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Semi Senior Accountant

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£24,000 - £28,000 per annum
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Kieron Whitehead

A great opportunity for an eager and motivated individual to join a leading independent firm of accountants in Central London, as out client are looking for a Semi Senior Accountant to join their team.

Ideally suited to someone with some experience behind them in a practice role, and now looking to take the next step in their career and make the move to a highly reputable firm who can not only support and develop you through your studies to become a qualified Accountant, but also allow you to build a long and successful career with them.

What's on offer

  • Salary - Up to £28,000
  • Study support for ACA / ACCA qualification
  • Genuine opportunities for progression and promotion within the firm
  • Exposure to a varied and exciting client base, including a lot of Media & Entertainment firms

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation and finalisation of Accounts for both Sole Traders and Limited Companies
  • Simple Tax returns
  • VAT returns
  • Company Secretarial work

The Ideal Candidate

  • 2 years experience at a multi partner Accountancy Practice
  • Strong technical ability and attention to detail
  • Ambitious and keen individual, who wants to build a career wit the firm for years to come
  • Experience with CCH, Caseware, Xero or QuickBooks would be ideal, but not essential

For more details on this role please apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers Recruitment

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