Senior Accountant

Job Title: Senior Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + discretionary bonus and pension
Reference: JN -122020-1627738_1607366308
Contact Name: Jacqueline Hauser
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 07, 2020 18:38

Job Description

A global professional services consultancy in the heart of Reading is seeking an ACA/ACCA qualified Senior Accountant to join their team. You will work with financial services and industry clients and could have the chance to grow your career into a Team Leader position.

Client Details

This is a global professional services firm that provide a range of outsourced services to their clients, largely SMEs within financial services. A great opportunity to build relationships with a number of businesses and provide a first-class service. You will apply your technical finance knowledge and develop your experience preparing accounts for a range of great businesses in the UK and globally.


The main responsibilities of the Senior Accountant are:
  • Taking responsibility for a portfolio of clients, owning deliverables such as production of monthly management accounts
  • Oversee the completion of payment runs
  • Build strong relationships with clients to offer other relevant services that other departments of the firm provide, when appropriate
  • Assist in the preparation of VAT returns, corporation tax returns, P11ds and PSA
  • Oversee the year end process, drafting financial statements in accordance with UK GAAP and IFRS, meeting critical deadlines
  • Assist the Team Leader with the billing process and with training of junior staff


  • Qualified ACA or ACCA
  • Worked for an Accountancy Practice or an outsourced consultancy, or worked in a similar role within financial services
  • Good technical knowledge of UK GAAP / IFRS
  • Client service orientated
  • Strong people skills
  • Good written and verbal communication, confident to communicate well with clients and internal customers
  • Ability to work well under pressure at month/quarter/year end and meet deadlines

Job Offer

The salary on offer is up to £52,000 depending on experience with generous bonus potential, pension and private health care. There is progression opportunity to people management roles.