Semi Senior Accountant

Russell King Associates
24000.00 GBP Annual
22 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Semi-senior Accountant

Salary: Competitive + excellent bens

Reporting to: Partner

Location: St Paul's, London

The role: We are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant/AAT Level 3 to join our team. The ideal candidate will wish to build upon a career in Practice (in a non Audit role) and will enjoy being part of a professional team, whilst taking responsibility for a wide range of tasks.

Individual requirements

  • Assisting clients with accounting support to include general bookkeeping and an understanding of double entry
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Assisting in the preparation of management and statutory accounts for OMBs
  • Develops an understanding of IT solutions to gain efficiencies on assignment
  • Develops an understanding of the firm's methods and standards of work required
  • Develops an understanding of Sage Line 50, and other accounting packages
  • Becomes familiar with the firm's administrative and office procedures
  • Progresses through exams
  • Progresses through professional development courses
  • It would be desirable for the candidate to have at least twelve months practical experience working in a firm of accountants or an accounts department.

Skills specification

  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Experience in liaising with clients/customers
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptable and a "real team player"
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills including a thorough knowledge of Word and Excel along with good presentation skills - knowledge of database software would be an advantage

Person specification: To be successful for this position, it is preferable but not essential that you have experience within a client focused corporate or professional services business. This is a unique opportunity to work within a successful chartered accountancy firm based in the heart of the city.


  • Bonus: 2% at Christmas
  • Pension: 1+1% rising to 4 or 5% (matched) through length of service
  • PMI: single membership medical and dental insurance
  • Death in service
  • Season ticket loan
  • Fresh fruit twice a week and cheese Thursdays!
  • Benefits through salary sacrifice: flexible benefits package including healthcare, enhanced dental, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, gourmet society, gymflex, etc.
  • Holidays: 26 plus 8 bank holidays

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