Receptionist in London at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 8/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Due to growth we are recruiting for a receptionist to work within our Central London office by assisting the administration team in all areas including reception, client service and document organisation. This is an entry-level receptionist role working within the admin team of a fast-pace accounting firm. This role would suit someone who is looking to start their career within reception with either little or no experience.

As the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join 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 Receptionist role is offering a competitive salary, on the job training and benefits package which will suit somebody who is willing to explore an opportunity which enable career progression.

The Receptionist duties will be:

  • Covering reception and being the first point of contract for all clients and visitors
  • Answering the phone and transfer/take calls
  • All administration tasks, including letters, photocopying, scanning, manual updates, document binding, other daily filing and paperwork
  • Covering other admin tasks when team members are unavailable
  • Providing refreshments for visitors and internal meetings
  • Organising lunches for meetings or events
  • Maintenance of the meeting rooms
  • Receiving deliveries and distribute to staff
  • Booking couriers and taxis
  • Ensuring tea/coffee/soft drinks are fully stocked
  • Checking stocks and ordering stationery supplies for the office
  • Delivering reliable administrative support
  • Ensuring reception area is tidy and presentable at all times

The Receptionist will have the below skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, confident in talking to people at all levels of seniority
  • Good listening skills
  • Strong IT skills, particularly MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Previous experience of working in a customer-facing role

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Personable and approachable
  • Proactive
  • A dynamic and outgoing personality

If you are keen to secure a Receptionist 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