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Senior Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Preston, England, Lancashire
GBP30000.0 - GBP40000.0 per annum + £30,000 - £40,000 (DOE)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Your new firm
This leading independent audit and advisory firm, with strong regional presence across the northwest are looking to appoint a senior accountant to their office based in the heart of Preston. This job has arisen due to continuous success within the firm and constant new business over the recent years, which has now presented the opportunity to work within a team of experienced accountants, where you can really see your career progress, with the right support and backing. This is the right opportunity for an individual to take the next step in their practice career, working in a firm that really values success and a healthy work-life balance.

Your new role
As a senior accountant, you will be responsible for taking an active role within the accounts team reporting into managers and partners. Your day-to-day duties will see you preparing the accounts for a varied portfolio of clients, typically limited companies, LLPS and partnerships, along with preparing management accounts, VAT returns and forecasts. You will also be taking a lead with the preparation of tax computations, whilst acting as the first point of contact with clients, assisting them daily. As a senior, you will have the opportunity to oversee junior members of staff, reviewing their work and managing them daily, whilst reporting into the partners. As this is a general practice, you will also get exposure to audit work, assisting to manage audit assignments and preparing the files to a high standard.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed in this role, you will need a minimum of 3 years practice experience, being either ACCA or ACA qualified, finalist level or qualified by experience. You will need prior experience working on an audit file, preparing and submitting accounts to partner review and overseeing juniors in a role. Experience with Sage, Xero, Quickbooks or IRIS software's is desired.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will be offered a competitive salary ranging between £30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience; if you are a finalist in your professional level qualifications, a study support package will be offered to help you become chartered. They offer a very healthy work to life balance, with hybrid working available and flexible working patterns. A healthy holiday allowance is also provided along with many other benefits 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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