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Semi- Senior Accountant

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Semi- Senior Accountant in Europe - UK

  • Russell King Associates
  • Full time
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  • Europe - UK
  • 22/08/2017
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Semi-Senior Accountant

Reporting to: Partner

Location: London

Company: A Top 50 Accountancy Practice 

Provides a full range of services on all aspects of accountancy and audit, UK and international taxation, financial management and administration, company secretarial and computer management consultancy. Its range of specialist sectors includes property, media, not for profit, professional firms, and technology and digital as well as a strong private client focus.

The company currently has 13 partners and some 100 staff, and its diverse client portfolio ranges from sole traders and professional partnerships to local, national and international corporations and institutions which operate in a wide variety of industries.

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

£25,000 to £30,000

Russell King Associates

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