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Darren Buckley

Senior Accountant

Peterborough

Up to £38,000 (DOE)

 

AJ Chambers are pleased to be searching for Senior Accountant position available in a top 100 firm of chartered accountants based in Peterborough.  This is a full time, permanent role.

Our client is offering excellent progression prospects, a friendly and supportive environment and an extensive, diverse role.

The Role:

  • Supervision and preparation of management and statutory accounts
  • Preparation of personal tax computations and self-assessment tax returns
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC
  • Be the main point of contact and face of the company for clients within the portfolio, nurturing relationships and maintaining a high-level of quality always
  • Training and mentoring junior staff

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or QBE
  • 3 years' experience in an accountancy practice
  • Experience with accounts software e.g. IRIS Accounts, IRIS Personal, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Experience preparing statutory accounts
  • Experience liaising effectively with clients
  • Ability to lead and organise team members
  • Ability to create and manage accounts

What you will get in return:

  • Genuine progression path
  • Exposure to Partner portfolio
  • Experience within a top 100 firm
  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Free parking on site

If you feel you would be suitable, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Senior Accountant

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Up to £38,000 (DOE)

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