Accountancy Jobs

In the South West

Are you on the lookout for an Accountancy Job in the South West?

We only recruit for Accountants – the Accountancy Recruitment specialists.

Are you searching for an Accountancy Job or Career in the South West?

Or are you an Accountancy Practice with an Accountancy role to fill?

Each year we match hundreds of accountants with the perfect job in accounts in the South West.

We’re the Accountancy Recruitment Agency for the South West – specialist recruiters in both permanent accounts jobs and interim accounts jobs throughout the South West.

Looking for your next career move in Accountancy?

Looking to fill an Accountancy role?

Accountancy in the South West

The South West of England is an excellent choice for your new job in accountancy

Consisting of nine counties, the business hub of the South West lies in Bristol with its excellent road and rail connections to London and the remainder of the UK. The area as a whole benefits from busy aeronautics, tourism, agriculture and informational technology industries making it a reliable option for thriving businesses.

The region has become home to many exceptional dining, shopping and cultural venues and at-tractions for families are plentiful. The festival town of Cheltenham lies to the North and the coastal counties of Cornwall and Devon provide a wonderful way of life in the south.

With two national parks within its boundaries the South West offers some stunning landscape to be explored and unrivalled countryside.

International travel is possible via three airports and travel by rail and car is easy due to great motorway and train connections.

Those who enjoy sport will be spoiled for choice with a full range of options, the highlights being horse racing, water-sports and rugby.

Accountancy jobs in the South West offer a wonderful opportunity to discerning candidates for a true work life balance.

Why is Public Practice Recruitment Ltd the go-to recruiter for so many firms for Accountant Jobs in the South West?

  • We’re specialist recruiters. Our niche is to work only for Accountancy Practices. Each year, we’re successful in supporting hundreds of accountants to find new accountancy jobs in the South West.

  • There are thousands of Accountant Practices all over the South West who work with Public Practice Recruitment Ltd. These Practices value our extraordinary ability to recruit the very best accountants for South West accountancy practices.

  • We have both experience and know-how – 15 years of dedication to specialist recruiting for hundreds of South West UK accountants.

  • Our enviable track record of achieving successful appointments is a measure of our commitment to providing accountants with the best possible support in attaining their career ambitions.
  • The keys to our success are our efficiency and diligence. Our focused 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 firm? 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

  • We have many brilliant success stories of auditors we’ve helped to relocate – sometimes to the most rural parts of the UK, including Cornwall, The Highlands and Cumbria to name but a few.

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Candidates - a career in Accounts in the South West

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

...Accountant

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.

Testimonials

“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
Northamptonshire

“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
Warwickshire

“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.”

Director
Leicestershire

Accountant Jobs and Careers in the South West

with the South West Accountancy Recruitment specialist

Candidates

With our long-established track record of success, we’ll find the right Accountancy Job in the South West to match your career aspirations perfectly.

Employers

Our database holds thousands of accountancy candidates from throughout the South West. If we can’t find a suitable candidate amongst them, we’ll go out and recruit – secure in the knowledge that we’ll soon fill your Accountancy vacancy with a great candidate.

We’ve helped dozens of South West Accountancy Practices to find the finest accountancy candidates. If your Practice has traditionally struggled to recruit accountants, we’ll soon help you to become the accountancy firm of choice in your corner of the South West.

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