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Accountancy Jobs in Leeds
A great career and a great place to live
Leeds is a city in the northern English county of Yorkshire. On the south bank of the River Aire, the Royal Armouries houses the national collection of arms and artillery. Across the river, the redeveloped industrial area around Call Lane is famed for bars and live music venues under converted railway arches. Leeds Kirkgate Market features hundreds of indoor and outdoor stalls.
Leeds is the largest city in the county of West Yorkshire.
Leeds was a small manorial borough in the 13th century, and in the 17th and 18th centuries it became a major centre for the production and trading of wool, and in the Industrial Revolution a major mill town; wool was still the dominant industry, but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were also important. From being a market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century, Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century. It now lies within the West Yorkshire Urban Area, the United Kingdom’s fourth-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.6 million.
Leeds has the most diverse economy of all the UK’s main employment centres and has seen the fastest rate of private sector jobs growth of any UK city and has the highest ratio of public to private sector jobs of all the UK’s Core Cities. The city has the third-largest jobs total by local authority area with 480,000 in employment and self-employment at the beginning of 2015. 24.7% were in public administration, education and health, 23.9% were in banking, finance and insurance and 21.4% were in distribution, hotels and restaurants. It is in the banking, finance and insurance sectors that Leeds differs most from the financial structure of the region and the nation. In 2011, the financial and services industry in Leeds was worth £2.1 billion, the fifth-largest in the UK, behind London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.
Leeds United FC is the city’s main football club
Why choose Public Practice Recruitment Ltd for Audit Jobs in Leeds?
- Working with accountancy firms throughout Leeds to recruit into audit accountant jobs we work with ACA and ACCA qualified auditors who wish to work with firms of accountants in Leeds.
- Our accountancy firm clients in Leeds provide audit services to companies as well as charity audits, SRA audits (solicitors rules audits), academy audits and company group audits to organisations requiring an audit in Leeds.
Our audit recruitment in Leeds knowledge for auditors at Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is regularly sought by auditors and accountancy firms in Leeds and across West Yorkshire who are looking to recruit audit accountants.
- If you are looking for an audit job in Leeds contact us today.
- Audit jobs in accountancy public practices require ACA or ACCA qualifications. It is highly recommended for an audit accountant working in an accountancy firm to study towards their ACA or ACCA qualification.
- Some accountancy firms will accept qualified by experience auditors, as they have several years audit experience within a public practice accountancy firm. This would be despite not holding a professional accountancy qualification.
Latest Accountancy Jobs
Audit & Accounts SeniorWe’re on the lookout for a talented Audit & Accounts Senior to work for a thriving, regional firm of accountants in the Leeds area of West Yorkshire. Perhaps you’ve been working at Semi-Senior level and have some experience of audit and feel it’s time your career progressed. Or maybe you’re a Senior Accountant with audit experience who is excited to take on a new position. If that sounds like you and you are ACCA/ACA or CA qualified or qualified by experience and possess experience of audit (which we expect to be equally mixed with general accounting in this role), we’d be excited to receive your CV or have a confidential chat.Leeds
Senior AccountantAre you a Semi Senior Accountant looking for the next step in your career, or are you an established Senior Accountant wanting to join a forward-thinking accountancy firm? If you’re ambitious and looking to work for a firm of accountants that focuses on nurturing talent, this Senior Accountant job in Swansea could be for you. You’ll be ACCA or ACA qualified, or in the final stages of studying, with a minimum of five years of accountancy practice experience.Swansea
Junior AccountantThis accountancy firm is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Junior Accountant to join their team in Coventry. This is a fantastic role for anyone looking to develop within an accountancy practice and to learn from an experienced team. What are we looking for? AAT qualified or studying towards your AAT qualification is preferrable. You’ll also already have some experience of working within an accountancy practice, as well as good analytical and problem-solving skills. Good communication skills will be essential, as well as a willingness to liaise with clients and deliver a high-quality service.Coventry
Audit & Accounts SeniorThis accountancy firm is looking for an experienced Audit & Accounts Senior to join their team in Solihull. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading accountancy practice that sets the bar in delivering excellence. Are you ACA or ACCA qualified with accounting practice experience and a drive to deliver the highest quality service? If so, this Audit & Accounts Senior job in Solihull could be the right fit for you. You’ll be detail focused and technically minded, with strong problem-solving skills. Good communication skills will be essential, and you’ll have proven experience of efficient time management.Solihull
Audit and Accounts ManagerA leading, multi-office accountancy firm in Solihull in The West Midlands is looking for an Audit and Accounts Manager to join their thriving practice. At Public Practice Recruitment Ltd we’d be delighted to receive applications from anyone with an ACCA/ACA or CA qualification or qualified by experience. You’ll have also overseen the completion of audits in a previous role and certainly possess a specialist interest in audit services. You’ll be adept at working to deadlines and to overseeing the distribution of work within a team. We’re looking for someone who is pleasant to work alongside, technically capable and injects a positive attitude into a team managing a diverse portfolio of clients.Solihull
Audit DirectorThis leading accountancy firm is looking for an Audit Director, ideally with RI status, to join their audit team in York, North Yorkshire. Joining as a key player within the firm you will work across an exciting and diverse client portfolio and assist in the leading of the firm's audit offering. What are we looking for? You’ll be ACA, ACCA or CA qualified. You’ll also already have extensive external audit experience and will now be looking to position your career ready for an Audit Partner level position in due course.York
Audit SeniorThis thriving regional accountancy firm is looking for an Audit Senior to join their team in Worcester to support the increased delivery of audit and assurance assignments. You’ll be ACA/ACCA or CA qualified and you’ll already have experience of working within audit in an accountancy practice, as well as demonstrable people management skills.Worcester
Client ManagerThis exciting opportunity is for a Client Manager to join a thriving, regional accountancy firm in Worcester. This is a pivotal role in the practice acting as a conduit between the Partners and wider staff, managing staff, client portfolios and workflows. What are we looking for? You’ll be ACA, ACCA, or CA qualified or qualified by experience. You’ll also already have experience of working in accountancy practice as well as excellent communication skills and a real passion for the delivery of excellence.Worcester
Senior Tax Manager (Advisory)A leading London accountancy firm is looking for an experienced Senior Tax Manager to join their team to deliver first-class tax advice. What are we looking for? You’ll be CTA qualified with extensive experience of working within a tax team, overseeing the delivery of tax advisory services and providing exceptional client-facing solutions. This Senior Tax Manager role is suited to someone who already has strong tax advisory experience and is capable of successfully leading a tax team.London
Audit ManagerA leading accountancy firm is looking for an Audit Manager to join their team in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The role will suit someone looking to be an integral part of a team, primarily responsible for audit services to an extensive portfolio of clients. With several roles reporting into the Audit Manager, you’ll be a natural leader that can nurture a positive working environment, whilst ensuring the highest quality service is delivered.Stevenage
Candidates - a career in Accounts
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.
As an Accounts Assistant
You’ll be providing admin support to accountants, undertaking clerical tasks such as
- 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 …
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
- quarterly VAT return preparation
Accountants go through a rigorous qualification and recruitment process. Employers generally look for graduates and school leavers who are
- 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
- management consultancy
- forensic accountancy
- 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.
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Accountant Jobs and Careers in Leeds
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