Accountancy Jobs

In the East of England

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Each year we match hundreds of accountants with the ideal job in accounts.

We’re the Accountancy Recruitment Agency for the East of England – expert recruiters in both permanent accounts jobs and interim accounts jobs throughout the East of England.

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Accountancy in the East of England

A fantastic career and a fantastic place to live

This strikingly beautiful region of England comprises seven counties – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Although largely rural in nature, the East of England is enormously prosperous in terms of its agricultural economy.
The region is also rich in culture, commerce and education. Its principal towns and cities of Bedford, Luton, Basildon, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Cambridge enjoy among the lowest unemployment in the UK.
The East of England is easily accessible by road and rail, with its southern part lying in the London commuter belt.

The East of England is one of the most desirable paces to live in the UK. In East Anglia, the broad low spread of fenland stretches out to some of the most attractive coastlines in the UK. But there’s more to the East of England than rural life. Norwich is one of Britain’s finest historic cathedral cities, as is of course, the world-renowned university city of Cambridge.

The East of England enjoys a global reputation for its enterprise, especially in the fields of engineering and computer science. Few parts of the UK can offer such an enviable variety of relaxed, rural living and commercial opportunity.

Why do so many firms choose Public Practice Recruitment Ltd for Accountant Jobs in the East of England?

  • We’re specialist recruiters, working purely for accountancy firms. We also help hundreds of accountants each year to find new accountancy jobs in the East of England.

  • Hundreds of Accountant firms from across the East of England use the services of Public Practice Recruitment Ltd. They value our ability to find and recruit the very best accountants for East of England Accountancy Practices.

  • We have over 15 years of specialist experience, recruiting for dozens of East of England UK accountants.

  • Our tremendous track record of successful recruitment demonstrates our ability to provide accountants with the very best, most thorough support in meeting their career goals.
  • Our team works remarkable focus. We are totally committed to matching the right accountancy skills with the right accountancy job with the right accountancy practice.

  • Are you an accountant? We’ll use all our experience to help you towards attaining, maybe even surpassing, your long-term career ambitions.

  • Are you an accountancy practice? We work with:
    • Almost all of the UK’s top 100 firms of accountants
    • the major regional accountancy practices
    • the key sole office accountancy firms
    • many vibrant start-up accountancy firms across the country

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Candidates - a career in Accounts in the East of England

To be successful in Accounts, you’ll need a good combination of interpersonal skills and a sharp eye for detail. You’ll also need to be reasonably computer literate.

As an Accounts Assistant

You’ll be providing admin support to accountants, undertaking clerical tasks such as

  • typing
  • filing
  • making phone calls
  • handling mail
  • basic bookkeeping
  • helping to keep the office running smoothly
  • dealing with customers and external agencies

Accounts assistants are usually expected to be in work during typical daytime office hours.

Working as part of a team within a business environment, you’ll be full or part-time and your contract could be permanent or temporary, depending on the specific vacancy you go for. You may have to travel too.

Take advantage of offers of training and you may find promotion opportunities come your way. The next step on the career ladder would be as …

...Assistant Accountant

The typical qualities of a successful Assistant Accountant include

  • part-qualified AAT –
  • excellent Excel skills
  • the ability to be diplomatic and discrete
  • a pro-active approach and the ability to focus on system and reporting improvements
  • payroll experience
  • experience in preparation of statutory and balance sheet accounts

Your duties might include

  • monthly management account preparation
  • production of profit and loss statements
  • to complete and maintain sales invoices and reports
  • accruals & prepayments
  • assisting in the preparation of statutory accounts for review
  • bank reconciliation, posting and balancing
  • weekly wages, petty cash and other journal posting
  • bookkeeping
  • quarterly VAT return preparation


Accountants go through a rigorous qualification and recruitment process. Employers generally look for graduates and school leavers who are

  • self-motivated
  • able to reflect on their own work, as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • genuinely interested in business and possess a degree of business acumen
  • organised and can manage deadlines
  • good in a team
  • skilled communicators and have good interpersonal skills
  • proficient in IT
  • able to be analytical
  • methodical in their approach and have proven problem-solving skills
  • highly numerate

What exactly does an Accountant do?

An Accountant provides financial advice to clients. These clients could range from solo professionals to multinational organisations or any scale of business in between.

Accountants frequently specialise in specific areas of practice

  • audit
  • management consultancy
  • recovery
  • forensic accountancy
  • taxation
  • assurance
  • corporate finance

A general overview of the role of an Accountant

  • preparing accounts and tax returns
  • administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
  • auditing financial information
  • compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
  • analysing accounts and business plans
  • providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
  • financial forecasting and risk analysis
  • dealing with insolvency cases
  • negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
  • meeting and interviewing clients
  • managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines.


“Garry was really helpful from the very start. He was able to organise numerous interviews in quick succession, his communication was faultless, and he managed to sort all the queries I had, no matter how minor. He managed to arrange for my study debt to be paid off and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I would recommend Public Practice Recruitment Ltd!”

Semi Senior

“I have worked with Garry over the last 9 years during which he has helped me with strategic job moves which have seen my career progress from Tax Advisor to Tax Director. I have always found Garry’s market knowledge and career advice to be exceptional. I cannot recommend Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd highly enough as they really are experts in their field.”

Tax Director

“Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd have great connections and contacts throughout accountancy firms across the UK. This means that they can match the needs of both the firms and candidates rather than just dealing with volumes. Garry is great to discuss matters with and is honest and open with his knowledge and opinions and keeps up to date with developments across the profession. I would highly recommend him and his business to both candidates and firms.”


Accountant Jobs and Careers in the East of England

with the East of England Accountancy Recruitment specialist


With our established and proven track record, we’ll find you the right Accountancy Job in the East of England to match your career ambitions.


Our database has thousands of accountancy candidates from across the East of England. If we find that your ideal candidate isn’t on our database, we’ll go out and recruit – confident that we’ll soon fill your Accountancy vacancy with a perfect candidate.

We’ve spent years helping dozens of East of England Accountancy Practices to find the very best accountancy candidates. Has your Practice traditionally found it har to recruit accountants? Then we’ll soon help you to become the accountancy firm of choice in your area.

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