Accounts and Advisory Senior – Financial Services Clients

Job Title: Accounts and Advisory Senior – Financial Services Clients
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 42000 - 50000
Reference: BAV2131
Contact Name: Ben Vickers
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2019 15:31

Job Description

Are you a qualified ACCA or ACA Accounts Senior / Audit Senior / Business Services Senior looking to upgrade to a large Top 25 international accountancy practice firm based in the heart of the City, and be trained to become an expert in financial services clients, and all of the relevant FCA rules and regulations? Are you keen to be trained so that you can work with and advise high profile financial services and FCA regulated business, and specialise and become an expert in the highly rewarding financial services sector? Are you also keen to work in a modern, forward thinking international firm, in a small specialist team with a clear progression path to manager grade in a short space of time? Based in the niche financial services department, your role will be varied, enjoyable and challenging. The role will involve preparing FCA returns for a wide range of financial services based businesses, and to provide guidance, support and advice in relation to all FCA rules and the regulatory framework which your clients operate in. You will be trained so that you fully understand the FCA regulation framework in order to provide a high level of advice to your clients. You will also provide general accounting and professional services and assistance to clients in the preparation of regulatory returns. You will also gain exposure to ad hoc assignments such as financial forecasts. You will also have some staff management responsibilities. The clients you will gain exposure to will include London based investment managers, brokers, private equity firms, fund managers, insurance companies, Lloyd Syndicates and other financial services based companies. Most of these will be small to medium in size although some are far larger. The department is well established, has an excellent reputation and is growing at a very fast rate.    

To be considered for this new role it is likely you will be a qualified ACCA / ACA Accounts Senior, business services / general practice senior or Audit Senior. You must have a strong exam history and academics (ideally first time passes in your ACA / ACCA). It is likely you will be newly qualified or have up to three years PQE. You will be looking to gain exposure to the financial services sector and be keen to upgrade to a large and reputable accountancy firm where full training will be provided for you to become an expert in FCA rules and regulations. You must also be looking to progress to manager grade in a short space of time. Your current role must include the preparation of accounts and general practice services, as an understanding of financial statements and being able to analyse these is vital for this role. If you have experience of FCA regulated clients that would be a bonus, but not essential since training will be provided. It is also vital that you are well presented, well spoken and professional as this is a client facing position. Strong Excel skills is also required as some financial modelling using Excel is necessary.

This growing Top 25 international accountancy firm has a great reputation for being a friendly and supportive place to work and providing their staff with challenging and varied roles. You will work in a niche and growing team and be part of a larger department of over 100 staff. You will work directly with partners and senior management so you will learn from a number of FCA experts to greatly improve your technical and advisory skills. The department is growing at a rapid rate due to many new business wins due to their strong reputation and brand name. The department has very ambitious growth plans for the next few years which will also mean many great progression opportunities. Overall this is a unique opportunity for a qualified practice based candidate who wants to upgrade to a Top 25 firm and also specialise in financial services and FCA regulated businesses but also receive top quality training and support so that you can progress to managerial grade in a very short space of time.