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Senior Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Lancashire, England, Preston
Competitive, DOE
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Your new firm
This is a progressive opportunity to join a well established and leading firm located in Lancashire, who are seeking a motivated and experienced account professional to join their specialist team. You will be joining a general practice that offers services in accounting, audit, corporate finance, payroll and tax, who are strong on progression and development. They service a client base that is predominantly limited companies and sole traders, who vary in size and industry, where you can take real ownership over your work and support a varying portfolio. This senior accountant role has arisen due to natural, internal growth within the firm.

Your new role
You will be joining a strong team of accounts professionals who you will mentor, train and assist daily, to learn and grow from. Your role will see you preparing and reviewing management and statutory accounts, whilst helping juniors complete the preparation; also completing VAT returns and bookkeeping, reviewing and completing the works of juniors, liaising with your partners and seniors daily. You will also work with clients to create and maintain relationships and liaise and assist with them daily to ensure their success, whilst identifying new opportunities within the client base. You will also have exposure to audit work, reporting into the partner, assisting on audit files and offer advice and guidance.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed in this role, you must have prior experience within an accountancy practice, whilst either being ACCA or ACA qualified or qualified by experience. You must have experience and be competent utilising accounting software's such as Xero, Sage or Quickbooks. Experience leading a team, training juniors or reviewing work will also be desired, alongside having prior experience on an audit, however this is not mandatory.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will be offered a competitive salary, dependent on experience, whilst having the opportunity to be part of a well-renowned firm that has plenty of opportunities to progress and develop. Flexible working hours will be offered, along with a bonus holiday scheme, with company and social events, and your birthday off. Other benefits will be offered upon employment.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this senior accountant role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. However, if this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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