Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -052021-2573733_1620901740
Contact Name: Martin Jackson
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2021 11:29

Job Description

This role is for a minimum of 12 month to cover maternity leave and will best suit someone from an accountancy practice of professional services background.

Client Details

This Client a a vibrant and welcoming professional services business within Hertfordshire that are seeking a qualified Financial Accountant to join their established team for a minimum of 12 months.


  • Managing the Firm's Annual Firm Returns - ICAEW, ACCA, etc. including 'Fit and Proper' forms, etc. under guidance from FC
  • Facilitating QAD and similar Institute (ICAEW and ACCA)
  • Overseeing training matters and working with other departments to ensure training program, training records, declarations, etc are all in order
  • Manage Annual Cold File Review exercise
  • Ensure Engagement letters and related queries are dealt with input from others as required
  • Managing the firm's practice assurance controls; ensuring client bank accounts are reconciled and records maintained in with ICAEW guidelines.
  • Ensure clients are designated to the correct client type and assist with the annual reporting requirements for the ICAEW and ACCA;
  • Ensure the firm is compliant with GDPR issues and related queries
  • Assist with Money Laundering compliance and related queries
  • Dealing with the Fee Protection Scheme, including liaison with insurance providers and clients regarding their queries and ensuring fees are raised and queries dealt with promptly
  • Ensure the ledgers are regularly reconciled with the tax scheme provider and that CCH has been updated
  • Ensure all FPS postings are correct and reconcile when necessary
  • Annual PII renewal and dealing with claims and queries throughout the year
  • Annual office insurance renewals - Cyber and Office - and dealing with any claims and queries throughout the year
  • Assist with managing the Firmwide Risk matters
  • Assist with monthly management accounts analysis (see below) and provide back up to the Financial Controller as required
  • Reporting on Monthly Team / Partner Financial Metrics and working with Team Leaders/Managers to address any issues. Such reporting to cover: Recoverability and Profitability - Lock up - debt and WIP - Time and WIP loading / extrapolated forecasts with gap analysis to targets - Partner Balanced Scorecard Dashboard
  • Responsibility for International Accounting (VAT, Tax returns, etc)


  • Fully qualified Financial Accountant
  • From a practice or professional services background
  • Strong knowledge of ICAEW and ACCA regulations and compliance
  • GDPR compliance experience
  • Ideally experience with Xero or similar
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hit the ground running

Job Offer

  • 12 month minimum role for the right Financial Accountant
  • Immediate start
  • Welcoming company