Account Jobs and Careers in the UK
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- We’re specialists recruiters, working exclusively for accountancy firms. We also help hundreds of accountants every year to find new accountancy job opportunities.
- Thousands of Accountancy firms from across the UK engage Public Practice Recruitment Ltd. They value our unrivalled ability to source the very best candidates for accountancy practices across the UK.
- Our experience – over 15 years of specialist recruiting for literally hundreds of UK accountancy firms.
- Our unmatched track record of successful appointments demonstrates our dedication to giving candidates the best, most thorough support in attaining their career goals.
- Our team works rigorously. We leave no stone unturned to match the right accountancy skills with the right accountancy job with the right practice.
- Are you an accountant? Then we’ll use all our skill and know-how to help you achieve your long-term career goals.
Latest Accounts Jobs
Accountancy PartnerAre you an ambitious and career-driven Partner Designate or established Partner seeking a salaried partnership opportunity with an established and growing accountancy firm? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that will value your knowledge and expertise and support your ambitions and aspirations? If so, this rare opportunity to help lead an award-winning accounting firm in York could be for you. With a proven track record of practice leadership and strategy, you’ll be passionate about developing a firm and driving them forward. You’ll have an entrepreneurial instinct with demonstrable experience of leading and evolving profitable practices.York
Semi Senior AccountantAre you an aspiring Semi Senior Accountant or someone seeking your next career step with an established and growing firm of accountants? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that values its employees and celebrates their successes? If so, this Semi Senior role within this progressive accountancy firm in Chester could be for you. Studying towards AAT, ACA or ACCA qualifications, you’ll have worked within an accountancy firm for at least two years and be passionate about using your accounting skills to help clients.Chester
Senior AccountantAre you an experienced Senior Accountant ready for the next step on the career ladder? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants in Bolton that values its employees? If so, this Senior Accountant role within this independent, multi-partner firm of accountants could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified accountant, you will already have established yourself within a general accountancy practice and be looking to progress into a more senior role with added responsibility.Bolton
Audit & Accounts ManagerAre you an experienced Audit & Accounts Manager seeking your next role with a top 50 accountancy firm? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that will view your technical proficiency within audit and accounts as invaluable? If so, this Audit & Accounts Manager role within a supportive accountancy firm in London could be for you. You’ll be ACCA or ACA qualified with significant practice and management experience and be passionate about using your audit and accounting skills to help clients.London
Semi Senior AccountantAre you an aspiring Semi Senior Accountant or someone seeking your next career step with an established and growing firm of accountants? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that values its employees and celebrates their successes? If so, this Semi Senior role within this progressive accountancy firm in London could be for you. Studying towards AAT, ACA or ACCA qualifications, you’ll have worked within an accountancy firm for at least two years and be passionate about using your accounting skills to help clients.London
Accountancy Partner DesignateAre you an ambitious and career-driven Senior Accountant or Partner Designate seeking an opportunity for further career progression with an established and reputable accountancy firm? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that will value your knowledge and expertise and support and nurture your talent and potential? Is your current role not meeting your ambitions or delivering what has been promised? If not, this opportunity to work towards a salaried Partner-level position within this leading accountancy practice in Oxford could be for you.Oxford
Semi SeniorAre you an experienced Semi Senior Accountant seeking your next career step with an independent and highly regarded accountancy firm? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that values its employees? If so, this Semi Senior role within a supportive accountancy firm in Altrincham could be for you. ACA or ACCA qualified, you’ll have worked within an accountancy firm for at least three years and be passionate about using your accounting skills to help clients. You’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to quickly build relationships with clients -- you’ll aim to deliver customer service excellence.Altrincham
Semi SeniorAre you a Semi Senior Accountant or AAT part qualified with 12 months of accountancy practice experience? Would you like to work with a progressive firm of accountants that will support your professional journey and provide an enviable reward and wellbeing package? If so, this Semi Senior Accountant role within a growing accountancy firm in Stoke could be for you. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person and a go-to for your clients’ questions, you’ll be a problem solver with a can-do attitude. You’ll need to be a dedicated and driven person that can use your technical and analytical skills to resolve queries and complete tasks independently in a timely manner. You’ll also be confident with cloud-based accounting software such as Xero, Sage, and Quickbooks, as this role requires someone who enjoys the efficiencies that cloud-based software can bring to both the firm and clients.Stoke on Trent
Semi SeniorAre you an experienced Semi Senior Accountant or seeking your next career step with an independent firm of accountants? Are you looking to work for a firm of accountants that values its employees? If so, this Semi Senior role within a progressive accountancy firm in Rugeley could be for you. Due to recent growth, this independent firm is looking to add a Semi Senior Accountant to the team to support Client Managers. It’s for this reason that you’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to quickly build relationships with clients -- you’ll aim to deliver customer service excellence. For a person who is driven and keen to learn, this role presents exciting career progression opportunities.Rugeley
Client ManagerAre you an experienced or aspiring Client Manager? Are you looking to make a move to a job and a firm that will support your development both professionally and personally? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants with strong core values, support the community, and provide an enhanced benefit and wellbeing package? If so, this Client Manager role within a progressive accountancy firm in Northamptonshire could be for you. As an ACA, ACCA or CTA qualified Accountant, you will need a minimum of three years of taxation and accounting experience in an accountancy practice. As a Client Manager, you will be an excellent communicator and effective relationship builder and networker. You’ll be self-motivated, have close attention to detail, be familiar with accounting systems, and perhaps more importantly, you’ll have a head for business and know how to leverage your knowledge to help clients.Kettering
We will find the right Audit Job to suit you; from Pure Audit Jobs, to Mixed Audit & Accounts Jobs, Interim Audit Assignments and even Part Time Audit Jobs.
