Accounts Semi-Senior in Finchley at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/22/2023

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Accounts Semi-Senior

It starts with you!

Some people think being an accountant is all about numbers. Here at Haines Watts we don't! We believe it's all about our people and the relationships they forge with one another as well as with our clients. We've been around for 90 years, so we must know a thing or two.

Our clients come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, experiences, talents, skills and goals. Just like our people.

So, we have a question for you: are you looking for a job that's just about the numbers? Or do you want a career where your potential, your ambition and your curiosity are encouraged, nurtured and rewarded?

At Haines Watts, there's no limit to what you can achieve. We'll give you support, opportunity and exposure to a wide variety of work and clients across different industries. It's up to you what you make of it!

You can find out more about us and our story

What's the role?

As a part-qualified Accounts Semi-Senior working within our Finchley office, you will be assisting the managers and partners in the management and delivery of accounts preparation services for our Owner Managed Business Client portfolio. To get a flavour of our clients, watch their videos or listen to their stories on our podcast

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Preparing statutory year end account from records: planning through to completion
  • Preparing accounts and tax returns for partnerships
  • Managing deadlines and client expectations
  • First review of statutory accounts and stress management accounts
  • Dealing with queries from clients via email and on the phone
  • Reviewing VAT returns
  • Some management accounts
  • Providing on the job training for junior members of the team
  • Attending client sites

Key competencies and experience:

  • Solid all round technical skills
  • Ability to take ownership of a portfolio of clients
  • Obtain a good standard of communication both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage workload and deadlines
  • Willing to go the extra mile when required
  • Experience of accounts preparation
  • Experience of VAT return preparation
  • An understanding of budgets and recoveries
  • Experience with working with outsourcing teams is preferred
  • Experience with working on IRIS and Xero is preferred
  • ACA/ACCA part-qualified

Just like you, we have our own unique DNA

We're an ambitious business that isn't afraid of success. We know we're not perfect but we're striving to address the big issues our people, communities, clients and business face, and we encourage all our people to have a voice in that journey.

Our DNA is built on valuing relationships, being passionate about what we do and how we do it, and being authentic in how we show up for ourselves, our colleagues and our clients.

What you get from us:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Full study support package for a variety of qualification pathways
  • Access to Haines Watts flexible rewards system
  • Internal mentor and buddy system to support you through your career journey
  • Personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development and on the job practical training
  • An agile working policy that supports conversations on how, when and where you work
  • Regular opportunities to work with our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Opportunities to forge the career you want!

You're unique. We're a little different too! If you're curious about what your future could be with us, we'd love to start a conversation. Yes, there will be some paper work - there always is, but don't let that put you finding out more!

If you want to hear from some of our people, in their own words, you can

Or take a stroll through the channels below to get a better sense of who we are, who our clients are and what we do.

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We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV's are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV's that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts we reserve the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.


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