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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
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
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.”
Accountant Jobs and Careers in London
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