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Accountancy in London
Search for accountancy jobs in London, the buzzing capital of the UK
London is undoubtedly the hub of commerce in Great Britain and provides those looking for a new role with an exciting and varied way of life where you’ll never be short of things to do.
One of the most diverse cities in the UK, London comprises of the City of London and 32 boroughs surrounding it, all offering an attractive quality of living for candidates looking to further their careers with jobs in accountancy practice.
Ranked as one of the largest International Financial Centres in the world thanks to the founding of the London Stock Exchange in 1571, London’s financial epicentre is Canary Wharf but opportunities in practice are to be found throughout the entire region.
Outside of working hours London dwellers are spoiled for choice with a vast array of cultural destinations, some of the country’s most incredible culinary offerings, international sporting events and coveted shopping destinations such as Westfield, Harvey Nichols and Harrods to name but a few.
London boasts multiple international and national transport hubs and is uniquely positioned for the seasoned traveller. With 40% of the region’s square footage being made up of green space it’s also an excellent city to settle in to ensure a healthy way of life or to raise a family.
Why is Public Practice Recruitment Ltd the go-to recruiter for so many firms for Audit Jobs in London?
- Working with accountancy firms throughout London to recruit into audit accountant jobs we work with ACA and ACCA qualified auditors who wish to work with firms of accountants in London.
- Our accountancy firm clients in London 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 London.
Our audit recruitment in London knowledge for auditors at Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is regularly sought by auditors and accountancy firms in London and across Greater London who are looking to recruit audit accountants.
- If you are looking for an audit job in London 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
Senior AccountantAre you an experienced Senior Accountant looking for a firm that will reward and recognise your contribution, or perhaps you are a Semi Senior Accountant that is ready for the next step on the career ladder? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and supports professional development? If so, this Senior Accountant role within this multi-partner accounting firm could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified accountant, you will need two years of practice experience and be passionate about helping your clients. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person who can confidently use Excel, you’ll also be a team player with a can-do attitude -- seeking out efficiencies and opportunities.Nottingham
Client ManagerAre you an experienced Client Manager, or do you aspire to be one? Are you looking to make a move to a more flexible job and a firm that will support you both professionally and personally? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that has strong core values, supports the community, and provides an enhanced benefits and wellbeing package? If so, this Client Manager role within a progressive accountancy firm in Oxfordshire could be for you. As a degree and AAT-qualified Client Manager, you will need four years of accounting and bookkeeping experience and be an out-and-out networker and relationship builder.Banbury
Semi SeniorAre you an experienced Semi Senior Accountant or have the problem-solving skills to be one? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides an enviable benefits package and flexible working hours? If so, this Semi Senior Accountant role within an expanding and progressive accountancy firm in Staffordshire could be for you. As an AAT-qualified accountant, you might be aiming for your ACCA and will need two years of practice experience and be passionate about helping your clients. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person and a go-to for your clients’ questions, you’ll also be a team player, fostering a supportive culture that encourages and celebrates everyone’s hard work and dedication.Stoke on Trent
Senior AccountantAre you an experienced Senior Accountant or a Semi Senior Accountant that is ready for the next step on the career ladder? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides a desirable benefits package and flexible working hours? If so, this Senior Accountant role within this expanding and reputable firm of accountants could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified accountant, you will need three years of practice experience and be passionate about helping your clients. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person and a go-to for your clients’ questions, you’ll also be a team player, fostering a supportive culture that encourages and celebrates everyone’s hard work and dedication. For the right person, this established and growing firm in Staffordshire offers a friendly and fun environment with a free and open-minded approach. With flexible working, a generous benefits package, socials, and a commitment to your personal development, you’ll feel valued every day.Stoke on Trent
Junior AccountantAre you looking for your first step into a professional career in accountancy? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides funded training and career development? If so, this Junior Accountant role within a progressive and dynamic accounting firm in Stoke on Trent could be for you. As a Trainee Accountant, you will need to demonstrate a strong academic record at GCSE and A level, however, previous accountancy experience is not required. If you have a desire to learn, a passion for delivering the highest levels of service and enjoy a challenge, then we’re interested in hearing from you. For the right person, this established and growing firm offers a friendly and fun environment with a free and open-minded approach. With flexible working, a generous benefits package, socials, and a commitment to your personal development, you’ll feel valued every day.Stoke on Trent
BookkeeperAre you an experienced Bookkeeper that is looking to make a move to a more flexible and exciting company? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides funded training and career development? If so, this Bookkeeper role within a progressive and dynamic accountancy firm in Stoke on Trent could be for you. As a Bookkeeper, you will need two years of experience in your field, knowledge of Xero (and similar), and high attention to detail. Perhaps equally as important -- you’ll have a willingness to question, spot an opportunity, and have bright ideas and solutions -- you’ll want to be part of this firm’s success. If you have a desire to learn, a passion for delivering the highest levels of service and enjoy a challenge, then we’re interested in hearing from you.Stoke on Trent
Senior Accountant/Client ManagerAre you an experienced Client Manager that is looking to make a move to a more flexible job and firm that rewards your commitment to customer service excellence? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides an enviable benefits package? If so, this Senior Accountant / Client Manager role within a progressive and expanding accountancy firm in Staffordshire could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified Client Manager, you will need two years of experience as a senior accountant and be an out-and-out networker and relationship builder. Perhaps equally as important -- you’ll have a willingness to question, spot an opportunity, and have bright ideas and solutions for clients.Stoke on Trent
Partner DesignateHave you outgrown your senior role in your current accounting firm and want to progress your career? If so, we would like to talk to you in the strictest confidence. Are you a Senior Manager or Associate Director with demonstrable accounting experience seeking a practice that will reward your client management skills, recognise your contribution as a team member, and support your wellbeing? A Cheshire-based, leading firm of accountants has a new vacancy for a Partner Designate due to rapid growth. As an ACA/ACCA-qualified, full-time Partner Designate, you will have the freedom to influence the future direction of this leading independent firm of accountants. Ideal for a driven individual who would like to progress through to salaried-partner level, this job will involve developing an extensive SME portfolio and requires a person with exceptionalChester
Semi SeniorAre you a driven Semi-Senior seeking a new role within a firm of accountants based in Solihull? Are you looking for progression within your accountancy career to Semi-Senior? A multi-partner, Birmingham-based accountancy business has a new and exciting vacancy for a Semi-Senior that has, or is willing to study towards, an AAT/ACCA/ICAEW qualification. As an enthusiastic accountant, you’ll need to have substantial tax and accounting knowledge and experience, be a self-starter, and understand the value of teamwork for this job. This firm of accountants is situated on the outskirts of Birmingham and offers excellent opportunities for career progression and a competitive benefits package.Solihull
Semi SeniorAre you a motivated Semi-Senior seeking a new role within an established firm of accountants based in Leicester? Are you an accountant looking for progression within your accountancy career and have the initiative and problem-solving skills to be a Semi-Senior? A family-run, Leicestershire-based accountancy business has a new and exciting vacancy for a Semi-Senior that has, or is willing to study towards, an AAT/ACCA/ICAEW qualification. As a budding chartered accountant, you’ll need to have substantial tax and accounting knowledge and experience, be a self-starter, and understand the value of teamwork.Leicester
Candidates - a career in Accounts in London
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
- 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.
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
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