Accounts and Audit Semi Senior / Senior in Hornchurch at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Due to growth we are recruiting for an Accounts and Audit Semi Senior / Senior to work within our Hornchurch office reporting directly to Managers and Partners. The position will surround contributing to the provision of an excellent service to a diverse range of clients, providing support to managers, and supervising junior staff.

As the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

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.

The Accounts and Audit Semi Senior / Senior role is offering a highly competitive salary, progression within the team and study support.

The Accounts Semi Senior / Senior duties will be:

  • 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
  • Dealing with queries from clients via email and on the phone
  • Prepare / Review VAT returns
  • Some management accounts
  • Providing on the job training for junior members of the team
  • Preparing for and visiting clients
  • Attend audits, in either a junior or senior capacity. The accounts to audit mix will be 80/20


  • Leadership experience - delegating work to juniors
  • Experience of working towards budgets and time sheets
  • Experience of Iris and Sage Line 50 would be preferred, but not essential
  • An understanding of cloud accounting packages would be beneficial


  • ACCA/ACA part qualified

The Accounts Semi Senior / Senior will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills including good use of Excel

Personal Qualities

  • Team Player
  • Resilience
  • Approachability and availability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Flexibility

If you are keen to secure a progressive Accounts Semi Senior / Senior role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment any agency fee.