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Accountancy in the Midlands

A terrific career and a terrific place to live

With Birmingham at its heart, the Midlands has developed, over the years, a deserved reputation as the most popular region in the UK for conferences, meetings and events. When you look at the astonishing array of premier-class accommodation and facilities available, is it any surprise? Transport is efficient and all-round connectivity, superb. The Midlands sits proudly as one of the most accessible parts of the UK. Year after year, the area continues to be a massive contributor to the GDP of the UK.

You’ll be hard-pushed to find another region of the UK that offers such a wonderful urban buzz and excitement. The Midlands still represents the very lifeblood of British manufacturing. But more than that, it also revels in its reputation as an increasingly vibrant centre for culture and tourism.

There are heritage sites, arts centres and theatres galore. The choice for shopping is amongst the finest outside London. Then there’s the local sports scene, with the Midlands boasting some of the country’s top cricket, football, athletics and rugby venues. Look out too for the 2022 Commonwealth Games – due to be hosted in Birmingham, bringing a tremendous boost to the economy of the Midlands.

Add to this some of the UK’s loveliest countryside and you have a most wonderful part of Britain in which to live and work.

Why Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is so many firms’ recruiter of choice for Accountant Jobs in the Midlands

  • We’re specialists recruiters, working exclusively for accountancy firms. We also help hundreds of accountants each year to find new accountancy jobs in the Midlands.

  • Thousands of Accountant firms from across the Midlands engage Public Practice Recruitment Ltd. They value our unrivalled ability to source the very best accountants for the Midlands accountancy practices.

  • Our experience – over 15 years of specialist recruiting for dozens of Midlands UK accountants.

  • Our unrivalled track record of successful appointments is a tribute to our dedication to providing accountants with the best support in attaining their career goals.
  • We’re extraordinarily efficient. Our single-minded approach gives us every chance of matching the right accountancy skills with the right accountancy job at the right accountancy practice.

  • Are you an accountant? Then we’ll use all our skill and know-how to help you achieve your long-term career goals.

  • 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 Midlands

If you are to succeed in Accounts, you’ll need a strong mix of interpersonal skills and a keen eye for detail. You’ll also have to be fairly 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 Midlands

With the Midlands Accountancy Recruitment Specialist


With our unmatched track record, we’ll find the right Accountancy Job in the Midlands to fit perfectly with your career aspirations.


We hold thousands of accountancy candidates on our database throughout the Midlands. If, by chance, the ideal candidate isn’t amongst them, we’ll research carefully, go out and recruit – confident that we’ll fill your Accountancy vacancy with a great candidate – fast.

We’ve helped dozens of Midlands Accountancy Practices to find the very best accountancy candidates. If you have traditionally struggled to recruit accountants, we’ll soon help you to become the accountancy firm of choice in your area of the Midlands.

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