Senior Business Advisor

Job Title: Senior Business Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: benefits package
Reference: 4118683_1638448009
Contact Name: Cara Whyte
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2021 12:26

Job Description

Qualified accountant job with Top 10 firm Ipswich or Norwich. Accounting and Tax, no audit. Hybrid working

Hays are recruiting a Senior Accountant for a Top 10 firm in Ipswich.

Our client is an accountancy and business advisory firm, who provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Their clients are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

As a Senior Accountant / Business Adviser you will be required to work closely and support the senior members of the team in the timely delivery of services. You will work independently and be accountable for the delivery of the project to the manager for review, being the first point of contact for their clients throughout the project. In addition to accounting capabilities, you will have a rounded business knowledge able to analyse client data, make recommendations and talk credibly to clients on the issues they face such as current trading position, future outlook and legislative changes.


  • Review and management of management accounts process for individual and groups of companies to timetables agreed with client including if needed calculation of adjusting entries
  • Understanding of typical interactions between groups of companies
  • Preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP and other accounting frameworks.
  • Preparation of consolidations and cash flows for year end statutory accounts
  • Sound knowledge of accounting software packages for example Sage Line 50, Xero, Quickbooks, SAP
  • Prepare year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors.
  • Liaise with auditors as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with our streams policies and procedures
  • Understands WIP, scope, fees and project negotiations
  • Monitor and review client financial data, present ideas and make recommendations to clients
  • Proactive analysis of client data and communication directly with client e.g current issues, future trading, relevant legislative changes


  • Understands the clients business context to ensure the firm continues to deliver relevant solutions and good value
  • Organises work efficiently to meet project deadlines and client expectations
  • Share knowledge and ideas openly with colleagues
  • Continues to build a network of professional contacts
  • Attends client meetings with other senior members of the team
  • Undertakes planned activities to build business development skills
  • Contributes to bid documents and proposals
  • Attends relevant business seminars
  • Supports trainees with their personal and professional development
  • Proactively identifies potential new business opportunities.


  • Qualified ACCA or equivalent


  • Competitive salary, benefits package and career progression
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Great stepping stone to move into industry

Interested? Please apply on line or contact Cara Whyte at Hays

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