Business Services Semi Senior

Northampton, Northamptonshire
c£20K - £22K
06 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Business Services Semi – Senior – Northampton c£22K Overview:

We are recruiting for a talented accounts semi senior to join a Top 20 firm in their busy and established Business Services team in Northampton .

The purpose of the role will be to undertake management accounts, preparation of financial statements, provision of training in cloud based software (desirable) and preparation of VAT returns for clients, ensuring deadlines and proper accounting standards are met.

Please note the role will require some onsite work with clients.

This is a mid-tier, multi award winning firm of accountants providing a full range of financial and business strategy services to enterprises and individuals in the UK, helping them to achieve growth and success for the long term.  

What is in it for you?

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • 33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Free parking

Responsibilities: Management Accounting

  • Prepare management accounts from information and documentation received from clients, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to clients in relation to financial reporting matters. Complete each assignment as far as possible before passing to the manager for review.
  • Complete VAT returns for allocated clients.

Financial statements

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant financial reporting standards from client books and records
  • Prepare sufficient accounting schedules to support the balances and transactions included in the financial statements.
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Meet deadlines and time budgets.

Client Relations

  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager to resolve queries or obtain further information.
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client’s expectations.
  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded.
  • Make timely and relevant recommendations in relation to accounting matters, financial reporting and accounting systems in use (including software).


  • General practice experience with demonstrable knowledge of producing management accounts and completing VAT returns.
  • Knowledge of cloud based accounting systems such as Xero preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Client focussed.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of letters and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.

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