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Qualified Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Witney, England, Oxfordshire
GBP40000.0 - GBP45000.0 per annum + Competitive, DOE
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Opportunity for a Qualified Accountant in Witney

Company overview:

Our client is an established and dynamic practice that is undergoing an exciting period of growth and looking for an ACA/ACCA/QBE Qualified Accountant to join their Witney team.

Opportunity highlights:

This is an excellent time to join a vibrant, expanding practice and play a key part in our ongoing growth plans. As an ACA/ACCA/QBE qualified accountant, you will have the opportunity to gain more responsibility and support Directors with the continued development of the practice.

Role responsibilities:

You will be providing accountancy services to a portfolio of clients, operating across various industries.
Depending on qualifications / experience the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing guidance and support to junior team members
  • Review of management accounts, and VAT returns.
  • Preparing management accounts with more technical requirements
  • Preparation and review of annual statutory accounts and Corporation Tax returns
  • Preparation and review of self-assessment tax returns
  • Managing a small portfolio of clients involving overseeing client deadlines and helping the team to prioritise their workload.
  • Responding to technical accounting and finance related queries from staff and clients
  • Effectively managing client communication
  • Client meetings

Desired qualifications and experience:

We are looking for an ambitious candidate who takes pride in their work and in being part of a team. The successful candidate will be willing to go beyond the expectations of clients, to help develop profitable long-lasting relationships.

Require someone who:

  • Is ACA/ACCA/QBE qualified.
  • Has experience of UK GAAP and FRS 102 (including FRS 102 1a for small entities)
  • Has experience of sole trade, partnership, and limited company accounts.
  • Has experience working within general practice.
  • Enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude and positive mindset
  • Takes a commercial approach, keeping the client's best interests at the heart of everything.
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail.
  • Enjoys and sees the benefit in developing others.
  • Able to build strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to balance workloads to manage the needs of various clients.
  • Experience with accounting software (such as Xero, Sage and Quickbooks) is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of CCH.
  • Audit experience to a senior level is advantageous.

What we provide:

The opportunity to join a strong, dynamic, professional business in Witney. A company that takes pride in putting its staff first and in turn providing client excellence.

In addition to this, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • A flexible working environment including flexitime and hybrid working.
  • Support for future study and development opportunities if required.
  • 25 days annual holiday in addition to 8 bank holidays
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme
  • Ability to join the PMI scheme after 3 months.
  • Death in Service scheme
  • Excellent working conditions with free tea and coffee
  • New benefit package under review

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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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