Accounts Senior – Temp to Perm Contract (Live role, June start)

Job Title: Accounts Senior – Temp to Perm Contract (Live role, June start)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: 38000 - 45000
Reference: BAV2253
Contact Name: Ben Vickers
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 23, 2020 10:13

Job Description

Are you an Accounts Senior / Business Services Senior / General practice Senior, from an accountancy practice background who is either immediately available or has no more than a one month notice period, looking for an immediately available 6 month contract role, with a strong possibly of extending the length of the contract or the role turning permanent? Are you looking to work for a niche practice in Londons trendy West End which specialises in high profile creative and media clients in industries such as: Film & TV, Sound Engineers, Theatre, Design, Branding, Sport, Modelling, Fashion, Photography, Styling, and other industries? Are you looking for a role with an immediately start date (June 2020) which will be a guaranteed 6 month contract (maternity cover) with the option to extend the length and is highly likely to turn permanent (due to an increase in client numbers)? Your role will be hands on and will involve working on all the firms largest and most complex clients. Your role will be split 60% statutory accounts and 40% VAT returns (all the complex assignments). You might also have to review the work of one junior member of staff and you will liaise directly with all clients. The firm will also allow flexible working, including working from home. A very strong emphasis is put on the advisory side of accountancy and you will be expected to provide value added advice to your clients on a regular basis. Your client base will be varied and include an impressive array of SME and medium sized businesses, all from the creative sectors. The firm uses CCH for accounts preparation as well as Xero, Quickbooks and Sage.

To be considered for this new role you must be an Accounts Senior, with a minimum of 3 years experience (ideally 5+ years) in a good quality practice firm. You can be either ACCA / ACA qualified or qualified by experience. You must have experience preparing statutory accounts from start to finish, as well as preparing complex VAT returns. You must be either immediately available or have no more than a month notice period. You must be happy to carry out a 6 month contract for maternity cover, which in all likelihood will either be extended or turn permanent. Either experience or an interest in working with media and creative experience is desirable. You must be a team player and be able to work in a small to medium sized firm in a hands on role. Experience of a range of software packages would be an advantage particularly CCH, Xero, Sage50 and Quickbooks.

This growing 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 friendly and growing team, work directly with clients and you can expect to work on an interesting array of small and medium sized clients from the creative and media industries. The firm is growing at a rapid rate due to many new business wins from larger accountancy firms and they have very ambitious growth plans for the future. Overall this is a unique opportunity for a good quality Accounts / Business Services Senior from a small to medium firm background who is able to start a 6 month maternity cover contract position in June and is interested in a role possibly turning permanent in the future.