Account Senior in Norwich at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a qualified accountant/client manager to join our team based in Norwich on a full time, permanent contract.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant and will be involved in all aspects of accountancy. Practice experience and good commercial awareness will be a must for this role.

The ability to communicate at all levels and be able to build and develop client relationships will be essential. Knowledge of the IRIS Accountancy Suite, Xero and Quickbooks is a distinct advantage.

Good clear communication skills both written and oral along with a positive and enthusiastic attitude will be essential as is the ability to work as part of a team or under your own initiative.

You will be responsible for controlling the professional work required on a range of accounts jobs meeting all internal, client based and legislative deadlines.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the firm's standard processes are used in the production of accounts work in all aspects and for ensuring that technical standards are maintained being able to answer technical questions.

As a qualified accountant you will provide practical advice and solutions to clients and colleagues to problems in a timely manner.

The Client Manager role is offering a competitive salary with career progression opportunities within the firm and a great benefits package.


  • Preparation of accounts and draft tax computations
  • Management and delivery of accounts assignments
  • Deliver information to client in timely manner
  • Manage client communication in effective manner


  • Experience of completing private company accounts and knowledge of disclosure requirement
  • In preparing accounts for sole traders and partnerships and a basic understanding of the tax legislation for both
  • Experience of preparing monthly and quarterly management accounts for clients in a timely manner
  • Experience in managing and maintaining client relationships and communicating effectively with clientsExperience of working with Iris preferred. In addition experience of cloud based systems such as Xero and Quickbooks are ideal


ACCA / ICAEW fully qualified, CTA Qualified an Advantage

The Client Manager will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Adaptable
  • Personable
  • Professional

Job Requirements

Accountant - Client Manager