Senior Accountant

Overview: Our client based in North Hertfordshire is looking for a senior accountant with managerial experience to lead from the front and manage their team.


The ideal candidate would be a qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA or ACMA) with a minimum of 10 years working in practice and 5 years in a senior management role. Ideally you would have worked in a medium-sized/larger practice and you will need to have experience of and an excellent working knowledge of limited company and partnership accounts, corporation tax, personal tax, payroll and VAT.

You need to have a good working knowledge of and experience using IRIS and Sage software. You will also need a good understanding of cloud-based systems and demonstrate knowledge of how new technology will affect the accountancy sector in the next few years.

You need to be a highly motivated and driven individual with proven ability to motivate and manage a team. In addition, you need to be able manage a heavy workload and prioritise and schedule work effectively. You will need to be able to look after clients by meeting agreed service levels and managing issues which arise


Manage delivery of client work including – annual accounts, corporation tax, personal tax, partnership tax, payroll, VAT, management accounts, CIS and project work
Supervise and motivate a team of qualified and part-qualified staff. Currently 7 but likely to grow at 1 person per annum
Deliver work to agreed timescales and quality standards
Mostly office-based but occasional visits to larger clients
Improve processes and develop systems to improve effectiveness
Achieve target profit levels
Preferred qualifications

ACA, ACCA or ACMA essential
A Tax qualification – ATT or CTA would be desirable
Proven proficiency with IRIS , Sage and other accounting software is essential

negotiable salary plus profit share (performance related).
20 days holiday plus bank hols
Hours of work

37.5 hours – 9 to 5 with half hour unpaid lunch
My client wants someone willing to put in a little extra to achieve targets and develop and grow the business