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Semi-Senior Accountant - Top 50 Firm

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£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
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Kieron Whitehead

A great opportunity for an enthusiastic Accounts Semi-Senior to join a Top 50 Firm of Accountants in Central London in a really varied role!

My client are a well-established, vibrant firm of Accountants in the City and are currently looking for a Semi Senior Accountant to join their team.

If successful, your role will involve working on a varied portfolio of clients with 60% of your time spent on year end accounts and 40% on management accounts as well as preparing tax computations.

What's on Offer?

  • Salary - £28,000 - £35,000
  • Full study support for ACA / ACCA Qualification
  • Clear progression routes upon qualification & beyond

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing statutory accounts for review
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Assisting with preparation of management accounts
  • Assisting with training and coaching junior staff members in the team
  • Preparing draft tax computations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Studying ACA / ACCA / AAT - study support will be provided
  • Experience using either Quickbooks or Xero
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads

If you would like to be considered then please apply with your CV or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers.

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