Whether you are a fully qualified accountant or at the very start of your studies, we can advise you on the most suitable career options for you.
Our aim is always to match you with a Tax Job which suits your long-term objectives, not just to place you in the first role available.
Many Accountancy firms have diversified their revenue streams over recent years, creating a wider range of services and in turn a wealth of specialist roles.
A career in Accountancy
To succeed in Accounts, you need a healthy mix of interpersonal skills and an acute eye for detail. You also need to be reasonably computer literate.
Semi Senior Accountants are employed within accountancy firms otherwise known as public practices or accountancy practices.
Typically, as a Semi Senior, you’ll study towards your professional accountancy exams which you’ll usually sit through the ACCA or ACA. Alternatively, some you might sit your AAT exams before progressing onto your ACCA/ACA studies.
Deciding which professional accountancy examination route to take can be daunting, indeed, occasionally, some Semi Seniors find themselves changing routes part way through their studies.
We work with accountancy firms throughout the UK. Whichever exam route you choose to take, we’ll help you to find the perfect career path.
You’ll often find that Accountancy firms will support their Semi Seniors through their professional accountancy examinations by providing study support or a training contract.
These can vary from one firm to the next. They might include paying for exams, giving time off for study, for sitting the exams or re-sits or even providing in-house training support.
In most cases, Semi Seniors undertake a wide range of general accountancy work. This can include
- accounts preparation
- external audit
- VAT returns
- tax computations (both personal tax and corporate tax)
- ad-hoc accounting duties
- providing general support to Senior Accountants
As a Semi Senior, once you become an exam qualified ACCA or ACA Accountant, depending on the accountancy firm you work for, you may be promoted to a Senior Accountant level and enjoy more responsibilities.
Semi Seniors are often the backbone to the ‘engine room’ of an accountancy firm. They are often the ones who put statutory accounts together for a Senior Accountant, Accountancy Manager/Client Manager or Partner to review.
As a Senior Accountant, you’ll be employed within accountancy firms otherwise known as public practices or accountancy practices.
Typically, you’ll be qualified to ACCA, ACA or CA level or qualified by experience – you might have no formal accountancy qualification but you will have the practical experience to undertake the role. In this case you would be referred to as a Qualified By Experience Accountant.
Some Senior Accountants complete the AAT examinations before progressing onto their ACCA, ACA or CA professional accountancy exams. Some accountancy firms believe that holding the AAT qualification ensures an accountant has a solid foundation to their general accounting skills.
We’ll help advise you on the employment options available to you in relation to the accountancy qualifications you hold.
In most cases, you’ll undertake a wide range of general accountancy work including
- accounts preparation
- reviewing statutory accounts prepared by less experienced accountants
- external audit
- VAT returns
- tax computations (both personal tax and corporate tax)
- ad-hoc accounting duties
- supporting Accountancy Managers/Client Managers and Partners
You may also manage your own client portfolio, consisting of organisations such as
- Limited Companies
- Sole traders
- Limited Liability Partnerships
- Not for Profit Organisations
- High Net Worth Individuals
- Owner Manager Businesses etc
A Client Manager works directly with an accountancy firm’s clients, as the job title suggests, you will manage clients.
As a Client Manager, you will invariably manage your own client portfolio or assist in the management of a large portfolio. Typical duties include
- preparing accounts and tax returns
- reviewing the accounts work of more junior staff
- 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
- negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
- meeting and interviewing clients
- managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines
- assisting in the promotion of your firms services to both new and existing clients.
Work is usually office-based, with working hours ocassionally extending beyond the regular nine to five at peak times, especially at the end of the financial year.
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