.
  • Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff.
  • Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements.
  • Produce a short summary on key client issues and the contents of the accounts before passing to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manager.
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Meet deadlines and time budgets.
  • To assist clients to process financial information.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to clients in relation to financial reporting matters.
  • Complete each assignment as far as possible before passing to the manager for review.
  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager to resolve queries or obtain further information.
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client's expectations.
  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded.
  • Make timely and relevant recommendations in relation to accounting matters, financial reporting and accounting systems in use (including software).

What you'll need to succeed

  • Two years + experience in an accounting practice.
  • Experience with demonstrable knowledge of producing year-end financial statements, management accounts and completing VAT returns.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of letters and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based accounting systems such as Xero preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Client focussed.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.

What you'll get in return

  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow


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